HONOLULU — The Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) and a coalition of resource managers on Hawai‘i Island have confirmed recent sightings of an introduced, damaging large mammal — axis deer – in areas of from Kohala, Ka‘u, Kona and Mauna Kea.
“We are now expanding our surveys of areas where deer have been reported, and are developing a response and removal plan,” said William J. Aila, DLNR Chairperson. “We consider this a serious problem with far-reaching economic and environmental impacts to the agriculture industry and native ecosystems on the island,” Aila said.
A joint effort is now underway between DLNR, the Department of Agriculture, Big Island Invasive Species Committee (BIISC), federal natural resource management agencies, ranchers, farmers, private landowners and concerned citizens. Strong, swift action is needed to protect this island from newly introduced damaging ungulates that threaten the environmental character of the Big Island.
The BIISC has heard from ranchers, land owners and concerned residents from several locations on Hawai‘i island that they are seeing unusual game animals. BIISC is working with trackers and using game cameras to survey and confirm locations of these animals across the island from Kohala, Ka‘u, Kona and Mauna Kea.
“We take all of these reports very seriously since there are a number of mammal species present on neighboring islands that could do serious damage to agricultural industry on this island,” said Jan Schipper, BIISC program manager.
“Ranchers and farmers have already expressed their concerns to me that deer and other species that are suspected to have been illicitly introduced on the Big Island would destroy their crops and possibly introduce new diseases to our island, as has happened on other islands,” he said.
Besides agriculture and public safety concerns, conservation agencies are particularly concerned about the impact to forest and native ecosystems and threatened and endangered species. There are no fences on Hawai‘i island that are tall enough to keep deer out. If deer become established, conservation and deer exclosure fences on the island will have to be raised to 8 feet. Retrofitting the more than 300 miles of fences could cost tens of millions of dollars. Farmers, ranchers and public safety officials would also need to install fences to protect crops and to reduce deer-vehicle collisions.
“DLNR’s mission is to preserve and protect our natural resources, paramount of which are our watersheds and native ecosystems. We will need to take quick and effective action to prevent costly and destructive impacts on the Big Island that will last for generations, perhaps forever,” said Aila.
Axis deer were first introduced to Moloka‘i and O‘ahu in 1868, Lana‘i in 1920, and Maui in 1959. They were never historically introduced to the island of Hawai‘i, and their confirmed presence on that island has grave implications for island farmers and ranchers, public health, watersheds, and native Hawaiian ecosystems and species.
DLNR asks the Big Island residents to report any sightings of deer or any other unusual new or introduced mammal anywhere to call the BIISC Hotline at (808) 961-3299 or email Jan Schipper at GJS@HAWAII.EDU. Please provide your name, contact information, an estimate of how many deer, and the location where you saw the deer. Anyone with information relating to the unauthorized introduction of these or any other restricted or prohibitive animals is urged to also contact BIISC.
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has issued a WIND ADVISORY for the Haleakala Summit in effect until 6:00 a.m. Saturday.
A Wind Advisory means that winds of 30 mph and gusts of 50 mph are expected.
EFFECTS: East winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts to 45 mph expected across Haleakala Summit through early Saturday morning.
PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES: WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT, ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION. SECURE ANY LOOSE OBJECTS THAT MAY BECOME AIRBORNE OR MOVE THEM INDOORS.
INFORMATION: Maui County Civil Defense will continue to monitor the situation. Please listen to your local radio and TV stations or access NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts for any updates.
The NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts can be reached by calling 1-866-944-5025. The NOAA Weather Internet services can be found at www.prh.noaa.gov/hnl.
Pre-recorded advisories and notifications are available 24-hours a day on the Maui County Automated Information System (AIS) by calling 986-1200. The same information is available on the Maui County website at www.mauicounty.gov.
Honolulu – Governor Neil Abercrombie today announced a joint initiative between the Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), Conservation International (CI), and the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation (HKL Castle) to increase enforcement that will help sustain Hawai’i’s nearshore fisheries.
The initiative will create new Fisheries Enforcement Units, a priority program of DLNR’s Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE), on Maui, Hawai’i and Kaua’i.
“Hawai’i’s ecological, economic, and cultural well-being depends on how well we ensure these valuable marine stocks are responsibly fished and managed,” said Governor Abercrombie. “People all across our islands, no matter what their perspective, have told me repeatedly that the key to protecting our fisheries is effective enforcement of our laws. This wisdom is a cornerstone of the New Day plan for environmental sustainability.”
CI, an Arlington-based nonprofit dedicated to empowering communities to responsibly and sustainably care for nature for the long term well-being of people, is supporting this initiative with a $2 million commitment and HKL Castle, a Kailua-based nonprofit whose mission includes restoring Hawai’i’s nearshore marine life, will provide $400,000. The Abercrombie Administration is investing $1.1 million for DOCARE over the next two years.
“If we take care of the ocean, the ocean will take care of us,” said Terry George, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of HKL Castle. “This public-private partnership will help secure a future for Hawai’i marked by abundant fisheries and healthy marine ecosystems.”
