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Headlines from the last 7 days are listed below. To view additional news, please go to the Press Releases main page.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Water conservation request lifted for Wainiha, Haena residents
WAINIHA – The water conservation request for Wainiha and Haena residents has been lifted as of 4 p.m., Tuesday, April 25.  Customers may return to normal water use.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Wainiha, Haena residents asked to continue water conservation
WAINIHA – The Department of Water (DOW) is requesting all Wainiha and Haena residents to continue water conservation measures until further notice.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Public input sought on plans for Anahola Village Park playground
ANAHOLA – The Department of Parks and Recreation will hold a meeting next week regarding the Anahola Village Park playground.

Monday, April 24, 2017
Water conservation requested for all Wainiha, Haena residents


WAINIHA – The Department of Water (DOW) has issued a water conservation request for all Wainiha and Haena residents until further notice, due to a leak that is affecting the area’s storage tank. Residents and businesses are asked to limit water consumption to essential uses only, in order to avoid a water outage. 


Monday, April 24, 2017
HI5 bottle redemption services to be restored on Wednesday
LĪHU‘E – The public is advised that an interim arrangement has been achieved to address the issue with the HI5 bottle redemption and commercially generated recyclable services.

Sunday, April 23, 2017
Family rescued at Queen’s Bath
HANALEI – A family of three from Milwaukee was rescued yesterday afternoon at Queen’s Bath in Hanalei.

Sunday, April 23, 2017
Body of missing female hiker found in Wailua
WAILUA – The body of a female hiker who went missing late Saturday afternoon in Wailua was found early Sunday morning in the stream.

Friday, April 21, 2017
Kaua‘i Resource Center not accepting non-HI5 recyclables
LĪHU‘E – The public is advised that effective Friday, April 21, the Kaua‘i Resource Center (KRC) will no longer be accepting non-HI5 recyclables as the county’s contract for services at the facility has been terminated. 

Friday, April 21, 2017
Free showing of “Miss South Pacific” slated April 29
WAIMEA – The public is invited to attend a free screening next week of “Miss South Pacific: Beauty and the Sea”, a short documentary that addresses climate change and its impact on Pacific Island countries.

Thursday, April 20, 2017
Judge affirms county shutdown of illegal vacation rental
LĪHU‘E – Fifth Circuit Judge Kathleen Watanabe yesterday ruled in favor of the county’s shutdown of an illegal vacation rental in Kīlauea.

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