KAAWALOA, Hawaii: One day after the end of search and rescue operations for 15 year old Tyler Madoff, swept out to sea by large waves at Kaawaloa Lighthouse near Kealakekua Bay, the guides who were with Madoff’s tour group on July 4th return to the scene of the tragedy. In this video, shot by Matt … Full article →
KONA, Hawaii: After the 5th day of searching for 15 year old Tyler Madoff, who was swept out to sea by large waves at Ka’awaloa near Kealakekua Bay, rescue crews have shut down the operation. The Hawaii County Fire Department reports negative findings. Michael and Marianne Madoff spoke to a print reporter and a camera … Full article →
KEALAKEKUA, Hawaii: As the search continues for 15 year old Tyler Madoff, who was swept out to sea by large waves at Ka’awaloa near Kealakekua Bay, his parents flew in to Hawaii and addressed the media in a press conference. Michael and Marianne Madoff spoke to a print reporter and a camera crew at the … Full article →
NAPOOPOO, Hawaii: The search continues for a 15 year old boy who was swept out to sea by large waves at Ka’awaloa near Kealakekua Bay. The Coast Guard Hawaii identified the missing boy as Tyler Madoff of White Plains, New York. The boy was with a guided kayak tour while traveling in Hawaii with a … Full article →
KAAWALOA, Hawaii: A tragic situation is unfolding at Ka’awaloa near Kealakekua Bay. One visiting 15-year old boy has been hospitalized and another 15-year old boy is missing following a public accident at the Ka’awaloa Light House on July 4th. The Coast Guard Hawaii identified the missing boy as Tyler Madoff of White Plains, New York. … Full article →
HILO, Hawaii: A special meeting of the Hawaii County Council was held on Thursday, where the nine local lawmakers approved a $365 million dollar operating budget for the upcoming fiscal year by a vote of 8 to 1. [MORE VIDEO: Hawaii Council passes $365 million budget, no big changes] Perhaps the most interest in Thursday’s budget … Full article →
Napoopoo Village was by far the worst hit residential village along the Kona coast. Today, the once devastated homes are all in various stages of repair.
A look back, one year later, one the event that changed many lives on Hawaii Island
Video courtesy Lynn Beittel, Matt Binder of Visionary Video The local community gathers at the sacred Kealakekua Bay to help the village of Napo’opo’o, which was devastated by the recent tsunami that hit Kona on the Big Island. Cars, homes and rubbish were left scattered around the village when the waters finally receded on Friday. … Full article →
Video courtesy Lynn Beittel, Matt Binder of Visionary Video A chilling story of survival is told by Valerie Hawkins, who along with her husband was caught by the rushing tsunami waves while in their car. Hawkins was vacationing in Hawaii from Calgary, Alberta, Canada – on her birthday, no less, when she was caught up in … Full article →
Video courtesy Lynn Beittel, Matt Binder of Visionary Video The tsunami that washed over Hawaii’s shoreline did the worst damage on the western, Kona side of the Big Island early Friday morning. Kailua Village was hit hard, but it was the remote areas of South Kona that sustained the most severe wallop. The image of a home floating … Full article →
November 28, 2010 – Kona, Hawaii Video courtesy Hawaii County Office of the Mayor | Voice of Karin Stanton For coffee farmers like Sotero Agoot, work on the Kona Pacific Farmers Co-op in Napoopoo has been a lot more challenging ever since a little bug showed up. It is unknown at how the Coffee Berry … Full article →
The South Kona community met with consultants and state officials over the weekend to discuss the future of Kealakekua Bay State Park. DLNR is seeking input on possible alternatives for a new Master Plan.