Archive | November, 2011

Nominations sought for state Water Commission members

Nominations sought for state Water Commission members

MEDIA RELEASE The State Commission on Water Resource Management is seeking nominations for two positions on the Commission. A Nominating Committee will screen the applicants and send the names of at least three individuals for each open position to the governor. The positions include one current vacancy, to be filled immediately, and a July 1, […]

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The Kohala Center: Message from Hamabata

The Kohala Center: Message from Hamabata

From Matt Hamabata, The Kohala Center executive director: As we celebrate the end of our first decade, The Kohala Center has much good news to share with you. We have begun to fill a vital niche in Hawaii by simply responding to the needs and wise advice of island residents. We have planted seeds across […]

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PUC approves new rules for interconnection

PUC approves new rules for interconnection

MEDIA RELEASE In a Decision and Order issued today, the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (Commission) approved revisions to the HECO Companies’ Tariff Rule 14H, which governs the interconnection of distributed generating facilities, such as solar photovoltaic systems, operating in parallel with the HECO Companies’ electrical distribution system. The revisions are intended to facilitate increased penetration […]

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First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd. (FICOH) announced today the closing of its acquisition by Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. FICOH, the oldest and largest property and casualty carrier domiciled in Hawaii, is now a member of the Tokio Marine Group.

First Insurance Company now owned by Tokio Marine Group

First Insurance Company of Hawaii, Ltd. (FICOH) announced today the closing of its acquisition by Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. FICOH, the oldest and largest property and casualty carrier domiciled in Hawaii, is now a member of the Tokio Marine Group.

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In appreciation for the Kohala Watershed Partnership’s (KWP) efforts in re-establishing the native forest mauka of Pelekane Bay, Gunner and Elli Mench of Harbor Gallery in Kawaihae recently donated $5,000 to the partnership.

Harbor Gallery supports Kohala watershed restoration

In appreciation for the Kohala Watershed Partnership’s (KWP) efforts in re-establishing the native forest mauka of Pelekane Bay, Gunner and Elli Mench of Harbor Gallery in Kawaihae recently donated $5,000 to the partnership.

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Visitor expenditures up 14.8 percent in 2011

Visitor expenditures up 14.8 percent in 2011

MEDIA RELEASE Total expenditures by visitors who came to Hawaii in the first 10 months of 2011 grew 14.8 percent, compared to the same period in 2010, to $10.3 billion. Total visitor days for all visitors increased 4.1 percent and total arrivals (+2.6%) continued to exceed last year at 6,034,104 visitors, according to preliminary statistics […]

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American Airlines files Chapter 11

American Airlines files Chapter 11

MEDIA RELEASE American Airlines, Inc. announced its parent company, AMR Corporation, and certain United States-based subsidiaries has voluntarily filed for Chapter 11 reorganization under United States law. American took this action in order to achieve a cost and debt structure that is competitive in the airline industry so that it can continue delivering a world-class […]

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Bob Fitzgerald, director of parks and recreation said the locks on gates were filled with cyanoacrylate, also known as “super glue,” concrete and human waste was mixed and poured down a number of toilets near the beach pavilions and sprinkler heads were broken off at the Friends for Fitness walking track. Fitzgerald estimated damage at about $3,000, although it could have been much more expensive if the concrete had time to cure and harden.

Old Kona Airport Park locks, restrooms and irrigation system vandalized

Bob Fitzgerald, director of parks and recreation said the locks on gates were filled with cyanoacrylate, also known as “super glue,” concrete and human waste was mixed and poured down a number of toilets near the beach pavilions and sprinkler heads were broken off at the Friends for Fitness walking track. Fitzgerald estimated damage at […]

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Police Chief Harry Kubojiri has again asked the Hawaiʻi Police Activities League (HI-PAL) program to reach out to intermediate schools island wide to engage in a friendly competition to create a pledge against "ice" use. The winning pledge will be used and uttered by participants before the 31st Annual Winter Basketball Classic being held December 26-29.

HI-PAL program taking entries to create pledge against ‘ice’ use

Police Chief Harry Kubojiri has again asked the Hawaiʻi Police Activities League (HI-PAL) program to reach out to intermediate schools island wide to engage in a friendly competition to create a pledge against “ice” use. The winning pledge will be used and uttered by participants before the 31st Annual Winter Basketball Classic being held December […]

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Meth Project goes digital

Meth Project goes digital

MEDIA RELEASE The Hawaii Meth Project has launched a new integrated campaign to reduce methamphetamine use. Central to the campaign is www.MethProject.org — an encyclopedic online source of information about meth for teens — supported by new television, radio, print, online, mobile, and social media campaigns. A web-centric social network built around the theme “Ask […]

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Kona Surf Film Festival set to be epic (Dec. 2-3)

Kona Surf Film Festival set to be epic (Dec. 2-3)

MEDIA RELEASE Get ready for Hawaii’s premiere international surf film showcase, the Kona Surf Film Festival, Dec. 2-3 at The Pavilion at The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel & Bungalows. The eighth installment of this epic weekend of film, music, art, ono grindz and drinks is set to be the biggest festival yet with special guest […]

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Kahele to give Highway 130 update (Dec. 1)

Kahele to give Highway 130 update (Dec. 1)

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Island’s District 2 State Sen. Gilbert Kahele is hosting a Highway 130 update at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 in Puna. Building upon the DOT forum in September, Kahele will specifically address all State Highway 130 projects in Puna and to help clarify some of the issues that were addressed in September […]

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Dr. Masanori Iye, Director of the TMT Project Office of the NAOJ, was decorated with the Medal with Purple Ribbon (Shiju Houshou). This honor was given to him not only for his excellence in leading cutting-edge research in astronomy but also for his numerous contributions to the academic world during his lengthy career.

Dr. Iye awarded with Medal with Purple Ribbon for astronomy work

Dr. Masanori Iye, Director of the TMT Project Office of the NAOJ, was decorated with the Medal with Purple Ribbon (Shiju Houshou). This honor was given to him not only for his excellence in leading cutting-edge research in astronomy but also for his numerous contributions to the academic world during his lengthy career.

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Secret Santas sought for Family Support Hawaii

Secret Santas sought for Family Support Hawaii

MEDIA RELEASE Family Support Hawaii is currently seeking “Secret Santas” to help make its Kalikimaka No Na Keiki (Christmas for the Children) campaign a success. Whether individuals choose to donate purchased gifts or make monetary donations, Family Support Hawaii (FSH) welcomes any contributions that will help bring joy to our community’s children this holiday season. […]

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