Archive for the ‘Local News’ Category

High Surf Advisory

Monday, April 6th, 2009

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has ISSUED a HIGH SURF ADVISORY for NORTH AND WEST FACING SHORES of MOLOKAI AND NORTH FACING SHORES OF MAUI in effect UNTIL 6:00 P.M. TUESDAY.

A High Surf Advisory means that high surf will affect beaches in the advisory area, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion.

More »

Maui Test Prius to be Unveiled

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

Looking for something to do Monday afternoon?  How about checking out the new hybrid Prius that Maui county is going to put on the road for testing.

The Prius is a rechargeable Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) converted from a standard Toyota Prius that is owned by the county.

From the county Press Release:

"The PHEV is a test car that will wirelessly transmit data as part of a national advanced technology vehicle study being conducted in cooperation with the Idaho National Laboratory/U.S. Department of Energy. The project presents a unique opportunity for Maui to learn more about the latest advances in automotive technology and data automation."

The car will be unveiled on Monday, April 6th, at 2:30pm on the front lawn of the County Building in Wailuku. The county is encouraging the public to attend, so give it a shot!

Maui Bus to Extend Morning Service in Central Maui

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

The County of Maui Department of Transportation announced today that Maui Bus will extend morning service by one hour in Central Maui beginning at 6:30 a.m. on the Kahului and Wailuku Loops and 7:00 a.m. on the Kahului and Wailuku Reverse Loops. These changes are effective April 1, 2009.
More »

Save the Hawaii Superferry

Tuesday, March 24th, 2009

The Hawaii Superferry, the first island to island car and passenger ferry service of its kind, is now looking for alternatives to the Hawaiian islands following a Hawaii state supreme court ruling that lawmakers went too far to keep the ship sailing in our waters.
More »

New Hospital to open in Lahaina

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

The State of Hawaii has approved plans to start the development on Maui’s second hospital, which will be located on 15 acres in Lahaina near the Lahaina Civic center.

State Health Planning and Development Agency administrator Ronald Terry approved the application for the $46 million facility to be built.
More »

What’s up, Beaches!?!

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

We are extremely excited with the new Lahaina.com look and the feedback so far from the community has been quite the same.  The new design has been through several minor changes over the last week as we work out tweaks in the features.  Here’s a bit of what we’ve been up to…

More »

Welcome to the New Lahaina.com!

Monday, March 2nd, 2009

Recently, many of you have noticed that we have gone live with our complete re-design and transformed site. Although the look and infrastructure of the site are in place, there is still plenty of work and information that will be added in the coming months to fulfill our intent of becoming the travel bible and local news source for all things in Lahaina and on Maui.

Lahaina.com is dedicated to promoting Maui and Lahaina to the best of our ability and show how truly wonderful the island is. There are so many amazing activities, events, restaurants and so much more that Maui has to offer, and we want to share these fantastic attributes with the online world.

For travelers to Maui, Lahaina.com is a great resource for booking your travels prior to your visit, whether that means airplane, car or hotel reservations or even your activity bookings. While on Maui, we provide you with the "IN" on all of the restaurants, beaches, hiking trails, news, blogs, and plenty more. We are truly your guidebook to Maui.
More »

Model Citizen

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Raised in Lahaina, Tori Praver is no stranger to the water.  So being photographed for spreads in the last three years Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issue has been completely natural.

Tori was recently interviewed in the Advertiser, discussing her first love (surfing), her workout habits, and her future plans.  While she loves ice cream, she misses the malassadas, poke, and poi of the islands.  Now that she is an international superstar model, her travels keep her quite busy.  She still manages to make it home to see her family quite often, though.

More »

The Roi Roundup

Tuesday, December 9th, 2008

Last month, spearfisherman held a tournament in Lahaina in conjunction with the International Year of the Reef to rid the reef of invasive fish. The Roi Roundup, as it was called, sent 80 divers into the waters right off of the Maui coast to spear the predators. According to the Honolulu advertiser, each roi eats an average of 146 fish per year and organizers say the roundup brought in 218 roi, which will save 31,000 fish per year.
More »

Lahaina Cracks Top Ten Christmas Destinations

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

According to Orbitz.com, Lahaina is in style and one of the top places to vacation this Christmas.

Last week, Orbitz kicked off their holiday travel season with their annual list of top 10 Christmas destinations. Breaking the top ten this year and debuting at #9 was Lahaina, Maui known for its bustling shopping, dining, weather, scenery and endless activities.

More »