The Big Island’s vacation rental industry took a hit during the coronavirus pandemic, leaving county government unsure how it would pay for the extra staffers hired to process permits in the department.
County honors homeowner association restrictions: Board of Appeals upholds planning director on vacation-rental issue
Hawaii County government won’t approve short-term vacation rentals where homeowner’s associations prohibit them, the Board of Appeals ruled unanimously Friday in denying an appeal from a Keauhou View Estates property owner.
For a third straight year, a Hawaiian monk seal has been pupped on West Hawaii’s shores, officials confirmed Wednesday.
The Arabian jasmine (Jasminum sambac) is known in Hawaii as pikake. This lovely plant produces a fragrant white lei flower and makes a wonderful addition to a Hawaiian garden. Though likely native to India and Southeast Asia rather than Arabia, its arrival in Hawaii so delighted Princess Ka’iulani that she named it after her beloved birds, the peacocks.
Forecasters are calling for near- to below-normal tropical cyclone activity within the Central Pacific this hurricane season.