Monthly Archives: August 2013

Fish limits heading to Governor

A series of amendments that would ban scuba spearfishing and limit aquarium fish collecting in West Hawaii waters is set to go to Gov. Neil Abercrombie next week, Department of Land and Natural Resources Chairman William Aila said Friday.

The Attorney General’s Office reviewed and approved the contentious rules package, which Big Island residents and fishermen wrestled with for a decade before agreeing to the final version in December, sending it back to his department to forward to the governor.

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Bill would ease rules for smaller farmers markets

A new bill would make it easier for farmers markets to be set up in private subdivisions.

Introduced by Puna Councilman Zendo Kern, the legislation allows homeowner associations to establish markets without obtaining a special use permit.

The markets could host no more than 25 vendors and would have to occur at community buildings or facilities maintained by the association.

Kern said he believes the special permit process is unnecessary for markets of that scale.

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Celebration tells awe-inspiring stories of voyaging, canoes


Master navigator Chad Baybayan likens a voyaging canoe to a bird as he places a replica of a canoe over that of a bird during a presentation about navigating at the 20th anniversary celebration for the Mauloa at Keauhou Beach Park on Saturday. (BRAD BALLESTEROS/SPECIAL TO WEST HAWAII TODAY)

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New transportation company helps people gain freedom


Nik Krasvkiy and his father-in-law Yuri Novolodskiy pose with their Mercedes Sprinter van and demonstrate the fully-equipped lift. (John De Groote/West Hawaii Today)

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