Maui News

Hawaii’s Fight Against GMOs

By |October 20th, 2014|

Check out our breakdown of Hawaii's Fight Against GMOs and give us your opinions on this popular topic of interest.

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. […]

Kuau Mart is now Kuau Store

By |July 15th, 2014|

Paia's old Kuau Mart is now reopened as Kuau Store, the perfect stop for lunch, local made snacks and picnic lunches to-go for the Road to Hana adventurers!

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Ho’olei Wailea Real Estate

By |December 20th, 2013|

Special thank you to Dano Sayles of Hawaii Real Estate, who made our tour of the Ho'olei Wailea Property a beautiful and worthwhile experience!

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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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Maui Environmental Issues

By |December 1st, 2013|

Despite being most people's idea of paradise, Maui still faces some important environmental issues. Take a look at some of the biggest issues of 2013.

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Andaz Maui Grand Opening

By |November 18th, 2013|

We had the honor and pleasure to be invited to the Grand Opening of the Andaz Maui at Wailea this last Saturday.  The Andaz is the Hyatt’s new beachfront resort, which has gone through an almost complete rebuild from the original Renaissance Hotel.  What they have done with this property is jaw dropping. […]

2013 Halloween in Lahaina

By |November 1st, 2013|

Halloween is usually an exciting event wherever you are, but Halloween in Lahaina definitely steps it up a notch, and 2013 was no exception.

The County of Maui offered public transportation specifically for the event, with “Halloween Express” busses running directly to Lahaina from both the Kihei Aquatic Center and War Memorial Parking Lot in Wailuku. However, if you prefer to travel a bit more in style, the Pride of Maui offered a special Halloween Cruise running directly from Maalaea Harbor to Lahaina and back again. […]

Opening Night Maui Film Fest

By |June 12th, 2013|

Right now, many are enjoying the opening night Twilight Reception of the Maui Film Festival at Capische? at the Hotel Wailea.  It’s already a major success with great food and perfect weather.  We see that Jeff Scheer of Maui Executive Catering is there, but we’re not sure if he’s running the events food or just […]

Traveling with a Baby

By |June 2nd, 2013|

We’re pretty active travelers, and when we had our first baby on Maui, things changed a bit.  We didn’t stop traveling, but the way we do it now is COMPLETELY DIFFERENT!  At first, it was much more difficult, but now that we have practice, things are starting to become manageable.  Below we’ve listed a handful of things we do when traveling with our Baby. […]

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Social Media Hits Hana

By |May 14th, 2013|

We took a pretty amazing trip to Hana last week. A handful of active Maui social media influencers, of whom expressed interest  in a trip to Hana, were invited to travel aboard Valley Isle Excursions to visit some of the best spots along the Road to Hana. […]

Maui Agricultural Festival

By |April 2nd, 2013|

Fresh local food, chef competitions, great produce and local products and live music/dancing are some of the reasons to visit the Maui Tropical Plantation on April 6th.  The Maui County Ag Fest is one of the best events on Maui.  […]

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. […]

Maui Guide Rebuild

By |January 1st, 2013|

The final touches are currently being finished on our main website: the Maui Information Guide. This website rebuild is 2 years in the making!  That’s right, we’re doing more than just rebuilding the look.  We expect to launch February 15th!
New Features

More Photos – larger photos from professional photographers will be featured along with slideshows. […]

TedxMaui is almost HERE!

By |December 29th, 2012|

Last year, we were so lucky to go to the 1st Annual TedxMaui!  For those that don’t know, is a great place to spend some computer time getting inspired by hundreds of 20 minute talks by the top speakers in almost every field.  We first watched them while having lunch (since they’re short enough to watch then talk about in a lunch break.)  We never imagined that the talks would come to Maui! We expect to be awed again on January 13th, 2013! […]

New Kahului to Hana Flights!

By |September 5th, 2012|

That’s right!  Mokulele Airlines is flying twice-daily from Kahului Airport (OGG) to Hana (HNM) beginning October 1st, 2012.  Visitors to Maui will be able to enjoy spectacular views aboard a 9 seat Cessna Grand Caravan 208B on a short flight to and from Hana for only $59/each way.

This is a great deal for both local residents and visiting travelers.  Some advantages of flying  rather than driving are: […]

Hawaii iPhone Cases

By |July 26th, 2012|

We love when our friends on Maui begin new fun businesses, especially when their products are cool.  Our friends at 808 Shells have put together a line of island-style Hawaii iPhone cases for the 4 and 4S, and we love them!


