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New Vacation Rental Law – HB2078

***REMINDER*** JULY 1, 2012 – NEW RENTAL LAW IN EFFECT!!! 1. NON-RESIDENT OWNERS MUST LIST THEIR GET/TAT NUMBER ON ANY RENTAL WEBSITE. 2. NON-RESIDENT OWNERS MUST PROVIDE AN ON-ISLAND CONTACT (Name & Phone Number) ON ALL CONTRACTS AND IN THEIR CONDOS. 3. FINES FOR NON-COMPLIANCE CAN BE UP TO $1000.    DON’T DELAY, DO IT TODAY!   ***New Law Affects All Non Resident Vacation Rental Owners!***   House Bill 2078 passed in the Hawaii legislature after many revisions.  It will become effective July 1, 2012. A copy of the full bill can be found at:  http://www.capitol.hawaii.gov/session2012/bills/HB2078_CD1_.htm (Special thanks to Earl Behrendt for

LITTLE FIRE ANTS INVADING HAWAII

LITTLE FIRE ANTS INVADING HAWAII Reported in “Hawaii Landscape” Magazine December/January Issue 2011/2012 Little Fire Ant (LFA), is an invasive stinging ant that is spreading across the Hawaiian islands.  The first infestation of LFA were discovered on Hawaii’i island in 1999.  LFA have hitchhiked on material from infested areas and are now spreading across the Big Island.  Newly introduced and controllable colonies of LFA’s have been found on Kaua’i and Maui. LFA’s are small, slow-oving ants averaging 1/16″ in size.  They are long as a penny is thick. They nest in trees and in leaf litter on the ground and

WHAT ARE TSUNAMI’S??

TSUNAMI’S   It can be many miles long, from 1 to 100 feet high, traveling at 400 miles per hour. This ocean monster is known as a tsunami and it can wreak havoc on coastal populations and landscapes. A tsunami is a series of ocean waves caused by any large and sudden disturbance of the sea surface. Tsunamis can be generated by landslides, volcanic eruptions, or even meteorite impacts in the ocean. But they are most often caused by an earthquake where there’s a sudden displacement of the ocean floor. When that happens, there’s a transfer of energy from the seafloor to the ocean, causing waves on the surface to radiate outward in all directions. In

OWNER EMERGENCY PLANNING

AMERICAN RED CROSS For Assistance with Disaster Relief Please call Maui (808) 244-0051 MAKE A PLAN Meet with your family or household members. Discuss how to prepare and respond to emergencies that are most likely to happen where you live, learn, work and play. Identify responsibilities for each member of your household and plan to work together as a team. If a family member is in the military, plan how you would respond if they were deployed. Plan what to do in case you are separated during an emergency Choose two places to meet: ? Right outside your home in case