WAILUKU, Maui, Hawaii – The County of Maui’s Department of Environmental Management reported that a wastewater overflow of approximately 56 gallons occurred Monday on Kenolio Road, Kihei due to grease in the mainline. The overflow was reported at 9 a.m. and was stopped by 11 a.m.
Wastewater flowed out of three manholes fronting the Southpointe Apartments at 480 Kenolio Road. Approximately 40 gallons entered a nearby storm drain. No wastewater reached the ocean.
Department of Environmental Management crews on scene cleared the mainline, removed all standing wastewater, disinfected the spill site and the Department of Health was notified.
For more information contact Wastewater Reclamation Division Chief Eric Nakagawa at 270-7422.
Wailea, HI (May 28, 2013) – Eddie Aikau, represented by his family, and Nainoa Thompson will receive 2013 Maui Film Festival Visionary Awards, it was announced today by Barry Rivers, Director of the event, which will be held June 12-16, 2013, at the Wailea Resort in Maui.
The Maui Film FestivalVisionary Award is being presented to this year’s honorees for living lives beyond limits, outside of fear. The awards will be presented at the Celestial Cinema located at the Wailea Gold & Emerald Golf Course on June 12, 2013 before the screening of HAWAIIAN: THE LEGEND OF EDDIE AIKAU. Tickets and passes are available at www.mauifilmfestival.com .
“The Maui Film Festival is deeply touched to have the privilege to present 2013 Visionary Awards, given previously to only H.H The 14th Daiai Lama, to both the Aikau ‘ohana in memory of Eddie Aikau and to Nainoa Thompson,” Said Rivers. “Both men have helped guide not only the mission of the Maui
Film Festival, but even more importantly, people all over the world to navigate their personal life journeys in service to the great good.”
Aikau is one of the most respected names in surfing. He was the first lifeguard at Waimea Bay on the island of Oahu. He saved many lives and became well known as a big-wave surfer. Aikau was a true symbol of Aloha. Born on the island of Maui, Aikau moved to O’ahu with his family in 1959. In 1968, he became the first lifeguard hired by the City & County of Honolulu to work on the North Shore. Not one life was lost while he served as lifeguard at Waimea Bay.
Aikau braved surf that often reached 20 feet high or more to make a rescue. He became very famous for surfing the big Hawaiian surf and won several surfing awards including First Place at the prestigious 1977 Duke Kahanamoku Invitational Surfing Championship. The local saying, “Eddie Would Go,” refers to his stoke to take on big waves that other surfers would shy away from and his courage to make a rescue in impossible situations. Aikau became involved in perpetuating his Hawaiian heritage.
In 1976, the Polynesian Voyaging Society sailed the Hokule’a on a successful 30-day, 2,500-mile journey following the ancient route of the Polynesian migration between the Hawaiian and Tahitian islands. In 1978, a second voyage of the traditional sailing canoe was planned. At 31 years of age, Aikau was selected for this voyage as a crewmember. The Hokule’a left the Hawaiian Islands on March 16, 1978. The double-hulled voyaging canoe developed a leak in one of the hulls and later capsized in stormy weather about twelve miles south of the island of Molokai. In an attempt to get to land to save his crew and the Hokule’a, Aikau paddled toward Lanai on his surfboard. Hours later a commercial airplane spotted the Hokule’a and the rest of the crew were soon rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard. Aikau was missing at sea. Despite great search efforts Aikau was never seen again.
Over the past 35 years, Thompson has inspired and led a revival of the traditional arts associated with long-distance ocean voyaging in Hawaiʻi and throughout Polynesia. He developed and teaches a system of wayfinding, or non-instrument navigation, synthesizing traditional principles of ancient Pacific navigation and modern science. He is the first Hawaiian to practice the art of wayfinding on long distance ocean voyages since such voyaging ended in Hawai’i around the 14th century.
Thompson continues to develop and implement a multi-disciplined, culturally relevant educational
program focused on teaching children of Hawaiʻi the values of Polynesian voyaging. The program emphasizes both traditional and modern scientific knowledge about the environment, and stresses the importance of eco-cultural principles for ensuring the conservation of resources and a safe, healthy, sustainable future for Hawaiʻi and Island Earth. Thompson is the recipient of numerous community awards, including the Unsung Hero of Compassion, which was in 2012 awarded by the Dalai Lama on behalf of the organization Wisdom in Action; and the Native Hawaiian Education Association’s Manomano Ka ʻIke (Depth and Breadth of Knowledge) Educator of the Year Award.
Thompson is a graduate of Punahou School and the University of Hawaiʻi, where he earned a BA in Ocean Science.
Contractors will install a fire hydrant and other appurtenances for fire protection purposes on South Kihei Road on Wednesday night, May 29. The project will begin at 10 p.m. and should be completed by 6 a.m. Thursday morning.
During the cut-in, customers will be without water on South Kihei Road from the Kaiau Place intersection to Dolphin Plaza. Maui Coast Hotel, WorldMark by Trendwest, Kamaole Beach Royale Resort, and Kamaole Beach Club will be affected. In addition, motorists in the area should drive carefully as local traffic will be affected.