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The Shins Rock MAUI

By |April 19th, 2012|

The Shins absolutely rocked the house at the Maui Arts and Cultural Center last night at the Castle Theater.  They played a good grip of our old favorites as well as some new ones off their newest album, Port Of Morrow.

The evening began with cocktails and familiar faces outside the entrance of the Castle at MACC.  We were really happy to see that the art exhibit next door was still open (closes I believe in a few days.)  Beautiful pieces lined the walls, including one piece from Jefferson Stillwell. We strolled around seeing some amazing local art before The Shins began playing.


Molokini Maui Giveaway!

By |November 7th, 2011|

Molokini Crater is one of the best locations to snorkel at within Maui waters due to it’s protection from swell, which gives some incredible clarity when snorkeling and diving.  Pride of Maui has decided to run a contest where they’re giving away tickets to Molokini as well as to their sunset cruises.  All you have to do is […]

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Maui Photo Festival 2011

By |August 29th, 2011|

We’ve listed our favorite parts of the Maui Photo Festival along with some things that can be improved.

Location! Perfect for outdoor photo shoots and workshops. The beaches here are amazing and perfect for sunsets.  you can’t ask for a better area to shoot at.
Warm, Strong Community. This is different from any other photography convention we’ve been to.  It’s not as huge as some of the mainland conventions, which brings people together more to meet and learn from each other.  These things are fantastic for networking and learning from other professionals and enthusiasts. It’s a less intimidating environment allowing everyone time to speak to the pros and mingle.

Maui Website Face Lift

By |December 3rd, 2010|

New Theme and New Site!

That’s right, The Maui Goodness is getting a face lift! Please be patient as we add the old posts and some new ones to the site. We should have some pretty cool features when all is said and done. Thank you for your loyal visits! We only update this site because […]

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Revolutionary Maui Website

By |November 14th, 2010|

At Hawaii Web Group, we’ve been working very hard to step up the web game and make sites that not only inform visitors, but to also engage them in new ways.  With, we think we’ve accomplished this by offering a site with loads of information, live updating streams from Twitter, […]

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Surfer Andy Irons Dies Age 32

By |November 2nd, 2010|

Kaua’i Native and three time World ASP Surfing Champion, Andy Irons, died at the age of 32 today.  He was flying back from Puerto Rico after withdrawing from the 9th event of the 2010 ASP tour.  During a layover in Dallas, Texas, Andy died.

It’s reported that he withdrew because of illness.  The […]

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Award Winning Photos

By |September 1st, 2010|

This year at the Maui Photo Festival, some of the best photographers on the island joined up to enjoy lectures, hands-on sessions, and connect with the photography community.  We went to many of the classes and lectures and found most of them extremely helpful.  Some classes were enormously helpful in […]

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Maui Fires

By |June 4th, 2010|

Maui’s south and west side are drier than the rest of the island, which will often be the catalyst for serious fires.  In the recent past, we’ve seen quite a few brush fires flare up in the summer.  Some of these are natural, and others are started by arsonists.

As you can see […]

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On The Set with Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Nicole Kidman

By |May 13th, 2010|

JUST GO WITH IT with Brooklyn Decker between Jennifer Aniston & Adam Sandler

On the Set with Maui’s Own Megan Edgar:

I started off a nervous wreck. I bought dresses. I bought make-up. I bought shoes. I curled my hair. I panicked. I felt sick. I wanted to back out. I couldn’t wait to start. All of a sudden […]

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Gov. Lingle & Furlough Fridays

By |February 13th, 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 Maui Web Cam

By |January 20th, 2010|

Maui has a new web camera, which is pretty exciting for all of us addicted to Maui.  It’s attached to the Makena Golf Resort and is owned and operated by Kai Kanani Sailing Charters.

You can see it live here: Makena Web Camera

The camera switches views from multiple locations on an automatic basis.  The camera […]

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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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Maui Space News!

By |October 11th, 2009|

Advanced Maui Optical & Space Surveillance Technologies Conference
The AMOS conference was held at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort on September 1st through 4th, the only conference bringing together international astronomers and space surveillance experts.

Hosted by the Maui Economic Development Board (MEDB), the conference had prominent speakers such as Senator Daniel K. Inouye […]

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