Healthy fisheries are important for local fishing communities. About 26 percent of households fish regularly, and majority of nearshore fishers are non-commercial, according to a 2006 University of Hawai’i Social Sciences Research Institute study. Unsustainable coastal development and pollution, along with a high volume of fishing activity, have led to the decline of 75 percent of Hawai’i’s nearshore fish population.
DOCARE is the enforcement arm of DLNR, whose 94 conservation and resource enforcement officers statewide are responsible for all laws, rules and regulations that fall under the DLNR.
“Our management priority is to protect our state’s natural resources and to enforce existing rules and laws in place for that purpose,” said DLNR Chairperson William J. Aila, Jr. “We will now be able to create specialized units – initially on the neighbor islands — that will focus exclusively on fisheries enforcement. The result will be significant improvement in fisheries compliance, ultimately resulting in healthier fish stocks and increased seafood security for island residents.”
Each new Fisheries Enforcement Unit created as part of this initiative will consist of one supervisory captain, two field officers, one educational specialist and one administrative support position. The units will focus on fisheries laws and policies. Each unit will have a boat, boat storage facilities close to ocean entry points, and necessary maintenance and fuel budgets to ensure adequate surveillance time on the water.
“Improved enforcement will benefit the majority of fishers that want to fish responsibly and sustainably,” said Melissa Bos, Director of the Conservation International’s Hawai’i Fish Trust Program. “Working along with the State of Hawai’i and the Harold K.L. Castle Foundation, our goal is to ensure that local communities have access to sustainable and locally caught seafood for generations to come.”
“The establishment of Fisheries Enforcement Units is a historic and monumental step forward for the DLNR and Hawai’i,” said Randy K. Awo, Acting DOCARE Enforcement Chief.
For more information on CI’s Hawai’i Fish Trust program and HKL Castle, go to www.hawaiifish.org and www.castlefoundation.org.
HONOLULU –Governor Neil Abercrombie today ordered that all national and Hawai’i flags at all State offices and agencies as well as the Hawai’i National Guard are to be flown at half-staff on the following dates and times:
•Saturday, May 28, 2011 from sunrise until sunset in memory of U.S. veteran, former legislator, and former Circuit Court Judge, Hiroshi Kato. The Governor’s proclamation in honor of Mr. Kato is attached.
•Monday, May 30, 2011 from sunrise until noon in recognition of Memorial Day. President Barack Obama proclaimed Memorial Day, May 30, 2011, as a day of prayer for permanent peace. The President stated, “I designate the hour beginning in each locality at 11:00 a.m. of that day as a time to unite in prayer. I also ask all Americans to observe the National Moment of Remembrance beginning at 3:00 p.m. local time on Memorial Day.”
Kahului, HI May 27, 2011–Hawai`i is rich with abundant energy, fertile land, vibrant marine life, and much more. But when we use these resources, do we use them up? Will the mana and beauty of Hawai`i still be here for our grandchildren to see and enjoy? What about their grandchildren? That is the question we face when we ask if our activities are sustainable.
Come to the University of Hawai`i, Maui Campus this summer to learn how you can sustain our beautiful island home. The University of Hawai`i, Maui College has a new four-year bachelors degree program in Sustainable Science Management.
An important required course for this program, called “Introduction to the Science of Sustainability,” is being offered in a 5-week intensive summer session, from June 6 to July 9. This course is an ideal way to introduce yourself to the concepts of sustainability, and learn how those ideas are being applied and measured in our world.
To register for this course, or for more information on the Sustainable Science Management program at University of Hawai`i, Maui College, go to Maui “dot” Hawaii “dot” edu, or call 808-984-3335.
(ON-CAM) THOSE ARE TWO OF OUR TOP STORIES THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS, PLUS – SPEAKING OF GETTING TOUGH – THE COUNTY IS CRACKING DOWN ON REAL PROPERTY TAX SCOFFLAWS – AND SO FAR, IT SEEMS TO BE PAYING OFF.
IN SPORTS, IT’S SUMMER FOR THE MAUI INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE – SO WE TURN TO THE BOYS OF SUMMER AS NA KOA IKAIKA MAUI OPENS THEIR 20-11 CAMPAIGN.
IN CURTAIN CALL THIS WEEK. PAUL JANES-BROWN IS OVERCOME BY ALLUSIONS. NOT ILLUSIONS, BUT ALLUSIONS. SOUNDS HEAVY, DOESN’T IT? HE’LL EXPLAIN. IN COMING ATTRACTIONS, TAMING THE SHREW, TARO LESSONS, LIFE IN GREATER TUNA, FOOD, WINE AND GOLF IN KA’ANAPALI, AND MANY, MAY MORE UPCOMING EVENTS THAT MAKE IT SO CLEAR WHY WE’RE SO LUCKY WE LIVE MAUI. THAT’S ALL AHEAD THIS WEEK ON MAUI TV NEWS.
J: ALOHA EVERYONE AND THANK YOU FOR WATCHING MAUI TV NEWS. I’M JEFF KING AND THIS IS MAUI’S EXCLUSIVE WEEKLY TELEVISION AND INTERNET NEWSCAST – IN HIGH DEFINITION.
