Machado, Lindsey sworn in at OHA
Office of Hawaiian Affairs Chairwoman Colette Machado, who represents Molokai, and Carmen Hulu Lindsey, the Maui representative, joined a swearing-in ceremony and an investiture event Tuesday on Oahu.
Machado ran unopposed in the November election to retain her seat. Lindsey was appointed by Gov. Neil Abercrombie in January to fill out the term of Boyd Mossman, who resigned his post, and then won re-election to a full term in November.
They were officially seated for two-year terms along with newly elected Trustee Dan Ahuna, who represents Kauai; at-large Trustee Haunani Apolonia and Robert Lindsey Jr., who represents the Big Island.
The swearing-in ceremony was held inside a conference room at OHA and was presided over by Associate Justice Lisa Ginoza. The ceremony was followed by an investiture event at Central Union Church, where the guest list included Abercrombie and keynote speaker C. Nainoa Thompson, president of the Polynesian Voyaging Society.
Parade will block roads in Makawao
Makawao town roads will be closed at 5 p.m. Friday for the Makawao Paniolo Christmas Parade.
Baldwin and Makawao avenues will be closed where they intersect with Brewer Road; Olinda Road will be closed at Pookela Road; and Makawao Avenue will be closed at its intersection with Ai Street and the municipal parking lot.
Traffic on Baldwin Avenue can bypass the town by turning down Makani Road. Traffic on Makawao Avenue on the Kokomo side of town can use Kee Road to bypass the town, while traffic on Olinda Road can use Pookela Road. Detour signs will be placed at these intersections.
The parade will start at Makawao School at 5 p.m., turn right onto Baldwin Avenue, turn right at Makawao Avenue and right again into the municipal parking lot.
Spectators can park at the county parking lots across from St. Joseph's Church, the Veterans Cemetery, Makawao Post Office and the Eddie Tam Memorial Center.
Kapalaoa Cabin short of water
There is a water shortage at Kapalaoa Cabin in Haleakala Crater due to a lack of rain, according to Haleakala National Park.
Cabin users need to pack all the water they need.
The wood-burning and propane stoves are still available as are cooking supplies, eating utensils and dishes, the news release from the park said.
High-surf advisory remains in effect
A high-surf advisory for east-facing shores of Molokai and Maui remains in effect until 6 p.m. Thursday, the National Weather Service said.
The advisory means high surf will affect beaches, producing rip currents and localized beach erosion.
A trade wind swell generated by a high-pressure system far north of the islands will continue to produce advisory-level surf along east-facing shores through at least Thursday evening. Surf along east-facing shores will be 6 to 8 feet.
A high tide of about 1.6 feet is expected between 12:59 and 2:17 p.m. this afternoon.
Beachgoers are urged to stay out of the water and away from the shore break.
Power is cut for Pukalani customers
Some Maui Electric Co. customers in Pukalani were without power Tuesday, according to email alerts from Maui County.
As of 12:49 p.m., power was incrementally restored to areas such as Pukalani and Liholani streets and the Pukalani Terrace subdivision, a news release said. Customers bounded by Iolani and Loha streets and Haleakala Highway and nearby areas were without power at the time.
As of 2:06 p.m. all electrical service was restored.
The news releases did not identify the cause of the outage.
Seat inspections offered Saturday
Free child car seat and booster seat inspections will be done from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of the Maui Marketplace on Dairy Road in Kahului.
Those interested in having child car seats checked to see whether they're properly installed should show up with the child, car seat or booster seat and car. An inspection takes a minimum of 30 minutes for each seat.
The inspections are done on a first-come, first-served basis.
Under state law, child car seats are required for children under age 4. Children from ages 4 to 7 are required to be restrained in either car seats or booster seats while riding in vehicles.
Information about upcoming child car seat inspections is available on Facebook by looking up Maui County Child Passenger Safety.
This article includes a correction from the original published on Wednesday Dec. 12, 2012. The correction was Lindsey's term of office. The Maui News apologizes for the error.