Archive | November, 2010

Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival (Feb. 5)

Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival (Feb. 5)

MEDIA RELEASE Think pink at the annual Waimea Cherry Blossom Heritage Festival on Saturday, Feb. 5. The scenic event showcases the blooming of Church Row Park’s historic cherry trees and the Japanese tradition of viewing them—hanami. This year’s event pays tribute to master lei and kapa maker Marie McDonald and Milton Yamasaki, long-time and recently […]

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Police conducting anonymous satisfaction survey

Police conducting anonymous satisfaction survey

MEDIA RELEASE The public is invited to participate in an anonymous Community Satisfaction Survey for the Hawaii Police Department during the month of December. Chief Harry Kubojiri said last year’s survey helped him identify actions the Police Department could take to increase community satisfaction. “Although we have taken steps to enhance our services, we know […]

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TMT hearings slated in Hilo, Kona (Dec. 2-3)

TMT hearings slated in Hilo, Kona (Dec. 2-3)

MEDIA RELEASE The state has scheduled two public hearings in December to gather input on the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope. Department of Land and Natural Resources staff are gathering testimony for a pending Conservation District Use Application. The Board of Land and Natural Resources will vote on the request to construct the telescope after the […]

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Singer: WikiLeaks exposes mock democracy

Singer: WikiLeaks exposes mock democracy

(Reader Opinions Disclaimer: This column allows members of the community to share their opinions and views, which do not necessarily reflect those of Hawaii 24/7, its staff, sponsors or anyone other than the writer. Hawaii 24/7 reserves the right to refuse any column deemed to be misinformation, of an unethical nature, a personal attack, or […]

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Hawaiian Archaeological Survey database online

Hawaiian Archaeological Survey database online

MEDIA RELEASE Bishop Museum has launched of its Hawaiian Archaeological Survey (HAS) on-line database. This searchable database contains information on sites in Hawaii excavated by Bishop Museum archaeologists. “HAS opens up archaeological site based information and literature to the greater community, on a scale that’s never been done before,” Bishop Museum Archaeology Collections Manager Rowan […]

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Keaau man arrested, released after assault

Keaau man arrested, released after assault

MEDIA RELEASE Big Island police released a 27-year-old Keaau man Saturday (Nov. 27) who was arrested earlier for assault. After conferring with prosecutors, detectives released Herbert Anakalea pending further investigation. Around 8 p.m. Friday (Nov. 26), Puna patrol officers responded to a report of a person trespassing at a home in the Hawaiian Paradise Park […]

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South Kona truck thief sought

South Kona truck thief sought

MEDIA RELEASE Big Island police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who stole a truck in South Kona on Sunday (Nov. 28). Police received an 8:25 a.m. report that the pickup truck had just been taken from a driveway on Mamalahoa Highway. Police recovered the truck a half hour later in […]

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'Coffee Talk' at Yano Hall (Dec. 1)

‘Coffee Talk’ at Yano Hall (Dec. 1)

MEDIA RELEASE The Kona Coffee Farmers Association will hold its monthly Coffee Talk, 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1 at Yano Hall, in Captain Cook. Colehour and Melanie Bondera will give an exciting PowerPoint Presentation and discuss the imortance of the Reggiano-Parmigiano Prize that was awarded to Kona Coffee in late October. The prize is awarded […]

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Kona man nabbed for drug offenses

Kona man nabbed for drug offenses

MEDIA RELEASE A 36-year-old Kona man who was wanted by police has been arrested for the original offenses and new drug charges. Theodore Kahuilani Casuga of Kailua-Kona was wanted on a bench warrant for contempt of court. Police had also issued an all-points bulletin for his arrest in connection with several identity theft, theft and […]

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Kurtistown man charged with attempted murder

Kurtistown man charged with attempted murder

MEDIA RELEASE Big Island police have charged a 30-year-old Kurtistown man with attempted murder and other offenses. At 4:30 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 27) detectives from the Area I Criminal Investigations Section charged Kainoa Arakaki with attempted murder, second-degree assault, three counts of third-degree assault, three counts of unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle and two […]

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DUIs at 20 for week of Nov. 22-28

DUIs at 20 for week of Nov. 22-28

MEDIA RELEASE During the week of Nov. 22-28, Big Island police report they arrested 20 motorists for drunken driving. Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Two were under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 1,389 DUI arrests compared with 1,248 during the same period last year, an […]

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Hawaiian adds six new A330s to fleet plan

Hawaiian adds six new A330s to fleet plan

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiian Airlines has announced it has increased its firm commitments for new long-range Airbus A330-200 aircraft from 10 (including three already in service) to 16, with the additional six to be delivered between 2012 and 2015. Hawaiian exercised six Airbus A330 purchase rights under the terms of its 2008 purchase agreement with Airbus […]

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Holiday favorite took eight years to create from memorabilia found in attic, tool shed

Martha Greenwell’s ‘Mouse House’ on display at HPA

Holiday favorite took eight years to create from memorabilia found in attic, tool shed

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Abercrombie appoints Cabinet members, communications staff

Abercrombie appoints Cabinet members, communications staff

MEDIA RELEASE Governor-Elect Neil Abercrombie has appointed five Cabinet members in his first announcement on leadership positions in the Abercrombie Administration. Abercrombie’s appointments are William J. Aila Jr. as chairperson of the Department of Land and Natural Resources; Richard Lim as the director of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism; Jodie Maesaka-Hirata as […]

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