First photo: Kamehameha Schools Maui high school students sing the song “La’ieikawai” during Tuesday’s Na Mele O Maui inside the Castle Theater at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. The popular competition features about a dozen performances from Maui elementary schools to high schools at the Maui Arts & Cultural Center. Established in 1972, Na Mele O Maui is the only countywide Hawaiian song and art competition. The event is dedicated to cultural preservation and perpetuation of Hawaiian mele, language and arts, according to the MACC’s website.
Second photo: Baldwin High School senior Shelby Sales receives her first-place award for a two-dimensional art piece as part of an art competition. Sales also was crowned overall winner of the high school competition.
The Maui News / CHRIS SUGIDONO photos
Washington State’s Hercules Mataafa tries to bring down Montana State quarterback Chris Murray during the Cougars’ 31-0 victory over the Bobcats on Sept. 2. Mataafa finished the season with 21.5 tackles for loss, including 9.5 sacks, both tops in the Pac-12. AP file photo
R.D. Olson Investments II LLC is seeking a special management area use permit to build a 110-unit hotel in Wailea. The project is headed to the Maui Planning Commission after the Urban Design Review Board recommended approval of its design Tuesday. Axis Gfa graphic
The National Park Service is proposing a plan to rehabilitate the Kalahaku Overlook at Haleakala National Park. Haleakala National Park photo
Nearly 1,500 active bird nests and more than 3,200 birds, including shearwater chicks (pictured), live on the Nature Conservancy’s Mo‘omomi Preserve on Molokai. The coastal preserve boasts one of the largest and best protected shearwater colonies in the state. BUTCH HAASE photo