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Talk Story published in Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine.

maui bookmobile

Shelf Life: Maui Bookmobile

The Maui bookmobile carries a lot of volumes—about 3,000 books, periodicals and DVDs—everywhere it goes.
Oumuamua Asteroid

The Visitor + VIDEO

Learn about the Oumuamua Asteroid, first seen through the Pan-STARR telescope at the summit of Haleakalā, which now bears a Hawaiian name.
Hawaiian petrels

Spring Serenade

In springtime, Hawaiian petrels, or ‘ua‘u, return after many months at sea to their underground nests atop Maui’s 10,023-foot-tall volcano.

Grown-up Getaway at Hotel Wailea

931 days had passed since my wife and I had a night to ourselves, away from our two young children. Cue the champagne—time for a getaway to the Hotel Wailea.
Haha flowers Hawaii

Hāhā: The Velvet Touch

Some of Maui’s strangest flowers bloom in winter—though witnessing these living curiosities requires some effort and a sharp eye.
maui makeup artist

A Day in the Life: Ry-n Shimabuku

Whether he’s doing makeup, hairstyling, or constructing a theatrical accessory, creativity is essential.
Lahaina old jail

Art History

Lahaina Arts Society celebrates its fiftieth anniversary this November.
peahi fern

A Fern by Any Other Name

Two attractive fern species in Hawai‘i share the name laua‘e. Both are beloved by lei makers and Hawaiian cultural practitioners.

The Pie That Binds

Each Thanksgiving, the family behind Four Sisters Bakery bake 6,000 pies to “raise dough” for local nonprofits.
Toni Rojas

Market Value

“Maui really is a melting pot and QKC events reflect that,” says Queen Ka‘ahumanu Center's Marketing Director Toni Rojas.
nalu weeping canoe

The Weeping Canoe

This is the story of the weeping canoe that hangs from the ceiling of Nalu’s South Shore Grill.

Autumn Harvest

Pumpkins are synonymous with fall on the mainland. In Hawai‘i, a different autumnal gourd ripens in the fields—the ipu, or bottle gourd.
Hana Courthouse

Hāna Courthouse

Tour the Hāna Courthouse as part of a visit to the neighboring Hāna Cultural Center, which is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
maui kids recycling

One Good (Re)turn

This inspiring kids’ club raises money from recycled materials to perform good deeds for the community.
Aeo chicks

Wetland Chic: Ae‘o Stilts

Summer is the season to look for an exceptionally photogenic shorebird: ae‘o, the Hawaiian black-necked stilt.
Sons of Hawaii

The Story Behind The Sons of Hawaii

If not for Primo Beer and Maui onions, one of Hawaiian music’s greatest albums might not exist.
kite fishing

A Fish Out on Water (VIDEO)

What Sam Reynolds does is so fringe, he’s not even sure what to call it. “It’s basically kiteboarding combined with a trolling style of fishing,” he says.
parrotfish

Uhu? Uh, unusual!

Seven species of uhu dwell in Hawaiian waters, including three endemics.
Hui Maui 1930

A Grand Dame Turns 100

How much do you know about the Kaluanui Estate in Makawao — home to Hui No‘eau Visual Arts Center?
Maui Coqui Frog problem

Frog Busters (VIDEO)

Jeepers peepers: At only about the size of a quarter, coqui frogs are extremely hard to spot, but all too easy to hear.
Kanawao Hydrangea

Kanawao: Hawai‘i’s Hydrangea

Beautiful and distinctive kanawao shrubs decorate rain forests across Hawai‘i.
Maui Etiquette Class

Maui’s Mrs. Manners

Among other lessons, etiquette students practice listening without interrupting and the boys learn to help seat the girls before themselves.
Maui Humane Society Animal Emergency Services

Animal’s Best Friend

Thanks to a new Maui Humane Society initiative, the shelter launched its twenty-four-hour animal emergency response hotline last year. To reach the 24/7 hotline, call 808-877-3680 X211.
maui sea urchins

The Urchin and the Hala Tree

Learn about hala trees (Pandanus tectorius), which are among Hawai‘i’s most recognizable and versatile native plants.
mermaid

A Mermaid’s Tale

Meet the mermaid on staff at the Grand Wailea Resort.
octopus

Armed & Mysterious

He‘e (octopuses) have brief but magical lives. They mature within a year, mate, and die shortly after. What happens in between is the stuff of sci-fi flicks and Beatles’ songs.
rex Haleakala

Uncle Rex and the Mountain

Alvin “Rex” Ornellas shares history about Haleakalā National Park, one of Maui’s most popular attractions.

A Day in the Life of Maui People

Toni Rojas

Market Value

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Maui Christmas bell ringer

Saved by the Bell

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bee keepers

Hive and Seek

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Scott Miles

Service with SMiles

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maui kids recycling

One Good (Re)turn

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String Theory

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pooch fit

SIT! STAY! RUN!

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find missing lost ring on maui

Ringer

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Maui Surfer Monyca Eleogramvideo

Surfer Girl

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Go on a Date Upcountry!

Follow your local guide and make the most of Maui on this perfect day for two.