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HONOLULU — The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) through its attached agency, the Hawaii Strategic Development Corporation (HSDC), announces the fourth annual MaiTai Maui Tech Night, a signature Startup Paradise event held in partnership with a group of Silicon Valley venture capitalists, tech executives and entrepreneurs. “MaiTai Maui Tech Night serves ...
Read More DBEDT NEWS RELEASE: Fourth annual MaiTai Maui Tech Night takes place Tuesday June 14

Deadline for permit applications is Wednesday, July 20, 2016 HILO — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) announces the opening of the hunting season in the Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Forest Reserve (PWW) Youth and Disabled Hunt and Makai Sections pursuant to Title 13, Chapter 123, “Rules Regulating Game ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Feral goat, sheep and pig hunt and ungulate control program announced for the Pu’u Wa’awa’a forest reserve

Programs Accelerate Growth of Hawaii’s Creative Entrepreneurs HONOLULU – The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism’s (DBEDT) Creative Industries Division (CID) announces the participants and coaches for the Music Immersive Program (June 11-15) through the department’s Creative Lab Hawaii (CLH). The program will take place on Hawaii Island, right before the annual Hawaii ...
Read More DBEDT NEWS RELEASE: Creative Lab Hawaii announces music immersive participants for songwriting boot camp and mentors

Hawaii Forest Bird Recovery Project Reminds People, “Birds Not Rats” (Hanapepe, Kauai) – With fewer than 500 ʻakikiki, an endemic Hawaiian honey creeper, (Oreomystis bairdi) left in the wild, a loss of even a couple of eggs to predators like rats is considered a setback to the people trying to save this native species from ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Rats believed to be responsible for eating endangered ‘Akikiki eggs

HONOLULU – The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) today reached a settlement agreement with the Haleiwa Beach House restaurant located at 62-540 Kamehameha Highway. Both parties today signed an Administrative Order of Consent (AOC) that allows the restaurant to operate with a seating capacity previously approved in 2012 for the establishment formerly known as ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Department of Health and Haleiwa Beach House Restaurant reach settlement of wastewater violations

Hawaii Department of Transportation is operating under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST)~Act, Public Law No. 114-94, for federal fiscal years 2016 through 2020…

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu residents that Runway 4R-22L will be closed for nightly airfield maintenance from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. beginning Wednesday night, June 8, 2016 through Saturday morning, June 11, 2016. During this time, flight patterns will be altered to use other operational runways which may cause ...
Read More HDOT NEWS RELEASE: Runway 4R-22L temporarily closed at Honolulu International Airport for airfield maintenance

Top Lawmakers Encourage More Attention to Dying & Degraded Coral Reefs (LAHAINA) – The chairmen of the senate and house legislative committees, that deal with environmental and conservation issues, encouraged their colleagues to become better educated about the degradation of Hawaii’s coral reefs. They made their comments during a special charter tour of West Maui ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: “Boatload of decision makers” reveals plight of West Maui reefs

(HONOLULU) – The Board of Land and Natural Resources (the “Board”) today issued Minute Order No. 9 (the “Order”) in the Contested Case Hearing for the Conservation District Use Application (“CDUA”) for the Thirty Meter Telescope (“TMT”) at the Mauna Kea Science Reserve. In the Order the Board unanimously denied a motion to disqualify retired Hilo judge Riki May Amano as the hearing officer in ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: State land board reaffirms Judge Riki May Amano (ret.) as TMT contested case hearing officer

HAPUNA BEACH, HAWAII  —  Join the Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of State Parks and Big Island partner organizations, on Wednesday, June 8 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., for “World Oceans Day” at Hapuna Beach State Recreation Area South Pavilion.  World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and an ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Celebrate “World Oceans Day” June 8 at Hapuna Beach State Park