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Neldon "AZD" Mamuad

Neldon
Neldon "AZD" Mamuad is a pioneering social media entrepreneur who created MAUIWatch to solve the problem of breaking news on Maui. He has a 10-year pedigree running successful broadcast properties on Maui. He created KJMD-FM (Da Jam 98.3) in 2002 and hosted the widely popular "Big Phat Morning Show". Neldon is a local politco, event technologist, and involved with various community organizations. He was formerly Chairman of the Maui County Liquor Control Commission in 2014.

Be Aware: Dramatic Footage Shows Flash Flood Surge at Waioka Ponds

Heavy rains in East Maui earlier this week prompted Flash Flood Advisories for the island but what seemed like a clear day at Waioka Ponds, also known as Venus Pools in Hana, the sound of rushing water prompted action. Eric Duncan said, “I almost jumped off the rock into the water then my buddy stopped me and said, “do you …

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Filipino Fast Food Chain Jollibee to Open at Maui Marketplace

For months, people both on and off social media have been stoking rumors of the infamous Filipino fast food chain Jollibee opening on Maui. Known for its sweet spaghetti and buckets of ChickenJoy fried chicken the Kahului location is now confirmed.  Signs around the construction site end the long and drawn out speculation of its new location at the Maui …

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Changing Course: Maui News nixes plan for USPS delivery

In a move scheduled to take place next month, the Maui News announced in another front page announcement in today’s paper that it will rescind its recent decision to switch from home delivery to the United States Postal Services (USPS). What does this mean? Carrier home delivery of the paper STAYS. In the announcement, Publisher Joe Brandley said, “We have …

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Shut Down: Access to Sunflowers Not Allowed

Maui’s interest in Pacific Biodiesel’s blooming sunflowers have been overwhelming. The company, which is responsible for this new island attraction, released a statement via Facebook that delivered the news that access and parking near the farm is now prohibited. Hundreds of people, local and tourist alike, visited the farm, which subsequently dominated social media feeds for days. “We are proud …

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EDITORIAL: The ‘Hope’ that never came.

Maui had two fireworks shows to kick off 2017. The first was a traditional fireworks display filling the air with lighted spectacle. When the clock struck midnight on January 1st, Central Maui did its thing. (See our video coverage HERE.) The second was an epic organizational meeting for the new Maui County Council which began at 2 pm the next …

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EDITORIAL: Maui County Council’s ‘Rogue One’

Note: Star Wars references abound within. Use the Force to continue reading. Mike White’s transformation to the dark side was solidified this week after spreading his version of Holiday Cheer to those around him at the Office of Council Services where White holds the title of Chief Administrative Officer which happens when you are also the Council’s Chairman. The Maui …

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Watch: Council member Elle Cochran announces bid for Maui County Mayor

Councilmember Elle Cochran (West Maui) revealed in public statements made at an event on Oahu that she intends on running for Mayor of Maui County in 2018. Cochran was speaking as part of a panel organized by The People’s Congress. According to its website, The Hawai‘i People’s Congress is gathering community leaders, organizations, and movements from across Hawai‘i who want …

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EDITORIAL: They “Huli’ed” the system- small kine.

It took me awhile to digest the local election results of this 2016 General Election. Partly because of the first surprise that happened on the national stage: Donald Trump? Yes, the first signs of a national shift in politics but with the electoral college in place, a vote for president in Hawaii is regardless a vote for a Democrat. In …

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Da Jam 98.3 dominates Maui radio ratings survey

The 2016 Eastlan radio ratings survey for Maui has shown that Da Jam 98.3 (KJMD-FM) is dominating the local airwaves. The station held a 12.6 share of the local radio audience, beating once long time flagship station KPOA for the second year in a row. KPOA’s increase from a 9.0 to a 11.3 was not enough to topple KJMD, even …

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