Lavonne Leong

Lavonne Leong

Writer & Editor

Science. Nature. Business. Books. Culture. Food. Family. Future.

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Hawaii Business

Our Water World

We all know it: Water is life. With California’s drought in the headlines, climate change looming and some troubling local numbers – base stream flow, rainfall and aquifer levels are all down on Oa…...

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Hawaii Business

Facing Future

“There was always something else. When pineapple closed, the resorts were there. When the ranch closed, Monsanto was still there. There was always an answer. We don’t have the answer now.” —Kimberl…...

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The First Hawaiians: Hawaii's Native Plant Revival

They came by air and by sea: seeds and spores that sailed on the ocean currents, drifted high in the atmosphere, and hitched rides with migratory birds. Once every 100,000 years, a new plant made a lucky landfall and established itself in the young, isolated Hawaiian Islands. And then, often, it evolved.

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Hawaii Business

Boomers Changed the World. Now, It’s Millennials’ Turn

In the 24/7 global marketplace, where the game changes overnight and social media amplifies your message and your mistakes, here come the Millennials, the generation raised to thrive in this world.…...

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Should Honolulu’s Recycling Program Go Up in Flames?

Experts weigh in: Maybe Honolulu should be recycling less.

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Hawaii Business

Hawaii: Global Headquarters Of The Future

Who knew that Hawaii's Center for Futures Studies produces some of the world's prominent futurists?

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Honolulu in 1888: The City that Made the Magazine

We delved into primary sources to bring you life as it was lived in Honolulu Magazine's first year of publication.

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From the Mountain to the Sea: Saving the Heeia Ahupuaa

Today, three Native Hawaiian-led organizations and thousands of volunteers are at the forefront of efforts to restore an ahupuaa neighboring Kaneohe to its ancient functions—with lessons for the future....

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Bugs in the System

The next time you have maple syrup with your pancakes, thank the Bishop Museum's world-class entomology collection. Here's why.

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Home on the Range

For Alaska Airlines Magazine: The Native Hawaiian cowboys who worked Hawaii's herds decades before the West was won--and the legacy they left behind.

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Three Great Honolulu Salads to Cleanse Your Palate for the New Year

Get a fresh start to the year with these unexpected local salads....

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Our Guide: Spalding House

  the spacious grounds of the spalding house features moving art, surprise sculptures and plenty of room for a cartwheel. Photo: lavonne leong Where: Spalding House, the former home of Academ...

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Our Guide: Gunstock Ranch

Photo: Lavonne Leong Where: Gunstock Ranch, a 600-acre recreation space on Oahu’s North Shore. Who: Two adults and their two children, ages 8 and 9. The minimum age for a horseback rid...

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Hawaii Business

Strike a Pose: Intro to Yoga

HB Life’s guide to yoga styles Lady Gaga does it, as do the New York Giants and busy business executives in Hawaii. Yoga, once considered an “alternative” practice, has gone mainstream as people re…...

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Our Guide: Kualoa Ranch

Photo: Lavonne Leong Where: Kualoa Ranch, a working cattle ranch and farm that offers ATV, horseback, zipline, land and boat tours in Windward Oahu. Who: Two families with five kids, ages 4 through...