Publisher's Notes

Stories by Diane Haynes Woodburn.

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.

Publisher’s Note

The publisher of Maui no ka 'oi Magazine relates the story of her jaguar xk8 going up in flames in the Pukalani Foodland parking lot.

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.

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.

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

Summertime has the publisher exploring her artistic side.

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.

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.

Second Helping

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

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.

Spring-cleaning

Diane begins her spring cleaning regimen.

The Signs (and Singes) of Summer

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

Up and Away

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

From the Publisher

Maui No Ka Oi Magazine publisher Diane Haynes Woodburn discusses aloha spirit.

Publisher’s Note

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

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.

Publisher’s Note

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

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.

Romantic anniversaries . . . oops, missed it.

This issue offers just about everything to make your special day perfect . . . unless you forget.
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.

Old Flame

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

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.

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

Travel is the perfect panacea for the soul...

From the Publisher

Miracles do happen.

Puddle Jump to Maui

Our publisher shares her vacation stories, then introduces our Travel Issue, where you can find tons of reasons to start exploring Maui.

Publisher's Notes

Romantic anniversaries . . . oops, missed it.

This issue offers just about everything to make your special day perfect . . . unless you forget.

Hawaii Beaches

Island Style