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Talk Story published in Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine.

Ring Master

Couples often seek out this Maui wedding officiant for his Hawaiian oli, and a bellowing blow on the conch shell.

I Do’s … & Don’ts

We asked five Maui wedding professionals to share a few of the mishaps they’ve witnessed, and how to avoid making the same mistakes on your big day.
Hunakai Sanderlings

Wave Chasers: Sanderlings

Global populations of sanderlings numbers around 700,000—but only a few hundred hunakai call Hawai‘i home.

Still Tops After All These Years

One of the most enduring games invented was played with the humblest of objects: the cardboard disks that once upon a time sealed glass milk bottles.
Bill Best

Best in Show

We talk story with radio personality Bill Best.
olena

Hawaiian Turmeric

Turmeric is prized around the world for its yellow color, bold flavor, and medicinal properties. When Polynesian voyagers first sailed to Hawai‘i, they brought the pungent herb with them.
Food abundance circle maui

Abundance Circle

Vicki’s dream is for everyone on Maui to have at least one tiny garden.
holei flower

The Once and Future Lei Flower

Few people know that plumeria has a true Hawaiian cousin: hōlei. This rare tree species is endemic to the dry forests of East Maui.
banana blossom fruit

Banana Blossom Buffet

Check out this incredible composite image featuring a cardinal, assorted lizards, and a Japanese white-eye on a banana blossom.
maui bookmobile

Shelf Life: Maui Bookmobile

The Maui bookmobile carries a lot of volumes—about 3,000 books, periodicals and DVDs—everywhere it goes.
Oumuamua Asteroid

The Visitor + VIDEO

Learn about the Oumuamua Asteroid, first seen through the Pan-STARR telescope at the summit of Haleakalā, which now bears a Hawaiian name.
Hawaiian petrels

Spring Serenade

In springtime, Hawaiian petrels, or ‘ua‘u, return after many months at sea to their underground nests atop Maui’s 10,023-foot-tall volcano.
Hotel Wailea

Grown-up Getaway at Hotel Wailea

931 days had passed since my wife and I had a night to ourselves, away from our two young children. Cue the champagne—time for a getaway to the Hotel Wailea.
Haha flowers Hawaii

Hāhā: The Velvet Touch

Some of Maui’s strangest flowers bloom in winter—though witnessing these living curiosities requires some effort and a sharp eye.
maui makeup artist

A Day in the Life: Ry-n Shimabuku

Whether he’s doing makeup, hairstyling, or constructing a theatrical accessory, creativity is essential.
Lahaina old jail

Art History

Lahaina Arts Society celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this November.
peahi fern

A Fern by Any Other Name

Two attractive fern species in Hawai‘i share the name laua‘e. Both are beloved by lei makers and Hawaiian cultural practitioners.

The Pie That Binds

Each Thanksgiving, the family behind Four Sisters Bakery bake 6,000 pies to “raise dough” for local nonprofits.
Toni Rojas

Market Value

“Maui really is a melting pot and QKC events reflect that,” says Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center's Marketing Director Toni Rojas.
nalu weeping canoe

The Weeping Canoe

This is the story of the weeping canoe that hangs from the ceiling of Nalu’s South Shore Grill.

Autumn Harvest

Pumpkins are synonymous with fall on the mainland. In Hawai‘i, a different autumnal gourd ripens in the fields—the ipu, or bottle gourd.
Hana Courthouse

Hāna Courthouse

Tour the Hāna Courthouse as part of a visit to the neighboring Hāna Cultural Center, which is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
maui kids recycling

One Good (Re)turn

This inspiring kids’ club raises money from recycled materials to perform good deeds for the community.
Aeo chicks

Wetland Chic: Ae‘o Stilts

Summer is the season to look for an exceptionally photogenic shorebird: ae‘o, the Hawaiian black-necked stilt.
Sons of Hawaii

The Story Behind The Sons of Hawaii

If not for Primo Beer and Maui onions, one of Hawaiian music’s greatest albums might not exist.
kite fishing

A Fish Out on Water (VIDEO)

What Sam Reynolds does is so fringe, he’s not even sure what to call it. “It’s basically kiteboarding combined with a trolling style of fishing,” he says.
parrotfish

Uhu? Uh, unusual!

Seven species of uhu dwell in Hawaiian waters, including three endemics.

Maui Events & News

William S. Merwin’s Legacy

Poet Laureate William S. Merwin passed away on the morning of March 15, 2019, leaving the world a legacy of literary works, both poetry and translation.

A Day in the Life of Maui People

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