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Posted on: April 21, 2021

Maui County DSA Kahului Office to move to new Maui County Service Center

The County of Maui, Department of Public Works, Development Services Administration, Kahului Office, will move from 86 Kamehameha Avenue, Kahului, to the new Maui County Service Center at 110 Ala`ihi St., Suite 203, in Kahului.

The DSA Kahului office will ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2021

Waiale Road repairs announced for May 1 and May 15

Portions of Waiale Road in Wailuku will be closed on two Saturdays – May 1 and 15 – as part of a road repair and resurfacing project, the Department of Public Works Highways Division announced.

On Saturday, May 1, Waiale Road will be cl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2021

Temporary closure announced for parking lot at the Wells Park Tennis Complex

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation will temporarily close the Market Street parking lot of the Wells Park Tennis Complex on Wednesday, April 28, 2021.

The current lessee, Maui Ki Aikido, will be completing necessary painting of its build...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Mayor Victorino expresses support for beginning of vaccine exemption for interisland travel

Mayor Michael Victorino thanked Gov. David Ige, Lt. Gov. Josh Green, his fellow mayors and other state partners for a collaborative effort that led to today’s announcement that individuals who have been fully vaccinated in the State of Hawaii wi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2021

Mayor Victorino vetoes Bill 10

Yesterday Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino submitted his opposition to Bill 10 out of his deep concern for County residents who urgently need housing.

“I certainly appreciate the Maui County Council’s good intentions behind this legi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Volunteer heroes nominations announced

In honor of National Volunteer Week 2021, April 18-24, the County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns’ Volunteer Center is announcing nominees for the center’s annual Volunteer Heroes Celebration of Service awards.

Voluntee...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Hana Park Basketball and Tennis Courts improvement project announced

A project to remove and replace sports lighting at basketball and tennis courts in Hana Park will require the closure of the courts from May 3 through August 3, 2021, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced today.

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2021

Online Public Informational Meeting Scheduled for Moloka`i Digital Zoning Map

The County of Maui Department of Planning has scheduled an online public informational meeting from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 27, on the proposed digital zoning map for the island of Moloka`i.

To watch the meeting or provide video input, use meeting li...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2021

County of Maui to accept Fall 2021 Season Tri-Annual Permits May 1-7

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation will accept applications for Fall 2021 Tri-Annual Permits from May 1 through May 7, 2021, for leagues and recreational programs. Permit applications are limited to those for use of pools, fields, and t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2021

DMVL to open on two Saturdays each month, beginning May 1

The County of Maui Division of Motor Vehicles and Licensing will offer driver’s licensing and other DMV services temporarily on the first and third Saturdays each month, beginning May 1, to assist customers who have found it difficult to visit D...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 16, 2021

Virtual and Drive-Thru Job Fairs ready to help job seekers on April 20

Virtual and drive-through events are set for Tuesday, April 20, to bring together employers and prospective employees.

“These online and drive-through events should make job searches easier and more convenient as our residents start on their road...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2021

Vaccination clinics set to administer Moderna doses

Vaccination clinics are ongoing this month to provide people 18 and older with Moderna vaccines, Mayor Michael Victorino announced.

The first clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the Lahaina Civic Center. The vaccine doses wi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2021

Transportation Town Hall announced for South Maui

The Maui County Planning Department announced today that it will hold a virtual transportation town hall on Tuesday, April 27, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. via live stream on the Department’s We Are South Maui Facebook page.

This town hall is an opportuni...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Department of Liquor Control to offer certification exam and classes April 21, 2021, in Lahaina

The Department of Liquor Control will offer its certification exam and class on April 21, 2021, in Lahaina. The exam and class are being offered for first-time employees of liquor establishments who are being required to obtain the card to be employed and...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Submissions sought for Dream Big for South Maui Project

The County of Maui Department of Planning is seeking submissions for the Dream Big for South Maui project.

The project aims to gather ideas from the keiki of South Maui about how they envision their community’s future. It is part of a larger effo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2021

Next phase of Vision Workshops announced for South Maui

The second phase of vision workshops is being launched for the South Maui Community Plan update, the Maui County Planning Department announced today.

The South Maui community is encouraged to participate in this online workshop to help shape what South Mau...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2021

Mayor Victorino expresses sympathy and loss following the death of Kalepa Baybayan

Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement today expressing sympathy following the recent passing of Kalepa Chad Baybayan. 

“Joycelyn and I wish to express our deepest sympathy following the recent passing of Kalepa Baybayan. His unt...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2021

Mayor Victorino expresses condolences to Councilmember Tasha Kama

“Joycelyn and I are saddened to hear that Councilmember Tasha Kama’s beloved husband David passed away on Friday and their daughter Davelyn joined him on Sunday. On behalf of the people of Maui County, we extend our deepest sympathy an...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2021

Trash collection delayed in Kula

Due to a shortage of personnel, curbside trash collection was delayed today in Kula, the Department of Environmental Management announced. Trash will be collected for affected residents on Thursday, April 8, 2021. 

Affected areas include Hapapa Ro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Maui Charter Commission Seeks Input from Molokai Community

The Maui Charter Commission is seeking input from members of the Molokai community at its next scheduled virtual meeting on, April 15, 2021 at 6:00 PM.

The Charter Commission is formed every ten years to study and review the operation of the government of ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Maui County Office of Economic Development Schedules Grant Training Workshop

Businesses and nonprofit organizations that administer viable projects that positively impact the economy of Maui County are urged to participate in a virtual grant training workshop at 1 pm, Wednesday, April 21, 2021.

Participants will receive a handbook ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Information consolidated on www.mauinuistrong.info

The Hawaii Department of Health has expanded eligibility for COVID-19 vaccinations to those 16 years old and above. Those aged 16 and 17 may receive the Pfizer vaccine only because it is the sole vaccine currently approved for that age group. Those 18 yea...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2021

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release April 5, 2021 Blessing ceremony held for new mural

The County of Maui and its program, “Small Town, Big Art” recently marked the completion of Kirk Kurokawa’s mural titled “Ho’omau” at the Victim Witness Building at 2103 Wells Street in Wailuku. ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 2, 2021

Free Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing set for Monday, April 5 in Hana

Free drive-through COVID-19 testing will be available for Hana residents on Monday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Hana Ball Park, Mayor Michael Victorino announced. 

All participants must pre-register by visiting www.minitmed.com/...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Mayor Victorino presents fiscal 2022 budget proposal

Mayor Michael Victorino presented his administration’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget to members of the Maui County Council today, proposing to ease the financial burden on taxpayers while continuing to respond to the COVID-19 crisis.

“Our lon...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Kaupakalua Road closure announced for repaving project on March 27

A portion of Kaupakalua Road in Haiku will be closed to traffic on Saturday, March 27, 2021, for pavement reconstruction work, the Department of Public Works announced. The road closure is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The full road closure will affect K...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2021

Free online Fair Housing training seminars set for April

The County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns announces a series of free online training seminars on fair housing in April.

“More Than Just Words” is the theme of this year’s seminars. Each session will focus on ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2021

Mayor Victorino releases statement on high school graduation rumor

Today the Office of the Mayor received multiple phone calls and emails from parents expressing concerns about rumors that the County of Maui will prohibit parents from attending high school commencement ceremonies planned for War Memorial Stadium. In resp...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2021

Temporary waiver of Central Maui Landfill tipping fees extended two weeks to April 2, 2021

Mayor Michael Victorino has extended to April 2, 2021, a temporary waiver for non-billed landfill drop off for Haiku residents with accumulated mixed debris from recent flooding in Haiku.

“We extended the fee waiver to give our residents more tim...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2021

Mayor Victorino to present proposed Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Budget on Thursday, March 25

Mayor Michael Victorino will present his administration’s proposed Fiscal Year 2021-2022 Budget live at 3 p.m. on Thursday, March 25.

The presentation will be televised on Akaku Maui Community Media on cable Channel 53 and livestreamed at www.aka...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 25, 2021

Maui County to assist with registrations for COVID-19 vaccinations

Staff from the Office of the Mayor will provide assistance to kupuna and others who need help registering for vaccines from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, March 29, 2021, at the Binhi At Ani Filipino Community Center at 780 Onehee Ave. in Kahului.

Individuals will be...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2021

West Maui residents, businesses asked to conserve water

West Maui residents and businesses are being asked to curb domestic water use after recent heavy rainfall brought muddy water to the Mahinahina and Lahaina water treatment facilities and forced the closure of water intake systems, the Department of Water ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2021

Planning expert to speak at Ka`ahumanu Avenue Community Corridor Virtual Town Hall on March 31

Jeff Speck, international expert in planning walkable, bikable communities, will be the featured speaker during a Kaahumanu Community Corridor Virtual Town Hall meeting slated for 4:30 to 6:30 pm, Wednesday, March 31. Visit www.kaahumanucommunitycorridor....

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 18, 2021

Mayor Victorino, U.S. Rep. Kahele inspect Haiku flood areas

Mayor Michael Victorino led an inspection of Haiku flood areas with U.S. Representative Kaiali`i “Kai” Kahele to understand the magnitude of the disaster, assess the damage and speak with residents affected by the flooding. 

Th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 15, 2021

County awards more than $775,000 for feral animal management in Maui County

The County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns has awarded six grants to assess and manage feral animal populations, including axis deer, throughout Maui County. 

 

“Maui County’s axis deer population has b...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Water valve replacement project announced for West Maui

A mainline valve replacement project will affect water service for seven hours in West Maui from 7 p.m. Monday, March 15, to 2 a.m. Tuesday, March 16, the Department of Water Supply announced.

The project will affect customers from 3615 Lower Honoapiilani ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 12, 2021

Mayor Victorino authorizes temporary waiver of Central Maui Landfill fees for flood debris

Mayor Michael Victorino has authorized temporary, non-billed landfill drop off for Haiku residents with accumulated mixed debris from the Kaupakalua Dam overflow and recent flooding makai of Kaupakalua Road, the Department of Environmental Management anno...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2021

Nominations open for volunteer heroes

Nominations are being accepted for recognition of outstanding community volunteers, the County of Maui Department of Housing and Human Concerns’ Volunteer Center announced. The center will hold its annual Volunteer Heroes Celebration of Service ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2021

New Real Property Long-Term Rental exemption and classification to go into effect

The County of Maui Department of Finance’s Real Property Assessment Division announced today that a new long-term rental classification and exemption have been established as part of the Maui County Code.

Effective Jan. 1, 2022, real property occ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 10, 2021

Office of the Mayor Budget Office receives prestigious budget presentation award

The Office of the Mayor Budget Office has received the Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.

The award represents a significant achievement by the County of Maui’s Budget Office, led by Budge...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Maui flooding update: Damage assessments continue

Mayor Michael Victorino returned to the site of yesterday’s flooding in Haiku to meet with officials from the State Department of Land & Natural Resources and to assess damage. Some surveys were delayed because ongoing poor weather condition...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Trash collection delayed in Haiku areas

Flooding and heavy rains delayed collection of trash in areas of Haiku this morning, the Department of Environmental Management announced. Trash will be collected for affected residents on Wednesday, March 10.

Affected areas include Haiku Road, East and We...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 9, 2021

Maui flooding update: Damage assessments ongoing

Flood waters destroyed Peahi Bridge and heavily damaged Kaupakalua Bridge in Haiku, Mayor Michael Victorino said. At least a half dozen homes were heavily damaged or destroyed.

“This has been unprecedented flooding, and we will be making damage a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Flooding evacuees advised not to return until safe

Maui County advises those who evacuated from their homes to escape flooding Monday in Haiku not to return to the area until it is safe to do so.

Evacuation shelters remain open at: 

  • Paia Community Center, 252 Hana Highway
  • Hana High School, 4111 Hana...
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Press Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Akaku channel change for virtual State of the County Address

Akaku Community Television has made a channel change for Mayor Michael Victorino’s third State of the County Address. The broadcast will now air on Akaku cable Channels 53 and 54 at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, or online at www.akaku.org.

Mayor Vi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Maui flooding update: Hana Highway reopens; Mayor Victorino surveys area impacted by flooding

Hana Highway reopened this evening after flooding closed the roadway from Peahi Road to Keanae. Motorists are asked to exercise extreme caution on the roadway and watch out for debris and possible landslides.

Kaupakalua Road is closed, and other nearby roa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 8, 2021

Evacuations ordered in Haiku

Evacuations have been ordered for everyone downstream of Kaupakalua Dam in Haiku.

Heavy rains have led to the dam cresting.

Evacuation shelters are being opened at the Paia Community Center and Hana High School.

