Category: Kaua’i Poll

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How do you feel about Niihau becoming its own county?

Niki Budrow Kalaheo, Retail “Checks and balances are always a good thing for land owners, especially in a small island state like ours. But I also think Niihau could use more representation in Kauai County.”           Chanel Lee-Brun Lihue, Retail “It’s kind of scary. Who knows the right direction to take? […]

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What are you doing to celebrate Easter this year?

Kawehi Ephan Kalaheo, Student “We get together with my dad’s side of the family, color eggs and do the hunt. We have lots of games for the kids, too.”             Renan Arancana Kapaa, Retail “We do a big family get-together, play games, big potluck meal. Just a day of fun […]

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When you go to the gym, what gets you going the most?

Lincoln Henry Gill Wailua Realtor “Cycling. I just wish I could get good at it!”             Joe Kali Anahola Triathlete “Swim, bike, run – triathlete stuff. Those are what really get me going.”             Josh Nations Wailua Owner of Kauai Athletic Club “I’m most inspired […]

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What is your opinion of the proposed minimum wage increase in Hawaii?

TJ Beckley Kapaa, Small-Business Employee “As far as small businesses go, I think they have a right to be concerned. Some may have to close their doors due to an increase.”           Kahea Tylor Kapaa, Customer Service “In order to survive here, people are having to get three jobs or have […]

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Are you for or against the dairy being built on the Southside?

Joe Ornellas Server at Merriman’s, Koloa “I’m more for than against it. If you want to be sustainable, there has to be a way to keep the money here.”             Matt Bishop Server at Tiki Iniki, Kilauea “I’m against it, since I’m lactose intolerant. But there is something I can’t […]

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Now that the KIUC board of directors election is over, what should it focus on?

Margaret Pendleton Store Manager, Wailua “More solar and wind power.”             Diane Kellett Schoolteacher, Kapaa “Renewable energy combined with a way of lowering costs over the long term. It’s a challenge, since there are the upfront costs of changing over energy production.”             Tiare Mata […]

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What is your favorite thing to do on a rainy winter day?

Vanessa Louis Omau, Jewelry Designer “Stay in. Rainy days are pj’s-and-movie days.”             Udi Gai Princeville, Ayurvedic Practitioner “Surfing, because the rain usually doesn’t matter out there.”             Gayle Hilgendorff Kalaheo, Executive Health Coach “Stay in and relax, because that’s when you don’t feel guilty, […]

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What is your favorite thing to do on the west side of Kauai?

Leina’ala Ayau Kekaha, Runs a Bed and Breakfast “I like to hunt or hang out at the beach with family and friends.”             Richard Hilgendorff Kalaheo, Photographer “Taking photos. The west side is very beautiful and photogenic.”             Kawika Rogers Kealia, Waipa Employee “Besides surf? […]

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If you could relive something from your past, what would it be?

Lisa Laureta Lihue, Subway Employee “I was born in Washington, D.C., and I really liked it. I would love to go back there.”             Rafael Camarillo Puhi, Chef “The day I met my wife, because without her I would not have my three wonderful children.”           […]

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What is your favorite sport in the Winter Olympics?

Robin Gibson Kapaa, Bar Manager “Toss-up between hockey and curling. Probably curling.”             Jami Londino Puhi, Bartender “Curling, of course! But then there is hockey …”             Sean Nakamura Hanamaulu, Cook “Women’s figure skating.”             Elaine Wong Anahola, Waitress “Freestyle […]