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Gov. David Y. Ige and Chief Information Officer (CIO) Todd Nacapuy will announce new governance requirements to ensure success for State of Hawaii information technology (IT) programs and projects. What:  News Conference Regarding IT Program Governance When:  Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015; 11:30 a.m. Where:  Office of the Governor, Hawaii State Capitol, 5th Floor Who: Gov. ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE MEDIA ADVISORY: Ige Administration Strengthens IT Program Governance

HONOLULU —   The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife is seeking entries in an art contest to depict a Game Mammal and Game Bird for its 2016-2017 Hawai‘i Wildlife Conservation and Game Bird Stamp. The conservation stamp is required on the Hawai‘i State hunting license, and the game bird hunting ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Hawai’i wildlife conservation stamp contest, 2016-17 announcement

(HONOLULU) – Two massive, twin-rotor, CH-47 Hawaii Army National Guard Chinook helicopters airlifted some one hundred tons of fence panels, poles, and associated equipment to two separate locations in the Koolau Mountains on Oahu.  The materials will be used to erect predator-proof fencing in the Poamoho Forest Reserve and the Kaluanui Natural Area Reserve (NAR), ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: 100 tons of fencing material airlifted to Oahu Forest & Natural Reserves

(HONOLULU) –  The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of State Parks has set up a new on-line format to issue free annual permits for anyone wanting to drive a vehicle into the Mokuleia section of Kaena Point State Park Reserve on Oahu’s north shore. Today the DLNR Division of State Parks released ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: New on-line system streamlines process for Kaena Point access permits

(HONOLULU) – The Kokee Forest Restoration and Recovery Project on Kauai is being recognized by the U.S.D.A. Forest Service for the 2015 Western Regional Forester’s Honor Award.  The project is ambitious in that it strives to reforest nearly 1,000 acres of burnt Eucalyptus and Pine plantations using koa and other native trees and plants.  The ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Division of Forestry & Wildlife team recognized for Kokee efforts

HONOLULU — In observance of the 74th anniversary of the Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor and other installations across the state, Gov. David Y. Ige will honor survivors and those who lost their lives, at a ceremony at Kilo Pier, Joint Base Pearl Harbor. As our national and State of Hawai’i flags continue ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor Ige honors survivors and the fallen on anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack

HONOLULU — Fans of the Department of Land and Natural Resources’ annual State Historic Preservation Division (SHPD) photographic calendar will find a unique historic journey in the 2016 edition. It highlights the evolution of Hawaii’s agricultural field systems, from the first Polynesian voyagers, up to the modern revitalization of some systems by nonprofit groups. Proponents ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Traditional agricultural field systems of Hawai’i are focus of 2016 state historic preservation calendar

(KIHEI, MAUI) – Today, a group of volunteers returned from Kanapou, Kaho’olawe after spending the last four days removing marine debris from the shores of the protected and culturally significant island.  This project was funded by the Department of Land and Natural Resources’  “Japan Goodwill Fund.” In 2013 the State of Hawaii received $250,000 as ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Japan tsunami marine debris fund helps clean Kaho’olawe

HONOLULU – The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) announces its new Hawaii State Trade and Export Promotion Assistance Program (HiSTEP-AP), which will provide direct awards to individual companies to participate in export marketing activities. The program is supported by funding from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).  Application proposals may request a ...
Read More DBEDT NEWS RELEASE: DBEDT announces new export development assistance program

KAILUA-KONA – The Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority (NELHA) businesses are experiencing a surge in product sales, which are a major factor in Hawaii’s aquaculture record high sales in 2014. A review of export data indicates a majority of this increase in production is also being exported outside the U.S.  Products produced at NELHA ...
Read More DBEDT NEWS RELEASE: Businesses at NELHA Experience Spectacular Growth in Production and Exports