People need to stay away from the area.

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Mayor Victorino thanks Governor Ige for additional Vaccine Support for Maui

Today Mayor Michael Victorino announced that his talks with Governor Ige have resulted in a commitment for enhanced support for supplemental vaccines for the County of Maui.

“On behalf of the people of Maui County, I want to mahalo Governor Ige, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2021

Second phase announced for Hanakao`o Beach parking improvements project

The second phase of the Hanakao`o Beach Park parking improvements project will begin March 22, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. The park will be open to pedestrians, but closed to vehicles from March 22 through June 30.

The beach sidewalk ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2021

Mayor Victorino releases statement on Hawaii tsunami watch

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a Tsunami Watch for the Hawaiian Islands following a magnitude 8.1 earthquake reported at 9:28 am (HST) in the Kermadec Islands region northeast of New Zealand.

Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino issued the follow...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2021

Mayor Victorino announces Virtual State of the County Address

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that his third State of the County Address will televised at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 9, on Akaku cable Channel 55 or online at www.akaku.org.

“This will be Maui County’s first-ever virtual State ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 3, 2021

Virtual information session scheduled for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program

A virtual event sponsored by the Immigrant Services Division will provide information on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program from 9 to 10:30 a.m. March 24, 2021, the Department of Housing and Human Services announced.

The Deferred Action for...

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Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2021

Central Maui traffic signal upgrades scheduled for March 10, 2021

Five traffic signals in Central Maui will be upgraded on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, beginning at 9 p.m., the Department of Public Works Highways Division announced.

The following intersections will be affected: 

  • Waiale Road and Kuikahi Drive
  • Lower M...
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Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2021

2021 Real Property Assessment Notices to be sent to property owners

The County of Maui Real Property Assessment Division announced today that 2021 real property assessment notices will be delivered via mail to property owners on or before March 15, 2021. The real property assessment notice will show the taxable value of ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Department of Parks and Recreation to reopen Kokua Pool on March 1, 2021

The Kokua Pool will reopen for lap swimming beginning March 1, 2021, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

Reservations for lap swimming at Kokua Pool will be available Friday, Feb. 26, by calling the pool reservations line at (808) 270-6116. L...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2021

New Mask Up for Maui County program to boost face mask use

Mayor Michael Victorino today announced Mask Up for Maui County, a new program to increase face mask usage throughout the county. This initiative enlists the help of volunteers to serve as community ambassadors who kindly remind visitors and residents tha...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Puamana Beach Park to remain closed indefinitely

Puamana Beach Park will remain closed indefinitely due to erosion safety concerns and to protect exposed Hawaiian burials, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

The Department apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause the community.

For mo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Mayor supports DOE approval of public school graduation ceremonies

The State Department of Education announced yesterday approval of outdoor in-person commencement exercises this spring for public schools.  Specific health guidelines such as limiting attendance and mandatory mask wearing are required.

In response...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Maui County Office on Aging seeks nominations for Maui County’s Outstanding Older Americans 2021

The Maui County Office on Aging is seeking nominations for Maui County’s 52nd Annual Outstanding Older American Male and Female of Maui County. The recognition program is held each May in conjunction with Older Americans Month to recognize elder...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Mechanical problems lead to trash collection delay in Haiku areas

Mechanical problems delayed collection of trash in Haiku areas this morning, the Department of Environmental Management announced. Trash will be collected for affected residents on Saturday, Feb. 27.

Affected areas include Kaupakalua Road, Ulumalu Road, Pa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 27, 2021

Mayor Victorino clarifies today's reported COVID-19 case count for Maui County

Today the Hawaii Department of Health reported 44 new cases of COVID-19 in Maui County. DOH reports 19 cases are from the Maui Community Correctional Center cluster, nine cases attributed to a Pacific Islander cluster and seven resulting from a bar and re...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2021

Water main line break affects water service in Paia

The County of Maui Department of Water Supply reports a water main line break that has affected more than 1,000 customers and 50 businesses, leaving them with little or no water pressure while DWS work crews make repairs.

Repairs are expected to be complet...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Mayor Victorino announces limited reopening of Satoki Yamamoto Track at War Memorial Stadium

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today the limited reopening of the Satoki Yamamoto Track at War Memorial Stadium, beginning Friday, Feb. 19, 2021.

The Yamamoto track will be open for running and walking only from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. A...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 18, 2021

Blessing ceremony held for new Wailuku parking structure

A blessing ceremony was held on Thursday, February 18, marking the official start of construction for the new Wailuku Parking Structure, which will replace the current Wailuku Municipal Parking Lot. “After decades of planning to revitalize Wailu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Groundbreaking ceremony held for Central Maui Transit Hub

A groundbreaking ceremony was held Tuesday morning to mark the beginning of construction of the County of Maui Department of Transportation Central Maui Transit Hub. The project will be located off of Vevau Street near Kane Street in Kahului and will repl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Lahaina Civic Center gym roof project announced

Construction will start on Monday, March 1, 2021, on a waterproofing project for the Lahaina Civic Center gym, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. Work is expected to be ongoing through May 30, 2021.

Contractor International Roofing & Bui...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Maui County scores a victory in lawsuit against fossil fuel companies

Today a federal court dealt a blow to fossil fuel companies sued by the County of Maui for costs associated with the impacts of climate change. 

Federal District Court Judge Derrick K. Watson ruled in County of Maui v. Chevron that the fe...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Central Maui District Maintenance Operations Building project announced

Construction is scheduled to begin Monday, March 1, 2021, on the Central Maui District maintenance operations building project, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. Work is expected to be ongoing for a year.

The project includes construction o...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Free Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing set for Thursday, Feb. 18, in Hana

Free drive-through COVID-19 testing will be available for Hana residents on Thursday, Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hana Ball Park, Mayor Michael Victorino announced.

All participants must pre-register by visiting www.minitmed.com/pre-register-maui...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 12, 2021

Department of Planning launches new web page for public review of project applications

The Planning Department has launched a web page for public review of project applications pending planning commission review.

The page can be found at https://www.mauicounty.gov/2421/Pending-Applications. A link to the Pending Applications page can be foun...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2021

Mayor Victorino congratulates nominees to the Maui County Charter Commission

Mayor Michael Victorino congratulated nominees to the Maui County Charter Commission after they were recommended for approval Tuesday by the County Council’s Government Relations, Ethics and Transparency Committee.

“This vitally importa...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2021

Free drive-through COVID-19 testing announced for Friday, Feb. 12, in Pukalani

Drive-through COVID-19 testing will be available in Upcountry Maui on Friday, Feb. 12, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center in Pukalani. Residents need not meet any criteria for the free test, but must pre-register at www.m...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Changes to Maui Bus routes announced

The County of Maui Department of Transportation announced that beginning Wednesday, February 10, 2021, the Maui Bus will implement changes to existing bus routes.

The route changes will be:

  • Kahului Loop #5 and Kahului Reverse Loop #6. A bus stop will be add...
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Press Releases
Posted on: February 4, 2021

Maui County granted $40 million in rent and utilities assistance in federal COVID relief

Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino has announced that the County will receive $40 million in federal funds to assist local households, earning 80 percent or below area median income, for relief from delinquent rent and utility bills resulting from the CO...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2021

Kanaha Beach Park third entrance will close on Wednesday due to waterline break; reopening next day

The third entrance to Kanaha Beach Park will be closed on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021, because of a waterline break, the County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

The entrance is set to reopen the next day, Feb. 4, after repairs are complete...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2021

Overnight road closures announced for East Maui bridge improvement project

Portions of Hana Highway (Route 31) south of Hana town will be closed overnight from 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. beginning Sunday, Feb. 7, through Friday, Feb. 12, for on-site engineering studies, the Department of Public Works announced today.

The closures are neede...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Revised dates announced for MFD personnel pool training in February

A revised schedule has been announced for Maui Fire Department personnel training sessions at the Coach Soichi Sakamoto and Coach Spencer Shiraishi pools this month, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

Earlier, the Shiraishi pool was schedule...

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Press Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Pukalani outdoor basketball court improvement project announced

A project to improve the outdoor basketball court at the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center Complex will start Feb. 22, 2021, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. The basketball court will be closed during work by contractor Central Cons...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Reminder: Waiver of County of Maui convenience fees expires Jan. 31, 2021

The County of Maui waiver of credit card convenience fees and transaction fees will end on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021.

The waiver of credit card convenience fees was applied to payments for residential trash service, water/sewer bills, and vehicle registration ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Drive-through COVID-19 testing set Feb. 4 in Wailea, Feb. 5 in Haiku

Drive-through COVID-19 testing will be held on Thursday, Feb. 4, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Shops at Wailea, and on Friday, Feb. 5, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Haiku Community Center parking lot.

“Ours is the only county to offer free COVID-1...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 29, 2021

Molokai residents may exchange tardy holiday vouchers for market gift certificates Feb. 1-2

Molokai residents who received Maui County December holiday vouchers late because of delayed mail delivery may exchange their vouchers for gift certificates on Mon. and Tues, Feb. 1-2, between 9 a.m. and 12 noon, at the Mitchell Pauole Center Conference R...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 27, 2021

Preliminary studies announced for improvement of East Maui bridges

The County of Maui Department of Public Works, in coordination with the Hawaii Department of Transportation, is beginning preliminary engineering and environmental compliance studies for the improvement of the Waikakoi and South Wailua bridges in East Mau...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 26, 2021

Mayor Victorino expresses condolences on the passing of former Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi

My wife Joycelyn and I are heartbroken to learn of the passing of our dear friend Billy Kenoi today. His death leaves a void that will never be filled. Anyone who experienced his intelligence and wit, whether expressed in pidgin, Hawaiian, or perfect Engl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 26, 2021

Puamana Beach Park closed, effective immediately, due to coastal erosion, safety concerns

Puamana Beach Park is closed today, Jan. 26, through Feb. 28, 2021, due to safety concerns caused by coastal erosion, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

The Department apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause the community.

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2021

Mayor Victorino announces First Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Michael Kagami

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Michael Kagami has been appointed as First Deputy Prosecuting Attorney in the Department of the Prosecuting Attorney.

He will serve under acting Prosecuting Attorney Andrew Martin, wh...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2021

New Wailuku Pool to close Feb. 9-10 for waterline repairs

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation announced that the New Wailuku Pool will be closed Feb. 9 and 10, 2021, for repairs to a damaged waterline. The pool will re-open Feb. 11.

The pool is located near the intersection of South Market Stree...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2021

Mayor Victorino authorizes a 60-day extension of deferral of tax penalty

Mayor Michael Victorino has authorized a 60-day deferral of the 10 percent penalty for Real Property Taxes due on Feb. 20, 2021. Assessment of the penalty will be deferred through April 21, 2021, to help with the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Joint statement issued by County of Maui and Maui Interscholastic League

Department of Parks and Recreation Director Karla Peters and MIL Executive Board President Jamie Yap issued the following statement regarding the League's use of War Memorial and Maehara stadiums during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

“We...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Maui Planning Commission's Draft West Maui Community Plan available online

The Maui Planning Commission’s draft of the West Maui Community Plan has been posted on the West Maui Community Plan Update website, the Department of Planning announced today. 

The public can view and download the plan by visiting&n...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 22, 2021

Free drive-through COVID-19 testing set for Thursday, Jan. 28, in Paia

Free drive-through COVID-19 testing on Thursday, Jan. 28, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Paia Community Center at 252 Hana Highway.

“This is another opportunity for residents to check on their health for themselves, family and friends.  T...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2021

Mayor Victorino appoints Andrew Martin as prosecuting attorney

Mayor Michael Victorino announced his appointment today of Andrew Martin as Maui County prosecuting attorney. His appointment is subject to confirmation by the Maui County Council.

“Mr. Martin is highly qualified to lead our team of prosecuting a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 20, 2021

Mayor Victorino congratulates President Biden and Vice President Harris on their inauguration

Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement today:

“On behalf of the people of Maui County, I offer heartfelt congratulations to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on their historic inauguration to...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 19, 2021

Maui Planning Commission to hold workshop on proposed shoreline rule amendments

The County of Maui Department of Planning will host a workshop on proposed Special Management Area and Shoreline Rule amendments that could affect properties near the shoreline on the island of Maui.

The online workshop will be part of the Maui Planning Co...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2021

Rainstorm impacts reported for Maui County

The County of Maui is urging residents and visitors to stay at home and off of roads and highways while a heavy rainstorm affects the islands today with flooding and landslides in some areas.

