Locals Know

“Locals Know” stories published in Maui Nō Ka ʻOi Magazine

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

Everyday Maui Blog

kula country farms

Get Your Fill: Maui Food Tour + VIDEO

Follow your local guide and make the most of Maui on this 'foodie tour.'

Hawaiian Culture