Hawaii Economy

Hawaii Superferry Poised for a Comeback

By |October 8th, 2014|

Could it be possible that an idea that was previously botched beyond belief is seeing a resurgence in popularity?  Yes.
For those that have already forgotten, the original contentious Hawaii Superferry began operating without adequate Environmental Impact Reports, which subsequently ended in our ferries being sold and the idea sunk. […]

Worthshop #3: Maui Event News

By |December 5th, 2013|

Interested in the luxury real estate market on Maui? Don't miss this opportunity to network, learn and hear from the best in the industry!

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Keeping Taro Sacred

By |February 19th, 2013|

Keeping Taro Sacred And Sovereign: Right Or Risky?
by Naia Kelly

The situation has become a long, drawn out, often times bitter fight. Years have passed and the argument between Monsanto’s researchers, their allies within the University of Hawaii’s scientific community and several Hawaiian cultural groups, and individuals, in the Hawaiian islands over the proposed genetic modification of the sacred taro plant of Hawai’i is still undecided. […]

Illegal Maui TVR’s

By |March 28th, 2012|

A quick note to those looking to rent a vacation rental in Maui.  Though vacation rentals can sometimes be the best option as far as price and privacy, not all Maui vacation rentals are created equally.  PLEASE, do not rent illegal TVR’s.  An illegal transient vacation rental is a home that is being rented to Maui visitors without getting the required permitting.  […]

Wailea Real Estate a Steal

By |October 14th, 2010|

Home prices in Wailea, and the rest of Maui, are low and offer great opportunities for those looking for a second home in paradise.

When searching for Wailea homes for sale, we’re finding that prices are finally becoming affordable.  Recently, some of our authors have been looking for new homes (this author included.)  Many of us live in smaller condos, which is great for location and maintenance.  But when you want a little more room, having a larger condo in the Wailea area can make all the difference.  Some of the floor plans we’re seeing are wide-open with a lot more square-footage.  Plus, you can’t beat the neighborhoods in Wailea. […]

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Free Maui Real Estate Marketing

By |August 1st, 2010|

We’ve decided to open up posting to Maui Realtors as well as Maui Developers for FREE on our Maui Real Estate and Development Blog!  We will continue posting about Maui real estate, but we now want to offer this site to other Maui Professionals. Already we’ve had Maui Realtor […]

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Gov. Lingle & Furlough Fridays

By |February 13th, 2010|

NEW UPDATE: OCTOBER 4th, 2010

Furlough Fridays have been cut down to less days and are now called “Non-Instructional Days”.  This should make our uneducated masses happy.

Though Governor Linda Lingle never expressly mentioned “Furlough Fridays” in her speech on Friday, she did address the issue of education.  Lingle made it clear that […]

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New Lanai Affordable Housing

By |December 21st, 2009|

The island of Lanai is likely moving into a new phase of housing development.  The county has proposed a project for over 400 new homes in a $23 million affordable housing development to be completed over the next 17 years.

The housing development would be built over 73 acres behind Lanai […]

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No More Maui Pineapple!

By |November 14th, 2009|

Maui Pineapple Company, operated by Maui Land & Pineapple Company, will end all pineapple production in Maui, Hawaii. Warren Haruki, the Chairman and Interim CEO of ML&P, said that since 2002, Maui Pineapple Company (MPC) has lost $115 million in the businesses as well as $20 million they’d invested […]

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Island Air Worst Airline Ever?

By |July 31st, 2009|

We’ve traveled on Island Air many times, which is our fault.  They often have the lower prices, and that’s what sucks us in.  Never again will any of us fly between any Hawaiian Islands with Island Air.

HISTORY

In the past, we’ve flown with Island Air and incurred long delays lasting up to […]

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Lanai’s $750 Million Windfarm

By |July 21st, 2009|

Billionaire David Murdock has plans to build over 200 wind turbines near Polihua Beach on the island of Lanai, Hawaii.  The power generated by the windfarm would be sent by underwater cables to the island of Oahu, our most populated island.  In this move, Murdock would recoup some of his […]

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Tommy Bahama Starry Night – Maui Film Festival

By |July 4th, 2009|

Tommy Bahama’s Tropical Cafe in Wailea, South Maui, threw one of the best parties of the year to start off the Maui Film Festival. On Wednesday the 17th of June, 2009, this notoriously fun party attracted all kinds of celebrities, vacationers, and local Maui residents.

Some of the celebrities that enjoyed the […]

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Hawaii Superferry Dead in the Water

By |March 26th, 2009|

After many difficulties, the Hawaii Superferry has finally been put to rest… for now.

The Hawaii Supreme Court struck down a new law that allowed the Alakai to run operations in Hawaii waters without an official Environmental Impact Report (EIS.)

The Hawaii Superferry ran its last voyage between Maui and Oahu on Thursday March […]

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10 Steps for Maui Business Success in a Down Economy

By |December 10th, 2008|

Nowadays, it seems everyone in the world is suffering at least a little bit.  Maui and Hawaii are no exceptions.  After dealing with companies on Maui for many years now, we’ve identified some common traits that are keeping regular Maui business owners down, especially right now.  Here are a few things that you can do […]

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The Current Hawaii Economy

By |July 1st, 2008|

Like most of the nation, our economy in Hawaii is taking a hit. Hawaii Real estate prices have steadied, but not fallen like those on the mainland. Thanks to the bankruptcies of both ATA and Aloha, the cost of flying to Hawaii has dramatically risen. This, combined with the rest of […]

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