Locals Know

“Locals Know” stories published in Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine

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What Erased Maui’s Rubber Plantations?

A century ago, Maui’s business leaders were excited about a new crop: rubber.

Makahiki

Each year, as the rains came and the Makali‘i, or Pleiades, appeared in the night sky, Hawaiians of old set aside time to rest, feast and play.

Hawaii Ponoʻi

Get the translation of Hawai'i Pono'i.
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Hapa Haole Music

Born in the early 1900s, Hawaiian hapa haole music evolved over the decades to match whatever song style was popular at the time, from ragtime to rap.
chili pepper water

Savoring the Burn

Locals splash chili pepper water on just about anything, but the origin of this ubiquitous Hawai‘i condiment remains a mystery.
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How to Catch a Whale

Underwater photographer Douglas Hoffman tells us what it takes to capture Maui’s most famous visitor, the illusive humpback whale, in its natural environment.
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Harboring the Wetland

Kahului once was home to birds and two inland fishponds.
Lahaina island

Lahaina’s Invisible Island

The dusty, abandoned ball field that is Lahaina’s Malu‘ulu o Lele Park once was a spring-fed fishpond surrounding a private royal island, traditional home of Maui kings
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Talk Story

Fresh off the coconut wireless

Night Marchers

Hawaiian legend says that night marchers haunt certain paths,
Hawaiian games

Games Hawaiians Play

Children of Hawaii play traditional island games in the spirit of Makahiki. Ancient cultural competitions in connection with the festival and its meaning.
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Shark Tale

Maui Nō Ka ‘Oi photographer Daniel Sullivan came face-to-face with a great white shark — and survived.
Hawaiian pau riders

Pa‘u Riders

Hawaiian pa'u riders carry on an exuberant tradition, bedecking both horse and rider with flowers and fine fabrics.
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The Meaning of Kamaʻaina

The Hawaiian work kamaʻaina isn’t so much about bloodlines and birthplace, as about a fully intentional way to live.

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Coping with Covid: Maui Resort Update

Safety is the new luxury at Maui resorts.

A Day in the Life of Maui People

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