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Snooze in the Zoo between August and October

Snooze in the Zoo between August and October

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UH grad becomes new Honolulu Zoo Director

UH grad becomes new Honolulu Zoo Director

After four and a half months without a permanent director, the Honolulu Zoo announced today who will take the job.

Previously at the Virginia Aquarium as the Director of Exhibits and Animal Husbandry, Dr. Jeffrey Mahon began his stint as the Honolulu Zoo director today.

Dr. Mahon is no stranger to Hawai`i. He received his Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology from the University of Hawai`i at Manoa in 1998, however Mahon first saw the Honolulu Zoo back in 1985 while in the Navy.

“It looks very different from how I remembered it – obviously a lot of improvements,” Mahon said. “But the general feeling of a wonderful warm place here – I want to make sure it keeps going. [There have been] amazing changes and I want to keep it going.”

THE VISION

Dr. Mahon arrived in Hawaii just a couple of days ago and is working in the transition. But he is already impressed.

Waikiki Aquarium Ke Kani O Ke Kai concert series presents award-winning artists and hula on June 27

Waikiki Aquarium Ke Kani O Ke Kai concert series presents award-winning artists and hula on June 27

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Waikiki Aquarium Kicks Off Popular Ke Kani O Ke Kai Series on June 13

Waikiki Aquarium Kicks Off Popular Ke Kani O Ke Kai Series on June 13

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WHAT:

Ke Kani O Ke Kai Summer Concert Series.  The Waikiki Aquarium’s “Ke Kani O Ke Kai” 2013 summer concert series kicks off with performances by Na Hoku Hanohano Award Winners John Cruz and Nathan Aweau. The concerts offer visitors and residents an evening of live entertainment and food under the stars and will be held every other Thursday through Aug. 8.

WHEN:             Thursday, June 13, 2013Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the concerts begin at 7 p.m. WHERE:             Waikiki Aquarium2777 Kalakaua Avenue

Officials encourage residents to prepare for possible wildfires as summer swiftly approaches

Officials encourage residents to prepare for possible wildfires as summer swiftly approaches

Start prepping your home and surroundings now.

That is the message from the Honolulu Fire Department as Hawai`i prepares for the summer season – a time prime for wildfires.     

“Homeowners that live within that wildland interface – where the brush and the homes meet – they’d like to keep a good 30 feet of open space between their homes and the brush that will provide a good buffer before any wildland fires would impact them,” Honolulu Fire Department Assistant Chief Roy Murakami said.

Within the past eight years, HFD reported the most wildfires in 2005 (962) while the least came in 2011 (332). Although the past two months have been wetter than normal, the National Weather Service advises residents that the dry season will still occur.

Aqua Hospitality presents Summer Wednesdays at the Waikiki Aquarium

Aqua Hospitality presents Summer Wednesdays at the Waikiki Aquarium

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Waikiki Aquarium's "Ke Kani O Ke Kai" 2013 summer concert series to feature popular local artists

Waikiki Aquarium's "Ke Kani O Ke Kai" 2013 summer concert series to feature popular local artists

 

Waikiki Aquarium's "Ke Kani O Ke Kai" 2013 Summer Concert Series To Feature Popular Local Artists and Ono Food
 

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HONOLULU, HI (May 15, 2013) – The Waikiki Aquarium will once again host its popular “Ke Kani O Ke Kai” summer concert series, offering visitors and residents an evening of live entertainment and food under the stars. The concerts will be held every other Thursday from June 13 through August 8, 2013. The 2013 Ke Kani O Ke Kai performance line-up includes: