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Supreme Court rejects Kyo-ya’s bid to build new Waikiki hotel
Sep 23, 2015
The Hawaii Independent
Hawaii’s highest court has overturned a city variance granted to Kyo-ya Hotels that would have allowed them to construct a new building along Waikiki Beach outside the developmental restrictions enacted for the Waikiki Special District.
Hawaii Monitor: Shifting the Sands to Evade Waikiki’s Zoning Limits
Jun 11, 2014
Civil Beat
The hotel company Kyo-ya is using a nonexistent shoreline to get around restrictions on building heights.
Ethnocentric Fishing Practices Threaten Hawaiian Communities
Aug 04, 2011
Inter Press Service
As the world gears up to celebrate the International Day of the World's Indigenous People on Aug. 9, a joint lawsuit filed Wednesday in Hawaii's Federal District Court against the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reveals the interconnectedness of environmental destruction and violations of native people's rights.
Lawsuit challenges industrial aquaculture ‘fishing permit’
Aug 03, 2011
The Hawaii Independent
A lawsuit filed today in Hawaii’s Federal District Court challenges a fishing gear permit issued to Kona Blue Water Farm by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) for its open ocean aquaculture “aquapods.”
Monk seal habitat protection expansion hearings announced
Jul 14, 2011
The Hawaii Independent
Monk seal habitat protection expansion hearings announced
Development blocks traditional access
Jun 13, 2011
As land developments increase in Hawaii's once rural areas, some residents are becoming increasingly worried about the loss of access to recreational, hunting and fishing areas.
Biologist questions aquaculture ecosystems
Jun 12, 2011
West Hawaii Today
Biologist questions aquaculture ecosystems
Line in the Sand Rally
May 04, 2011
Honolulu Weekly
A 26-story condo/hotel proposed by Kyo-ya Hotels and Resorts for the lot between the old Moana Hotel and Kuhio Beach Park will be the target of a grassroots protest organized by KAHEA: The Hawaiian-Environmental Alliance.
Kyo-Ya: Hearing set for Surfrider’s new tower
Apr 08, 2011
Pacific Business News
Proponents say Kyo-ya’s projects must proceed to ensure Waikiki’s success
Shadows on the Beach
Jan 19, 2011
Honolulu Weekly
An appeal for help in Waikiki, as Kyo-ya moves forward with plans to build a 26-story beachfront hotel/apartment building in the middle of Waikiki Beach.
Coalition fights to keep Waikiki developer Kyo-Ya from bending the rules
Jan 06, 2011
Hawaii Independent
Mega remodeling of Waikiki skyline incites a firestorm of resistance to what community members say is just too big and too illegal.
In Waikiki, Fears That Construction Will Spoil Beach
Nov 01, 2010
New York Times
Kyo-ya, which owns large swaths of Waikiki, is proposing a $700 million redevelopment of its Princess Kaiulani and Moana Surfrider hotels. The plan would include replacing an eight-story wing of the Moana Surfrider with a 26-story hotel and condo tower — at 300 feet, more than twice as tall as the current zoning rules allow
A done deal becomes a cause célèbre
Oct 20, 2010
Honolulu Weekly
Oahu’s enviro-watchdogs had launched a last-minute, do-or-die mobilization against a super-luxury hotel/condo tower that wants to break some important zoning laws and squeeze itself onto a narrow strip of sand smack in the middle of Waikiki, between the old Moana Hotel and bustling Kuhio Beach Park.
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