March-April 2012

March-April 2012 issue of Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine

Kihei fishponds

Deep Wisdom

Discover how the restoration of Koieie Fishpond in North Kihei is helping to connect volunteers with ancient Hawaiian culture, legends and practices of old.

Great Finds

Give your home an island-inspired look and feel with our Great Finds interior design guide, featuring local Maui artists and retailers.
maui tropical flowers

Hot Tropicals

Some of the world’s most sought-after tropical flowers, including heliconia, ginger and protea are being grown right here on Maui by local flower farmers.
Pioneer Inn food on Maui

A Culinary Jaunt to Lānaʻi

Dining Diva heads to Lānaʻ for a whirlwind culinary tour. Follow her Neighbor Island jaunt just a boat ride away and discover some of the Pineapple Isle's most mouth-watering restaurants.
taro festival

Pua Kalo

The annual East Maui Taro Festival in Hana is the perfect opportunity to learn about—and taste—this delicacy.
maui gardens

How Does Your Garden Grow?

This growing guide helps Maui residents determine the best vegetables within their area. From Upcountry to the West Side, there is a perfect bulb for you.
Hawaiian land crab

The Case of the Missing Claw

Scientists track the history of the elusive Hawaiian land crab, and along the way, discover an important piece into a complex ecological puzzle.
home spa

The Great Escape

Capture the calming spirit of a professional spa and create your own at-home version with help from award-winning spa designer Sylvia Sepielli.

The Home Theater: Making Unused Space Perform

Maui interior designer Rick Cowan explains helpful tips and tricks on how to transform an unused space into an entertaining home theater experience.
maui bbq truck

The Iron Imu

Originally from Texas, grill master Rob Wheeler brings his barbecue secrets to Maui shores. Look for his portable, custom-designed smoking and grilling trailer throughout the island.
maui home

When Design Takes Flight

This American Institute of Architects (AIA) Maui Chapter award-winning home combines ancient Hawaiian building practices with vernacular Japanese architecture.
celebrate aloha

Exploring Aloha

"Aloha comes to us in lessons every day; it is up to us to recognize when the lesson comes, and what we are going to do with it.”

Country Comfort

With renowned Chef Sheldon Simeon at the helm, Maui’s newest dining hot spot is Leoda's Kitchen and Pie Shop in Olowalu. Treat your taste buds with their homemade pies in all flavors and sizes.
choosing solar contractor maui

Choosing a Solar Contractor

Jim Whitcomb, founder and CEO of Haleakala Solar, discusses the top ten most important questions to ask before deciding on a solar contractor.
Kathy Collins as Tita

Da Perfeck Food

Tita talks about her love of poi and the annual East Maui Taro Festival happening in Hana.
wine advice by Charles Fredy

Pinot Grigio or Pinot Gris?

In his column, local Maui wine master Charles Fredy discusses the differences and similarities between pinot grigio and pinot gris.

From the Publisher

Diane Haynes-Woodburn reflects on the one constant in life—change—and previews some of the exciting stories of rebirth and renewal in the spring issue.