Plans for Waikamoi flume unveiled

MAKAWAO – The leaking, redwood Waikamoi flume would be replaced with an aluminum channel supported by an aluminum truss along its entire 1.1-mile length, retaining precious surface water for drought-plagued Upcountry residents and providing a safe working platform for employees of the Department of Water Supply. The flume channels water from the Haipuaena Stream...

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Big isle drought persists

Drought lingered on the Big Island through another dry winter and is returning this summer to more deeply ravaged, already water-stressed places. These next five months aren’t expected to bring any real reprieve, especially for leeward areas, said Kevin Kodama, senior hydrologist for the National Weather Service. Weather officials are predicting persistence and possible...

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Tea’s refreshing change

Chinese beverage takes on renewed meaning and styles to draw in younger generation Rather than while away their time in coffee shops like most of their peers, Li Jiayi and her friends are happy to spend 1,000 yuan ($158, 122 euros) between them over a pot of tea. Of course, it is not just...

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Onion Fun in the Sun

Drawing in the crowds as usual will be the 23rd annual Maui Onion Festival Saturday at Whalers Village Fine Shops & Restaurant at Kaanapali Resort. With continuous entertainment on two stages, it’s always a draw because it’s fun for the whole family. Highlights include the Maui Onion Eating Contests for keiki and adults, live...

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