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It is with sadness that I received the news that Alexander & Baldwin will transition out of sugar farming after 145 years. This is a significant historic marker for Hawai‘i, the end of an era that touched the lives of generations of hardworking, local families. However, A & B will now pursue diversified agriculture – ...
Read More Governor David Ige’s Statement on the closing of Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co.

KAHULUI – Based on feedback and input received from the Hana community the Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) will not proceed with the Hana Pier rehabilitation project. HDOT reviewed various options for rebuilding the pier and discussed the plans with the community. Given the opposition to the improvements HDOT will remove the Pier. The estimated ...
Read More DOT NEWS RELEASE: Hana Pier to Be Removed Following Public Opposition to Improvement Plan

Nomination Deadline:  February 1, 2016 HONOLULU – The start of a new year also marks the beginning of the annual Hawai‘i Big Tree Competition.  Sponsored by the Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife and American Forests, the Big Tree program focuses attention on the largest trees of particular native species, ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: The Hawai‘i Big Tree Competition Is Accepting Nominations for the Spring 2016 Season!

HONOLULU — The Department of Public Safety is looking to fill Adult Correction Officer (ACO) vacancies on every island.  The recruitment is open on the Department of Human Resources and Development (DHRD) jobseekers webpage and will end on Friday, January 29 at midnight. To qualify, applicants must meet all of the requirements listed on DRHD’s ...
Read More PSD NEWS RELEASE: Adult Correction Officer Recruitment Opens Statewide

Open meeting offers public chance to comment on Real Estate Commission programs, consultations by appointment offer in-person real estate and condominium expertise. HONOLULU – The Real Estate Commission will convene its standing committee meetings at the REALTORS® Association of Maui office on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016. Real estate licensees, government officials, members of the condominium ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: Hawaii Real Estate Commission Meetings and Consultations to Take Place on Maui January 13

National Mentoring Month

Posted on Jan 1, 2016 in Proclamations

HONOLULU —  The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) has tallied community votes for the representatives who will serve on the Maunalua Bay Recreation Advisory Committee.  DOBOR is establishing a community advisory committee for Maunalua Bay ocean users as a forum to provide input on the regulation ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: DLNR announces representatives for Maunalua Bay ocean recreation advisory committee

HONOLULU – The State Tax Department is pleased to announce that Jaysen Morikami has been selected as the new Taxpayer Advocate.  Mr.Morikami has worked to resolve both taxpayers and tax practitioners’ problems the past eleven years in the Department’s Taxpayer Services Section. The Taxpayer Advocate helps taxpayers where: Taxpayers who have unresolved State tax problems ...
Read More DOTAX NEWS RELEASE: New taxpayer advocate gives taxpayers a helping hand

HONOLULU —  The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is investigating the deaths of three Laysan albatross and numerous destroyed nests in the Ka‘ena Point Natural Area Reserve. Thanks to a report made by a concerned citizen on Monday, an officer from DLNR’s Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement, accompanied by the natural area ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: DLNR investigating dead and missing albatross, destroyed nests and eggs in Kaena Point natural area reserve