Publisher's Notes

Stories by Diane Haynes Woodburn.

From the Publisher

Maui Nō Ka ‘Oi publisher Diane Haynes Woodburn welcomes the Year of the Dragon, which promises big changes for the world – and this magazine.

Publisher’s Note

Maui No Ka Oi Magazine Publisher Diane Haynes Woodburn recalls a birthday celebration that began with disaster and ended with another great Maui memory.

From the Publisher

May your own canoe—and your holidays—be filled with love, laughter, and the warmth of wonderful friends.

The Signs (and Singes) of Summer

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

Publisher’s Note

What do you think kama‘aina is? Love the land and the people, and be respectful. That’s kama‘aina.

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.

From the Publisher

Maui No Ka Oi Magazine publisher Diane Haynes Woodburn reflects on her recent trip to Italy and the kamaʻaina in us all.

Publisher’s Note

Summertime has the publisher exploring her artistic side.

From the Publisher

Travel is the perfect panacea for the soul...

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.
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.

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Maui No Ka Oi Publisher Diane Haynes Woodburn talks about the disappearing honeybees and the environmental heroes making a difference on Maui.
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.

From the Publisher

I’m proud to announce that Maui No Ka ‘Oi is now printed on recycled paper, and not a moment too soon.

From the Publisher

It’s clear to me what I love most about Maui—our sense of connection: to our past, to our island culture and environment, most importantly, to each other.

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If the honu can survive the dinosaurs, the ice age, man and mysterious disease, certainly we humans can survive a little economic blip.

In a word, Aloha

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

Food, Glorious Food!

The spirit of aloha it is alive and well on Maui — accessible to all of us, even if the gift is as humble as chicken soup.
Maui best beach in Kaanapali

Beach Baby . . . at Any Age

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

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Eat, drink, celebrate, and be good to each other.

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Happy Birthday, 2008! Sound the noisemakers, pop the champagne, and don’t forget the confetti.

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.

What Is Luxury?

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

From the Publisher

The morning of the 2011 Japanese tsunami the Hawaiian Outrigger Canoe Voyaging Society canoe is taken from its sandy resting place at the edge of an ancient fishpond by the early-morning tidal wave.

Publisher’s Note

Inside this “Best of Maui” issue are treasures to inspire a new adventure or rekindle a fond memory—a thoughtfully chosen list that is quintessentially Maui.

From the Publisher

MNKO’s publisher offers a sneak peek at the fashion-themed fall issue, introduces new staff and bids a fond farewell to others—all while balancing a giant rose on her head.

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Our publisher speaks about change in the air...

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Dim sum, kugel or Christmas pudding, we’re all family.

Wishing you a holiday season filled with gratitude and tolerance, fond memories, laughter, and good health. And perhaps a little dim sum!

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