Uber And Lyft Approved For Kahului Airport

Any transportation network companies that have been licensed by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission or a county agency, will soon be able to do drop-off and pickups at Kahului Airport.

This is the first the rules for commercial services for airport services have been amended since 2002. Uber and Lyft have been testing a pilot program since December last year. The pilot program found there was a need and interest in services at the airport.

The hope is for Maui to test a similar type of pilot program in the middle of September or early October. Honolulu has a designated area for ride share companies to do pick ups. Maui Airport officials have met with Uber and Lyft to hear how other cities do pickups and to make a plan to implement at the Kahului Airport.

New High School In Kihei

The new high school in Kihei is scheduled to hopefully open for the 2021-2022 school year. The new school is being built on 77 acres at the intersection of Piilani Highway and Kulanihakoi Street. This school will be the first to have to drill wells for drinking water.

Once all the roads, plumbing, and grading have been completed construction of the school building can begin. To date, 5 bids have been submitted with rather large gaps between the highest and lowest bid. Expected to be built first are classrooms, a library, cafeteria, administration building, P.E. room, parking, and sports court and field. Upon completion, the school is expected to open to the freshmen class first and phase each class in thereafter.

We will keep you updated on any new developments that may arise throughout the construction.

Maui Senior Softball Tournament

Starting today Monday, July 30th and concluding Thursday, August 2nd is the 43rd Annual Hawaii State Senior Softball Tournament. Fields in use for the tournament include War Memorial Complex, Keopuolani Park, and Papohaku Park.

Divisions run from Division “A” to Division “F”. You can view the schedule which includes fields, divisions, and game times via the Maui Senior Softball Website here. Play Ball!

Brackets Up For Maui Jim Maui Invitational!

Brackets were revealed yesterday for the November 19th through November 21st 35th annual Maui Jim Maui Invitational tournament. Games are played at the Lahaina Civic Center. Many coaches feel this tournament sets the tone for the season. All games are expected to be televised on various ESPN networks.

This years teams are considered possibly the hardest competition yet. They include Arizona, Auburn, Duke, Gonzaga, Illinois, Iowa State, San Diego State, and Xavier. Those teams that have participated in past Maui Jim Invitationals have gone on to win 67 of the 78 NCAA Division 1 Basketball Championships.

Tickets are expected to go on sale August 8th. For more information on the tournament including tickets and brackets, visit the Maui Invitational webpage here.

July 26th Hawaiian Music Series!

Kuaola is this month’s musical guest for Hawaiian Music Series. This Thursday, July 26th they will be performing from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm on the front lawn of the Baldwin Home Museum located at the corner of Dickenson and Front Streets.

The Kuaola trio have been playing together since 2016. Members are Kalani Librando-Souza, Nalu Robinson, and Shem (Kema) Kahawaii. They perform regularly at the Queen Ka’ahumanu center as well as at community events and festivals.

This event is sponsored by the Hawaii Tourism Authority and the County of Maui Office of Economic Development. Your attendance and support is greatly appreciated!