“I ask everyone to stay home this evening unless trave...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2021

Free drive-through testing set for Friday, Jan. 22, in Pukalani

Drive-through COVID-19 testing returns to Upcountry Maui on Friday, Jan 22, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center in Pukalani. Residents need not meet any criteria for the free test, but must pre-register at www.minitmed.com...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 15, 2021

High surf to close Baldwin and Ho`okipa Beach Parks Saturday through Monday

Out of an abundance of caution, the County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation will close Baldwin Beach Park and Ho`okipa Beach Park on Saturday, Jan. 16, through Monday, Jan. 18, because of forecasts of dangerous conditions from large swells along...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Lt. Gov. Josh Green credits Maui County leadership in limiting spread of COVID-19

Hawaii Lt. Gov. Josh Green credited Maui County leadership with limiting the spread of COVID-19 while the pandemic surges on the U.S. Mainland.

During a press conference with Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino, Lt. Gov. Green noted that Maui County&rs...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2021

MFD training set for Coach Soichi Sakamoto and Spencer Shiraishi pools in February

The Maui Fire Department will hold personnel training sessions at the Coach Soichi Sakamoto Pool and the Coach Spencer Shiraishi Pool for four days in February, leaving the pools unavailable to the public on those dates, the Department of Parks and Recrea...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Waiehu Municipal Golf Course Wastewater Improvements Project announced

The Waiehu Municipal Golf Course Wastewater Improvements Project will begin construction on Monday, Jan. 25, and continue through Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

The project includes replacement of the existing gre...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 14, 2021

Mayor Victorino releases statement about threats of armed violence at State Capitols

The FBI recently released information that extremist groups are calling for armed protests at all 50 state capitols related to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden later this month. In response to the FBI bulletin, County of Maui Mayor Michael Vi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Kaupakalua Road closures announced for repaving project

A portion of Kaupakalua Road in Haiku will be closed to traffic on two Saturdays this month, Jan. 16 and Jan. 23, for a road repaving project, the Department of Public Works announced. Work hours will be from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The closure will be on Kaup...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Virtual Vision workshops announced for South Maui

The County of Maui Planning Department announced today that it will host virtual Vision Workshops this month for the South Maui Community Plan update.

Members of the South Maui community are encouraged to attend one of these workshops to brainstorm ideas w...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Mechanical problems lead to trash collection delay on Lanai

Mechanical problems with trash collection Wednesday on Lanai have delayed the curbside removal of solid waste for some residents, the Department of Environmental Management reported today.

If Lanai residents did not have their trash collected today, then i...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2021

Improvements announced for Paia Park outdoor basketball court

The outdoor basketball court at Paia Park will undergo repair and renovation work beginning Feb. 1, 2021, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. The work will require the temporary closure of the basketball court until the project’s c...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2021

County to accept Summer 2021 Season Tri-Annual Permit Applications Feb. 1-12

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation will accept applications for Summer 2021 Tri-Annual Permits for leagues and recreational programs from Feb. 1 through Feb. 12, 2021. Permit applications are limited to those for use of pools, fields an...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2021

County of Maui Service Center set to close at Maui Mall, moving to new facility in Kahului

The County of Maui Service Center will close in phases over two days at the Maui Mall on Jan. 14-15, 2021, as employees relocate to the new center located at 110 ‘Ala‘ihi St., at the corner of Hookele and ‘Ala‘ihi s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 11, 2021

Napili Park tennis court improvements announced

The Napili Park Tennis Court Improvements Project will begin construction on Monday January 25, 2021, and continue to April 25, 2021, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

The project will include the new drainage, patching and leveling of exis...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2021

Hanakao`o Beach Park Improvements announced

Work will begin this week on repaving a driveway and a parking lot at Hanakao`o Beach Park, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

The driveway and parking area on the Kaanapali side of Hanakao`o Beach Park entrance have been closed, but other p...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2021

Free Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing set for Thursday, Jan. 14, in Hana

Free drive-through COVID-19 testing will be available for Hana residents on Thursday, Jan. 14, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hana Ball Park, Mayor Michael Victorino announced.

All participants must pre-register by visiting www.minitmed.com/pre-register-maui...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 8, 2021

County of Maui Statement/Clarification Maui Interscholastic League

The County of Maui seeks to clarify that the Maui Interscholastic League (MIL) is not under the County’s jurisdiction. The MIL represents 13 public and private high schools within Maui County that sponsor a range of competitive athletic sports. ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 7, 2021

County of Maui responds to growing number of COVID-19 cases

Today, the Hawaii State Department of Health reported 56 new confirmed cases of coronavirus in Maui CountyBecause the vast majority of cases are in households throughout all regions of Maui ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2021

Revised tee time reservation phone lines announced for the Waiehu Municipal Golf Course

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation announced that the Waiehu Municipal Golf Course has revised the telephone numbers that should be called to reserve a tee time.

Tee time reservations are available two days in advance by calling (808) 27...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2021

Joint Statement condemns today's violence in Washington, D.C.

On behalf of the County of Maui, we jointly condemn today’s violent protests in the nation’s Capitol. As we watch the turmoil in our nation’s capital, we in Maui County remain committed to peaceful protest and the peaceful tr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 6, 2021

Emergency rock removal project announced for Kahekili Highway

An emergency project to remove loose, unstable rocks above Milepost 8.1 on Kahekili Highway is scheduled for Jan. 9 to Jan. 11, 2021, and will make the roadway impassable to motorists during the day while work is ongoing, the Department of Public Works an...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2021

Cooke Memorial Pool boiler out of service until further notice

The boiler that heats Cooke Memorial Pool in Kaunakakai is out of service until it can be repaired, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced. However, the pool remains open for lap swimming with reservations. 

The department apologizes for...

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Press Releases
Posted on: January 5, 2021

Mayor Victorino releases statement of employee diagnosed with COVID-19

This morning, the County of Maui received official confirmation from the Hawaii Department of Health that an employee who works in the Office of the Mayor had tested positive for COVI...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 31, 2020

County of Maui completes purchase of Hawaiian Telcom Building in Wailuku

The County of Maui has completed the purchase of three properties, including the Hawaiian Telcom Building in Wailuku for approximately $3.8 million.

The acquisition of the Hawaiian Telcom Building is aimed at making public service more readily accessible a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 29, 2020

County of Maui Service Center blessed; Facility will open to public Jan. 19

The new, two-story County of Maui Service Center building was officially blessed Tuesday before Department of Finance employees begin moving from current office space at the Maui Mall to the new facility at the corner of Hookele and Ala`ihi streets in Kah...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 28, 2020

Minit Med Urgent Care to open all offices Dec. 30 for COVID-19 testing

In partnership with the County of Maui, Minit Med Urgent Care will open its site offices in Kahului, Kihei and Lahaina on Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020, for free COVID-19 testing.

The Lahaina and Kihei sites will be open from 8 a.m. to noon, and the Kahului sit...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 28, 2020

Lahaina Aquatic Center to reopen Tuesday, Dec. 29

The Department of Parks and Recreation reports that the Lahaina Aquatic Center has been cleaned of ash and windblown debris and will reopen at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 29, for those with reservations for daily lap swimming. The aquatic center was closed Sunda...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 27, 2020

Update: Maui police reopen Honoapiilani Highway to contraflow traffic

Maui police reopened Honoapiilani Highway to contraflow traffic after 12:15 a.m. today, after a fast-moving brush fire closed the highway for several hours on Saturday night.
Earlier, from shortly after 11 p.m. to almost 11:50 p.m. Saturday, police escorte...
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Press Releases
Posted on: December 26, 2020

Update: Olowalu brush fire grows to 500 acres as of 9:15 p.m.

A brush fire fanned by strong 30- to 40-mph northwest winds has grown to an estimated 500 acres, according to the Maui Fire Department.
Honoapiilani Highway remains closed at Maalaea, and vehicle access to Kahakuloa is limited to local traffic only.
Maui Bu...
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Press Releases
Posted on: December 24, 2020

New Wailuku Pool to close Dec. 26-27, and Jan. 2, 2021, due to staff shortages

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation announces the closure of the New Wailuku Pool on December 26-27, 2020, and January 2, 2021 due to staff shortages.
The department apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause the community. ...
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Press Releases
Posted on: December 24, 2020

Maui County's Christmas Eve COVID-19 Count Links Community Spread and Social Gatherings

Today the Hawaiʻi Department of Health confirmed 33 COVID-19 infections for Maui County, but 13 cases were previously investigated and contacts were notified over the past few weeks. The cases were recently confirmed and added to Maui County’s c...
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Press Releases
Posted on: December 23, 2020

COVID-19 vaccinations begin in Maui County

The first COVID-19 vaccinations were administered in Maui County today, with the first doses going to frontline healthcare professionals at Maui Memorial Medical Center this morning.

"This was a momentous event in Maui County history. Vaccines are an ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 23, 2020

Expanded Da Bee shuttle route and other changes announced for Wailuku commuters

The County of Maui Department of Management announces changes to its Da Bee shuttle bus program to further benefit Wailuku commuters. 

Effective this week, Da Bee’s Route B includes a stop at Ma‘alaea Park & Ride (aka &...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 21, 2020

Children and families enjoyed Christmas cheer in Dec. 19 drive-through event at Kalana O Maui campus

More than 1,000 children and their families enjoyed Christmas decorations, lights and music in a drive-through event at the County Building on Saturday night and were treated with pop-up Pikachu, treat bags and Santa Claus as part of a Mele Kalikimaka fro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 21, 2020

County of Maui offering free Christmas tree recycling

Free Christmas tree recycling drop off service is being offered by the County of Maui Environmental Protection and Sustainability Division.

All decorations, including tinsel, must be removed from trees before they can be dropped off for recycling....

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 21, 2020

Qualified residents reminded to submit Circuit Breaker and Home Exemption applications

The Department of Finance’s Real Property Assessment Division is reminding all homeowners eligible for the Circuit Breaker Tax Credit to submit an application before the end of the year, Dec. 31, 2020.   The Real Property Assessment Div...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 18, 2020

Department of Water Supply announces Wailuku Road closures for water valve replacement project

Wailuku road closures include:

  • Intersection of Main Street and Central Avenue
  • Intersection of Main Street and High Street
  • Waiale Road from the intersection of Wai`inu Road to Waimaluhia Lane

 The following may be affected by intermittent water outage...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Mayor Victorino releases statement on possible use of War Memorial Stadium for UH football games

Regarding possible use of War Memorial Stadium for UH football games or other events with Aloha Stadium placed in a “temporary moratorium,” Mayor Michael Victorino said:

“I am open to entertaining the notion of War Memorial St...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Waiver of County convenience fees extended until Jan. 31, 2021

The County of Maui is extending its waiver of credit card convenience fees and transaction fees until Jan. 31, 2021, for County bills, except for Real Property Tax.

“This waiver extension will continue to help our residents cope financially with ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Lahaina Division of Motor Vehicles & Licensing shut down immediately

The Department of Finance Lahaina Division of Motor Vehicles & Licensing office is closed for 10 days, beginning immediately today, after an employee reported testing positive for COVID-19.

The employee is asymptomatic and self-quarantining. Other Laha...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2020

Central Maui food distribution scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 19

A food distribution event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at the War Memorial Gym parking lot in Wailuku.

This distribution is for the general public, and it will be first-come, first-served. Motorists are asked to make right turns on...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 17, 2020

AlohaSafe app officially launches for use in Maui County

The AlohaSafe Alert app officially launches today in Maui County, the first County in the State of Hawaii to have this resource available to curb the spread of COVID-19.

“This free exposure notification app has already undergone successful pilot ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2020

Christmas drive-through slated for Dec. 18-19 at Kalana O Maui Building in Wailuku

Those planning a holoholo tour of Central Maui Christmas lights this weekend should plan to stop by the Kalana O Maui Building in Wailuku for a Mele Kalikimaka from Mayor Michael Victorino and his helpers. Visitors who drive through the County Building&am...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2020

Lanai, Hana and Molokai residents to redeem vouchers for holiday gift certificates

This week, Lanai, Hana and Molokai residents who have received assistance through the Hawaii Emergency Laulima Partnership (HELP) program may redeem vouchers, received in the mail, for holiday gift certificates.

Lanai residents may pick up their gift certi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2020

Final holiday food box pickup for HELP participants set for Wednesday, Dec. 16

Participants in the Hawai’i Emergency Laulima Partnership (HELP) program will have a final opportunity to collect holiday food boxes from 1 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at the War Memorial Gymnasium parking lot in Wailuku.

This...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2020

Reminder: Drive-through COVID-19 testing set for Wednesday, Dec. 16, in Haiku

Mayor Michael Victorino is urging residents to participate in drive-through COVID-19 testing on Wednesday, Dec. 16, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Pauwela Cannery in Haiku.

