In Case of Emergency
From dousing flames, to diving underwater, to scaling mountains, rescuers must be prepared for anything—so they train for everything.
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.
Island Portrait: Visionary
Learn about the past and present of UH-Maui College–a division of the University of Hawaii–and what Chancellor Clyde Sakamoto is doing to ensure its future.
A Force of Nature
Meet Rene Sylva, Maui's Grand Master of Native Plant.
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.
An Unbridled Life
Hawai‘i's first hall-of-fame cowgirl is a Maui Rose.
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.
Environmental Heroes 2009
Meet some ordinary people whose super power is an unflagging commitment to Maui's natural environment.
Portrait of an Icon
Herb Kane was not just a vast source of information about ancient Hawaii and Polynesia; he personified aloha.
Uncle Rex and the Mountain
Alvin “Rex” Ornellas shares history about Haleakalā National Park, one of Maui’s most popular attractions.
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.
Lori Sablas sees the future in the lessons of Maui's cultural past
Fifty years ago, Hawai'i added a fiftieth star to the Star Spangled Banner — and Maui would never be the same.
In Books They Trust
A simple program is helping Maui keiki to discover the wonder of reading.
Maui’s Grammy-winning Kalani Pe‘a (AUDIO)
Kalani Pe‘a retains a childlike wonder at the many turns his life has taken. Happily, national acclaim hasn’t changed him.
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!”
2008 Environmental Heroes
Meet five regular folks whose work keeps Maui fabulous.
2011 Environmental Heroes
We recognize a few individuals who make Maui no ka oi by protecting the environment, preserving indigenous wisdom, building sustainable communities.
Laird Hamilton & Dave Kalama Lend A Hand
Two celebrated watermen test their limits to raise awareness of autism.
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.
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.