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East Maui Irrigation Co.

 

Legislation to preserve rights for private users of Hawai’i’s fresh stream water died yesterday.

 

Maui’s Water Wars

Oct 19, 2017
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Will Scullin / Flickr

Water can be a contentious subject, especially in East Maui, where streams have long been diverted for sugar. Now, a battle to restore these streams is coming to an end. We get more from contributing HPR reporter Colleen Uechi of The Maui News.

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Molly Solomon

Hawai‘i’s Board of Land and Natural Resources approved a one-year permit to Alexander and Baldwin that will allow them to continue diverting water from streams in East Maui. 

Town Square: Life on Maui After Sugar

Sep 13, 2016
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Wikipedia Commons

One of key questions hanging over the state is what happens to the Alexander & Baldwin land on Maui after HC&S closes for good at the end of the year.  While the phrase diversified agriculture seems to be on everyone's lips, what that means could be anybody's guess. We'll take up that up with Alexander & Baldwin President & Chief Executive Officer Christopher J. Benjamin, HC&S General Manager Rick Volner, & Scott Enright, Chair of the Hawaii Board of Agriculture.

The Conversation: Thursday, August 18th, 2016

Aug 18, 2016
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Experienced Teacher Turned Down by DOE; Learning Polynesian Wayfinding; The Future of A&B Land on Maui


Wayne Yoshioka

The Senate voted on a number of key House Bills yesterday.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Maui Water Rights Bill Coming Up for Full Senate Vote

May 2, 2016
Wayne Yoshioka

The state legislature will have marathon floor sessions tomorrow to pass bills on final reading before adjournment May 5th.    These bills include the executive budget and a few controversial measures.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.   

A&B Announces East Maui Stream Restoration

Apr 20, 2016
Wayne Yoshioka

Alexander & Baldwin announced today that it will stop diverting water from priority streams in East Maui as soon as possible.  The company announced its plans at a news conference with key state lawmakers. HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports. 

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Officials of Maui County and Alexander and Baldwin are putting together a task force to assist workers displaced by the closing of the state’s last sugar mill.

Last week Alexander and Baldwin announced they would cease cane operations on Maui---affecting nearly seven-hundred workers. Beginning in March- half of the HC&S workers will be laid off, with the rest staying until the end of the 2016 harvest.

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billsoPHOTO / Flickr

 

 It’s been nearly two years since Alexander & Baldwin acquired the Kaneohe Ranch/Harold K.L. Castle portfolio of commercial properties in Kailua. As Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier reports, one of the key analysts in that deal is now the executive responsible for developing those properties.