A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life stories published in Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine.

Mushroom Man

Mushroom hunting is an intimate relationship with the environment, knowing when the combination of moisture, soil and tree types will align.
Hanna Mounce

Bird Woman

The Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project helps prevent extinction of the island's endangered bird species, including kiwikiu, who need to find a new home.
Bill Best

Best in Show

We talk story with radio personality Bill Best.
maui kids recycling

One Good (Re)turn

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

Hive and Seek

“Our goal is to be bee ambassadors, and we want to let people know that you don’t need to kill them.”
Maui Humane Society Animal Emergency Services

Animal’s Best Friend

Thanks to a new Maui Humane Society initiative, the shelter launched its twenty-four-hour animal emergency response hotline last year. To reach the 24/7 hotline, call 808-877-3680 X211.
Kim mosley

Working Miracles in Art Restoration

Art restorer Kim Mosley credits her classical training and eclectic experience for enabling her to restore art in all kinds of media.
maui tugboat captain

She’s Got Pull

The only female tugboat captain in Hawaii found her calling at age 17. She has driven everything from a dinghy to a 900-foot oil tanker.

Ring Master

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

Beware of Bulls

This protection bullfighter isn’t focused on the dangers to himself; he’s more concerned about riders’ safety.
Michael Spalding Hawai‘i Waterman Hall of Fame.

A Life Aquatic: Michael Spalding

Sharks and Portuguese man o’ war barely stop Maui’s local water legend, Michael Spalding.

A Whale of a Tale: Whale Encounters

A whale photographer on capturing the big picture.
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.
Joy Galatro

The Joy of Sustainability

Joy Galatro’s days are filled with stories of preservation and giving back.

The Pie That Binds

Each Thanksgiving, the family behind Four Sisters Bakery bake 6,000 pies to “raise dough” for local nonprofits.
Maui Christmas bell ringer

Saved by the Bell

Meet the jolly elf who has brought in the most donations of any bell ringer on Maui.
Carolee Higashino

Saying “I do”? Give her a ring.

In wedding planning, “Every day is different,” Carolee says. “One day I’m spray-painting candlesticks, and the next I’m climbing aboard a helicopter to check out a remote waterfall for nuptials in an exotic location.”
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.

String Theory

Maui luthier Steve Grimes has built guitars for some of the top players in the world, including Steve Miller and Willie Nelson.
rescuing whales

Cutting the Ties That Bind

Large Whale Entanglement Response Coordinator Ed Lyman offers this analogy to explain his work: "It's like triage, and we're like whale doctors."
Haleakala astronomer

Space Man

Meet James Armstrong, a scientist and teacher at Maui's Institute For Astronomy, who works with the world's largest educational telescope, Faulkes Telescope North.
maui ice sculptures

Mr. Freeze

When Darren Ho tells people what he does for a living, he's often met with puzzled stares and a few chuckles. That’s what happens when you're an ice sculptor in the tropics.
Kamaka Kukona

Mover and Shaker

Triple threat: He can dance. He can chant. And he can sing.
mermaid

A Mermaid’s Tale

Meet the mermaid on staff at the Grand Wailea Resort.
Victor Pellegrino

Renaissance Man

Farmer. Foodie. Poet. Professor.
maui bookmobile

Shelf Life: Maui Bookmobile

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

Character Study: Comic Artist

A familiar face at national and international comic-book conventions, James Silvani chats with fans and churns out commissions.

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maui fire dancers luau

Paia Pa’ina Premier Cultural Dinner & Show Experience

An oceanfront lūʻau offers amazing performances in the heart of Paia.

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