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8 October 2014

Hawaii Superferry Poised for a Comeback

By |October 8th, 2014|Hawaii Economy, Kauai, Localism and Racism, Maui, Maui News, Travel|9 Comments

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. […]

5 December 2013

Worthshop #3: Maui Event News

By |December 5th, 2013|Hawaii Economy, Maui, Maui Business, Maui Events, Maui News, Maui Real Estate|Comments Off on Worthshop #3: Maui Event News

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!

19 February 2013

Keeping Taro Sacred

By |February 19th, 2013|Big Island, Hawaii, Hawaii Economy, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Maui Business, Maui News, Molokai, Oahu, Recipes|2 Comments

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. […]

28 March 2012

Illegal Maui TVR’s

By |March 28th, 2012|Hawaii, Hawaii Economy, Maui, Maui Business, Maui Vacation Rentals, Saving Money|16 Comments

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.  […]

14 October 2010

Wailea Real Estate a Steal

By |October 14th, 2010|Hawaii, Hawaii Economy, Maui, Maui Real Estate, Saving Money|Comments Off on Wailea Real Estate a Steal

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. […]

1 August 2010

Free Maui Real Estate Marketing

By |August 1st, 2010|Hawaii, Hawaii Economy, Maui, Maui Business, Maui Real Estate, Maui Vacation Rentals|Comments Off on Free Maui Real Estate Marketing

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 Sherri Vann promote her open house [...]

13 February 2010

Gov. Lingle & Furlough Fridays

By |February 13th, 2010|Big Island, Hawaii, Hawaii Economy, Kauai, Lanai, Localism and Racism, Maui, Maui News, Molokai, Oahu, Saving Money|Comments Off on Gov. Lingle & Furlough Fridays

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 she understands [...]

21 December 2009

New Lanai Affordable Housing

By |December 21st, 2009|Hawaii, Hawaii Economy, Lanai, Maui Real Estate, Saving Money|Comments Off on New Lanai Affordable Housing

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 High School and the [...]

14 November 2009

No More Maui Pineapple!

By |November 14th, 2009|Hawaii, Hawaii Economy, Maui, Maui Business, Maui News|Comments Off on No More Maui Pineapple!

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 in a new fresh packing facility. [...]

31 July 2009

Island Air Worst Airline Ever?

By |July 31st, 2009|Big Island, Hawaii, Hawaii Economy, Hawaii Flights, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Maui Business, Molokai, Oahu, Saving Money, Travel|Comments Off on Island Air Worst Airline Ever?

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 6 hours! [...]

21 July 2009

Lanai’s $750 Million Windfarm

By |July 21st, 2009|Hawaii, Hawaii Economy, Lanai, Maui, Maui Business, Maui News|Comments Off on Lanai’s $750 Million Windfarm

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 losses from his struggling Lanai [...]

4 July 2009

Tommy Bahama Starry Night – Maui Film Festival

By |July 4th, 2009|Celebrities in Hawaii, Hawaii, Hawaii Economy, Maui, Maui Film Festival, Saving Money|Comments Off on Tommy Bahama Starry Night – Maui Film Festival

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 warm night were [...]

26 March 2009

Hawaii Superferry Dead in the Water

By |March 26th, 2009|Hawaii, Hawaii Economy, Maui, Maui Business, Oahu, Travel|Comments Off on Hawaii Superferry Dead in the Water

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 19th, [...]

10 December 2008

10 Steps for Maui Business Success in a Down Economy

By |December 10th, 2008|Hawaii, Hawaii Economy, Maui, Saving Money|Comments Off on 10 Steps for Maui Business Success in a Down Economy

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 [...]

1 July 2008

The Current Hawaii Economy

By |July 1st, 2008|Hawaii, Hawaii Economy, Hawaii Flights, Maui, Maui Real Estate, Saving Money|Comments Off on The Current Hawaii Economy

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 the nation's belt-tightening, has [...]