Hawaii Travel News 02/18/2011
Tourism officials introduce Hawaiian language greeting at Honolulu Airport
The Hawaii Tourism Authority will debut the very first Hawaiian language greeting message today. The 40 second greeting will be played every 30 minutes throughout the Honolulu International Airport.
Roseanne Barr filming reality show in Hawaii | KHON2 Hawaii’s News Leader
I had no idea Roseanne was living on the Big Island! Apparently she lives on a macadamia nut farm on the Hamakua coast.
Soda Tax Dies; Alcohol Tax Hike Still Alive – Honolulu News Story – KITV Honolulu
A controversial proposal to tax sugary sodas and other beverages appears to be close to death at the legislature.
But a 50 percent increase in the alcohol tax is still alive.
3 New Night Spots on Hotel Street | Pacific Reader
Nightlife in Honolulu is always changing, and the little pocket of nocturnal trendiness that is downtown Honolulu has recently found a few new additions.
Time Lapse Video of Hawaii’s Pu’u O’o Crater Erupting
I saw this first on the nightly news… Amazing!
The Search for an “Authentic” Hawaiian Luau – Holoholo Wale
This article captures the dilemma of most visitors who want to attend a luau while in Hawaii. I'm in agreement that for locals, a "baby's first luau" is the most authentic you can find, but authenticity shouldn't necessarily be your only criteria when choosing a luau if you are looking to enjoy it.
Sea urchins the perfect janitors to keep Kaneohe coral clean – Hawaii News – Staradvertiser.com
A creative use for wana (sea urchins) to help keep harmful seaweed from overcrowing the coral reef in Kaneohe. Interesting!
It’s hana hou as Carrere wins a second Grammy – Hawaii News – Staradvertiser.com
Tia Carrere's win at the Grammy awards has sparked lots of controversy in the Hawaiian music community. Many believe she won on name recognition in a category filled with serious local recording artists – she doesn't even live in Hawaii despite being born here.
1800s whaling ship found in isle waters – Hawaii News – Staradvertiser.com
A whaling ship sunk in the 1820s was discovered in waters northwest of Hawaii, revealing artifacts of whaling in the Pacific.
Wet weather creates massive sinkhole in Waiehu | KHON2 Hawaii’s News Leader
Maui has had some crazy weather this week – flooding on South Kihei Road, a funnel cloud, and this huge sinkhole in Waiehu.