Publisher's Notes

Stories by Diane Haynes Woodburn.

In a word, Aloha

Words are powerful. Let ours be heard — with aloha.

The Ultimate Luxury

The Luxury Issue: Maui boasts world-class resorts, chefs admired all over the planet, oceanfront homes, iconic big waves, and open roads that all lead to Paradise.

Christmas in the Melting Pot

Throughout 2016, our twentieth anniversary, we’ve been dusting off stories from our archives and sharing them with you. This column first ran in October 2009.

Up and Away

In celebration of our twentieth anniversary, we have been sharing some of our favorite stories from the archives.

Old Flame

Our theme this issue is “hot stuff” — and what could be hotter than a sexy, champagne-gold Jag . . . in flames?

Second Helping

The best of Maui is the stories we share, with love and aloha. We are honored to share them with you.
Couple in Kaupo Maui

Ready, Fire . . . Aim!

Looking back 20 years to a summer in Kaupo.
Haynes family photo

Happy 20th Birthday, MNKO!

In 1996, hard work and a true-grit spirit of survival launched Maui No Ka ‘Oi — along with a mentor with a heart.
Diane Haynes Woodburn

Keeping Mo‘okiha on course

"The canoe is our family. We are nothing without the guidance of our kupuna, our ancestors. Connection with our past guides us to the future."

Coming up Roses

Here's wishing you the joy of island living, no matter where you call home. And that all your unexpected challenges come up roses — on or off the stem.
Maui best beach in Kaanapali

Beach Baby . . . at Any Age

This issue is filled with adventures for lovers of the outdoors young or old...

Kitchen Tales

In this ‘Aipono issue, we are proud to share with you some of the many ways our island's chefs and restaurants make Maui a better place.

It’s Elemental

From the fury of Pele's fiery volcano, to the gentle tug and pull of lunar tides, Hawai'i is a study of beauty and contrasts created and continually carved by the forces of nature.

What Is Luxury?

The meaning of luxury — good health, family, friends and moments of unexpected harmony and joy.

Lulu’s Kitchen

While in Provence to visit the legendary vineyard Domaine Tempier, Diane receives an unexpected treat: its matriarch, Madame Lulu Peyraud, agrees to see her.
lilikoi passionfruit

Round Trip, Full Circle

Diane discusses the annual lilikoi tasting at her house and the launch of Mo‘okiha o Pi‘ilani, the double-hull voyaging canoe of Maui.

The Signs (and Singes) of Summer

The Pacific golden plover's annual flight marks the beginning of summer.

The Kau Kau Tin

Diane learns about the kau kau tin, a traditional old Hawaiian lunch box, and celebrates the ohana and stars of Maui food culture.

Spring-cleaning

Diane begins her spring cleaning regimen.

Happy New Year!

Maui No Ka Oi magazine publisher Diane Haynes Woodburn discovers the real meaning of luxury living this holiday season.

Days of Awe

Visiting the east coast for a wedding, Maui No Ka Oi publisher, Diane Haynes Woodburn, experiences a sense of awe while seeking inspiration through thoughts of her ancestors.
lilikoi passionfruit

Lilikoi Hunting

Maui No Ka Oi magazine publisher, Diane Haynes Woodburn, shares the perks of living in a tropical paradise on an afternoon excursion to collect lilikoi.
maui wedding twirl

Here comes the … sun

Maui No Ka Oi Publisher Diane Haynes Woodburn talks about the preparations both physically and mentally for the wedding of her son Michael Haynes.
canoe surfing

Paddle in, Pull Water

Maui No Ka Oi Publisher Diane Haynes Woodburn talks about people she knows who have pushed forward, overcoming tough obstacles.

Publisher’s Note

Maui No Ka Oi Publisher Diane Haynes Woodburn talks story about an emergency journey in the Pacific and recalls the many challenges that face our own small island in this environmental issue.

Publisher’s Note

Maui No Ka Oi Publisher Diane Haynes Woodburn talks about the end of the world, tsunami warnings and desserts.

Me Ka Aloha Pumehana

Maui No Ka Oi magazine publisher, Diane Haynes Woodburn, honors the memory of her father and reflects on the gifts he has left behind.

Publisher's Notes

In a word, Aloha

Words are powerful. Let ours be heard — with aloha.

Hawaii Beaches

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