This and other free testing events are an opportunity for returning residents or visitor...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 11, 2020

Reminder: County of Maui providing holiday food boxes

Mayor Michael Victorino is reminding qualified residents impacted by COVID-19 to collect their holiday food boxes at their designated times and locations on Monday, Dec. 14, and Tuesday, Dec. 15.

 

Vouchers were mailed to residents who received ass...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2020

Drive-through COVID-19 testing set for Dec. 16 in Haiku

Drive-through COVID-19 testing will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 16, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Pauwela Cannery in Haiku. 

As a reminder, testing also is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Shops at Wailea in South Maui.

These...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 9, 2020

Maui County seeks bar closures to stem rising numbers of COVID-19 cases

With recent double-digit increases in COVID-19 cases, Maui County is seeking approval from Gov. David Ige to temporarily close bars and bar areas within restaurants for two weeks, or until Dec. 26, 2020.

“The Maui District Health Office reported ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2020

Drive-through COVID-19 testing set for Friday, Dec. 11, in Wailea

Drive-through COVID-19 testing will be held on Friday, Dec. 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Shops at Wailea.

This is an opportunity for free testing for South Maui residents and for visitors to take a voluntary secondary test after their arrival on Maui ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 8, 2020

County of Maui providing holiday food boxes

The County of Maui will provide holiday food boxes on December 14 and December 15 for qualified residents impacted by COVID-19.

Vouchers were mailed last week to residents who received assistance through Maui Economic Opportunity’s Hawaii Emergen...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 7, 2020

Water valve replacement project announced for Kahului

The County of Maui Department of Water Supply will be conducting multiple valve replacements beginning today, Dec. 7, 2020, and continuing to Dec. 23, 2020. Water will be shut off periodically from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to make the necessary repairs.

The affect...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 6, 2020

County of Maui shuts down Lava Rock Bar & Grill for 24 hours for physical distancing violations

The County of Maui Department of Liquor Control shut down the Lava Rock Bar & Grill in Kihei for a 24-hour period this weekend after physical distancing violations were observed during an enforcement operation conducted in conjunction with the Maui Po...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2020

County of Maui set to purchase Hawaiian Telcom Building in Wailuku

The County of Maui is set to close as early as the end of this month on the purchase the Hawaiian Telcom Building in Wailuku Town to provide more space for Maui Emergency Management Agency operations and for information technology workers.

“I&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Maui County to accept applications for Prosecuting Attorney

The County of Maui will accept applications for the position of prosecuting attorney following today’s 9-0 vote by the Maui County Council to affirm Mayor Michael Victorino’s recommendation for the removal of Don Guzman from the positi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 4, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces AlohaSafe Alert app rollout for Maui County

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that the AlohaSafe Alert application that has undergone pilot testing on Lanai and Hana has been approved for full rollout in Maui County, making Maui County the first County in the State to utilize this resource to...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2020

Maui Kupuna & Caregivers can learn from Active Daily Living

Most Maui seniors are active and independent and want to stay that way. The Maui County Office on Aging wants to help them do just that with a new free online resource, Active Daily Living, for kūpuna and their caregivers. Watch a short introductory video...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2020

Reminder: Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing set for Saturday, Dec. 5, in Hana

Mayor Michael Victorino is urging Hana residents to pre-register for drive-through COVID-19 testing on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hana Ball Park.

“This is an opportunity for Hana residents to protect themselves, their family a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2020

Full road detour announced for W. Vineyard Street in Wailuku Town

The County of Maui Department of Management announces that a full road closure on W. Vineyard Street between Market and Church streets will begin on Monday, December 14, 2020.

The closure is expected to continue through January 2021. It will reduc...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 27, 2020

Molokai residents may collect gift certificates on Monday, Nov. 30

Molokai residents with vouchers for gift certificates have another opportunity to pick them up next week.

The gift certificates for Friendly Market, Kualapuu Market and Misaki’s were sent to Molokai and Lanai residents who received COVID-19-relat...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 27, 2020

Upcountry Pool to close Dec. 3 for maintenance of lights

The Upcountry Pool will close on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, for maintenance of interior and overhead lights, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

The department apologizes for any inconvenience to the public.

For more information, contact Pool Man...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 27, 2020

Drive-through COVID-19 testing set for Saturday, Dec. 5, in Hana

Drive-through COVID-19 testing will be held on Saturday, Dec. 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hana Ball Park.

“Testing for COVID-19 is an important way to detect the virus early, before it spreads throughout the community,” Mayor Michae...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 25, 2020

Mandatory water shortage restrictions to end Nov. 27 for Upcountry, West Maui customers

The County of Maui Department of Water Supply announced today that it is ending Stage 1 water restrictions for Upcountry and West Maui customers, effective Friday, Nov. 27, 2020.

The water restrictions mandated cutbacks of non-essential water use beginning...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Mayor Victorino encourages virtual holiday celebrations

Mayor Michael Victorino is encouraging Maui County residents to consider alternative ways to celebrate the holidays with our loved ones this Thanksgiving.

“Virtual options allow us to stay in touch safely with family members who do not live in ou...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Waiver of County convenience fees extended

The County of Maui is extending its waiver of credit card convenience fees and transaction fees until Dec. 31 for County bills, except for Real Property Tax.

“This waiver extension will keep bill payments easy and convenient and help our resident...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces Nov. 25 drive-through food distribution for Molokai

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that a food distribution event will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, for Molokai residents in need.

The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center in Kaunakakai.

Volunteers will pass out 150 b...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Molokai, Lanai residents to pick up Thanksgiving gift certificates

In lieu of a Thanksgiving and turkey box, vouchers have been sent to Molokai and Lanai residents who have received COVID-19-related assistance through the County of Maui Hawaii Emergency Laulima Partnership program.

Molokai residents with vouchers picked u...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 24, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces free drive-through COVID-19 testing on Nov. 25 and Nov. 28 in Kihei

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that free drive-through COVID-19 surge testing will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, and Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, at the South Maui Community Park, located at 1501 Liloa Drive.

“Testing for...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Thanksgiving Giveaway final pickup set for Monday, Nov. 23

A final pickup date has been scheduled for Thanksgiving giveaway recipients who’ve received assistance through the Hawaii Emergency Laulima Partnership (HELP) program.

Voucher holders who have not yet turned them in can still receive a box of fro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Maui County to move forward with Winter/Spring 2021 season permits

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation is preparing for a modified Tri-Annual Permit Process for the Winter/Spring 2021 season for all leagues and recreational programs occurring during the period of January 1 – April 15, 2021.

The...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Online Community Plan workshop announced for South Maui

The Maui County Planning Department announced today that it has launched a new public engagement workshop on its We Are Maui website, the online hub for the update of the Community Plans. 

The online workshop consists of a “story map,&am...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Maui County Real Property Tax Administrator Marcy Martin elected to IAAO Board

Maui County Real Property Tax Administrator Marcy Martin has been elected to the Board of Directors for the International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO) for Region 1 effective Jan. 1, 2021. She will be sworn in on January 8, 2021, at the Kansas ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 19, 2020

Mayor Victorino releases statement on confirmed COVID-19 case in Hana

Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement today on a confirmed case of COVID-19 in Hana.

“The County of Maui has been notified that a test result has returned positive for a resident of Hana. The person is asymptomatic and in self-...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Mayor Victorino issues statement on Council's resolution to establish a COVID-19 task force

Mayor Michael Victorino released a statement today in response to the Maui County Council’s recent resolution urging the mayor to establish a rapid-response COVID-19 task force.

Proposed by Councilmember Kelly King, the task force would advise th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2020

Reminder: Drive-through COVID-19 Testing set for Wednesday, Nov. 18, in Hana

Mayor Michael Victorino is urging East Maui residents to participate in free drive-through COVID-19 testing on Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hana Ball Park.

“We urge residents to get tested for COVID-19 as a way to protect o...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2020

Lanai fresh produce distribution scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 18

Mayor Michael Victorino announced a produce distribution will take place Wednesday, Nov. 18, to provide produce for families impacted by COVID-19 on Lanai.

Produce distribution for the general public will take place from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., or until...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2020

County of Maui Thanksgiving Giveaway set for Nov. 19-20

Recipients of the Hawaii Emergency Laulima Partnership (HELP) program should have received vouchers in the mail for the County of Maui’s Thanksgiving giveaway.

The County, in partnership with Maui Economic Opportunity, will provide Thanksgiving b...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Hana Metals and Recycling Event announced for Dec. 3-5

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management will hold a Hana Metals and Electronics Recycling Event at the Hana Landfill for East Maui residents from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on December 3-5, 2020.

Two previously scheduled events were postponed du...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces drive-through food distribution set for Nov. 20, for Molokai residents

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that a food distribution event will be held on November 20, 2020, for Molokai residents in need.

The event is scheduled for 9 a.m. at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center in Kaunakakai.

Volunteers will pass out 150 boxes of...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Staffing shortage temporarily closes Molokai Real Property Assessment Office

The Molokai Real Property Assessment office is temporarily closed due to staffing shortage from Friday, November 13, 2020, thru Friday, November 20, 2020. The office is located at the Mitchell Pauole Center in Kaunakakai.

The office will reopen on Monday, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2020

Maui Bus commuter routes return to War Memorial parking lot

Effective Monday, November 16, 2020, the County of Maui Department of Transportation will return commuter bus service to the War Memorial Stadium Parking Lot after the recent completion of the parking lot repaving project.

The Wailuku-Kapalua Commuter Rout...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 12, 2020

Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing set for Monday, Nov. 16, in Paia-Haiku

Drive-through COVID-19 testing will be held on Monday, Nov. 16, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Paia Community Center.

“Mahalo to Minit Medical Urgent Care for working with the County of Maui to provide this drive-through testing,” Mayor M...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Mayor Victorino urges applicants for the Maui County Farmer & Rancher Continuity Program

Mayor Michael Victorino is urging Maui County farmers and ranchers to apply for reimbursements of expenses for losses related to COVID-19 and for food sustainability.

“This program has $2.5 million in CARES Act funding to provide Maui County farm...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Safer At Home order approved for Lanai, beginning Nov. 12

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that Maui County has received approval from the Governor to issue a “Safer At Home” order for Lanai residents and visitors, beginning Thursday, Nov. 12.

The Governor’s approval allows th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2020

State awards $500,000 for development of TOD master plan for West Maui

The County of Maui Department of Planning announced today that it has been awarded $500,000 from the State Office of Planning to develop a transit-oriented development (TOD) corridor master plan for West Maui.

The West Maui TOD Corridor Plan focuses on a 3...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Drive-through COVID-19 testing set for Wednesday, Nov. 18, in Hana

Drive-through COVID-19 testing will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hana Ball Park.

“We appreciate our partnership with Minit Medical Urgent Care in providing this drive-through testing,” Mayor Michael Vic...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces County of Maui Turkey Giveaway

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that the County of Maui, in partnership with Maui Economic Opportunity, will provide 6,000 Thanksgiving turkeys and fixings to residents impacted by COVID-19.

“The County of Maui will help make the Thanksgiving h...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Kihei Aquatic Center set for single-day closure on Nov. 16

The County of Maui Department of Parks and Recreation announces that the Kihei Aquatic Center will be closed on November 16, 2020, for staff training by the Department of Fire and Public Safety.

The department apologizes for any inconvenience.

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Department of Parks and Recreation announces Waikapu Park Complex improvements

The Department of Parks and Recreation announces improvements and expansion of the Waikapu Community Center, replacement of ballfield irrigation and other park upgrades. The construction work will require closure of the Waikapu Park Complex from Nov. 16, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 9, 2020

Drive-through COVID-19 testing set for Friday, Nov. 13, in Pukalani

Drive-through COVID-19 testing will be held on Friday, Nov. 13, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the upper parking lot of the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center in Pukalani.

“We thank Minit Medical Urgent Care for partnering with the County of Maui ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Mayor Victorino releases statement on prosecuting attorney

Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement today regarding the Maui County Council’s 9-0 vote to affirm his recommendation for the removal of Don Guzman as prosecuting attorney.

“I had high hopes for Mr. Guzman,”...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 5, 2020

Department of Liquor Control to resume certification exams and classes beginning Nov. 12

The Department of Liquor Control will resume certification exams and classes beginning Nov. 12, 2020. The certification classes and training were suspended in August because of impacts of COVID-19.