(LEGISLATIVE OVERVIEW)(PiP-ABERCROMBIE, ROZ, GEORGE)
J: LAST WEEK WE GAVE YOU THE FRANK AND UNVARNISHED OPINIONS OF OUR GOVERNOR ON HOW THE JUST-COMPLETED 20-11 LEGISLATIVE SESSION WENT – BOTH FOR THE STATE IN GENERAL AND FOR MAUI COUNTY IN PARTICULAR.
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(ON-CAM TAG) AS YOU COULD LIKELY TELL, IT’S LIKELY THERE WON’T BE A SPECIAL SESSION OF THE LEGISLATURE THIS SUMMER AT THE STATE CAPITOL. AND THAT MEANS LOTS TO LOOK FORWARD TO AT THE START OF THE 20-12 LEGISLATIVE SESSION.
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J: DO YOU HEAR THAT SOUND? OR THAT SOUND? IF YOU CLICK IT, THERE WILL BE NO TICKET.
(VO – FILE) QUIETLY, THIS WEEK THE ANNUAL CLICK IT OR TICKET CAMPAIGN BEGAN ACROSS THE STATE. EACH YEAR IN THE PAST FEW, THERE HAS BEEN A VERY VISIBLE PRESENCE BY MAUI POLICE TO MAKE A POINT: ZERO…TOLERANCE.
(on-cam) THIS YEAR, WE’RE TOLD, IT’S A SECRET AS TO WHEN AND WHERE THE COUNTY’S POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL SET UP THEIR MAJOR ENFORCEMENT REMINDERS. SO, IT’S PROBABLY A GOOD IDEA – NOT TO MENTION A GREAT IDEA – TO BUCKLE UP. MAKE SURE EVERYONE IN THE FRONT SEAT IS PROPERLY SECURED, AND EVERYONE IN THE BACK SEAT, 18 AND UNDER, IS SECURELY FASTENED – DAY AND NIGHT. LAST YEAR HAWAI’I HAD A 97.6 COMPLIANCE RATE. GREAT – BUT NOT GOOD ENOUGH. IF YOU CARE ABOUT LIFE, CLICK IT. SURVIVAL IS MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THAN A TICKET.
J: NO NEWS IS…NO NEWS. LAST WEEK, WE RECEIVED WORD THAT THE MONKEYPOD TREES ALONG SOUTH KIHEI ROAD WERE – IN FACT – IN JEOPARDY AFTER ALL…AFTER THE PROMISE THEY WOULD BE SAFE.
(VO) THE MAUI OUTDOOR CIRCLE ISSUED A STATEMENT OF DISMAY, SAYING THEY WERE SHOCKED THAT THE TREES MIGHT BE FELLED, AFTER ALL, EVEN THOUGH THE ACTIONS OF COUNTY HAD ASSURED THE 40 YEAR-OLD MONKEYPODS WOULD BE SPARED.
(ON-CAM) ACCORDING TO THE OUTDOOR CIRCLE, A TREE-CUTTING COMPANY, BASED ON O’AHU, RECOMMENDED THAT THE TREES SHOULD COME DOWN – AS PART OF THEIR BID TO DO THE JOB. THAT CAME AFTER THE COUNTY ARBORIST ORDERED THE REMOVAL OF THE SIDEWALKS FRONTING THE MAUI SCHOONER CONDOMINIUM IN KIHEI TO ASSESS THE IMPACT OF THE ROOTS. NO WORD ON HOW MUCH THAT MIGHT COST. TUESDAY MAYOR ALAN ARAKAWA AND MAUI COUNTY PARKS DIRECT GLENN CORREA HELD A CLOSED-DOOR MEETING, TO DETERMINE THE NEXT STEP IN THE PROCESS. AFTERWARDS COUNTY SPOKESMAN ROD ANTONE DELIVERED WORD THAT FATE OF THE TREES IS STILL UP IN THE AIR AND NEXT THE MAYOR WOULD CONSULT WITH PUBLIC WORKS DIRECTOR, DAVID GOODE.
J: UP NEXT ON MAUI TV NEWS, HAVE YOU RECEIVED A “STERNLY WORDED” LETTER FROM MAUI COUNTY ABOUT PROPERTY TAXES? YOU’RE NOT ALONE. AND – WHEN TWO OF HAWAII’S MORE POWERFUL REPRESENTATIVES HOLD A TOWN MEETING HERE, HOW MANY SHOW UP? WE’VE GOT THOSE STORIES AND LOTS MORE WHEN MAUI TV NEWS CONTINUES.
J: IF YOU’VE RECEIVED A SEEMINGLY THREATENING LETTER FROM THE MAUI COUNTY REAL PROPERTY TAX DIVISION? IF SO, YOU’RE NOT ALONE.
(FF-CG-VO) CORRESPONDENCE HAS BEEN GOING OUT FOR WEEKS TO OWNERS OF REAL PROPERTY THAT HAVE POPPED UP ON THE COUNTY’S RADAR AS BEING SUSPECT FOR EXEMPTIONS AND CREDITS WHEN IT MIGHT NOT BE TRUE. PLUS, IN A FAR MORE SERIOUS TREND, THE COUNTY HAS GONE AFTER PROPERTY OWNERS WHOSE REAL PROPERTY TAXES HAVEN’T BEEN PAID FOR THE LAST THREE YEARS.
