HNU-Energy to hold solar open houses
KIHEI - HNU-Energy will host a solar open house from noon to 3 p.m. today at a residence at 15 Koki Place in Kihei.
Another open house will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 25 at 1075 Kupulau Drive in Maui Meadows.
Participants may enjoy complimentary barbecue food and chat with solar photovoltaic professionals to learn how solar power can help reduce their electric bill.
For more information, call 244-7844 or send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Koloa Camp residents fight
HONOLULU - Some residents at a former Kauai sugar plantation are vowing to barricade themselves in their houses when they are evicted to make way for a development project.
Developer Peter Savio has offered to purchase the property to help the tenants remain in their homes but he said the landowner rejected his offer.
Landowner Grove Farm Co. issued eviction notices to 13 tenants to vacate by March 8 to make way for a 50-unit development.
Koloa Camp is part of the first sugar plantation in Hawaii.
Savio said he wants to save a part of history.
Grove Farm Vice President Marissa Sandblom said tenants have been paying below-market rents for years and they'll be given priority for the new homes.