The exams and classes will be held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 4, 2020

Malama Maui Nui’s by-appointment Go Green Recycling event set for Saturday, November 14

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced that the Mālama Maui Nui Go Green Recycling event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, November 14. The appointment-required event will be in the parking lot mauka/behind t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2020

Molokai residents offered free COVID-19 testing on Nov. 5

Molokai residents can get free COVID-19 testing from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center in Kaunakakai.

Residents do not need to have insurance or meet any criteria to get tested for free. Minit Medical is administ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 2, 2020

Virtual community meeting on Wailuku Town improvements set for Tuesday, Nov. 10

The County of Maui Department of Management is hosting a virtual community meeting on Wailuku Town improvements from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 10.

During this meeting, the construction management team will provide the latest construction updates for the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: November 1, 2020

Nearly 400 COVID-19 tests administered on Lanai during mass testing event Saturday

Nearly 400 COVID-19 tests were administered to Lanai residents on Saturday during a six-hour mass testing event aimed at curbing the spread of the virus.

Well over 3,000 tests have been administered on Lanai since the beginning of the outbreak. There were ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2020

Ka‘ahumanu Community Corridor Project announced

Maui County residents are invited to participate in a study to create a new vision for the roadway corridor along Ka‘ahumanu Avenue and Main Street in Wailuku.

The Ka‘ahumanu Community Corridor Project’s website can be found a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2020

Over 700 participants help keep Maui County safe in voluntary testing programs

More than 700 participants have taken COVID-19 tests as part of the County of Maui’s free voluntary testing programs, which started Oct. 17.

So far, only one case has been confirmed out of the tests administered. The test is offered for residents...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2020

First-time applicants for Kokua Business Recovery & Relief Fund must apply by Saturday, Oct. 31

Mayor Michael Victorino announced an additional $1 million to the Kokua Maui County Small Business Recovery & Relief Fund, bringing the County of Maui’s total for the fund to $8 million in assistance to local businesses.

The final deadline fo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces free community testing event on Nov. 5 for Molokai residents

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that free, COVID-19 community testing will be offered on Thursday, Nov. 5, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center on Molokai.

Residents do not need to have insurance or meet any criteria ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2020

Layne Silva selected as new director of the Department of Liquor Control

The Liquor Control Commission selected Layne Silva today as director of the Department of Liquor Control. He succeeds Glenn Mukai, who has retired.

“I look forward to working with Mr. Silva and with the department to make improvements as requeste...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 27, 2020

Environmental Management Dept. asks public to follow best practices when handling solid waste

The Department of Environmental Management Solid Waste Division is reminding the public to observe best practices when disposing of solid waste during the COVID-19 pandemic.

These include double-bagging wastes from looking after sick people at home and mai...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Stay At Home order approved for Lanai, starting Tuesday, Oct. 27

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that the County of Maui received approval from the Governor to issue a mandatory Stay At Home order for Lanai residents and visitors beginning 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27.

Under the order, Lanai residents and visitors may ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces launch of free COVID-19 community testing program for residents

Minit Medical testing site

Mayor Michael Victorino announced the launch of a free COVID-19 community testing program sponsored by the County of Maui.

Residents do not need to have insurance or meet any criteria to get tested for free. Minit Medical is administering the program at st...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2020

County of Maui providing Voluntary Post-Arrival Travel Testing Program

Voluntary 2nd Test Program

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that the County of Maui is providing a free, voluntary post-arrival testing program for returning residents and visitors traveling into Maui County.

Travelers must have taken a pre-departure test to be eligible for the fre...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Mayor Victorino thanks Hawaiian Airlines for extending flights to Molokai and Lanai

Mayor Michael Victorino expressed his gratitude to Hawaiian Airlines today for extending `Ohana by Hawaiian flights to Molokai and Lanai at least through mid-January. Earlier, the airline had announced its intention to temporarily suspend the flights, whi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 20, 2020

Mayor Victorino releases statement on Lanai COVID cases

The County of Maui will continue to monitor and provide assistance to the state Department of Health, which confirmed today the first four cases of COVID-19 among residents on the island of Lanai.

“It was my hope and prayer that we would have no cases on L...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2020

Stay At Home order requested for Lanai, starting Oct. 27

The County of Maui anticipates issuing a mandatory Stay At Home order for Lanai residents and visitors beginning 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27.

“With the rapidly rising positive COVID-19 case count, this is an important step to limit the spread of ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces 800 PCR tests and 11,300 masks for Lanai; virtual meeting Friday

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that 800 PCR tests and 11,300 masks are being provided to Lanai residents and local health officials to assist COVID-19 operations on the island.

The County is also partnering to provide a virtual community meeting tomorro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces travel exemption for same day or overnight medical purposes

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that Maui County residents traveling for medical purposes will be exempt from quarantine and will not need to take a pre-departure test for COVID-19. 

“We know many of our residents in Maui County need to tr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2020

County of Maui partnering for drive-through Halloween events and encouraging fun, safe activities

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The County of Maui is partnering with a number of community groups and organizations to create safe, alternative Halloween activities for keiki and families to enjoy on Saturday, Oct. 31.

The County is coordinating drive-through Halloween events that will ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 5, 2020

County of Maui announces $2.5 million Agriculture Micro Grant Program

The County of Maui and Maui Economic Opportunity launched today a $2.5 million program to assist small local farmers in Maui County.

The Agriculture Micro Grants Program provides grant funding of up to $25,000 to farmers on Maui, Molokai and Lanai.

Applicat...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Mayor authorizes extension for deferral of 10% penalty on Real Property Taxes due Aug. 20

Mayor Michael Victorino has authorized a 90-day extension, now to Nov. 19, 2020, for the deferral of the 10 percent penalty for Real Property Taxes that was due on Aug. 20, 2020, because of the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now, the deferral ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Mayor Victorino releases statement on Pre-, Post-travel testing for COVID-19

The County of Maui’s plan for a pre-travel testing program and other requests to protect the public’s health and safety remain pending Gov. David Ige’s approval.

“Our plans are aimed at protecting the health and safety of our residents and limiting the spr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 21, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces $1 million Small Business Mortgage & Rent Relief direct payment program

Mayor Michael Victorino announced Wednesday the launch of a $1 million Small Business Mortgage & Relief direct payment program to provide a lifeline for businesses struggling to survive COVID-19 impacts. The County of Maui is partnering with the Maui ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Another $1 million added to Kokua Maui County Small Business Recovery & Relief Fund

The County of Maui has added another $1 million to the Kokua Maui County Small Business Recovery & Relief Fund, and small businesses now have until Oct. 31, 2020, to apply for grants of as much as $7,500. 

The additional $1 million in CARES Ac...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 16, 2020

Applications available for Molokai Farming Cost-Reimbursement Program

The County of Maui Office of Economic Development announces a second round of funding is available for the Molokai Farming Cost-Reimbursement Program.

Molokai farmers were allocated $23,213 in the first round of funding to help them comply with federal foo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Kaunoa Senior Services seeking volunteers for Meals on Wheels Program

Kaunoa Senior Services’ Meals on Wheels Program needs volunteers immediately to help deliver fresh meals directly to the homes of qualified seniors. Volunteers are needed on various days, Monday through Friday, between 9 a.m. and noon.

Candidates...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Maui County GIS land use maps now available to the public

The Department of Planning has launched an interactive and publicly accessible Land Use Viewer for the County of Maui.

On the department’s website, users can view GIS (Geographic Information System) layers from various County land use datasets, i...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Maui County Emergency Management Agency to conduct siren testing Oct. 15-16

The Maui County Emergency Management Agency will conduct siren testing in partnership with the Hawai'i Emergency Management Agency at the following locations between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 15 and 16. The locations are:&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2020

New Wailuku Pool to reopen Thursday, Oct. 15

The County of Maui, Department of Parks and Recreation announced that the New Wailuku Pool will reopen on Thursday, Oct. 15. Reservations for lap walking will be taken Wednesday, Oct. 14, for Thursday and Friday.

Reservations can be made by calling (808) 2...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Maui County awarded prestigious Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded the County of Maui a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2019.

An impartial panel j...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Maui County Immigrant Services Division announces State Department Diversity Immigrant Visa program

The County of Maui Immigrant Services Division will hold a virtual information session at 2 p.m. Oct. 28 to discuss a U.S. Department of State program to make 50,000 immigrant visas available.

Participants need to RSVP by Thursday, Oct. 22.

The State Depart...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Mary Kielty appointed as Deputy Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation

Mayor Michael Victorino announced Monday the appointment of Mary Kielty as Deputy Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation. She is a 27-year veteran of the Parks Department and succeeds John Buck, who retired recently.

“Mary has a wealt...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2020

New Wailuku Pool closed for waterline repairs

The County of Maui, Department of Parks and Recreation announced today that the New Wailuku Pool is closed due to waterline repairs.

The New Wailuku Pool will be closed until further notice while repair work is expedited. The broken waterline was discovere...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Maui County files suit to hold 20 fossil fuel companies accountable for costs of climate change

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that Maui County has filed a lawsuit against 20 fossil fuel companies for the rising costs and impacts of climate change, citing a decades-long campaign of deception deployed by the defendants to hide their products...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2020

We Are South Maui website launched for South Maui Community Plan Update

The County of Maui Department of Planning has launched its new website, We Are South Maui, for the update of the South Maui Community Plan.

The website, https://southmaui.wearemaui.org, allows the community to obtain information, provide feedback, and coll...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 11, 2020

Upcoming Community Budget Meeting for Fiscal Year 2022 set for Tuesday, Oct. 13

The next community budget meeting for Fiscal Year 2022, hosted by Mayor Michael Victorino and his administration, will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, starting at 5:30 pm. Community members are welcome to provide input as Mayor Victorino begins form...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Mayor Victorino urges residents to serve on the Maui County Charter Review Commission

Mayor Michael Victorino is urging residents to apply for the Maui County Charter Review Commission.

Pursuant to Section 14-3 of the Revised Charter of the County of Maui (1983), as amended, the Charter Commission shall consist of 11 members to study and re...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 9, 2020

Mayor Victorino concerned for Molokai and Lanai residents; `Ohana by Hawaiian service suspended

Mayor Michael Victorino release the following statement on Hawaiian Airlines’ suspension of `Ohana by Hawaiian passenger and cargo services.

“While we understand Hawaiian Airlines faces economic challenges with decreased travel statewid...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Free green waste mulch pick-up set at Maui EKO Systems

Beginning Monday, October 12, 2020, residents and businesses can pick up free mulch at Maui EKO Systems located at the Central Maui Landfill. This will continue while supplies last.

Green waste mulch helps soil retain moisture, reduces erosion and encourag...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2020

County of Maui moving forward with Pre-Travel Testing Program

Mayor Michael Victorino is requesting support from the Governor, visitor industry and businesses to urge transpacific travelers to voluntarily take a second test after they arrive in Maui County, under the State’s pre-travel testing program.

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 7, 2020

Upcoming Community Budget Meeting for Fiscal Year 2022

The next community budget meeting for Fiscal Year 2022, hosted by Mayor Michael Victorino and his administration, will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2020, starting at 5:30 pm. Community members are welcome to provide input as Mayor Victorino begins form...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Employees can make a beeline to Wailuku Town on “Da Bee” starting Tomorrow, Oct. 7

Mayor Victorino on Da Bee 10.6.20

The County of Maui, Department of Management announced the launch of a free transportation shuttle service to Wailuku Town, starting Wednesday, Oct. 7. Shuttles will run Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

The free shuttle service called, &ldquo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: October 6, 2020

Malama Maui Nui’s Go Green Recycling Event continues in October by Appointment Only

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced that the Mālama Maui Nui Go Green Recycling event will be held, by appointment only, on Saturday, October 17, in Lahaina. The event is set for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, October 17, in the ...
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Press Releases
Posted on: October 2, 2020

First Community Budget Meeting set for Fiscal Year 2022

The first in a series of six community budget meetings for Fiscal Year 2022, hosted by Mayor Michael Victorino and his administration, will be held Tuesday, October 6, 2020 starting at 5:30 pm. Community members are welcome to participate, ask questions, ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 30, 2020

West Maui road reopening announced; West Maui Islander bus route to resume Saturday, Oct. 3

Lower Honoapiilani Road near Napili Place will reopen on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, after a culvert replacement project has been substantially completed, the Department of Public Works announced.

Work to complete pavement striping and adjust utility manholes wi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 28, 2020

Schedule of Fiscal Year 2022 Community Budget Meetings Announced

Mayor Michael Victorino and his administration will host a series of community meetings in October to receive comments and suggestions from the public regarding the proposed budget for the Fiscal Year 2021 - 2022.