(ON-CAM) THE COUNTY WENT AS FAR AS TO ENFORCE COUNTY CODE ALLOWING THE COUNTY TO SIMPLY ASSUME OWNERSHIP, THEN SELL PROPERTIES FOR THE AMOUNTS OWED IN REAL PROPERTY TAXES FOR THREE YEARS OR MORE. WHEN THE CALL WENT OUT TO THOSE OWNERS, THE AVERAGE TAX DEBT WAS ONLY 95,000 DOLLARS, AND THE LETTER GOT RESULTS! THE COUNTY HAS RECEIVED MORE THAN SIX MILLION DOLLARS IN PAYMENTS FROM OWNERS WHO HAD DELINQUENT PROPERTY TAX BILLS. THERE ARE STILL SEVERAL PROPERTIES SET FOR AUCTION FOR NOT PAYING TAXES. FOR DETAILS, GO TO MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO THIS WEEK’S STORIES.
(TALK STORY) (PiP-ROZ AND GEORGE)
J: EARLIER IN THIS NEWSCAST WE GAVE YOU SOME INSIGHTS INTO WHAT MAUI LEGISLATORS HAD TO SAY ABOUT THE 20-11 LEGISLATIVE SESSION. LAST WEEK, GOVERNOR NEIL ABERCROMBIE EXPRESSED LESS THAN COMPLETE SATISFACTION AT THE JOB DONE BY LAWMAKERS.
(Neil Abercrombie, Governor, Srtate of Hawai’i
Na03: na03: Well, I think that we need to take a lot more in the way of structural change seriously. Just papering over the hole in the budget doesn’t do it. That is something where I think the voters are way ahead of the legislature.”
(VO) MONDAY NIGHT IN KIHEI, SOUTH MAUI REPRESENTATIVE GEORGE FONTAINE – A SO-CALLED FRESHMAN, AND VETERAN SOUTH AND WEST MAUI SENATOR ROZ BAKER, ADDRESSED A VERY INTERESTED CROWD ON WHAT THEY FELT WERE THE SUCCESSES AND FAILURES OF THE 20-11 LEGISLATIVE SESSION.
(ON-CAM) ONLY A FEW DOZEN SHOWED UP AT THE KIHEI MEETING – BUT IT UNDERSCORES AN EXTREMELY IMPORTANT POINT: IF YOU WANT CHANGE – STEP UP! THOSE FEW PEOPLE HAD THE UNDIVIDED ATTENTION OF VERY IMPORTANT MEMBERS OF THE HAWAI’I LEGISLATURE – MEMBERS WHO CONTROL MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FORT EACH DISTRICT IN THE STATE. THE NEXT TIME A TALK-STORY SESSION IS PUBLICIZED, IF YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, IT WOULD BE A GREAT IDEA TO ATTEND ONE OF THESE SESSIONS AND LET THE LAWMAKERS KNOW HOW YOU FEEL.
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J: IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN THE MAUI CENTRIC COMEDY, “GET A JOB,” I HOPE YOU DO. SOME CRITICS SAY IT’S “SILLY.” SOME CRITICS SAY IT’S TYPICAL “BOT-MEETS-GIRL-BOY LOSES-GIRT-BOY-GETS GIRL BACK. BUT THE REAL BASIS IS THAT IT’S ALL MAUI, AND INCLUDES MAUI PLACES, ACTORS – AND THE CREATOR OF THE WHOLE THING IS UNASHAMEDLY- A MAUI BOY.
(VO) THE MOST RECENT TIME WE SAW WRITER, PROCER-DIRECTOR BRIAN KOHNE WAS WHEN HE WAS A VOLUNTEER CAR-WASHWER IN THE CAR WASH FOR JAPAN EVENT A FEW WEEKS AGO, A SOMEWHAT HUMBLING EXPERIENCE. BUT HE’S BEEN WRITING, DIRECTING AND PRODUCING PRODUCTIONS FORT YEARS.
(ON-CAM) WHAT HE DIDN’T TELL US AT THAT TIME WAS THAT HIS CREATION, “GET A JOB” WAS SCREENING AT THE BIG ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL. NOT ONLY DID IT SCREEN THERE, BETWEEN HIS TRIPS BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN HAWAI’I AND MAUI, BUT IT WON THE AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD FOR BEST FILM. “GET A JOB” WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THEATERS FOR STILL A WHILE, BUT SOON IT WILL BE IMMORTALIZED ON DVD. KOHNE IS WORKING ON HIS NEXT FILM, “BROTHERS KULEANA” AND HIOPE TO BEGIN SHOOTING THE ALL-MAUI PRODUCTION, BY THE END OF THE YEAR.
