Category Archives: Tidbits

PETA: Speak Out Against Hawaii’s Sheep Eradication

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world – Action Alert:
Speak Out Against Hawaii’s Sheep Eradication

Marksmen in Hawaii are shooting wild sheep from helicopters on the slopes of Mauna Kea in an effort to protect the palila bird. Because the sheep and birds eat […]

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HRS §263-10 Hunting from aircraft; penalty

§263-10  Hunting from aircraft; penalty. Any aeronaut or passenger who, while in flight in, across or above the State, intentionally kills or attempts to kill any birds or animals shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and punished by a fine of not more than $1,000, or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or […]

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HTH: Aerial hunting ban approved

Hawaii Tribune-Herald, Thursday, July 12, 2012

Aerial hunting ban approved
DLNR says it will continue to shoot feral ungulates despite new law
By PETER SUR, Tribune-Herald staff writer
Shooting animals by helicopter on Hawaii Island is now illegal.
Mayor Billy Kenoi on Wednesday signed into law a largely symbolic bill that prohibits “any person to engage in the eradication of […]

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HTH: Isle residents sound off on councilmembers’ absences

Hawaii Tribune-Herlad, Thursday, July 12, 2012

Isle residents sound off on councilmembers’ absences
By HUNTER BISHOP, Tribune-herald staff writer
The matter of a couple of missing council members was on the Ethics Board’s agenda Wednesday. Terri Napeahi of Keaukaha filed a complaint with the board in June because when she testifies at Hawaii County Council meetings, members Donald […]

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HTH: Geothermal relocation requests up

Hawaii-Tribune Herald, Friday, July 6, 2012

Geothermal relocation requests up
By TOM CALLIS, Tribune-Herald staff writer
Hawaii County is now handling 17 relocation requests from Puna residents wanting to move away from the district’s geothermal power plant. That’s more than double the seven it was handling last month, itself an unprecedented amount.
County Planning Director Bobby Jean Leithead- Todd […]

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HTH: Onishi, Ikeda come under fire

Hawaii-Tribune Herald, Sunday, July 1, 2012

Onishi, Ikeda come under fire
Ethics complaint filed against councilmen for low attendance
By TOM CALLIS Tribune-Herald staff writer
Hawaii County Council members Dennis Onishi and Donald Ikeda are both facing an ethics complaint targeting their attendance records.
Terri Napeahi, vice president of the Pele Defense Fund, filed the complaint with the county Board […]

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HTH: MOON RESEARCH CENTER MOVES FORWARD

–http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/sections/news/local-news/moon-research-center-moves-forward.html
By TOM CALLIS
Tribune-Herald staff writer
Gov. Neil Abercrombie will sign a bill today intended to make the Big Island a center for companies and space agencies working to make the moon habitable, a feat long left to the realm of science fiction but coming closer to reality.
The legislation authorizes the creation of a research park, overseen […]

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HTH: Aerial hunting shot down by council

Hawaii Tribune-Herald, June 20, 2012

Aerial hunting shot down by council

By PETER SUR

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HTH: Aerial hunting ban gets OK

Hawaii Tribune-Herald, June 07, 2012

Aerial hunting ban gets OK

By PETER SUR
Tribune-Herald staff writer
The Hawaii County Council moved one step closer toward asking voters whether they support the creation of a Game Management Advisory Commission. They also approved a bill to ban the practice of eradication by aerial shooting in the county.
After […]

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WHT: Yagong seeks ban on aerial hunting

West Hawaii Today, May 22, 2012

Yagong seeks ban on aerial hunting

By Nancy Cook Lauer
West Hawaii Today
ncook-lauer@westhawaiitoday.com

HILO — Council Chairman Dominic Yagong is taking up the cause of local game hunters who are feeling increasingly pushed aside as wilderness is fenced off and game animals are shot from the sky.
Yagong is sponsoring two […]

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