Island Portrait

Island Portrait stories published in Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine.

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.
willie k and eric gilliom

10 Most Intriguing People 2007

What these Mauians do makes them worthy of our attention.
laird hamilton

Laird Hamilton & Dave Kalama Lend A Hand

Two celebrated watermen test their limits to raise awareness of autism.

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.

Portrait of an Icon

Herb Kane was not just a vast source of information about ancient Hawaii and Polynesia; he personified aloha.

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.
Ed Lindsay

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!”

An Unbridled Life

Hawai‘i's first hall-of-fame cowgirl is a Maui Rose.
Bob and Lisa Richardson

Environmental Heroes 2009

Meet some ordinary people whose super power is an unflagging commitment to Maui's natural environment.
maui book trust

In Books They Trust

A simple program is helping Maui keiki to discover the wonder of reading.
Hawaii hula dancer

50/50

Fifty years ago, Hawai'i added a fiftieth star to the Star Spangled Banner — and Maui would never be the same.

In Case of Emergency

From dousing flames, to diving underwater, to scaling mountains, rescuers must be prepared for anything—so they train for everything.

The Hands of Sam Ka‘ai

Sam Ka‘ai is recognized in a profound new exhibit.

A Zoom with a View

Aerial photographer Chris Archer explores Maui from above By Mona de Crinis  A lone red car snakes along the Road to Hana under a rich canopy...
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A Force of Nature

Meet Rene Sylva, Maui's Grand Master of Native Plant.
Art of Portraiture

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.
Dr. Clyde Sakamoto

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.

2011 Environmental Heroes

We recognize a few individuals who make Maui no ka oi by protecting the environment, preserving indigenous wisdom, building sustainable communities.
kure atoll albatross

Our Kūpuna Islands

Kūpuna (ancestor) islands form the core of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument.
mick fleetwood maui home

Rock Meets Mountain

Brit rock musician Mick Fleetwood hangs his hat at a gentleman's estate in Kula, Maui.
kanaha beach

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.
Kalani Pe'a

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.