J: UP NEXT IN SPORTS, IT’S SUMMER IN THE M-IL, SO WE’LL UPDATE YOU ON MAUI-CENTRIC SPORTS NEWS WHEN WE COME BACK. AND, IN CURTAIN CALL, CAN YOU TELL THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ILLUSIONS AND ALLUSIONS? PAUL JANES-BROWN CAN AND HE HAS HIS REVIEW THAT’S UP NEXT IN CURTAIN CALL ON MAUI TV NEWS.
J: CHECKING SPORTS – THE BOYS OF SUMMER ARE STEPPING UP TO THE PLATE STARTING THIS WEEK. NA KOA IKAIKA MAUI WON THEIR DIVISION AND ALMOST WON IT ALL ON THE GOLDEN BASEBALL LEAGUE DURING THEIR INAUGURAL YEAR. THIS YEAR THEY HAVE A NEW MANAGER, SOME NEW PLAYERS AND THEY’RE READY TO PLAY BALL. MANAGER GARY TEMPLETON WAS A MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL ALL STAR WITH THE SAN DIEGO PADRES. IN HI S SECOND LIFE, HE TOOK HIS SKILLS TO CHICO WHERE HE MANAGED THAT TEAM TO THE LEAGUE VICTORY LAST YEAR. HE HOPES TO DO THE SAME HERE ON MAUI. THEY OPENED THEIR SEASON THIS WEEK AND WILL CONTINUE THEIR OPENING HOME STAND AGAINST THE LAKE COUNTY FIELDERS THROUGH NEXT WEDNESDAY. TICKETS START AT JUST SIX DOLLARS, AND FOUR FOR MILITARY AND KEIKI.
J: BEFORE WE ADVANCE TO THIS WEEK’S CURTAIN CALL, WE WANT TO MAKE A CORRECTION . IN LAST WEEK’S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS WE MADE AN ERROR IN IDENTIFYING THE PHOTOGRAPHER WHO TOOK THE PICTURES USED IN PAUL’S REVIEW OF “TAMING OF THE SHREW.” WE IDENTIFIED THE PHOTOGRAPHER AS JACK GILES – WHEN, IN FACT, THE SHOTS WERE THE EXCELLENT WORK OF JACK GRACE. APOLOGIES AND OUR THANKS TO JACK FOR HIS EXCELLENT WORK AND FOR MAKING THEM AVAILABLE TO US AT MAUI TV NEWS.
NOW, TO THIS WEEK’S CURTAIN CALL. ALLUSIONS OF SPACE IS THE LATEST EXHIBIT AT THE MAUI ARTS & CULTURAL CENTER’S SCHAEFER INTERNATIONAL GALLERY, PAUL JANES-BROWN TOOK THE SHOW IN AND HAS THIS REVIEW.
PJB: THE FEATURED ARTISTS IN THIS SHOW ARE DOROTHY FAISSON, JENNIFER OWEN AND CARL JENNINGS. THIS IS A SHOW FULL OF DELIGHTS FOR THE EYE, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, IT IS CALCULATED BY SCHAEFER GALLERY DIRECTOR, NEIDA BANGERTER TO STIMULATE THE IMAGINATION.
WHEN IT COMES TO IMAGINATION THERE ARE FEW WHO CAN TOP DOROTHY FAISSON. TO DISCUSS HER CRITICISM OF LAWNS, SHE HAS INVENTED A PSEUDO SCIENTIFIC EXHIBIT THAT IS SO CONVINCING ONE VIEWER HAD TO BE DISABUSED OF THE HISTORICAL ACCURACY OF FAISSON’S PRESENTATION. FAISSON HAS GONE SO FAR AS TO CREATE A WEB SITE AND A FILM.
THE FILM IS AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING AND I RECOMMEND THAT ONE LOOK AT IT BEFORE VIEWING THE EXHIBIT. IT IS HIGHLY ENTERTAINING AND WILL HELP TO ILLUMINATE FAISSON’S EXHIBIT.
THE CONCEIT IS THAT LAWNS ARE THE ROOT OF ALL EVIL. WELL MAYBE NOT ALL, BUT A GOOD BIT. FAISSON WONDERS HOW LAWNS CAME TO BE AND DECIDED THAT THEY HAVE TO HAVE BEEN TRANSPORTED BY BOATS. OUA LAH THE LAWN BOAT WAS INVENTED. HER EXHIBIT CHRONICLES THE HISTORICAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE LAWN BOAT FROM IMAGES OF IT’S DESIGN PHASE, WHERE TUBS WERE USED TO DETERMINE HOW MUCH WATER A TYPICAL LAWNBOAT WOULD DISPLACE, TO A TRYPTICH ON COPPER OF LAWN BOATS PREPARING TO DISCOURAGE THEIR WARES ON AN AWAITING BARREN ISLAND.
FAISSON SURMISES THAT THE DESTRUCTION OF THE SANDALWOOD FORESTS WAS CAUSED BY THE HISTORICAL LAWN COMMERCE. LAWNS HAVE TAKEN THE PLACE OF THE FORESTS. SHE EVEN SEES LAWN ROCKETS, BECAUSE, AFTERALL THE MOON IS BARREN AND IN NEED OF LANDSCAPING.
