Island Air will serve MauiGrown coffee
HONOLULU - Island Air is partnering with MauiGrown Coffee Company Store to serve locally produced coffee on morning flights.
The new service started April 1. The airline is serving coffee harvested from the company's Kaanapali Estate and blended by MauiGrown.
"It's great to feature locally produced coffee on our flights," aid Island Air Chief Executive Officer Lesley Kaneshiro, noting the airline flies over the estate's 500 acres of Arabica coffee trees when it serves West Maui.
MauiGrown Coffee is the largest individually operated coffee grower in the U.S., according to a release.
Zipline co-owner vows course safety
HILO - The co-owner of a Big Island zipline course where a construction worker was killed while testing the attraction says the business will remain closed until it's completely safe.
The KapohoKine Adventures course has been closed since the Sept. 21 collapse of a platform that sent Ted Callaway of Lahaina plunging to his death.
Tony DeLellis told the Hawaii Tribune-Herald on Tuesday that he was on the property that day and vows that kind of accident will never happen again. He's hired Pacific Ground Systems to replace platform anchors, which a police investigation found ripped out of the ground and caused the tower to collapse.
Project engineer Paul Weber says the anchors are being set into the lava bedrock, which can be up to 30 feet below a layer of very loose soil.