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One stroke of the pen

One stroke of the pen. That’s all it takes to undo a very large amount of work. Today we will follow the saga of House Bill 2427 in this past legislative session.

Many Australian natives prove drought resistant

What do Australia, New Caledonia and Hawaii have in common? Australia and New Caledonia are thought to be part of the great continent known as Gondwanaland and hold some of the most ancient species of plants and animals known today. Surprisingly, even though Hawaii is about the youngest real estate around, the ancient species thus far introduced prove to be very hardy. Many are found to be extremely drought tolerant.

Plant reproduction: sexual and asexual propagation

Sex acts are taking place in your garden. The birds, bees and the flowers in the trees are all involved. Flowers are the sexual organs of plants. Their blooming periods, as well as their attractive colors, alluring shapes and provocative fragrances all serve to attract pollinators. Getting the right bird or bug in the right place at the right time is paramount to the continuation of the plant species.

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Silver screen celebrates the ocean

Reels are set to roll when the Waimea Ocean Film Festival returns to Waimea and the Kohala Coast Jan. 1 through 9. Films and programs will be featured Jan. 1 through 4 at venues in Waimea, at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel and at The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii, before moving Jan. 5 through 9 to Four Seasons Resort Hualalai.

Hilton Waikoloa Village to auction some of its collection for ER benefit

With renovations and updates to the meeting and convention function areas of Hilton Waikoloa Village to be completed by the end of September, the property will host a live art auction to make space for the new pieces coming in. Open to the public, the auction presents an opportunity to own a piece of the famed collection, and will contain more than 100 pieces of artwork and fine furniture from the conference center, such as a Buddha statue, a Wyland painting of a whale and its calf in a custom-made koa frame, a cinnabar red carved dragon and furniture pieces including tables, chairs and sofas. All items have no reserve, with the exception of the Wyland painting.