Archive | April, 2014

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Puna home sales surge, Hilo falters

MEDIA RELEASE It’s been an uneven start to the new year for the East Hawaii housing market. According to data from Hawaii Information Systems, real estate sales surged in the Puna district during the first quarter of 2014, while the Hilo housing market showed signs of slowing down. The number of residential home sales in […]

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No tsunami threat from strong 6.6M quake near New Caledonia

A destructive tsunami was not generated because this earthquake is located too deep inside the Earth.

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Volcano School of Arts & Sciences receives $618,000

MEDIA RELEASE The Office of the Governor has announced the release of $618,000 to the Volcano School of Arts and Sciences for the planning and design of its new campus in Volcano Village. Volcano School of Arts and Sciences, a public charter school, was created by community members to educate and nurture the individual strengths […]

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Website to help increase conservation

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Conservation Alliance (HCA) has launched an online community where people and organizations can network and get involved with preserving, protecting and restoring the precious ocean, land, and cultural resources in Hawaii. “ConservationsConnections.org is a key initiative by the Hawaii Conservation Alliance to increase support for conservation work across the Hawaiian Islands,” said […]

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North Hawaii to receive nearly one-half billion in CIP funds

MEDIA RELEASE Residents of the new North Hawaii Senate District 4 were assured they will receive a larger share back of the General Excise Taxes (GET) and Transient Accommodation Taxes (TAT) that this community generates as a result of the passage on final reading of the 2014 Legislature’s supplemental budget bill, according to Sen. Malama […]

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Police locate car belonging to woman whose body was found in Wainaku

Hawaiʻi Island police have located the car of a woman whose body was found in Hilo over the weekend. The tan 1997 Toyota Camry four-door sedan was found in Honomū just after midnight Wednesday (April 30). Police thank the public for their assistance.

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2014 Puna Music Festival (May 4-11)

MEDIA RELEASE Presented by KAPA FM, supported by the Hawaiian Tourism Authority, the County of Hawaii, and Suisan, and stewarded by Kalani Oceanside Retreat, the Fourth Annual Puna Music Festival kicks off with a free, open concert 11 a.m.-5 p.m. May 4 at scenic Pohoiki. Located along Puna’s enchanting conservation coastline, the Pohoiki Open Concert […]

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Police Week 5K/2 Mile Walk & Keiki Fun Run coming up in May

The public is invited to sign up now to participate in the first annual “Run To Honor” 5K Run/2 Mile Walk and “Click It or Ticket” Keiki Fun Run, which takes place on Saturday, May 17, at Liliʻuokalani Gardens in Hilo.

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Visitor spending, arrivals down in March

MEDIA RELEASE Total expenditures by visitors who came to Hawaii in March 2014 fell 3.5 percent compared to last March to $1.2 billion, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Total arrivals declined 5.2 percent to 728,814 visitors, offsetting increased average daily visitor spending (+1.8% to $189 per person). Arrivals by […]

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‘Breadfruit – From Tree to Table’ in Puna (May 10)

MEDIA RELEASE The Breadfruit—From Tree to Table workshop is 8:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 10 at Hooulu Lahui, the site of Kua O Ka La Public Charter School at Pualaa in Puna. The workshop is $12 per person and advance registration online is required. The workshop will be followed by a luncheon featuring breadfruit prepared by […]

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School garden events focus on professional development

MEDIA RELEASE Online registration is now available for a weeklong series of educational events for school garden educators, teachers, and others passionate about improving student wellness, cognitive development, and engaging deeper learning. Taking place June 7–12 in Waimea, the four professional development events focus on the effectiveness of school gardens as an instructional strategy for […]

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Kanekoa appointed Waikoloa Beach Marriott executive chef

MEDIA RELEASE Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa has announced the promotion of Jayson Kanekoa from Executive Sous Chef to Executive Chef. “Chef Jayson’s promotion is well-deserved and I have every confidence in him to provide exceptional culinary experiences for our guests,” said John C. Tolbert, cluster general manager of Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & […]

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Honorees for 2013-2014 Hawaii Charter Schools Awards

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii Public Charter School Network (HPCSN) has announced the list of awardees who will be honored at the 2013-2014 Hawaii Charter Schools Awards on Thursday, May 15. “We are excited to host our third annual Hawaii Charter School Awards dinner and to be able to recognize the direct and meaningful impact that public […]

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Leaders invited to apply to 2014-2015 Omidyar Fellows

MEDIA RELEASE The Omidyar Fellows has launched recruitment for the 2014-2015 cohort of Omidyar Fellows. First launched in May 2012, the Omidyar Fellows is a leadership development program that cultivates, trains, and educates local emerging leaders, providing them with the skills and relationships necessary to make a positive, lasting impact on the state of Hawaii. […]

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