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Airbnb use growing exponentially for Ironman

| | Oct 19 2017 - 12:06am | Comments

KAILUA-KONA — When Hungarian engineer and triathlete Balazs Ronaszeki arrived at his Airbnb, he was greeted with the standard amenities local host Lorelle Carter offers all her guests: bottled water, fresh fruit grown on-site and some homemade banana-macadamia nut-raisin bread.

  1. | Posted: Oct 13 2017 - 8:03pm

    KAILUA-KONA — The Board of Land and Natural Resources on Friday dismissed a proposed $10,000 fine against Sean “Peaman” Pagett, whom the department said was in violation of state rules for races he hosted in Kailua Bay.

  2. | Posted: Oct 13 2017 - 5:43pm

    Police Friday confirmed that no citations were issued in a crash involving an Ironman triathlete and vehicle on Queen Kaahumanu Highway Wednesday morning.

  3. | Posted: Oct 13 2017 - 8:03pm

    No citation in bike/car collision

  4. | Posted: Oct 13 2017 - 8:03pm

    KAILUA-KONA — The Board of Land and Natural Resources Friday approved a management right of entry for Hawaii County onto a parcel of land known as Village 9, which Mayor Harry Kim plans to use first as a temporary homeless camp before developing it into a long-term housing site replete with social services for Kona’s substantial homeless population.

  5. | Posted: Oct 13 2017 - 11:35am

    The Hawaii Police Department is asking for the public’s help in processing court bench warrants.

  6. | Posted: Oct 13 2017 - 10:16am

    KAILUA-KONA — There was a noticeable absence at the Ironman World Championship professional athlete press conference on Thursday afternoon.

  7. | Posted: Oct 13 2017 - 10:11am

    KAILUA-KONA — Whether they were participating solo or in teams, runners were either hardly dressed or dressed to impress for the annual Underpants Run.

  8. | Posted: Oct 13 2017 - 12:05am

    HILO — Raises are coming to top county officials, but exactly how much was a topic of some debate at a Salary Commission meeting Wednesday.

  9. | Posted: Oct 13 2017 - 12:05am

    HILO — Despite a heavy downpour, more than 300 people came out Thursday for the Puna Kai shopping center groundbreaking in Pahoa.

  10. | Posted: Oct 13 2017 - 12:05am

    KAILUA-KONA — As a working mom, Cheyenne Alvarez said, it can be hard to find time to make dentist appointments, particularly on days when she’s working from 4 or 5 p.m. to 3 the next morning.

  11. | Posted: Oct 12 2017 - 1:32pm

    KAILUA-KONA — A tree fell on Highway 19 near mile marker 52 and White Road in South Kohala, temporarily closing the road in both directions.

  12. Posted: Oct 12 2017 - 11:53am

    Hawaii Island police arrested a Puna man in connection with a stabbing incident.

  13. | Posted: Oct 12 2017 - 12:06am

    Albizia trees that fell wrongly in February at Akaka Falls State Park caused nearly $300,000 in damage during invasive species removal — and it will be December before repairs are complete.

  14. | Posted: Oct 12 2017 - 12:06am

    KAILUA-KONA — The Board of Land and Natural Resources on Friday will consider a request to set aside more than 35 acres of state land in Kealakehe for the Hawaii Housing Finance and Development Corp (HHFDC) and for the purpose of “affordable housing and related purposes.”

  15. | Posted: Oct 12 2017 - 4:40pm

    HILO — Papaikou Democrat Heather Kimball plans to challenge state Sen. Lorraine Inouye for the District 4 seat representing Waikoloa, Waimea, Kohala, Hamakua and parts of Hilo and Kona.