Archive | October, 2012


Big Island Arbor Day sales (Nov. 2)

MEDIA RELEASE Celebrate Arbor Day in Hawaii and “go green” by purchasing and planting a native plant from the Arbor Day plant sale Friday, Nov. 2 at Department of Land and Natural Resources’ Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) nurseries on the Big Island. Planting a native plant celebrates the forests that are fundamental to […]

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Girls Volleyball: Ka‘u into the semifinals

Hawaii 24/7 Staff No. 4 seed Ka‘u earned a berth in the Division II semifinals of the girls volleyball state tournament on Oahu. Ka‘u downed unseeded Waimea in four sets and on Thursday will face No. 1 seed St. Francis. In the Division II consolation bracket, Hawaii Preparatory Academy is fighting for fifth place and […]

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Hawaii County Elections Division office in Hilo. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

County absentee / early voting update (Oct. 31)

MEDIA RELEASE VOTER REGISTRATION 104,323 Hawaii County residents are registered to vote in the 2012 General Election. This is the official voter registration count for the 2012 General Election and is not subject to change for this election. ABSENTEE MAIL BALLOTS As of Oct. 31, Hawaii County has received 17,305 voted absentee mail ballots. Voters […]

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Riflery: Waiakea boys, girls crowned state champs

Hawaii 24/7 Staff The shooters from Waiakea are state champions. The boys team and the girls team topped the field Tuesday at the air riflery state tournament at the Kamehameha Schools Hawaii in Keaau. The girls team was so dominate only three boys teams had higher scores and Karise Kuroda ended the day with the […]

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Basketball clinic to be held in Hilo Friday and Saturday (Nov 2-3)

The Hawaiʻi Police Activities League (HI-PAL), along with Hawaiʻi Island Hoops, will hold a clinic for agility, conditioning and skills at the Panaʻewa covered facility on Friday (November 2) from 4-6:30 p.m. and Saturday (November 3) from 9-11 a.m.

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Geothermal public hearing in Pahoa (Nov. 2)

Notice of Public Hearing Time: 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2 Location: Pahoa Neighborhood Facility Subject: Bill 292, Amends Chapter 14, General Welfare, Hawaii County Code 1983 (2005 edition, as amended) Relating to Geothermal Drilling All persons desiring to express their views on the above matter may do so orally at the hearing and must register […]

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Justin Gryde

Puna man is wanted on five warrants

Big Island police are searching for a 22-year-old Puna man wanted on five $5,000 warrants. Justin Gryde of Pāhoa is described as Caucasian, 5-foot-10, 190 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. He has a tattoo with the name “Gryde” on his neck.

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Moku O Keawe International Hula Festival (Nov. 1-3)

MEDIA RELEASE The 7th Annual Moku O Keawe International Hula Festival, Nov. 1-3 at Waikoloa Beach Resort, offers something special for everyone who loves Hawaiian culture. Along with the Festival’s three nights of exciting international hula competition at Waikoloa Bowl at Queens’ Gardens, is an extensive Made-in-Hawaii Marketplace at Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. […]

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‘Hawaii Island’s Most Wanted’ to air Friday (Nov 2)

The most recent edition of the Crime Stoppers television program “Hawaiʻi Island’s Most Wanted” highlights a 42-year-old man suspected of three thefts from elderly victims and two men wanted on bench warrants. The new episode begins airing Friday (November 2).

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Hawaii Public Radio set for North Hawaii debut

MEDIA RELEASE All permits are in place and most of the funding required is, as well, for Hawaii Public Radio to introduce its second “stream” – HPR-2 – programming to North Hawaii residents, and this exciting news will headline the 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1 Waimea Community Association Town Meeting in Waimea School Cafeteria. As […]

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Chef serves up kampachi at NY Autism Speaks VIP gala

MEDIA RELEASE Renowned American chef and TV personality Lee Anne Wong created a luscious Simmered Hawaiian Kampachi with marinated salmon roe, tempura matsutake and dashi consomme for the recent New York VIP event at Autism Speaks. The fundraising gala for top donors included an exclusive pre-event appetizer party with original dishes prepared by Chef Wong […]

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Visitor expenditures up 15.6% in September

MEDIA RELEASE Total expenditures by visitors who came to Hawaii in September 2012 rose 15.6 percent (or +$146.5 million) compared to the previous year to $1.1 billion, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Contributing to this increase was higher daily spending and a 6.1 percent growth in total arrivals (to […]

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UH Hilo’s English Language Institute receives accreditation

MEDIA RELEASE The University of Hawaii at Hilo College of Continuing Education and Community Service (CCECS) announces the accreditation of its English Language Institute (ELI) by the Commission for English Language Program Accreditation (CEA), the national accrediting body of English language programs. The announcement was made at the Commission’s August 2012 meeting. “Our English Language […]

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NHCH CEO search update

From Kerry Howell, North Hawaii Community Hospital Vice President of Development, Marketing and Communications: As you know, CEO Ken Wood recently transitioned out of the hospital’s top executive role, and Bill Brown, Vice President of Human Resources, has stepped into the CEO role while we search for a new leader. As an important stakeholder, you […]

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