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Mauna Kea Beach empty

As the whole world comes to terms with restricted living due to COVID-19 regulations, many have asked how day-to-day life has changed here on the Big Island. On March 25, Governor Ige passed a mandatory 14-day quarantine on all visitors arriving in Hawaii, and this has effectively stopped all...

Ironman 2019

The world's most famous extreme triathlon, Ironman, is coming to the Big Island on October 12, 2019. Thousands of atheletes, spectators and journalists have already descended upon the island, many training fearlessly along the Queen K Highway in preparation for Saturday's main event. Road closures will be occurring...

Mauna Kea controversy

The construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) near the summit of Mauna Kea, the highest island mountain in the world, has lead to an eruption of controversy and protests on the Big Island. The protests have lead to strongly divided opinions, as well as renewed interest in the history and future of one of the world's most fascinating and unusual volcanoes.