ONE OF THE MOST FASCINATING PARTS OF THIS MOST AMUSING DISPLAY IS THE LAWNBOAT CAPTAIN’S QUARTERS COMPLETE WITH A COLLABORATIVE PIECE BETWEEN DITMAR HOERL AND FAISSON OF THE CAPTAIN’S LAWN BED. THE SHRINE TO SAINT BRENDEN THE PATRON SAINT OF MARINERS IS ANOTHER FASCINATING ASSEMBLAGE. BE SURE TO READ THE LETTERS ON THE CAPTAIN’S TABLE AND DON’T MISS THE LAWNBOAT HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEMORABILIA.
JENNIFER OWEN IS A PROTÉGÉ OF THE LATE GREAT TOSHIKO TAKEYEZU, WHO THE N.Y. TIMES SAID IN HER OBITUARY, “HELPED TO ELEVATE CERAMICS FROM THE CREATION OF FUNCTIONAL VESSELS TO A FINE ART.” I CAN’T HELP BUT THINK HER MENTOR IS SMILING UP IN HEAVEN ON THE ACHIEVEMENT OF THE WORK HER STUDENT IS SHOWING HERE. TAKAEZU’S MANTRA WAS “NO ASHTRAYS , NO SOUVENIRS.” AND OWEN HAS CERTAINLY TAKEN THAT TO HEART. FOR OWEN’ S ALLUSION TO SPACE SHE HAS CHOSEN NA HALE AKOAKOA, A GATHERING PLACE AND SHE IS SHOWING A SERIES OF ARCHITECTURALLY INSPIRED CERAMIC SCULPTURES.
FOR MORE THAN FOUR YEARS OWEN HAS BEEN WORKING TO DEVELOP THIS TECHNIQUE AND THIS SHOW IS THE CULMINATION OF ALL THAT WORK . THE VIEWER NEEDS TO APPRECIATE WHAT SHE HAS DONE. CLAY IS HIGHLY AMENABLE TO THE ROUND FORMS AND SOFT EDGES , WE ARE ALL FAMILIAR WITH. HOWEVER FLAT SURFACES AND SHARP EDGES AS OWEN IS EXHIBITING HERE ARE VIRTUALLY UNHEARD OF. THE TECHNIQUE TO CREATE THESE FORMS IS REMARKABLY DIFFICULT AND OWEN IS DEMONSTRATING TRUE MASTERY.
SHE STARTS OUT WITH SMALL MAQUETTES TO TEST OUT HER IDEAS AND THEN ENLARGES AND ELABORATES UPON THEM LIKE A JAZZ MUSICIAN IMPROVISING.
BROUGHT UP IN A HOUSE DESIGNED BY A PROTÉGÉ OF FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, OWEN HAS ALWAYS BEEN FASCINATED BY AND WITH ARCHITECTURE AND THESE GATHERING PLACES SHE IS SHOWING FEEL LIKE THEY COULD BE LIVED IN.
BESIDES ARCHITECTURE, OWEN HAS BEEN INTERESTED IN MONUMENTAL PROJECTS. SHE HAS DEVELOPED TWO IN SMALLER FORM, WHICH SHE FEELS COULD BE ENLARGED TO MONUMENTAL SIZE AND INSTALLED IN SOME PUBLIC PLACE.
LIKE MANY ARTISTS, SHE IS AN ADMIRER OF THE GREAT SATORU ABE AND HERE SHE HAS TWO PIECES THAT ARE REMINISCENT OF THE MASTER. IN FACT THIS ONE IS A TRIBUTE TO THE MASTER.
OWEN CONTINUES TO STRIVE AND GROW AND I LOOK FOR GREAT THINGS FROM HER IN THE FUTURE.
CARL JENNINGS IS A LIVERPUDLIAN WHO NOW TEACHES ART AT KAPIOLANI COMMUNITY COLLEGE. WHILE HIS DEGREE IS IN FINE ARTS HE MINORED IN PHILOSOPHY AND HIS ALLUSION IS AN EXPLORATION OF THE HOUSES OF THE ASTRONOMERS. HE SAID THAT HE WANTED TO EXPLORE THE VANTAGE POINT OF ASTRONOMERS. HE WAS LOOKING AT ASTRONOMERS AS METAPHORICAL PARTS OF US SEEKING PERSPECTIVE AND UNDERSTANDING BEYOND OUR EVERYDAY ROUTINE CONSCIOUSNESS.
THE WORK HE IS PRESENTING IS UNCOMMONLY REVEALING. THE ARTIST SHOWS US THROUGH THIS EXHIBITION WHAT HIS PROCESS WAS IN COMING TO THE FINAL PIECE. HE HAS MINIATURE WOODEN HOUSES HE USED TO MODEL THE HOUSES IN THE PAINTINGS AND THEN HE SHOWS SOME EARLY DRAWINGS OF STUDIES FOR THE PAINTINGS ON DISPLAY.
THIS IS HIGHLY INSTRUCTIVE AND A LITTLE LIKE LOOKING BEHIND THE CURTAIN IN THE WIZARD OF OZ. THE VIEWER IS GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET A GLIMPSE OF THE CREATIVE PROCESS. SOMETHING BANGERTER DELIGHTS IN SHARING WITH MAUI VISITORS TO THE SCHAEFFER INTERNATIONAL GALLERY.
