August 26, 2011

Relax and read a book on your Hawaiian Pune’e

In Hawaii with our relaxed lifestyle, one piece of furniture that many of us love to have in our homes is called a Pune’e which is a moveable couch or bed seen in corners of living rooms, on the lanai or covered porch and other rooms of the home. The pune’e was originally a stack of lauhala mats used by Native Hawaiians for sleeping or lounging in grass houses. Today, Pune’e’s are used as extra sleeping areas as well as lounging and napping during the day. They are often created from single or double beds with lots of pillows or bolsters added for comfort and support. Some are simply set on the floor, while others are more intricate with built in support from a platform made from bamboo, teak or other exotic materials. In Hawaii we have had a trend toward Indonesian furniture for a rustic, tropical look so some of the current day pune’e’s may have intricate carvings and be higher off the floor. However they are made, simple to luxurious, a Pune’e is one of the most inviting places to curl up with a good book and look out at the Pacific Ocean and relax. The multitude of colorful or designer pillows invites anyone to take a deep breath and relax to enjoy our “Hawaii Life”

We really love the Blue Dragon in Kawaihae Harbor, the best entertainment!

We often go to the Blue Dragon for all their great events and quality shows. The food is great and its a modern facility here on the Big Island. Thank you Blue Dragon Staff for always helping us and our clients we really appreciate it.

I went to the web site and found this informative information below.

Why sweat the details of your special night? The Blue Dragon is proud to be your Special Event provider with our award winning Catering, Staff and Entertainment. You can either come to us for free use of our facilities or we’ll bring our great food, service and music to your favorite location.


The Blue Dragon offers an atmosphere unlike any other. Dine, dance and celebrate in our open air facility under the moon, stars and palm trees.

Fresh Local Ingredients

Chef Morgan orders fresh and organic ingredients from local fishermen and farms including The Blue Dragon’s own organic farm in Kohala. All food items are created in house.

Live Music

We have a state of the art sound system run by a professional technician. Choose from an extensive list of artists and dance the night away on our roomy dance floor.

Professional Staff

Our staff is friendly, knowledgeable and full of aloha. Experienced service is available for any occasion.

15 Foot Screen

Set above our stage is a huge projector screen which can host a personalized slide show or keep guests interacting with Nintendo Wii.

The Blue Dragon was voted Best Dining Atmosphere, Family Entertainment, Live Music, Night Spot & Bartender in North Hawaii!

August 16, 2011

DLNR is charged with protecting rare and endangered species

Aloha, everyone. This is a great opportunity to express your concerns and/or offer suggestions to the Department of Land and Natural Resources. DLNR is charged with protecting rare and endangered species, native ecosystems, watersheds, streams, aquifers, submerged lands, coral reefs, fisheries, other ocean resources, and historic and cultural sites, as well as managing state parks, harbors, boat ramps, etc. It is also oversees public hunting and game management. DLNR needs to hear from us. Mahalo nui loa.
Kaua‘i Public Listening Session
Saturday, August 20, 2011

North Shore Listening Session
10:30am – 12:30pm
Kilauea Elementary School
2440 Kolo St., Kilauea, Hawai‘i 96754

Elsie H. Wilcox Elementary School
3:30pm – 5:30pm
4319 Hardy Street
Lihue, Hawaii 96766

DLNR Administration Team, including Chairperson William J. Aila, Jr., First Deputy Guy H. Kaulukukui, Ph.D. and Water Deputy Bill M. Tam from Honolulu is visiting Kaua‘i to hear community comments, questions, and concerns regarding topics under the Department’s jurisdiction.

This meeting is hosted by Senator Ronald Kouchi as part of a series of DLNR Listening Sessions to be conducted statewide.

If you are unable to attend but would like to send your comments, questions, and concerns to the DLNR please e-mail:  DLNR2011ListeningSessions at

Individuals requiring special assistance or accommodations are asked to contact Senator Kouchi’s office at (808) 586-6030 at least four days in advance of the meeting.

This is the first of a series of statewide listening session.