[In November 2018, MauiTime broke the story of the $262-million sale of 56,000 acres of Alexander & Baldwin sugarcane land and watershed to Mahi Pono, a joint venture between California-based Pomona Farming and a Canadian pension fund. Our Changing Maui: Mahi Pono series examines all facets of the sale and the changes it will bring to Maui. It is part of Changing Maui, a … [Read more...] about The Man With the Plan: Mahi Pono’s new general manager Larry Nixon wants more bees and bugs and less corporate hierarchy as he rehabilitates and replants Central Maui’s cropland
University of Hawaii Maui College officials awarded 780 Certificates, Associate degrees, Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees and Doctorate degrees during the college's May 11 commencement ceremony. State Senator Gil Keith-Agaran, D–Wailuku, Waihe`e, Kahului, delivered the commencement address. Curious as to what Keith-Agaran said, I requested a copy of his speech from the … [Read more...] about Read Senator Gil Keith-Agaran’s 2017 UH Maui College Commencement Address
Check out the Early Mapping of Na Wai ‘Eha presentation at Hale Ho`ike`ike this Thursday, Mar. 2. This talk story session will be led by Hokuao Pellegrino and will discuss the ancient Hawaiian waterways of Central Maui. Na Wai ‘Eha, the “Four Great Waters,” are natural water streams that have been purposely diverted for more than a century to irrigate sugar plantation lands. $5 … [Read more...] about The Early Mapping of Na Wai Eha Presentation at Hale Ho`ike`ike
There was a pretty interesting story on the state Commission on Water Resource Management contested case hearing involving Alexander & Baldwin’s thirst for East Maui water in The Maui News on Saturday, Feb. 11. Though the company’s subsidiary Hawaii Commercial & Sugar (HC&S) no longer grows sugar and wants to transition to “diversified agriculture,” the company says … [Read more...] about Looking at Alexander and Baldwin’s crop maps in East Maui contested case hearing
1. The first report of the Sugar Operators Support Taskforce (SOST)–charged with assisting the workers laid off by the Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar (HC&S) mill closure–came out on Jan. 6. According to the report, how many of the 268 workers let go before Dec. 1, 2016 have since been placed in other jobs? A. 124 B. 77 C. 45 D. 15 E. 7 2. The SOST has 56 members from … [Read more...] about Quizunderstood: How well do you know the County of Maui’s new Sugar Operators Support Taskforce report?