A TEACHER ONCE SAID GREATNESS IS DETERMINED BY THE DEGREE OF SELECTIVITY. HERE WE ARE SHOWN THAT SELECTIVITY AND WE CAN JUDGE FOR OURSELVES.
ALLUSIONS OF SPACE IS ON UNTIL JUN 25, GO AND SEE IT AND MAKE SURE YOU BUDGET ENOUGH TIME TO TAKE EVERYTHING IN. FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO MAUITVNEWS.COM AND CLICK ON THE LINK FOR COMING ATTRACTIONS.
THAT’S CURTAIN CALL FOR THIS WEEK I’M PJB, GREATER TUNA OPENS AT PRO ARTS THIS WEEKEND, I’LL HAVE A REVIEW NEXT WEEK. A HUI HOU STAY TUNED FOR COMING ATTRACTIONS RIGHT AFTER THESE MESSAGES – ON MAUI TV NEWS.
J: READY, SET, PLAN! IT’S TIME FOR A PACKED SESSION OF COMING ATTRACTIONS – A VERITABLE “SKAD” OF THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN THE DAYS AND WEEKS AHEAD AROUND MAUI.
NOT THE LEAST OF WHICH IS “SHREW TAKING” AT MAUI ON STAGE. PERFORMANCES ARE FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT AT 7-30 AND A SUNDAY MATINEE AT 3 – BUT ONLY THROUGH THIS WEEKEND AT THE HISTORIC IAO THEATER IN WAILUKU.
ALSO ALL WEEKEND THE BARRIO FIESTA TAKES OVER THE WAR MEMORIAL COMPLEX FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY WITH MUSIC, COSTUMES, PAGEANTS AND THE MOST AMAZING FOOD YOU’LL EVER TASTE.
“GREATER TUNA” – SOUNDS LIKE AN AD CAMPAIGN DARRIN STEPHENS WOULD HAVE COME UP WITH. FRESH ON THE HEELS OF THE SUCCESSFUL RUN OF “RATS” AT PRO ARTS OF THE PACIFIC IN KIHEI, NEXT UP IT’S “GREATER TUNA.” IT’S A WORLD-WIDE COMEDY HIT WHERE JUST TWO ACTORS PLAY DOZENS OF ROLES APIECE, ALL REPRESENTING LIFE IN THE MYTHICAL TOWN OF TUNA, TEXAS. “GREATER TUNA” WILL WRAP UP PRO-ARTS 2011 SPRING SEASON STARTING WITH THEIR FIRST PERFORMANCE THIS WEEKEND AND WRAPPING UP JUNE 9TH.
THIS SATURDAY THERE’S A WONDERFUL ANNUAL FUNDRAISER IN THE UPPER WEST SIDE. THE MALE MAKUA FUNDRAISER AT PINEAPPLE GRILL IN KAPALUA IS ORGANIZED BY ROY AND BETTY SAKAMOTO OF SAKAMOTO PROPERTIES AND THEIR AMAZINGLY GIFTED FUNDRAISER, MITCH MITCHELL – WHO, AS WE TOLD YOU LAST WEEK SINGLE-HANDEDLY RAISED MORE THAN 33,000 DOLLARS FOR HALE MAKUA AT THE VISITOR INDUSTRY CHARITY WALK. FOR MORE INFO ON THE EVENT, CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.
IF YOU THOUGHT MAY WAS A FUN TIME AT THE HAWAIIAN AQUARIUM, HOLD ONTO YOUR DORSAL FINS BECAUSE JUNE MAY BE EVEN BIGGER! “CORAL: IT’S ALIVE” IS THE MONTH-LONG THEME AND IF YOU THINK THERE AREN’T EXCITING NEW WAYS OF LOOKING AT ONE OF THE PLANET’S OLDEST LIVING ECOSYSTEMS, THEN THINK AGAIN. WORLD OCEANS DAY IS JUNE 8TH – AND THE MAUI OCEAN CENTER WILL JOIN WITH PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS AROUND THE WORLD TO CELEBRATE THE GREATEST PART OF OUR PLANET – BOTH IN AREA AND WONDER – THE OCEAN. MOVIE PREMIERES, PHOTO AND POETRY CONTESTS, A SPECIAL FATHER’S DAY MENU AT SEASCAPE GRILL…NEED WE SAY MORE? PROBABLY, BUT WE’LL LET YOU LOOK FOR YOURSELF. JUST FOLLOW THE COMING ATTRACTIONS LINK AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.
