Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay in-the-know with daily or weekly
headlines delivered straight to your inbox.
Cancel
×

Big Island News Chevron Forward

Update: High surf advisory again extended for south-facing shores

Includes touthern shorelines of North and South Kona, Kaʻū and Puna on the Big Island. Beachgoers, swimmers and surfers should exercise caution when entering the water.

Governor issues proclamation celebrating Hawai‘i’s school nurses

Hawaiʻi Gov. Josh Green, M.D., issued a proclamation recognizing National School Nurse Day on May 8, 2024.

Michael Konowicz announces candidacy for Hawai‘i County representing Kohala Districts

He will be going up against incumbent Cindy Evans.

Business Monday: OUTRIGGER Kona Resort & Spa begins new era with $60M face-lift

The face-lift was guided and inspired by the concept of “kōī au,” symbolizing a flowing current and eloquence. Hawaiian culture and the historic significance of Keauhou Bay, the birthplace of King Kamehameha III, are also at the forefront of the resort’s new look.

Wind advisory issued for Big Island summits

High winds can forcefully open doors and damage hinges or slam doors shut, possibly causing injuries.

Eradicating invasive coconut rhinoceros beetle means protecting economy, ecosystem and Hawaiian culture

Hawai’i County Council joins the battle to push the pests back by supporting Hawai’i County Department of Environmental Management public awareness and outreach initiative aimed at minimizing breeding grounds on the Big Island.

Activity up slightly with increase in quakes under Kīlauea caldera, upper East Rift Zone

Seismicity remains above background levels. Ground deformation also continues beneath Halemaʻumaʻu and the south caldera region. Magma has been pressurizing the system beneath Halemaʻumaʻu and Kīlauea’s south caldera region for several weeks.

Fire at Kailua-Kona laundromat put out Saturday morning

The depart estimated a loss of $750,000 as a result of the incident.

National recruitment for next UH president to begin in late May

The national recruitment for the next president of the University of Hawaiʻi 10-campus system will officially begin in late May 2024 after the UH Board of Regents approved the position description and leadership profile at its May 16 monthly meeting.

Long-awaited work on Hulihe‘e Palace seawall begins

Manu Powers, regent and president of Daughters of Hawaiʻi, an organization that takes care of the palace, said workers from Isemoto Contracting Co. were hired to do the wall and sidewalk work.

Merrie Monarch Chevron Forward

Support for Maui abounded during competition nights at the Merrie Monarch Hula Festival
Kaua‘i fills Līhu‘e Airport to welcome hālau hula home from Merrie Monarch Festival
O‘ahu hālau captures overall win in 61st annual Merrie Monarch Hula Festival
Winning 2024 Miss Aloha Hula competition a dream come true for Oʻahu dancer
2024 Miss Aloha Hula from O‘ahu; Merrie Monarch Hula competition continues tonight with group performances in hula kahiko

Press Here to Take the Poll

Local Entertainment Chevron Forward

Top 10 things to do on Big Island for May 16-22: Honoka‘a Western Week, first ever Hala Festival, The Spirit of Kaloko-Honokōhau Day and more

The diversity of events and activities happening around the Big Island during the next week, as always, is as wide as the people who call the island home.

Get ready for the Ka‘ū Coffee Experience

The 14th Ka‘ū Coffee Festival returns in June providing a unique, interactive experience showcasing the diverse and award-winning coffees grown by coffee farmers in the sprawling, southern rural district of Hawai‘i Island.

Top 10 things to do on Big Island — and then some — for May 9-15: So much happening, especially for Mother’s Day, this week’s list is actually a Top 16

It shouldn’t be difficult to find something to do with Mom this weekend. The Big Island has plenty of events planned just for Mother’s Day, from brunch to parasailing.

Mix masters: Merriman’s Honolulu team wins 2024 Kings’ Shops Cocktail Contest

13 of Hawai‘i’s top bartenders showed off their creative energy as they competed head-to-head in three rounds April 28 on the Big Island.

Top 10 things to do on the Big Island for May 2-8: Kodomo No Matsuri, AstroDay, Mālama Healing Festival and more

Live music, hands-on educational science activities and demonstrations, Children’s Day celebrations, art displays, crafts and even a party for Cinco De Mayo are on tap this weekend.

