Locals Know

"Locals Know" stories published in Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine

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.

Night Marchers

Hawaiian legend says that night marchers haunt certain paths,
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.
Hawaii Queen Liliuokalani

“The Queen’s Jubilee”

A talented and prolific composer as well as the heir to Hawai‘i’s throne, Liliuokalani was inspired to write several songs, one of which is named “The Queen’s Jubilee.”
rubber

What Erased Maui’s Rubber Plantations?

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

On the Threshold of the Year

Display of kadomatsu, or bamboo arrangements, guarantees good luck for Hawaiian households on New Year's Day.

Hawaii Ponoʻi

Get the translation of Hawai'i Pono'i.

Steals & Splurges

Here are ten penny-pinching tips for having food, fun, and a fabulous time on the Valley Isle—and ten more worth breaking the bank for.
maui wetlands

Harboring the Wetland

Kahului once was home to birds and two inland fishponds.
boy flag tradition

Wave If It’s a Boy

Fish-shaped streamers are part of the celebration of Boys’ Day, a Japanese holiday that arrived in the Hawaiian Islands with early plantation workers.
Honoapi‘ilani Highway

Honoapi‘ilani Highway

Beyond Keone‘o‘io (also known as La Pérouse Bay), a straight, flat path cuts through barren lava fields.
hapa haole music

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.
mu‘umu‘u

Mu‘umu‘u

What we now call the mu‘umu‘u—any loose Hawaiian-print dress hanging from the shoulders—has come a long way since its genesis as underwear.
hawaii graduation lei

Talk Story

Fresh off the coconut wireless

A Day in the Life of Maui People

Talk Story

Everyday Maui Blog

Inn at Mama's

Romantic Day on Maui + VIDEO

Follow your local guide and make the most of Maui's north shore on this romantic perfect day.