GOLF, FINE FOOD AND WINE. I KNOW HAVE THE DEVOTED ATTENTION OF MANY OF YOU NOW. NEXT WEDNESDAY, THE FIRST OF JUNE, THE WESTIN KA’ANAPALI OCEAN RESORT AND VILLAS ARE HOSTING THEIR INAUGURAL “NINE, WINE AND DINE” SERIES. FOR JUST 99 DOLLARS PER PERSON, YOU’LL ENJOY NINE HOLES OF GOLF STARTING AT 3 P.M., NEXT WEDNESDAY, FOLLOWED BY A WINE RECEPTION AT 6 AND A SUPERB FOUR-COURSE WINE-PAIRED DINNER UNTIL 8-30. THAT IS A DEAL! AND IF YOU’RE NOT A GOLFER, YOU’RE CERTAINLY INVITED TO JOIN FOR THE WINE RECEPTION AND DINNER FOR JUST 75 DOLLARS. WE’VE GOT MORE DETAILS ON OUR WEBSITE. CLICK ON COMING ATTRACTIONS AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.
A WEEK FROM SATURDAY A HUMBLE TARO FARMER WILL BE DIGGING IN THE MUD – AND YOU’RE INVITED TO LEARN AT THE FEET OF A MASTER. KALO: THROUGH THE EYES OF A HAWAIIAN WITH HOKUAU PELLEGRINO IS A TARO-FARMING WORKSHOP TO BE HELD AT MAUI NUI BOTANICAL GARDENS SATURDAY JUNE 4TH FROM 10 UNTIL NOON. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED BUT DON’T MISS THIS EXPERIENCE. TO MAKE THOSE RESERVATIONS – AND YOUR OWN FRESH POI – CLICK THE COMING ATTRACTIONS LINK AT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM.
A QUICK GLANCE AT MORE BIG STUFF IN JUNE INCLUDES “ULUPALAKUA INSPIRES,” FEATURING AWESOME FOOD, WINE AND MUSIC ON JUNE FIFTH. THE, STARTING JUNE SIXTH, IF YOU DON’T KNOW HOW TO SWIM – THEY COUNTY’S GOT YOU COVERED THERE. MAUI COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION IS HOLDING A SERIES OF ADULT LEARN-TO-SWIM CLASSES FROM JUNE 6TH THROUGH JULY 25TH AT THE NEW WAILUKU POOL ON PAKAHI STREET.
HAVE YOU CARED FOR OLDER FAMILY MEMBERS IN THE PAST AND WANT TO HELP OTHERS TO THRIVE? IF YES, UH-MAUI COLLEGE HAS A POWERFUL NEW PROGRAM CALLED “POWERFUL TOOLS FOR CAREGIVERS.” THIS TWO-YEAR-OLD PROGRAM HAS BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL AND THEY’RE LOOKING FOR NEW LEADERS. WE’VE GOT THE DETAILS ON OUR WEBSITE UNDER THE COMING ATTRACTIONS LINK.
LOOKING AHEAD, THE SECOND ANNUAL ROYAL BALL FOR THE ROYAL ORDER OF KAMEHAMEHA IS JUNE 18TH AT THE GRAND WAILEA, AND JUNE 19TH STARTS THE ANNUAL MAKAWAO PLEIN ARTS FESTIVAL. WE’LL HAVE DETAILS ON ALL THESE EVENTS AS THEY GET CLOSER.
FOR DETAILS ON EVERYTHING WE’VE MENTIONED THIS WEEK, VISIT MAUITVNEWS-DOT-COM AND FOLLOW THE LINK TO COMING ATTRACTIONS. AND WE’LL BE BACK TO WRAP UP THIS WEEK’S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS, RIGHT AFTER THIS.
J: THAT’S IT FOR THIS WEEK’S EDITION OF MAUI TV NEWS – MAUI’S WEEKLY TELEVISION AND INTERNET NEWSCAST – IN HIGH DEFINITION – DEVOTING COVERAGE TO THE STORIES THAT MATTER TO MAUI COUNTY. WE HOPE YOU’VE HAD THE CHANCE TO TAKE A TRIP AROUND OUR TOTALLY REDESIGNED WEBSITE. YOU CAN VIEW OUR SHOW IN SEGMENTS BY CLICKING JUST THE STORY YOU WANT TO SEE, OR CLICK THE HEADLINES AND THE ENTIRE SHOW WILL PLAY THROUGH – AND IT’S ALL IN H-D. AND, PLEASE, GIVE US YOUR FEEDBACK. SO FAR WE’VE RECEIVED MANY EMAILS AND COMMENTS ON THINGS FOLKS LIKE THAT ARE NEW – AND SOME OF THE THINGS THEY DON’T LIKE. WE TAKE YOUR FEEDBACK SERIOUSLY.
WE’RE ALSO DOING ONGOING-UPDATES ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER OF THE HEADLINES AND STORIES THAT MATTER TO MAUI COUNTY, SO IF YOU STOP BY OUR FACEBOOK PAGE, CLICK US IF YOU LIKE US! IT’S ALL DESIGNED TO GET YOU TO THE INFORMATION YOU WANT AS QUICKLY AND EASILY AS POSSIBLE, AND TO SHARE THAT INFORMATION WITH OTHER FOLKS WHO SHOULD SEE WHAT’S HAPPENING ON MAUI.
AND WE ALSO INVITE YOU TO CATCH OUR WEEKLY REPORTS EVERY FRIDAY MORNING ON WAKE UP 2-DAY ON KHON-2
THANK YOU FOR WATCHING AND UNTIL NEXT WEEK, ALOHA.
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