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Category: Kamaainas

News for kamaainas (locals) in Hawaii

San Francisco to Honolulu in 76 days: A record paddle adventure

San Francisco to Honolulu in 76 days: A record paddle adventure

San Francisco to Honolulu, 76 days 75 nights. For the owner of an adventure tourism company in Madrid, a ... Read More

Why another California Visitor Disappeared on Maui? A desperate appeal!

Why another California Visitor Disappeared on Maui? A desperate appeal!

Kihara Henry a tourist vacationing on the Island of Maui disappeared. Kihara is only 23 years old, 5'3 and ... Read More

Hyatt Regency Waikiki avoided strike

Hyatt Regency Waikiki avoided strike

Union members working at the  Hyatt Regency Waikiki voted today to ratify a union contract that covers over 500 ... Read More

Who are the 11 victims in the deadliest airline crash on Oahu?

Who are the 11 victims in the deadliest airline crash on Oahu?

His smile went on for days. This is how a friend describes one of the 11 people who vanished last ... Read More

Hawaii legislator’s push for Airbnb taxation bill a success

Hawaii legislator’s push for Airbnb taxation bill a success

Hawaii Senate Bill 1292 just squeaked by passing which will allow the Aloha State to collect transient accommodation and ... Read More

Crime out of control and rampant in Waikiki: Let’s make it unwelcoming for homeless

Crime out of control and rampant in Waikiki: Let’s make it unwelcoming for homeless

The perception is that crime is out of control and rampant in Waikiki. The community wants to make Waikiki ... Read More

Starbucks Hawaii: Rotten food from the garbage and warm leftover coffee

Starbucks Hawaii: Rotten food from the garbage and warm leftover coffee

Starbucks is not the only one to blame when human decency in America is under attack. Pearlridge Mall on ... Read More

LGBT Hawaii supports Lesbian Tourist and today’s U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

LGBT Hawaii supports Lesbian Tourist and today’s U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

LGBT Hawaii thanked lesbian couple Diane Cervelli and Taeko Bufford from California for standing up for what is decent and ... Read More

Presidential Emergency Order: Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 grounded in the United States

Presidential Emergency Order: Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 grounded in the United States

US President Donald Trump issued an emergency order to ground all Boeing 737 Max 8 and also Boeing 737 Max 9. ... Read More

US National Park Service Frustrated with USS Arizona Hawaii repair work

US National Park Service Frustrated with USS Arizona Hawaii repair work

The U.S. National Park Service issued a statement on the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. It reads: ... Read More

Flight attendant dies on Hawaiian Airlines Honolulu – New York flight

Flight attendant dies on Hawaiian Airlines Honolulu – New York flight

Hawaiian Airlines flight 50 departed Daniel K. Inouye International Airport Thursday night with 253 passengers for a scheduled nonstop ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism paradise has a dark side: 117 people dead in 2018

Hawaii Tourism paradise has a dark side: 117 people dead in 2018

Hawaii has a dark track record of 117 people that died on its roadways in 2018. Read More

PATA Micronesia Chapter: New Board of Directors and Chairs

PATA Micronesia Chapter: New Board of Directors and Chairs

This past month marked the end of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Micronesia Chapter’s directorship for 2017 – ... Read More

Waikiki Beach Marriott workers overwhelmingly vote to ratify new contract

Waikiki Beach Marriott workers overwhelmingly vote to ratify new contract

UNITE HERE Local 5 members who work at Waikiki Beach Marriott voted overwhelmingly today to ratify a union contract ... Read More

Visiting Oahu?  Don’t rent a car, ride a Charley’s in Waikiki

Visiting Oahu? Don’t rent a car, ride a Charley’s in Waikiki

The worst American States for visitors and locals to drive are Hawaii and California according to a 2018 survey ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority banks on Marriott with two key appointments to lead Visitors Industry

Hawaii Tourism Authority banks on Marriott with two key appointments to lead Visitors Industry

Hawaii Tourism Authority is finalizing a new leadership for the Hawaii Travel and Tourism Industry. The Hawaii Tourism Authority ... Read More

Strong 7.5 Pacific Ocean Earthquake: No tsunami threat

Strong 7.5 Pacific Ocean Earthquake: No tsunami threat

A strong 7.5 earthquake occurred Wednesday night 185 miles South of Loyalty Islands. Local authorities in Vanuatu issued a ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority awards $3.56 million to Hawaiian culture, natural resources and community programs

Hawaii Tourism Authority awards $3.56 million to Hawaiian culture, natural resources and community programs

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced today the awarding of more than $3.56 million in funding to support 130 ... Read More

