Island Portrait

Island Portrait stories published in Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine.

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Rock Meets Mountain

Brit rock musician Mick Fleetwood hangs his hat at a gentleman's estate in Kula, Maui.

Portrait of an Icon

Herb Kane was not just a vast source of information about ancient Hawaii and Polynesia; he personified aloha.

2011 Environmental Heroes

We recognize a few individuals who make Maui no ka oi by protecting the environment, preserving indigenous wisdom, building sustainable communities.

2010 Environmental Heroes

Meet seven Maui residents who display a heroic commitment to our island's environment.

Kumu

Though he didn't set out to become an expert on Hawaiian culture, Keli'i Tau'a may be the most revered teacher of hula and chant you never heard of.
Ed and Puanani Lindsey

Aloha Ed Lindsey

Ed Lindsey’s legacy will endure as long as people with “like minds and like hearts” come together to serve the ‘aina.
Ed Lindsay

In Memoriam Ed Lindsey

Ed Lindsey leaves behind an immense void, as deep and long as Honokowai Valley, where he once stood on the mountainside, calling out, “E, Tutu!”
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50/50

Fifty years ago, Hawai'i added a fiftieth star to the Star Spangled Banner — and Maui would never be the same.
Bob and Lisa Richardson

Environmental Heroes 2009

Meet some ordinary people whose super power is an unflagging commitment to Maui's natural environment.
Art of Portraiture

Face to Face

Conceived to invigorate the art of portraiture, the triennial Schaefer Portrait Challenge has become a compelling exhibition of the Island's people.

To the Rescue

Call him courageous. Call him crazy. He's the man they call when there's danger between the devil and deep blue sea.
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In Books They Trust

A simple program is helping Maui keiki to discover the wonder of reading.

10 Most Intriguing People

They inspire and infuriate us, make us cheer or boo. But there's no denying their commitment to these islands they call home.
Ed Lindsay

2008 Environmental Heroes

Meet five regular folks whose work keeps Maui fabulous.
willie k and eric gilliom

10 Most Intriguing People 2007

What these Mauians do makes them worthy of our attention.
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2007 Environmental Heroes

MNKO recognizes a few of Maui County’s resident eco-heroes—those who work hard at the grassroots level to restore and protect all things natural to the Islands.
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A Force of Nature

Meet Rene Sylva, Maui's Grand Master of Native Plant.
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Laird Hamilton & Dave Kalama Lend A Hand

Two celebrated watermen test their limits to raise awareness of autism.

Visionary

Lori Sablas sees the future in the lessons of Maui's cultural past

An Unbridled Life

Hawai‘i's first hall-of-fame cowgirl is a Maui Rose.

The Hands of Sam Ka‘ai

Sam Ka‘ai is recognized in a profound new exhibit.

The Life Aquatic

Dave Kalama has mastered more ocean sports than most people have even attempted—but you won’t hear him brag about it.

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