Governor orders that all flags be flown at half-staff for Aiona
Flags will be flying at half-staff today for former state Board of Education member the Rev. Canon Darrow L. Kanakanui Aiona.
Gov. Neil Abercrombie ordered that all national and Hawaii flags at state offices and agencies as well as the Hawaii National Guard to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset today, the day of Aiona's burial.
Aiona served on the Board of Education for 20 years and was an Episcopal priest for nearly 50 years. He died of heart failure Dec. 20 in Honolulu at age 77.
"Reverend Aiona's deep devotion to education, especially in the Native Hawaiian community, was a powerful inspiration to students and educators in Hawaii," Abercrombie said. "On the Board of Education and throughout his life, he was a forward-thinker who recognized how education plays a part in transforming lives and entire communities."
Real estate panel set to host its monthly meeting in Kahului
The Hawaii state Real Estate Commission will hold its monthly committee meetings in Kahului on Jan. 9.
Three of the commission's standing committees will meet back to back starting at 9:30 a.m. The Laws and Rules Review Committee will convene first, followed by the Condominium Review Committee and the Education Review Committee.
The meetings will be held at the Realtors Association of Maui office at 441 Ala Makani Place in Kahului.
The commission also will have its specialists available at a so-called Specialists' Office for the Day event while the meetings are in progress and by appointment.
The commission said real estate licensees, condominium owners, educational providers and anyone interested in real estate licensing or condominium issues are invited to meet with staff to discuss any concerns.
For more information, see hawaii.gov/hirec or call (808) 586-2643.
Man stable after trespassing, falling from zipline, police say
A 25-year-old man was taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center in stable condition Monday evening after he fell 45 feet from a zipline at the Skyline Eco Adventures facility at Kahoma Ranch above Lahaina, said Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.
The man was among three motorcyclists who trespassed onto the Kahoma Ranch site, he said. The injured man got stuck midway on one of the skylines when he tried to use a rope to slide down on of the lines.
"The man held on for as long as he could then eventually fell," Mainaga said.
A Lahaina ladder crew and a Kahului rescue unit carried the man out of the valley, after taking precautions not to cause back injuries. Then, the man was taken by ambulance to the hospital, Mainaga said.