Nikki Motson

News stories by HPR's Nikki Motson

Fate of Haleiwa Farmers Market Remains Uncertain

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Earlier this month, organizers of the Haleiwa Farmers Market were told to cease all operations due to violation of state highway code. Attorneys representing the market and the state attorney general are meeting today to see if an agreement can be reached before the final market day this weekend.

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The Future of Fishing: Can Technology & Tradition Both Thrive?

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Technology innovators say futuristic fish farms are planned off the coast of the Big Island, but opponents say the fish pods will endanger the future of local fishermen. HPR takes a look at the plans to move forward with the technology and community opposition to it.

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Group Seeks A New Generation of Taro Farmers

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An ancient way of life is getting a new look, thanks to a grant from the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. A non-profit organization is using the funds for farming and for education.

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APEC Leaders Focus on Educational Partnerships

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A new educational exchange program is planned for students and teachers in the Asia Pacific region.

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Spreading Aloha and Compassion: Community Reflections

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Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, spoke to thousands of people in Hawai`i over the past several days. HPR’s Nikki Motson collected some of their reflections on his visit and has this audio postcard. Music by Michael McDonald and Henry Kapono playing, “What the World Needs Now” for the Dalai Lama's arrival.

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