Customers may want to flush their waterlines for a short time on Thursday morning to ensure that no sediment has accumulated in their waterlines during the project.
Affected customers have been notified by the contractor and are advised to store water for the night if needed. In addition, customers are requested to call the 24-hour service line (270-7633) only if a water problem occurs.
The National Weather Service in Honolulu has EXTENDED the FLOOD ADVISORY for MAUI ISLAND thru 11:00 a.m. this morning.
A Flood Advisory means nuisance flooding is occurring or imminent. This advisory may be extended if heavy rain persists.
EFFECTS: At 7:50 a.m. radar showed downpours anchored over the east slope of Haleakala, upslope from Hana and Kipahulu. Other locations in the advisory include but are not limited to Kaupo, Nahiku and Keanae.
PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES: STAY AWAY FROM STREAMS, DRAINAGE DITCHES AND LOW LYING AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING. RAINFALL AND RUNOFF WILL ALSO CAUSE HAZARDOUS DRIVING CONDITIONS DUE TO PONDING AND POOR BRAKING ACTION. DO NOT CROSS FAST FLOWING OR RISING WATER IN YOUR VEHICLE OR ON FOOT. TURN AROUND…DON’T DROWN.
INFORMATION: Maui County Civil Defense will continue to monitor the situation. Please listen to your local radio and TV stations or NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts for any updates. NOAA Weather Broadcasts can be reached by calling 1-866-944-5025. 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.
MAKAWAO, MAUI – Senator Mazie K. Hirono joined veterans and their families today at the Memorial Day Service at Maui Veterans Cemetery. In her remarks, she recognized the brave men and women who have served and sacrificed for our freedom. Her remarks read below:
“This morning, we gather to pay our respects and remember the men and women who sacrificed their lives in defense of our nation.
“I am pleased to spend this Memorial Day with you on Maui, among friends and family. Maui: home of many of our service men and women who departed to other wars, those that are still deployed, and those Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Coast Guardsmen in American uniforms across the globe.
“For those Americans, who volunteer and recognize the call to duty, they do not hesitate when our nation is in peril. Throughout our nation’s history, men (and today women) joined the ranks in the defense of liberty and freedom. The attacks on our country on December 7th, 1941 as well as the attacks on September 11th, 2001 moved many sons and daughters, mothers and fathers, brothers and sisters into harm’s way. We have been and continue to be a nation forward-deployed in defense of America’s ideals, values, and freedom.
“Today we gather to recognize the sacrifice of not just our military members, but the support of the military families, who do without a loved one while the service member is deployed in harm’s way. We also share the grief and sense of loss in the families that mourn for those that have died in service. We gather here on Maui as millions throughout the world remember.
“Maui answered the call to service in all our wars and the many are represented by a few that we remember this morning.
“Maui is the home of members of the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, the 100th Battalion and the Military Intelligence Service. Kaoru Moto of Makawao joined the war in Europe and later received the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Maui is the home of Anthony Kahoohanohano who served in the Korean War. Who died fighting valiantly in desperate combat, and received the Congressional Medal of Honor.
“Maui is the home of Albert Cabanayan, a United States Marine, who perished in Vietnam.
“Maui is the home of Kraig Vickers, who died serving with the Navy SEALS in Afghanistan.
“These brave individuals gave their lives in service and represent the millions who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
“All across our state and across America, the flags of our cemeteries fly at half-staff to commemorate those who died while in service. At noon, the flags will be raised to full staff to recognize that their sacrifices wave high in our hearts, and their memories at their fullest.
Let us remember the men and women who have fallen in duty to their nation…our nation. There is a saying that a person suffers two deaths: The first is when the body dies; the second death occurs when we forget. Let us never forget those that served honorably. Let us commemorate their sacrifice and celebrate them, no matter their resting places whether in the cemeteries of our nation or within the foreign soil where they fell throughout the world.
“I wish you the finest of days in the freedom fought and paid for by these patriots.
May you be blessed and have peace in this wonderful nation, the United States of America.
Senator Hirono’s remarks were part of the solemn pageantry that returns to Makawao Veterans Cemetery every year on Memorial Day. The days is marked with the planting of new American flags on every grave, a helicopter drop of thousands of red, white and blue carnation blossoms, flower and lei presentations to the fallen, the playing of Taps and a 21-gun salute.
An early morning fire in Lahaina is being slassified as “accidental,” though about $5,000 in damage was done. Flames from the blaze at the Maui Grown Coffee baseyard lit up the early morning sky.
Maui Fire Department crews from the Lahaina and Napili fire stations responded to a structure fire in the Maui Grown coffee base yard, off of Keawe Street Lahaina at 4:33 a.m. today.
The structure was a small wooden shed, about 15 feet by 10 feet, used as a sleeping area for a property caretaker. The shed and a large pile of wood pallets next to it were fully involved upon arrival by firefighters arrived, but was brought under control at 4:55 a.m.
The caretaker was off the property when the fire occurred. The shed was totally destroyed as well as a canopy used to store coffee bags. Damages were given to be at $5,000.00. No injuries were reported and the fire was classified as accidental.
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