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Top Story: Mahi Pono has now acquired a majority stake in the Maui Cattle Company.
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3:25 PM (51 minutes ago)
Mahi Pono enters majority partnership with Maui Cattle Company
Through this agreement, Mahi Pono will also become the new owner of Maui Cattle Company’s slaughterhouse and USDA processing facility. Mahi Pono said there are no immediate plans for operations or personnel changes, and that all five of the independently-owned ranches will remain equity owners.
Decarbonizing Hawai‘i’s economy
Half of all the energy consumed in Hawai‘i is used for transportation, and most of it comes from fossil fuels. More than two dozen bills at the Hawai‘i Legislature aim to decrease the state’s dependence on gas-powered vehicles, but auto dealers and green energy proponents are supporting different approaches.
Race to save Waikīkī Beach
The 2-mile-long Waikīkī shore is dotted with man-made structures and most of the sand is imported. But structures built to widen the beach have caused severe erosion, permanently altering the dynamics of the coastline and the reef.
Keeping aloha in the skies
Working for Hawaiian Airlines, Kay Fukunaga, director of financial analysis, says she loves “being in a business where you get to be an ambassador of the Hawai‘i community.” One recent success: creating programs that will generate $100 million in cost savings for the airline by 2021.
SHIDLER COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
20th Annual University of Hawaii Shidler College of Business Alumni Association Executive Vineyards
The wine tasting will feature hundreds of wines from around the world, and a craft beer and sake station. Featured restaurants include Azure Restaurant, Dean & Deluca, MW Restaurant, and more! Learn more >>
ANNOUNCEMENTS & UPDATES
Kupu and Kōkua Hawai‘i Foundation announce Youth Sustainability Challenge cohort
Kupu, together with Kōkua Hawaiʻi Foundation, today announced the 13 student groups that will make up its cohort for this year’s Hawai‘i Youth Sustainability Challenge (HYSC). Now in its fourth year, the Hawai‘i Youth Sustainability Challenge empowers Hawai‘i’s youth to create solutions to conservation and sustainability challenges in their schools and communities.
HAWAII BUSINESS MAGAZINE
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HOW THE WORLD SEES HAWAIʻI
Have visitors finally overstayed their welcome in Hawai‘i?
The Ha’ikū Stairs have been closed since 1991, but despite the $250,000 a year spent to keep people out, roughly 4,000 hikers still access the stairs annually. It’s one of many examples of how tourism promotion, which has historically marketed Hawai‘i as a playground full of escapist pleasures, has backfired.
TODAY’S HAWAIʻI VIEWS
Kawika Lum wraps small bundles of feathers that were assembled into a kāhili that was part of King Kalākaua’s 182nd birthday celebration at ʻIolani Palace in 2018.
Photo credit: Aaron Yoshino