Big Island Polls Chevron Forward

Big Island Now poll No. 54: Which of these bills should the Hawaiʻi Legislature have passed this year but didn’t?
Big Island Now poll No. 53 results: Hawai‘i’s most important contribution to the world seems to be itself
Big Island Now poll No. 53: What is Hawai‘i’s most important contribution to the world?
Big Island Now poll No. 52 results: Vote evenly spread for best place to spot humpback whales from island shores
Big Island Now poll No. 52: Which of these locations is best to watch humpback whales from Big Island shores?

Big Island Business Chevron Forward

Business Monday: OUTRIGGER Kona Resort & Spa begins new era with $60M face-lift
Business Monday: Accounting UH-Hilo grad enters the Big Island workforce
Educator externship held to advance creative technical skills for Hawai‘i teachers, enhance student workforce readiness
UHERO forecast: Counties poised for slower growth, inflation surpasses national average
Business Monday: Island Dermatology promotes preventative skin care
CU Hawaiʻi donates$20,000 with a matching grant to support affordable housing initiatives
ADVERTISEMENT

Hawai'i Volcano Blog Chevron Forward

Activity up slightly with increase in quakes under Kīlauea caldera, upper East Rift Zone
Volcano Watch: A fresh look at Kīlauea’s 1924 explosive deposits
Volcano Watch: The blast of the century at Kīlauea
Earthquakes continue beneath Kīlauea summit

Ocean Blog Chevron Forward

Rare sighting of Risso’s dolphins in Kona leave tour guides in awe
Researchers: Olympic tower construction could damage Tahiti reef ecosystem
Deaths of young dolphin, humpback calf highlight importance of responsible boating in Hawaiʻi waters
Citizen scientists collect valuable data that help continue humpback whale conservation

Maui Now Chevron Forward

EPA awards $500,000 to rehabilitate and revitalize Maui communities

Overburdened communities in Lahaina, Kahului and Wailuku are the beneficiaries of a $500,000 grant allocated by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the agency announced today.

Activity up slightly with increase in quakes at Kīlauea

Seismicity remains above background levels. Ground deformation also continues beneath Halemaʻumaʻu and the south caldera region. Magma has been pressurizing the system beneath Halemaʻumaʻu and Kīlauea's south caldera region for several weeks.

Fairmont Kea Lani hosts ‘Behind the Curtain: A Journey Through Hula,’ June 1

Fairmont Kea Lani hosts “Behind the Curtain: A Journey Through Hula,” an event dedicated to celebrating and sharing the art of hula, taking place Saturday, June 1, 2024. Through the lens of three Maui-based hālau, guests will hear first-hand what it takes to prepare for the prestigious Merrie Monarch hula competition and experience the beautiful art form as the hālau perform a hana hou of presentations shared during the festival this past April.

Maui Weather Forecast for May 20, 2024

The low pressure system far north of the state will continue to drift slowly northward over the next few days. The high pressure ridge will build in north of...

Maui, Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi public meetings aim to gather input for draft wetlands overlay map

Residents are encouraged to attend upcoming community meetings on Maui, Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi to offer feedback on the County of Maui draft wetlands overlay map, which shows approximate locations of wetlands and possible migration areas reflected by passive flooding data.

Kauai Now Chevron Forward

Home sales hit 25-year low, Hawai‘i housing crisis explained in UHERO factbook

UHERO reported high interest rates, high prices and low supply have continued to keep housing extremely unaffordable.

Kauai Weather Forecast for May 20, 2024

The low pressure system far north of the state will continue to drift slowly northward over the next few days. The high pressure ridge will build in north of...

Update: Elevated surf along south-facing shores expected to continue through today

The high surf advisory that is in effect for the southern shorelines of the state, including on Kaua‘i and Ni‘ihau, was again extended and is now in effect thrugh 6 p.m., with surf of 6 to 10 feet still in the forecast.

Kauai Surf Forecast for May 20, 2024

Surf along south-facing shores will remain at or near advisory heights through early afternoon. Recent south shore buoy observations of around 3 to 4 feet&#44...

Gov. Josh Green issues proclamation celebrating school nurses

Hawaiʻi Gov. Josh Green, M.D., issued a proclamation recognizing National School Nurse Day on May 8, 2024.