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(Honolulu) – A juvenile whale shark that was entangled with heavy rope in recent weeks has been freed. On Sunday a group of free divers located the whale shark off Kaunolū, Lānaʻi and after five dives were able to successfully help cut the line. The whale shark was in approximately 30 to 40 feet water ...
Read More DLNR News Release- Entangled Whale Shark freed off Lanai

HILO — The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) Harbors Division unveiled a mural today in the Hilo Harbor cruise passenger terminal commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Hilo Massacre; one of Hawaii’s earliest labor disputes. The unveiling and public presentation was done in conjunction with the annual observance by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Mural unveiling commemorates dock workers struggles in Hilo

KA IWI EXPLORATIONS 2018

Posted on Aug 1, 2018 in Proclamations

DRIVE ALOHA MONTH

Posted on Aug 1, 2018 in Proclamations

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) advises Oahu motorists that the westbound H-201 Moanalua Freeway at the Puuloa Road overpass will be closed nightly during the overnight hours of 10:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. on Tuesday night, July 31, 2018 through Friday morning, Aug. 3, 2018, for the installation of a new dynamic ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Nightly closure of the westbound H-201 Moanalua Freeway starting July 31 for Dynamic Message Sign installation

Hawaii’s Visitor Statistics Results for the First Half and June 2018 HONOLULU – George D. Szigeti, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), issued the following comments on Hawaii’s visitor statistics results for the first half of 2018 and month of June. “Hawaii’s tourism industry did extremely well in the first half of ...
Read More Hawaii Visitor Spending Increased 10.8 Percent to .26 Billion in First Half of 2018

WAINIHA, Kauai – The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) announces the following modifications to the schedule for limited local access to the communities of Wainiha and Haena on the north shore of Kauai to take effect beginning Monday, August 6, 2018. Monday through Saturday (IN EFFECT 8/6) • 5:50 AM Wainiha to Hanalei • 6:20 ...
Read More HDOT News Release: Updated schedule for limited local access to Wainiha, Haena via Kuhio Highway begins August 6

HILO – The Hawaii Department of Transportation, Airports Division (HDOT) will be holding a public information meeting on commercial helicopter flights over the residential areas of Hilo. HDOT, Federal Aviation Administration Western Region and Hawaii Helicopter Association representatives will be present to receive community input and answer questions. Community members are encouraged to attend.   ...
Read More HDOT News Release:: Public Information meeting on Hilo commercial helicopter flights scheduled for August 14

State And Federal Agencies Continue Investigation Into Monk Seal Deaths   (Honolulu) – The investigation into the recent deaths of three Hawaiian monk seals on Molokai is continuing by officers from the NOAA Office of Law Enforcement (OLE) and the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE).   A non-tagged, so unidentified juvenile male ...
Read More DLNR News Release-Molokai Community Leaders Urge Respect for Monk Seals, 7-31-18

Hawai‘i Department of Health convenes Medical Cannabis Outstanding Issues Working Group meeting to address employment issues and manufacturing and distribution of edible medical cannabis products Wednesday, August 1, 2018 2 – 4 p.m. HONOLULU — The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) will convene a Medical Use of Cannabis Outstanding Issues Working Group tomorrow to address ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: DOH convenes Medical Cannabis Outstanding Issues Working Group meeting on Aug. 1