 “I value the opportuni...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2020

Wailuku Town infrastructure upgrades to begin Monday, Sept. 28, on W. Vineyard Street

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Road improvements on W. Vineyard St. between Market St. and Church St. will begin on Monday, Sept. 28, as part of Phase 1A of the Wailuku Town Improvements project, according to the County of Maui, Department of Management.

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2020

War Memorial Stadium parking lot will reopen on Monday, Sept. 28

War Memorial Stadium parking lot will reopen to the public on Monday, Sept. 28, after completion of a $3 million project to repave the 51-year-old parking lot, install new underground drainage and plant nearly 130 new trees, Mayor Michael Victorino announ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 23, 2020

Kihei Aquatic Center training pool to close for repair and maintenance work

The Department of Parks and Recreation announces the closure of the Kihei Aquatic Center training pool from Oct. 14 to Oct. 16, 2020, for repair and maintenance work on a pipeline.

The pool is scheduled to reopen Oct. 17. Pool hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p....

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Department of Water Supply reminds residents to continue water conservation during ongoing drought

The Department of Water Supply is reminding residents to continue water conservation efforts during a drought that continues to affect the Hawaiian Islands.

In West Maui, water from the Honolua Ditch has been running very low, and the department plans to t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Repair work announced for Kenolio Park fencing in Kihei

The Department of Parks and Recreation announces repair work to perimeter chain-link fencing at Kenolio Park in Kihei from Sept. 28 through Oct. 9, 2020.

The department asks members of the public to refrain from parking along the South Kihei Road fence lin...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Applicants sought for Maui County Boards and Commissions

Applicants are being sought for 46 vacancies on Maui County boards, commissions, councils and committees:

Five on the Council of Aging;

Four on the Public Works Commission;

Three on the Maui County Arborist Committee;

Two each on the Board of Ethics, Board of...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2020

Mayor Victorino urges Maui County residents to be counted in U.S. Census

With the 2020 U.S. Census winding down, Mayor Michael Victorino is strongly urging all Maui County residents to participate in the decennial count of all U.S. residents to ensure our citizens get their fair share of U.S. federal funding and representation...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 18, 2020

DMVL Lahaina Office closed today, Sept. 18

The Division of Motor Vehicle & Licensing Lahaina Office is closed today, Sept. 18, 2020, due to staffing constraints.

The County DMVL Kahului and Kihei offices remain open today during normal business hours from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The County apolo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2020

County of Maui Volunteer Center provides free training and resources to nonprofits facing COVID-19

The County of Maui Volunteer Center is providing free support, training and resources to local nonprofits facing challenges due to COVID-19.

The Volunteer Center is kicking off its support with a three-day, virtual conference from Sept. 22-24 to assist Mau...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Drive-through COVID-19 testing set for West Maui on Monday, Sept. 21

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that drive-through COVID-19 testing will be held on Monday, Sept. 21, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Lahaina Aquatic Center.

The Lahaina Aquatic Center will be closed all day Monday due to the drive-through testing. Th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 16, 2020

County surveying parents on distance learning for keiki in YMCA Youth Program

County-YMCA Program Distance Learning 9.16.20

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that the County of Maui will be surveying parents on the possibility of distance/virtual learning for keiki in its YMCA-partnered youth program.

The County is providing iPads with internet access for educational use, start...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Drive-through COVID-19 testing and mask distribution set for Wednesday, Sept. 16, on Molokai

Minit Medical Molokai testing group 9.8.20

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that drive-through COVID-19 testing and a mask distribution will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center on Molokai.

The County of Maui will be sending about 2,00...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 11, 2020

Upcountry Pool reopening tomorrow following repairs

The County of Maui, Department of Parks and Recreation announced that the Upcountry Pool will reopen Saturday, Sept. 12, following the completion of temporary repair work.

For General Parks and Recreation information, please visit www.mauicounty.gov/parks....

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Drought conditions bring temporary change to Upper Kula water system

Ongoing drought conditions have triggered operational changes for domestic water supply delivery to about 2,000 customers on the Upper Kula water system, according to the Department of Water Supply.

Beginning Monday, Sept. 21, water supplied to the Upper K...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Upcountry Pool closed due to emergency repairs

The County of Maui, Department of Parks and Recreation announced today that the Upcountry Pool is closed due to emergency mechanical repairs.

The Upcountry Pool will be closed until further notice as staff works to expedite repair work. The Department apol...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 9, 2020

County of Maui successfully prices $74.42 million in General Obligation Bonds

The County of Maui has successfully priced $74.42 million in General Obligation Bonds, Series 2020. The proceeds of the General Obligation Bonds will be used for capital improvement projects in the County of Maui and to refinance outstanding bonds issued ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

272 Tested in COVID-19 Drive-Through on Molokai

The County of Maui reported 272 tests conducted during today’s COVID-19 Drive-Through at the Mitchell Pauole Community Center on Molokai.

Minit Medical Urgent Care will call individuals with all results, which are expected to take one to three da...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 8, 2020

Malama Maui Nui will hold by-appointment Go Green Recycling event at a new location

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management is reminding the public that the Mālama Maui Nui Go Green Recycling event will continue this month at a new location.

The appointment-required event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 7, 2020

Mayor Victorino confirms ‘Love Has Won’ group rerouted to Colorado

Mayor Michael Victorino confirmed today that three members of the “Love Has Won” group were intercepted at Kahului Airport on Sunday afternoon and hours later took a flight to San Francisco and on to Colorado.

The group members flew fro...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2020

Department of Water Supply reminds Upcountry, West Maui customers to cut back water usage Sept. 8

The County of Maui Department of Water Supply is reminding Upcountry and West Maui customers that cutbacks of non-essential water use will be mandatory beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020.

On Tuesday, the department issued an official notice of Stage 1 water ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Maui County launches new online atlas for shoreline access

Exploring and enjoying Maui County’s beaches and shoreline areas has just been made easier. The County has recently launched a new website with a map viewer to provide an online atlas of over 200 public access locations and their features.

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces partnership to assist local ranchers and provide food to people in need

Brendan Balthazar, owner of Diamond B Ranch, talks in front of Kyle Caires from UH Manoa CTAHR

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today a new CARES Act funded partnership with local ranchers to provide ground beef to Feed My Sheep and people in need.

The County has committed $200,000 to support the ranching community, which includes the purchase of c...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2020

County of Maui reports three positive cases of COVID-19

The County of Maui announced that three (3) employees have tested positive for COVID-19 and are in self-isolation. These are separate from the 10 positive cases reported by the Maui Police Department.

Two (2) cases are from the Department of the Prosecutin...

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Press Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Department of Water Supply declares Stage 1 Water Shortage for Upcountry and West Maui

The County of Maui Department of Water Supply will begin mandatory Stage 1 water restrictions for its domestic water system serving residents of Upcountry and West Maui beginning Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020. Official public notice of a declaration of a water s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing on Thursday, Sept. 3, at Keopuolani Park

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Drive-through COVID-19 testing will be held on Thursday, Sept. 3, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Keopuolani Regional Park.

Keopuolani Regional Park will be closed Thursday morning and open at 3:00 p.m., following the drive-through COVID-19 testing event.

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2020

Reopening of War Memorial Stadium parking lot rescheduled

The Department of Parks and Recreation announced that the reopening of the War Memorial Stadium parking lot has been rescheduled to Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. The delay is related to drainage work on the project and materials that needed to be shipped to Mau...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 31, 2020

New Kula Park Playground to open at noon Tuesday, Sept. 1

The new Kula Park Playground will open to the public at noon Tuesday, Sept. 1, Mayor Michael Victorino announced today.

“This new playground has been eagerly awaited by Upcountry keiki and their families,” Mayor Victorino said. &ldq...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2020

Maui Veterans (Mokulele) Highway reopened; Puunene fire 85 percent contained

UPDATE 6:00 P.M. – Maui Veterans (Mokulele) Highway has been reopened as Maui Fire Department continues to contain the Puunene fire.

MFD reported that the estimated 1,500-acre fire is approximately 85 percent contained.

Three helicopters and multi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces Aa1, AA+ bond ratings for Maui County

Moody’s Investor Service, S&P Global Ratings, and Fitch Ratings assigned ratings of Aa1 (stable outlook), AA+ (stable outlook), and AA+ (negative outlook), respectively, to Maui County’s General Obligation Bonds, Series 2020, Mayor...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces approval process for film and television productions in Maui County

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that film and television productions will need to receive authorization from the Office of the Mayor to begin shooting in Maui County.

The authorization is included in the County’s updated Public Health Eme...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2020

Mayor announces collaboration to create new healthcare jobs and expanded services

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Mayor Michael Victorino announced today a new countywide collaboration with various organizations to create healthcare jobs and expand services for kupūna and families using CARES Act funds.

The County of Maui’s new HealthCARES Hui is the first i...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Lanai White Goods, Metals and E-Waste Collection Event continues independently on Saturday, Aug. 22

The County of Maui, Department of Environmental Management announces that due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases, the department has postponed its participation in the upcoming Lanai White Goods, Metals and E-Waste Collection Event.

The event will co...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2020

Mayor Victorino extends condolences to family of Lanai resident

Mayor Michael Victorino extends his condolences to the family of a Lanai resident, who is the latest COVID-19-related death in Maui County.

According to the Department of Health, the resident was a man between the age of 40-59 years old and had been hospit...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2020

Baldwin Beach Park closed from Aug. 21-27 due to ocean damage to pavilion structure

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The County of Maui, Department of Parks and Recreation announces the temporary closure of Baldwin Beach Park from August 21 through August 27, 2020, due to the required removal of a portion of the pavilion structure that was damaged during recent ocean co...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 20, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces delay of television show production amid surge in COVID-19 cases

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that production on the television show Temptation Island has been delayed due to current COVID-19 health and safety concerns in Maui County.

Mayor Victorino provided the following statement:

“After speaking with t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2020

Mayor Victorino addresses public safety issues in Paia

County of Maui social service workers and nonprofit partners are engaged in ongoing efforts to make health and public safety improvements for the residents of Paia.

“I am keenly aware of what’s going on in Paia with reports of homelessn...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2020

Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing on Wednesday, Aug. 19, at Keopuolani Park

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that drive-through COVID-19 testing will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 19, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Keopuolani Regional Park.

Keopuolani Regional Park will be closed Wednesday morning and open at 3:00 p.m., following th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2020

Mayor Victorino asks for safe access to Wailuku pump station

To address serious public safety and environmental concerns, Mayor Michael Victorino is asking for 24/7 County access to the Wailuku sewage pump station located off of Kahului Beach Road.

Currently, the area has unpermitted encampment structures and approx...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2020

Mandatory Travel Declaration Form now available online at County of Maui website

The Mandatory Travel Declaration Form for Maui County and other transportation-related information is now available on the County of Maui’s website at www.MauiCounty.gov.

All interisland travelers arriving in Maui County will be required to compl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2020

Lanai White Goods, Metals and E-Waste Collection Event set for Lanai residents on August 22, 2020

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announces a Lanai White Goods, Metals and E-Waste Collection Event for Lanai residents at the Pulama Lanai Fleet Yard from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 22, 2020.

Residents may drop off their...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2020

County of Maui encourages support of STEM education, kicks off “STEM Week in Maui County”

Mayor Michael Victorino has officially proclaimed August 10-15, 2020 as “STEM Week in Maui County.”

“Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education programs are vital to the economic future of Maui County and the S...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Interisland Travel Quarantine guidance for Maui County

Maui County residents are reminded that the Governor has reinstituted the mandatory 14-day quarantine for any travel other than arrival on Oahu.

The quarantine includes travel from Maui to Hawaii Island or Kauai, as well as travel to and from Molokai and L...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2020

Kula water valve replacement project announced

The Department of Water Supply announced it will install new valves, including a pressure regulator valve, in Kula on Wednesday, August 12, 2020.

The project will require water to be shut off for about five hours from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The valve replacement...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Mayor Victorino statement on Governor’s announcement to reinstate 14-day interisland quarantine

Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement on Gov. David Ige’s announcement to reinstate the mandatory 14-day interisland travel quarantine:

"We appreciate the Governor for following our request and making the difficult decisio...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 6, 2020

Malama Maui Nui’s by-appointment Go Green Recycling event set for a new location

The County of Maui Department of Environmental Management announced that the Mālama Maui Nui Go Green Recycling event will continue this month at a new location.

The appointment-required event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, August 15, 2020, in ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 5, 2020

Mayor Victorino comments on reckless political gamesmanship

Mayor Michael Victorino reacted Wednesday to the reckless behavior on the part of a Maui County Council member to play political games with the Lahaina injection well case while it remains in an ongoing, sensitive stage of mediation.

