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Stories by Diane Haynes Woodburn.

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In a word, Aloha

Words are powerful. Let ours be heard — with aloha.

Lulu’s Kitchen

While in Provence to visit the legendary vineyard Domaine Tempier, Diane receives an unexpected treat: its matriarch, Madame Lulu Peyraud, agrees to see her.
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The Kau Kau Tin

Diane learns about the kau kau tin, a traditional old Hawaiian lunch box, and celebrates the ohana and stars of Maui food culture.
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Diaper Diva

Wishing you a spring filled with sunshine, new beginnings, and people you love.
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Lilikoi Hunting

Maui No Ka Oi magazine publisher, Diane Haynes Woodburn, shares the perks of living in a tropical paradise on an afternoon excursion to collect lilikoi.
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Happy 20th Birthday, MNKO!

In 1996, hard work and a true-grit spirit of survival launched Maui No Ka ‘Oi — along with a mentor with a heart.
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The Ultimate Luxury

The Luxury Issue: Maui boasts world-class resorts, chefs admired all over the planet, oceanfront homes, iconic big waves, and open roads that all lead to Paradise.

Me Ka Aloha Pumehana

Maui No Ka Oi magazine publisher, Diane Haynes Woodburn, honors the memory of her father and reflects on the gifts he has left behind.
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Keeping Mo‘okiha on course

"The canoe is our family. We are nothing without the guidance of our kupuna, our ancestors. Connection with our past guides us to the future."
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Christmas in the Melting Pot

Throughout 2016, our twentieth anniversary, we’ve been dusting off stories from our archives and sharing them with you. This column first ran in October 2009.
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A Toast to Auld Lang Syne

Wishing you a new year in which the brown dog lies low, the path is clear, and riches abound in the most surprising places.
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Puddle Jump to Maui

Our publisher shares her vacation stories, then introduces our Travel Issue, where you can find tons of reasons to start exploring Maui.
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Beach Baby . . . at Any Age

This issue is filled with adventures for lovers of the outdoors young or old...
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It’s Elemental

From the fury of Pele's fiery volcano, to the gentle tug and pull of lunar tides, Hawai'i is a study of beauty and contrasts created and continually carved by the forces of nature.
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Up and Away

In celebration of our twentieth anniversary, we have been sharing some of our favorite stories from the archives.
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Old Flame

Our theme this issue is “hot stuff” — and what could be hotter than a sexy, champagne-gold Jag . . . in flames?
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The Signs (and Singes) of Summer

The Pacific golden plover's annual flight marks the beginning of summer.
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Food, Glorious Food!

The spirit of aloha it is alive and well on Maui — accessible to all of us, even if the gift is as humble as chicken soup.

Coming up Roses

Here's wishing you the joy of island living, no matter where you call home. And that all your unexpected challenges come up roses — on or off the stem.
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Ready, Fire . . . Aim!

Looking back 20 years to a summer in Kaupo.
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What Is Luxury?

The meaning of luxury — good health, family, friends and moments of unexpected harmony and joy.
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Written in Stone

‘Ohana is not just the people we are related to, but those who come into our lives and make a difference.
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Second Helping

The best of Maui is the stories we share, with love and aloha. We are honored to share them with you.
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Dim sum, kugel or Christmas pudding, we’re all family.

Wishing you a holiday season filled with gratitude and tolerance, fond memories, laughter, and good health. And perhaps a little dim sum!
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Round Trip, Full Circle

Diane discusses the annual lilikoi tasting at her house and the launch of Mo‘okiha o Pi‘ilani, the double-hull voyaging canoe of Maui.
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Days of Awe

Visiting the east coast for a wedding, Maui No Ka Oi publisher, Diane Haynes Woodburn, experiences a sense of awe while seeking inspiration through thoughts of her ancestors.
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Here comes the … sun

Maui No Ka Oi Publisher Diane Haynes Woodburn talks about the preparations both physically and mentally for the wedding of her son Michael Haynes.

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Maui No Ka Oi Publisher Diane Haynes Woodburn talks about the disappearing honeybees and the environmental heroes making a difference on Maui.

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