A third-party audit contracted by the Maui County Council found that efforts of the Maui Invasive Species Committee to control or eradicate coqui frogs lack the measurements needed to determine the overall effectiveness of the program. The audit was transmitted to the council at its July 5 meeting and referred to the Environmental, Agricultural, and Cultural Preservation … [Read more...] about Overall Success of Million-Dollar Coqui Frog Control Efforts Remains a Mystery, Audit Finds
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The Annual Made in Maui County Festival is now accepting product vendor and food truck applications for its 6th annual event. The festival will be held at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center in Kahului and will be open to the public on Friday, November 1, 1:30pm to 6pm; and Saturday, November 2, 8am to 4:30pm. Qualified wholesale buyers and distributors will also invited to a … [Read more...] about Made in Maui Seeking Local Vendors and Food Trucks
It seems there’s been some drama at the County Building. This time, it stems from the 250th Celebration of Queen Ka‘ahumanu, the recipient of a $100,000 grant from the County of Maui managed by Brian Bardellini, an executive assistant to Councilmember Alika Atay. The situation starts off messy: The funds for this event were proposed by Atay and inserted into the budget… then … [Read more...] about County vs. Atay?
The Kula Makai Sign Project, aimed to raise awareness about Hawai‘i's ancient land division system, will soon allow Maui residents to have a better understanding of the historical relevance of their neighborhoods. As part of the program, signs are in the process of being installed along South Maui's roadways indicating which ahupua‘a and moku people are passing through. The … [Read more...] about Ahupua‘a sign goes up
So the Mayor’s Office of Economic Development (OED) just released their new Maui County Tourism Industry Strategic Plan (TISP) for 2017-2026. It’s a 10-year plan that, at least on paper, is supposed to guide the visitor in the county. “This strategic plan addresses the pillars of a healthy tourism economy that must be of benefit to local residents,” said Teena Rasmussen, OED … [Read more...] about New Maui County tourism plan calls for more visitors, infrastructure, international flights and reef protection