“Federal Jud...

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Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2020

County of Maui launches Virtual Job Fair website to assist job seekers and employers

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Mayor Michael Victorino announced today the launch of a new website to assist Maui County residents seeking employment opportunities, job training or new career paths.

The website, www.MauiCountyVirtualJobFair.com, also gives employers an online resource t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces upgrade of County’s network of Electric Vehicle charging stations

Mayor Michael Victorino announces an initiative to replace and upgrade the County of Maui’s network of existing Electric Vehicle Ohana charging stations.

The EVOhana charging stations located at the Kalana O Maui (County) Building in Wailuku, the...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2020

County Summer Youth Program extended until Aug. 14; still only $10 per week for families

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Mayor Michael Victorino announced that the County of Maui’s summer youth program has been extended another two weeks until Aug. 14 to assist families impacted by the delay of school openings.

The program in partnership with Maui Family YMCA remai...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces limit on social gatherings to no more than 10 people

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today updated Public Health Emergency Rules that limit indoor and outdoor social gatherings to no more than 10 people.

The updated rules have been signed by Mayor Victorino and sent to the Governor for approval. The rules ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2020

Mayor Victorino celebrates blessing of new $7.7 million Molokai Baseyard

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Mayor Michael Victorino celebrated the blessing and dedication ceremony Tuesday of the new $7.7 million Molokai Baseyard in Hoʻolehua.

The new baseyard features:

  • 2,560-square-foot Administrative Building
  • 7,440-square-foot Maintenance Building
  • 3,960-square-foo...
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Press Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2020

Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing on Friday, July 31, at Lahaina Aquatic Center

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Drive-through COVID-19 testing will be held on Friday, July 31, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Lahaina Aquatic Center.

The Lahaina Aquatic Center will be closed all day Friday due to the drive-through testing event. The Lahaina Recreation Center will be cl...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 28, 2020

Maui Lani Roundabout to open at noon Wednesday, July 29

The Maui Lani Roundabout at the intersection of Kamehameha Avenue and Maui Lani Parkway has been completed and will be made open to the general public at noon on Wednesday, July 29, 2020.

The $3.15 million project broke ground at the end of April and was c...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2020

County Parks, Pools and Waiehu Golf Course reopening tomorrow, July 28, following Hurricane Douglas

The County of Maui, Department of Parks and Recreation announces that County parks, pools and Waiehu Municipal Golf Course will reopen tomorrow, July 28, following Hurricane Douglas.

For General Parks & Recreation information, please visit www.mauicoun...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Waikapu Basketball Court to close from Aug. 10 to Nov. 7 for lights construction project

The County of Maui, Department of Parks and Recreation announces that the Waikapu Basketball Court will be closed to the public from Aug. 10 through Nov. 7, 2020, for the construction of the Waikapu Park Play Court Lights project.

The project will include ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Restrooms closed for maintenance at Hookipa Beach Park and Harold Rice Memorial Park

The County of Maui, Department of Parks and Recreation announces the anticipated closure of the restrooms at Hookipa Beach Park and Harold Rice Memorial Park on Aug. 3 – 10, 2020, due to required maintenance and repairs.

Portable restrooms will b...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Central Maui Landfill reopening tomorrow; adjusted schedule for Refuse Pickup on Maui Island only

The County of Maui announces that the Central Maui Landfill will reopen tomorrow, July 28, and refuse pickup will have adjusted schedules for Maui customers following Hurricane Douglas.

The following changes to refuse pickup schedules applies to residents ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2020

Emergency Shelters Closed; Residents can report storm related damage on County of Maui website

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that all emergency shelters have closed following the cancellation of the Hurricane Warning for Maui, Molokai and Lanai.

No major damages have been reported, though, there have been reports of debris, fallen trees, downed ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2020

Maui Bus Routes resume services starting Monday, July 27

The County of Maui, Department of Transportation announces the reinstatement of transportation services starting Monday, July 27.

The Maui Bus Fixed Route, Paratransit, Commuter and Human Services Transportation services will resume its services that were ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2020

All County Landfills closed and Refuse Pickup suspended tomorrow, July 27, due to Hurricane Douglas

The County of Maui announces that all County Landfills will be closed and all refuse pickup is suspended for tomorrow, July 27, due to Hurricane Douglas.

Residents SHOULD NOT put out their trash bins for pickup tomorrow. County crews and officials plan to ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 26, 2020

Warning Siren scheduled for 8:30 a.m. alerting residents to Shelter in Place and Stay Informed

The County of Maui will sound warning sirens for Hurricane Douglas at 8:30 a.m. today to alert Maui County residents to shelter in place and stay informed.

Residents should turn on their radio or television and tune into local news channels for updates. Th...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2020

Mayor Victorino urges residents to shelter in place starting tonight and through Sunday

Mayor Michael Victorino urges Maui County residents to shelter in place starting tonight and through Sunday due to Hurricane Douglas.

County officials will assess damages and any additional safety concerns after the hurricane passes on Monday.

“Hu...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2020

Avoid Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and other dangers after Hurricane Douglas makes landfall

The County of Maui reminds the public of potential dangers that could arise after Hurricane Douglas makes landfall in Hawaii.

Hurricanes can cause dangerous and destructive high winds, flooding, heavy rain and storm surges. Carbon monoxide poisoning and dr...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces County of Maui emergency shelter plans

Mayor Michael Victorino announced the County of Maui will open emergency shelters on Maui Island at 7 p.m. this evening.  Shelters on Lanai and Molokai will open tomorrow at 7 a.m.  Opening times and locations may change depending upon t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2020

Public asked to conserve water to prevent sewer spills due to Hurricane Douglas

The County of Maui, Department of Environmental Management strongly encourages the public to conserve water to minimize sewage from entering facilities and prevent potential sewer spills due to Hurricane Douglas.

During heavy rain events, facilities typica...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2020

Maui Bus Routes to be suspended starting tomorrow due to Hurricane Douglas

The County of Maui, Department of Transportation announces the suspension of transportation services starting Sunday, July 26, due to the impending arrival of Hurricane Douglas.

The Maui Bus Fixed Route, Paratransit, Commuter and Human Services Transportat...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 25, 2020

Drive-Through COVID-19 Testing on Wednesday, July 29, at Keopuolani Park

Drive-through COVID-19 testing will be held on Wednesday, July 29, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Keopuolani Regional Park.

Keopuolani Regional Park will be closed Wednesday morning and open at 3:00 p.m., following the drive-through COVID-19 testing event....

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Mayor Victorino issues emergency proclamation for Hurricane Douglas

Mayor Michael Victorino issued an emergency proclamation today as Hurricane Douglas approaches the Hawaiian Islands, bringing expected tropical storm-force winds, flash flooding and high surf. The proclamation was coordinated with the Governor’s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Department of Water Supply advises residents to conserve water in preparation for Hurricane Douglas

The Department of Water Supply advises all customers to conserve water in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Douglas, which is forecast to bring strong winds, flash flooding and high surf this weekend.

The adverse weather could disrupt electrical pow...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Public urged to prepare for strong winds, flash flooding and high surf due to Hurricane Douglas

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Maui County residents and visitors are urged to prepare for strong winds, flash flooding and high surf as Hurricane Douglas continues its track toward the Hawaiian Islands.

Wind and rain could begin impacting the state as early as Saturday night. High surf...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Location change for Maui Planning Commission public hearing

The location has changed for a Maui Planning Commission public hearing set for July 28, 2020. The public hearing will take place only via the BlueJeans videoconferencing platform from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

A previous announcement listed the Ka`anapali Beach Ho...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 21, 2020

Fresh produce distribution set for Wednesday, July 22, on Lanai

Mayor Michael Victorino announced a produce distribution will take place Wednesday, July 22, 2020, to provide produce for families impacted by COVID-19 on Lanai.

Produce distribution for the general public will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., or...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 17, 2020

Voluntary water conservation requested for Upcountry and West Maui residents and businesses

Due to lack of rainfall, the Department of Water Supply is requesting consumers in the Upcountry and West Maui areas to conserve water. Consumers are urged to use water only as needed for health and safety purposes in order to extend the available supply ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2020

Emergency Housing Project in Kahului blessed

Former UH-Maui College dormitory buildings were blessed Tuesday morning for Huliau, a project to make safe housing available for people who’ve fallen into homelessness. “Huliau” means “turning point, time of change....

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 14, 2020

Wells Park Tennis Court Restrooms closed from July 20 – 31, 2020

The County of Maui, Department of Parks and Recreation announces the anticipated closure of the Wells Park Tennis Court Restrooms from July 20 – July 31, 2020, due to maintenance and repair needs of micro guarding to minimize vandalism concerns....

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2020

Shiraishi Memorial Pool closed July 21, 23 and 29 for staff training

The County of Maui, Department of Parks and Recreation announces the anticipated closure of the Coach Spencer Shiraishi Memorial Pool on July 21, 23 and 29, 2020, for Fire and Public Safety staff training.

The Department of Parks and Recreation apologizes ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Mayor maintains that Charter Commission should review proposed Maui County Charter amendments

Mayor Michael Victorino expressed his disappointment Friday with the Maui County Council’s first-reading passage of three proposed Maui County Charter amendments without sufficient study and review by the Charter Review Commission. The Commissio...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 9, 2020

Firefighters cut large firebreak to protect Skill Village residents

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Maui Fire Department crews have cut a large firebreak to protect residents in the area of Skill Village in Paia due to the Haliimaile fire.

The approximately 3,000-acre fire remains about a half mile away and does not pose any immediate threat. Fire crews ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Skill Village residents in Paia to prepare for possible evacuation

Residents in the area of Skill Village in Paia are to prepare for possible evacuation due to the Haliimaile fire.

The fire is about 2,500 to 3,000 acres in size and around a half a mile away. Winds are currently blowing away from the area, but Ski...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Kihei DMVL Office closed tomorrow, July 8, for cleaning and maintenance

The County of Maui, Division of Motor Vehicles & Licensing announced that the Kihei DMVL Office will be closed tomorrow, July 8, for cleaning and maintenance.

The Kihei Office located at 3030 East Lipoa Street will reopen Thursday, July 9, for services...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Fresh produce distribution set for Wednesday, July 8, on Lanai

Mayor Michael Victorino announced a produce distribution will take place Wednesday, July 8, 2020, to provide produce for families impacted by COVID-19 on Lanai.

Produce distribution for the general public will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., or ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 6, 2020

Mayor Victorino remembers late Sen. Breene Harimoto

Maui County flags will be flown at half-mast on Tuesday, July 7, 2020, in honor and remembrance of the late Hawaii state Sen. Breene Harimoto. Mayor Michael Victorino and First Lady Joycelyn Victorino also extended their condolences to his family and frie...

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Press Releases
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Virtual Programming Activity videos available on County of Maui Website

The County of Maui Department of Parks & Recreation announced the posting of recreational activity videos on its Recreation Division web page.

The instructional videos were created by DPR recreation staff. The videos provide an opportunity for families...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Mayor Victorino opposes County Council’s reckless proposed Charter amendments

Mayor Michael Victorino strongly opposed proposed amendments by the County Council’s Governance, Ethics and Transparency Committee, which would inflate the cost of government while Maui’s economy has been battered by the COVID-19 pande...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Parks Dept announces photo and poem contest in recognition of July as National Parks & Rec month

In recognition of National Parks & Recreation month in July, the County of Maui’s Department of Parks & Recreation is conducting a Facility Photo & Haiku Poem Contest. The contest theme is: “Why do I Love Maui County Parks ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2020

County of Maui COVID-19 Call Center Modified Hours

Mayor Michael Victorino has announced modified hours for the COVID-19 Call Center in the Office of the Mayor.

The call center will operate during normal business hours from 7:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 30, 2020

Summer Youth Program only $10 per week for working families in Maui County

The County of Maui’s summer youth program partnership with Maui Family YMCA still has many openings available for the program that starts July 6, 2020.

Families will pay no more than $40 total for their children to participate in the County subsi...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 29, 2020

Pool reservations phone line closed July 3rd; All county pools closed July 4th for Independence Day

The Department of Parks and Recreation announced that, in observance of the July 4th holiday, the pool reservations phone line will not take calls on Friday, July 3. All County pools will be closed on July 4 and will reopen July 5.

To book reservations for...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Central Maui Landfill greenwaste disposal canceled on Sundays

The last day for the acceptance of residential greenwaste on Sundays at the Central Maui Landfill will be on Sunday, June 28, the Department of Environmental Management announced.

