Straight Up Moloka‘i Good News

Moʻomomi North Coast of Molokaʻi Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area Proposal Key species in the north coast of Moloka`i such as moi, uhu, and kole are declining, while kūmū and ula (lobster) populations have nearly disappeared. In 1994, the Moloka`i Subsistence Task Force report showed that Moloka`i relies heavily on subsistence fishing and gathering. Resource health […]

Moʻomomi, Moloka‘i Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area Proposal

Ho`olehua Hawaiian Homesteaders, the Hui Mālama O Mo`omomi (HMM) have proposed regulatory solutions that reflect the knowledge of past and present lawai`a by designating the north coast of Moloka`i, from Kalaeoka`īlio to Kaholaiki, as a Community-Based Subsistence Fishing Area (CBSFA). Information graphics and maps featured below are supplied by the HMM.

Sustainable Agriculture Sensibility

Taking A Bite Out Of Sustainability Intro by Faith Ewbank There has been a high jacking of the word Sustainable. Many have used the word incorrectly. There is a desperate need for people to have a clear understanding and an appetite for Sustainable Agriculture. It tastes better and works. As chemical companies and corporations buckle to […]

Maui Activists Set Stewardship Standard

More hotels, urban sprawl, tourist traffic, new malls, and dust. This is what the nay sayers rant about the future for this tiny isle. On the contrary, Maui folk are shaping its future with community action. With the lead agriculture of sugar production over, 36,000 acres left behind are argued over in a panicked tone. […]

Illegal Tour Operators Create Crowds

A concerted effort to deal with the overcrowding of Maui’s delicate east side has brought residents and businesses together. A new organization, Hana Highway Regulation Authority, has developed mechanisms to inform the Public Utilities Commission, Maui County government officials, and the Department of Transportation about illegal tour operations. Residents are also helping to share news about […]

The Great Heart of Waiokane

Wailua Nui’s Ed Wendt featured in Na Loea: The Masters series. Fulfilling a soldier’s duty to preserve life, Edward Wendt personifies servant leadership with a tenacious resolve to fight for what is right. A Vietnam War veteran and a strong advocate for native Hawaiian rights, he used ancestral knowledge to survive in both scenarios. Ed […]

Taro Festival Best Ever Stage for Water Rights

As the 24th Annual Taro Fest commences this Saturday, the headline hogging water issue could not find a better stage. In a series of rapid measures, sugar cane conglomerate Alexander & Baldwin (A&B), through political persuasion, has recently authored legislative bill language trying to undue a court decision ruling that temporary permits for water diversions […]