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  NOAA/DLNR Project Provides Fish & Mammal Friendly Hooks for Free (HILO) – At Sunday’s 13th annual Tokunaga Ulua Challenge Fishing Tournament weigh-in, you’d hear a call for “Mr. Barbless Hook.”  That would be Kurt Kawamoto, a fisheries biologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center.  Kawamoto earned the ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Barbless Circle Hooks angling for converts

WAHIAWA, OAHU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of State Parks will completely close the boat ramp and parking area at the Wahiawa Freshwater State Recreation Area, on Walker Avenue, from June 13 through July 1, 2016 and reopen on July 2, 2016. Other areas of the park, including the park entrance, ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Boat ramp closes June 13- July 1 at Wahiawa Freshwater State Recreation area for accessibility renovations

HONOLULU — Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), together with the Maui County Civil Defense Agency, will conduct siren testing in Maui County at the following location during the respective date and time listed below: Wednesday, June 15 (9 a.m. – 12 p.m.) Area of Kalaupapa Settlement and National Historical Park Residents nearby may hear the ...
Read More HI-EMA NEWS RELEASE: Siren testing in Maui County

HONOLULU — By order of Governor David Ige, the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard in the State of Hawai‘i until sunset, June 16, 2016. This action is to honor ...
Read More GOVERNORS NEWS RELEASE:Flags to fly at half-staff honoring the victims of the attack in Orlando, Florida

PUAKŌ, HAWAII – An educational workshop is planned on Saturday, June 11, for interested community members who want to learn more about ongoing resource management and conservation in Puakō. Puakō Makai Watch will host, ‘’Ike Kai,” which is designed to inform and engage community members on how they can volunteer with the Puakō Makai Watch ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: Puako makai watch hosts workshop for interested volunteers

HONOLULU  —   Beginning on July 1, 2016, all vessel registration transfers in the State of Hawai‘i will require a notarized bill of sale to be presented to registering agency the Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR). Presently, DOBOR needs to match a vessel owner’s signature on record with ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: State boating division to require notarized bill of sale for transfer of vessel registration

Punahou’s 175th Birthday

Posted on Jun 9, 2016 in Proclamations

HONOLULU – Today the Hawaii State Department of Health, Department of Education (HIDOE), and University of Hawaii released high school data from the 2015 Hawaii Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) for the state and all four counties. The YRBS is a bi-annual survey that regularly monitors the health risk behaviors of public, non-charter school students ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: New findings show promising trends in Hawaii student health behaviors

DESIGNED TO REDUCE FALL INJURIES AMONG KUPUNA HONOLULU – Fall-related injuries and fatalities among Hawaii seniors are reaching troubling numbers.  Every year in Hawaii an average of 86 seniors die, 1,912 are hospitalized, and 8,010 are treated in emergency departments. Falls disproportionately affect the elderly, and statistics show those older than age 65 are the ...
Read More DOH NEWS RELEASE: Statewide fall prevention awareness campaign June 22- August 30