The end of Sunday greenwaste disposal at the landfill begins in July and com...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 26, 2020

Maui Planning Commission to review updated West Maui Community Plan

A public hearing has been set for July 28, 2020, for the Maui Planning Commission to review the updated draft West Maui Community Plan. The public hearing will be held at the Kāʻanapali Beach Hotel ʻOhana Room from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. or via the BlueJeans v...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2020

2019 Water Quality Report available online

The Maui County Department of Water Supply announces the 2020 publication of the Annual Water Quality Report for results of testing compiled from January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2019. This year marks the 22nd year of providing this information to custome...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 22, 2020

New Vehicular Homicide and Road Safety Unit announced

The Maui County Department of the Prosecuting Attorney announced today a new unit dedicated to the prosecution of traffic crimes, including motor vehicle-related homicide, habitual alcohol and drug impaired driving, and felony injury related to speeding a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 19, 2020

Mayor Victorino returns FY 2021 budget to County Council without his signature

Mayor Michael Victorino returned the FY 2021 operating budget to the Maui County Council today without his signature.

Mayor Victorino raised objections to the County Council-drafted budget, but he will allow it to take effect on July 1, 2020.

In March, Mayo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2020

Central Maui Regional Sports Complex closed for Maui Lani Roundabout construction

The Central Maui Regional Sports Complex is closed due to construction of the Maui Lani Roundabout project.

The closure will help address safety concerns and limit traffic in the surrounding area. The roundabout project located at the Maui Lani Parkway-Kam...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 15, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces partnership to launch Financial Opportunity Center to help with housing

Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino today announced a partnership with the Hawai‘i Community Foundation (HCF) and Hawaiian Community Assets (HCA) to launch a Financial Opportunity Center (FOC) that will help thousands of residents into housing &...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces reopening of additional businesses and activities starting Monday, June 15

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today the reopening of additional businesses and activities starting Monday, June 15.

“Maui County continues to see a very small number of new cases and maintains the highest rate of testing per capita in the sta...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2020

Maui Lani Roundabout Project to begin construction Monday, June 15

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that major intersection construction work on the Maui Lani Roundabout project will begin Monday, June 15, 2020.

The intersection of Maui Lani Parkway and Kamehameha Avenue will be fully closed (24 hours a day, 7 days a wee...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2020

Department of Water Supply launches small-meter replacement project

The Department of Water Supply is beginning a project to replace small water meters and upgrade aging meters within the County’s domestic water system. The meter replacement is free of additional charge to customers.

The project is expected to la...

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Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Haiku Community Center improvement project announced

Work has begun on upgrading the Haiku Community Center’s restroom and kitchen, the Department of Parks and Recreation announced.

“This project is more progress toward improving public park facilities for our residents,” Mayor ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2020

Mayor Victorino releases statement on demonstrations for George Floyd

Mayor Michael Victorino released the following statement today:

“Peaceful protests are a First Amendment birthright of every American. On Maui, it’s encouraging that protests of Mr. George Floyd’s death have been peaceful. I s...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 31, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces Monday, June 1, launch date for Kama‘aina First website

Mayor Michael Victorino announced the official launch of the Office of Economic Development’s Kama‘aina First program website – which helps support local businesses and features discounts for residents impacted by COVID-19 &a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces broad reopening of businesses and services on June 1 in Maui County

Mayor Michael Victorino announced the broad reopening of businesses and services with health and safety guidelines on Monday, June 1, in Maui County.

The County’s proposed rules and reopening date have been sent to the Governor and Attorney Gener...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces Governor’s approval of rules that allow most businesses to reopen June 1

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today that Gov. David Ige approved Maui County’s updated Public Health Emergency Rules to allow most businesses and services to reopen starting Monday, June 1.

“We are reopening Maui County cautiously a...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces appointment of JoAnn Inamasu as new OED director

Mayor Michael Victorino announced today his appointment of JoAnn Inamasu as the new director of the Office of Economic Development.

She succeeds Kay Fukumoto, who is stepping down effective June 15 to focus on family commitments. Inamasu’s appoin...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces Maui County’s first hired archaeologist, Dr. Janet Six

Dr. Janet L. Six has been selected as the first archaeologist to be employed by the County of Maui in a position created to protect the County’s significant natural, cultural and historical resources. She begins work on June 1.

“Dr. Six...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 21, 2020

County of Maui begins work on temporary emergency shelter project for displaced residents

The County of Maui is partnering with local agencies to provide temporary emergency shelters and services for displaced families and individuals impacted by COVID-19.

Hawaii National Guardsmen and personnel from the Maui Fire Department and Department of P...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 19, 2020

Mayor Victorino extends condolences to `ohana of Willie K

Mayor Michael Victorino extended his prayers and condolences to the `ohana of Maui music superstar Willie K.

“Willie remained positive as he fought cancer bravely for two years, still choosing to perform and entertain fans even while ill,&rdq...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Richelle Thomson sworn in as First Deputy Corporation Counsel

Richelle Thompson

Richelle Thomson was sworn in Thursday as First Deputy Corporation Counsel. She succeeds Edward Kushi, who retired recently after 21 years of service.

“I thank Ed Kushi for his many years of service to our County and wish Richelle Thomson much co...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Maui County high school graduates encouraged to send 3-second video clip for celebration video

Mayor Michael Victorino encourages all high school seniors to send a three-second video clip of themselves to be included in a celebration video for Maui County’s 2020 high school graduates.

Deadline to submit video is Friday, May 15, 2020.

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Retail stores and retail stores in shopping malls allowed to reopen starting Monday, May 11

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that retail stores and retail stores in shopping malls will be allowed to reopen as long as they follow physical distancing requirements, starting Monday, May 11, in Maui County.

The reopening date differs from the Governo...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2020

County of Maui partners with local companies to produce emergency ventilators for COVID-19 response

Mayor Michael Victorino unveiled newly manufactured emergency ventilators produced on Maui by HNu Photonics to help increase Maui County’s emergency healthcare capacity.

The ventilators are part of a joint effort between the County of Maui, Maui ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces food distribution for Central Maui residents in need on Thursday, May 7

Mayor Michael Victorino announced a food distribution taking place Thursday, May 7, to provide bags of food to individuals in Central Maui impacted by COVID-19.

Distribution will start at 10 a.m. at the War Memorial Gymnasium parking lot (700 Halia Nakoa S...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Fresh produce distribution Wednesday, May 6, on Lanai

Mayor Michael Victorino announced another produce distribution will take place Wednesday, May 6, to provide produce to people impacted by COVID-19 on Lanai.

Produce distribution for the general public will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Co...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Residents urged to start planning during Hurricane Preparedness Week 2020

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that May 3 through May 9 is Hurricane Preparedness Week 2020.

Residents are urged to have a plan, build a kit and stay informed prior to hurricane season, which begins on June 1.

“Even during the COVID-19 pandemic...

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Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2020

Kokua Pool improvements announced

The Department of Parks and Recreation announced today that a project to re-plaster and do deck repairs to the Kokua Pool will begin this month, closing the pool through late December.

The pool located at the Kahului Community Park complex has been closed ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Waiehu Golf Course reopening Friday, May 1, with health and safety precautions due to COVID-19

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that the Waiehu Golf Course will reopen on Friday, May 1, 2020, but with health and safety precautions due to COVID-19.

“We continue to look at ways to gradually reopen businesses and services, with added safegua...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2020

About 400 bags of food distributed to Hana residents in need

About 400 bags of food were distributed Wednesday, April 29, to individuals impacted by COVID-19 in Hana.

The distribution was a joint effort with Project Ho`omana, VIP Foodservice, Mahi Pono, Maui Soda & Ice Works, Maui County Farm Bureau, the County ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 29, 2020

Drive-through COVID-19 testing for hospital/healthcare workers and others tomorrow, Keopuolani Park

Drive-through testing for COVID-19 will take place tomorrow, April 30, at Keopuolani Regional Park.

Testing will be open to hospital and healthcare workers, first responders and public transportation workers ONLY from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Testing for the ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces fresh produce distribution for Lanai on Wednesday, April 29

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that a third produce distribution will take place tomorrow, April 29, to provide produce to people impacted by COVID-19 on Lanai.

Distribution for seniors will take place starting at 11 a.m. at the Lanai Senior Center, ent...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 28, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces food distribution tomorrow for Hana residents in need

Mayor Michael Victorino announced a food distribution taking place Wednesday, April 29, to provide bags of food to Hana residents impacted by COVID-19.

Distribution will start at 3 p.m. at the Hana Ball Park.

About 300 bags of food will be distributed on a ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2020

About 100 people tested during COVID-19 drive-through testing on Lanai

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that about a hundred people were tested Saturday, April 25, in a COVID-19 drive-through testing at the old Dole Administration Building in Lanai City.

A total of about 350 individuals have been tested on Lanai, which remai...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Department of Water Supply declares Stage 1 water shortage for Central Maui, Paia

The County of Maui Department of Water Supply declared a Stage 1 water shortage Monday for its domestic water system serving residents of Wailuku, Kahului and Paia.

Because of a water pump failure over the weekend, the department is requiring residents of ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2020

Mayor Victorino issues statement on Governor’s new rules and extension of stay-at-home order

Mayor Michael Victorino issued the following statement on Gov. David Ige’s extension of the statewide stay-at-home order until the end of May and other emergency rules:

“The extension of the stay-at-home, work-from-home order was someth...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2020

Mayor Victorino comments on YB's request to adjust its schedule

Mayor Michael Victorino issued the following statement today regarding Young Brothers LLC’s submittal of a request to the Public Utilities Commission to make temporary adjustments to its sailing schedule for Maui and Hawaii counties, effective M...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 24, 2020

West Maui Islander temporary route changes announced

 

A culvert replacement project and road closure on Lower Honoapiilani Road in Napili will close four Maui Bus stops from Napili Plaza to Kapalua for approximately three months, the County of Maui Department of Transportation announced.

Beginning W...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces food distribution for Central Maui residents in need on Friday, April 24

Mayor Michael Victorino announced a food distribution taking place Friday, April 24, to provide bags of food to individuals in Central Maui impacted by COVID-19.

Distribution will start at 10 a.m. at the War Memorial Gymnasium parking lot (700 Halia Nakoa ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2020

About 90 tests conducted at COVID-19 drive-through in Central Maui

About 90 tests were administered via drive-through COVID-19 testing today, April 23, at Keopuolani Park.

The first hour of testing was open to first responders and healthcare workers, with the remaining time for the general public.

The testing was provided ...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Over 160 tests conducted at COVID-19 drive-through in South Maui

Over 160 tests were administered via drive-through COVID-19 testing today, April 23, at South Maui Community Park Gymnasium.

The first hour of testing was open to first responders and healthcare workers, with the remaining time for the general public.

The t...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2020

Work set to begin Monday on Maui Lani roundabout project

Construction work on the Maui Lani roundabout project will begin Monday, April 27, at the intersection of Maui Lani Parkway and Kamehameha Avenue in Kahului, the County of Maui Department of Public Works announced.

“Roundabouts have been shown to...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 23, 2020

U.S. Supreme Court ruling sends Maui County’s Lahaina injection well case back to lower court

Mayor Michael Victorino issued the following statement today on the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Lahaina injection well case:

“This ruling is a step toward the clarity we have advocated for. The Supreme Court agreed with the Count...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Mayor Victorino provides joint statement with Merriman’s Restaurants on March COVID-19 cases

Mayor Michael Victorino provided the following statement regarding three Merriman’s Kapalua employees who tested positive for COVID-19 in March:

“I want to mahalo Merriman’s Restaurants for coming forward on their own accord r...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Drive-Through Testing for COVID-19 in South Maui on Thursday, April 23

Drive-through testing for COVID-19 will take place in South Maui tomorrow, April 23, at the South Maui Community Park Gymnasium parking lot.

To reduce wait times and on-site registration, individuals are asked to pre-register for testing at www.minitmed.co...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Drive-Through Testing for COVID-19 in Central Maui on Thursday, April 23

Drive-through testing for COVID-19 will take place again tomorrow, April 23, at Keopuolani Regional Park.

Testing will be open to first responders and healthcare workers ONLY from 9 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Testing for the general public will be from&...

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Press Releases
Posted on: April 22, 2020

Mayor Victorino announces food distribution for Paia and Haiku residents on Thursday, April 23

Holomua route for food distribution

Mayor Michael Victorino announced that a food distribution will take place on Thursday, April 23, to provide bags of food to individuals impacted by COVID-19 in Paia and Haiku.

Distribution will start at 10 a.m. and take place at the Old Maui High School c...

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