Archive | December, 2011

Ryan Higa to appear on PBS Hawaii (Jan. 3)

Ryan Higa to appear on PBS Hawaii (Jan. 3)

MEDIA RELEASE Ryan Higa is best known for his viral videos, which have been viewed more than 1 billion times on YouTube. The 21-year-old Hilo native sits down with PBS Hawaii President and CEO Leslie Wilcox on Long Story Short premiering at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 3. The viral sensation began his YouTube career, while […]

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Project Coordinator Mike Donoho holds plants ready to go in the ground.

Panaewa Zoo Discovery Forest celebrates completion of Phase I

The Hawai’i Forest Industry Association (HFIA), along with a intimate group of community partners, celebrated the completion of Phase I of the Pana’ewa Zoo Discovery Forest at the Pana’ewa Rainforest Zoo & Gardens in Hilo, Hawai’i on December 17th.

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Navien recalls tankless water heaters due to risk of carbon monoxide poisoning

About 13,000 units are recalled. An unstable connection can cause the water heater’s vent collar to separate or detach if pressure is applied. A detached vent collar poses a risk of carbon monoxide poisoning to the consumer.

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An autopsy had determined that a swimmer in distress died of natural causes.

South Hilo police responded to a report of a swimmer in distress at Richardson Ocean Park in Hilo at 5:24 p.m. Monday (December 26).

Responding officers determined that a 70-year-old Oahu woman had been knee-high in water about 20-30 yards out when she signaled her son for help.

Honolulu woman rescued at Richardson Ocean Park dies and is identified

An autopsy had determined that a swimmer in distress died of natural causes. South Hilo police responded to a report of a swimmer in distress at Richardson Ocean Park in Hilo at 5:24 p.m. Monday (December 26). Responding officers determined that a 70-year-old Oahu woman had been knee-high in water about 20-30 yards out when […]

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Treasury report on international economic, exchange rate policies

Treasury report on international economic, exchange rate policies

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Department of the Treasury today released the Semi-Annual Report to Congress on International Economic and Exchange Rate Policies that is required under Sections 3004 and 3005 of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988. The report covers international economic and foreign exchange developments in the first half of 2011. Where […]

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Typhoon Washi Relief Drive (Dec. 29)

Typhoon Washi Relief Drive (Dec. 29)

MEDIA RELEASE Aloha Sagip Philippines is raising relief funds for the typhoon and flood victims of Southern Philippines. A night of music and dance is planned Thursday, Dec. 29 at the Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort Convention Center. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the door. Or make checks payable to: Feed the Hungry, […]

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Book depicts early explorations of Pacific

Book depicts early explorations of Pacific

MEDIA RELEASE “Voyages of Malolo: Secret of the Rongo” (ISBN 0615531296), a historical novel by Robert Bonville, tells the story of Polynesian navigators and their journey across the Pacific on the great seagoing canoe, Malolo. When young Aukai discovers a piece of driftwood from the east containing mysterious hieroglyphics, the “Rongo,” he and his people […]

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'This land evokes a wonderful spiritual energy and beauty, and I believe I can best serve his intentions by having this land protected in perpetuity'

Mitchell family donates coastal property to The Nature Conservancy

‘This land evokes a wonderful spiritual energy and beauty, and I believe I can best serve his intentions by having this land protected in perpetuity’

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The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the Wind Advisory for the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea until midnight Wednesday (Dec 28).

Wind advisory for Big Island summits extended to midnight Wednesday

The National Weather Service in Honolulu has extended the Wind Advisory for the summits of Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea until midnight Wednesday (Dec 28).

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During the week of December 19, 2011, through December 25, 2011, Big Island police arrested 17 motorists for drunk driving. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. 

So far this year, there have been 1,422 DUI arrests compared with 1,495 during the same period last year, a decrease of 4.9 percent.

DUI stats for the week of December 19-25, 2011

During the week of December 19, 2011, through December 25, 2011, Big Island police arrested 17 motorists for drunk driving. Seven of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. So far this year, there have been 1,422 DUI arrests compared with 1,495 during the same period last year, a decrease of 4.9 percent.

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Kona man charged with assaulting four with cow bone club

A Kona man has been charged with four counts of assault in connection with an affray outside a bar in Kona. On Saturday (December 24), Kona patrol officers responded to a 1:33 a.m. report of an affray outside a drinking establishment in the Gold Coast Business Center off Kaiwi Street in Kailua-Kona.

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Singer: Tiny frogs, big lies

Singer: Tiny frogs, big lies

(Reader Opinions Disclaimer: This column allows members of the community to share their opinions and views, which do not necessarily reflect those of Hawaii 24/7, its staff, sponsors or anyone other than the writer. Hawaii 24/7 reserves the right to refuse any column deemed to be misinformation, of an unethical nature, a personal attack, or […]

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County accepting applications for nonprofit grants

County accepting applications for nonprofit grants

MEDIA RELEASE The county is currently soliciting grant applications from qualified nonprofit organizations for fiscal year 2012-2013 (July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013). Each year Hawaii County Code designates a minimum of $900,000 to be allocated to qualified organizations. To qualify for a grant, applications and all supporting documentation must be received by the […]

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Christmas at the Fairmont set for Dec. 8, 2012

Christmas at the Fairmont set for Dec. 8, 2012

MEDIA RELEASE Save the date of Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012 for Christmas at The Fairmont-Dining with the Chefs. Presented by the American Culinary Federation (ACF) Kona Kohala Chefs Association, the festive gala benefits local culinary education and will be at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii. In its 24th year, the annual event provides scholarship assistance to […]

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