Hawaiian Island vanished in Honolulu County

Hawaiian Island vanished in Honolulu County

Home of the Hawaiian Monk Seal and Green Sea Turtles, a Hurricane and Climate Change are responsible for an ... Read More

Polynesian Culture Center: A Controversial Cultural Attraction for Hawaii Tourism

Polynesian Culture Center: A Controversial Cultural Attraction for Hawaii Tourism

Happy 55th Birthday to the Polynesian Culture Center also known as PCC. PCC is a tourist attraction on the ... Read More

Honolulu – Boston  nonstop on Hawaiian Airlines: Longest U.S. domestic flight

Honolulu – Boston nonstop on Hawaiian Airlines: Longest U.S. domestic flight

Hawaiian Airlines announced new service between Honolulu and Boston. This will be the first nonstop flight between Hawaii and Massachusetts. Read More

Waikiki, Honolulu and the Island of Oahu now included on Tropical Storm Warning

Waikiki, Honolulu and the Island of Oahu now included on Tropical Storm Warning

On Hawaii Tourists in Waikiki and elsewhere on Oahu, along with tourists on the Island of Hawaii Maui, Molokai and ... Read More

Tropical Storm Warnings issued due to Hawaii Tropical Storm Olivia

Tropical Storm Warnings issued due to Hawaii Tropical Storm Olivia

The National Weather Service today issued tropical storm warnings for Maui County and the island of Hawaii as Hurricane ... Read More

Hawaiian Airlines Report: More than one million passengers in August

Hawaiian Airlines, welcomed more than one million guests in August 2018, a decrease of 0.2 percent over the same ... Read More

Olivia a Category 1 Hurricane But Expected to Weaken on Approach to Hawaii

Olivia a Category 1 Hurricane But Expected to Weaken on Approach to Hawaii

HONOLULU – Hurricane Olivia is continuing to follow the track through the Central Pacific forecast by the National Weather ... Read More

Hurricane Olivia on course to Hawaii: Good and bad news…

Hurricane Olivia on course to Hawaii: Good and bad news…

Hurricane Olivia could become a threat to Hawaii early next week. While it should weaken to a tropical storm ... Read More

New Pearl Harbor apps launched by National Park Service & Pacific Historic Parks

New Pearl Harbor apps launched by National Park Service & Pacific Historic Parks

Pacific Historic Parks & National Park Service have created 2 new Pearl Harbor Apps for the USS Arizona Memorial ... Read More

Haleiwa Joe Restaurant: Double murder at Northshore Oahu romantic tourist favorite

Haleiwa Joe Restaurant: Double murder at Northshore Oahu romantic tourist favorite

Haleiwa Joe has been one of the most known restaurants in Historic Haleiwa Town, on the scenic Northshore of ... Read More

Transforming Hawaii’s airports for a better experience

Transforming Hawaii’s airports for a better experience

From free unlimited Wi-Fi to more retail and restaurant space and renovated restrooms, Hawaii's airports are in the midst ... Read More

Hurricane Lane now a tropical storm

Hurricane Lane now a tropical storm

The National Weather Service reported Hurricane Lane has been downgraded to a tropical storm, with maximum sustained winds of ... Read More

Hurricane Lane downgraded to Category 2: Flash Flood Watch continues for all of Hawaii

Hurricane Lane downgraded to Category 2: Flash Flood Watch continues for all of Hawaii

Hurricane Lane has been downgraded to a Category 2 status, with the threat of extremely heavy rainfall and flash ... Read More

Hurricane Lane update: Honolulu Mayor cautions tourists, airline wait lists spike

Hurricane Lane update: Honolulu Mayor cautions tourists, airline wait lists spike

Hurricane Lane is projected to either pass close to or make a direct hit to the Hawaiian islands this ... Read More

FEMA: Registration deadline for Hawaii Kilauea volcano disaster assistance is August 13

FEMA: Registration deadline for Hawaii Kilauea volcano disaster assistance is August 13

Hawaii residents with losses from Kilauea eruptions and earthquakes have through August 13 to register for FEMA disaster assistance. Read More

Hawaii disaster officials caution quake damage not immediately evident

Hawaii disaster officials caution quake damage not immediately evident

Hawai’i County residents who felt the ground rumble beneath homes as a result of Kilauea eruptions and quakes encouraged ... Read More

No tsunami after strong earthquake on Hawaii Island

No tsunami after strong earthquake on Hawaii Island

A 5.8 strong earthquake was measured 4 miles from Volcano and close to Captain Cook on the Island of ... Read More

Kakaako a Honolulu trendy neighborhood: Safe for Japanese tourists?

Kakaako a Honolulu trendy neighborhood: Safe for Japanese tourists?

The Japanese Consulate in Honolulu issues a travel warning. Kakaako is a new tourism destination on its own. It's part ... Read More