Portrait of an Icon
Herb Kane was not just a vast source of information about ancient Hawaii and Polynesia; he personified aloha.
2011 Environmental Heroes
We recognize a few individuals who make Maui no ka oi by protecting the environment, preserving indigenous wisdom, building sustainable communities.
2010 Environmental Heroes
Meet seven Maui residents who display a heroic commitment to our island's environment.
Though he didn't set out to become an expert on Hawaiian culture, Keli'i Tau'a may be the most revered teacher of hula and chant you never heard of.
Aloha Ed Lindsey
Ed Lindsey’s legacy will endure as long as people with “like minds and like hearts” come together to serve the ‘aina.
In Memoriam Ed Lindsey
Ed Lindsey leaves behind an immense void, as deep and long as Honokowai Valley, where he once stood on the mountainside, calling out, “E, Tutu!”
Fifty years ago, Hawai'i added a fiftieth star to the Star Spangled Banner — and Maui would never be the same.
Environmental Heroes 2009
Meet some ordinary people whose super power is an unflagging commitment to Maui's natural environment.
Face to Face
Conceived to invigorate the art of portraiture, the triennial Schaefer Portrait Challenge has become a compelling exhibition of the Island's people.
To the Rescue
Call him courageous. Call him crazy. He's the man they call when there's danger between the devil and deep blue sea.
In Books They Trust
A simple program is helping Maui keiki to discover the wonder of reading.
10 Most Intriguing People
They inspire and infuriate us, make us cheer or boo. But there's no denying their commitment to these islands they call home.
2008 Environmental Heroes
Meet five regular folks whose work keeps Maui fabulous.
10 Most Intriguing People 2007
What these Mauians do makes them worthy of our attention.
2007 Environmental Heroes
MNKO recognizes a few of Maui County’s resident eco-heroes—those who work hard at the grassroots level to restore and protect all things natural to the Islands.
A Force of Nature
Meet Rene Sylva, Maui's Grand Master of Native Plant.
Laird Hamilton & Dave Kalama Lend A Hand
Two celebrated watermen test their limits to raise awareness of autism.
Lori Sablas sees the future in the lessons of Maui's cultural past
An Unbridled Life
Hawai‘i's first hall-of-fame cowgirl is a Maui Rose.
The Hands of Sam Ka‘ai
Sam Ka‘ai is recognized in a profound new exhibit.
The Life Aquatic
Dave Kalama has mastered more ocean sports than most people have even attempted—but you won’t hear him brag about it.