Carroll starts with a discussion about the Honolulu Zoo. This year the zoo lost both its Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accreditation and its director, Blair Fleming (the sixth in seven years). But, it did gain additional funds via the Charter Amendment approved on November 8. Carroll and Cathy Goeggel, President of Animal
about the issues behind the zoo's troubles, and in particular, the Honolulu Zoological Society.
The zoo could have requested a re-accreditation review at the AZA's once a year meeting, in March, 2017, but they are not on the list. So, it will be two or three years before they can be reviewed, and even then, they may not be approved. However, the zoo still had accreditation signs displayed in their office
of November 20, 2016.
On November 17, 2016, Carroll set up an interview with the zoo and HawaiiNewsNow to talk about Louise the Hippo's temporary status, and when her new exhibit will be completed and open to the public. Louise has been in a temporary holding pen, out of public view, for over two years, ever since her companion Rosie died during reconstruction of their exhibit.
Link here to view Carroll's HonoluluNewsNow story about Louise. Carroll also did a story about the accreditation sign that was still on display as of November 20, 2016. Link here to the KITV story about the sign.
Carroll reminds everyone to dispose of leftover paint and chemicals responsibly. Recently, an unknown substance was dumped into a stream in Aina Haina. Fortunately, it did not get into the ocean because the stream was blocked. Link here to our story on HawaiiNewsNow . The story was also featured on the front page of the StarAdvertiser on Saturday, 11/26. Carroll wants to remind the city they need to keep the streams clear of trash that causes flooding and standing water
that is a breeding ground for mosquitos. And, neighbors of the stream, do not throw your green waste and trash into the streams. Besides causing mosquitos, the stream will flood out your neighbors the next big rain.
Carroll's last subject is the condition of the Sand Island Boat Ramp. Link here to look at more of our pictures. The bumper tires are broken, and the cleats you tie your boat to look like they are about to fall out. Would you launch your boat
here? And worse, there is rebar sticking out of the wall along the sidewalk, and a metal rod is poking up from
the sidewalk, ready to cause a nasty spill. Our harbors are desperate for attention. DLNR, where are you?
Note: Carroll and callers want you to know about the Winter of Praise Gospel Concert on December 4, 2016, 5 p.m., at the Hawaii Theater. Sounds like a good one.
Rusti says, Come to the Zoo!
The Purple Stream, Hawaii Kai, Oahu
What is this? Do you have any information? Call Carroll at 782-6627 if you know. Also, watch for his upcoming show about the stream on Olelo Public Television, Channel 54.
KITTY CORNER - TOO CUTE!
These, and other kittens like them, are looking for a home. Ages range from 3 to 12 months.
They have been neutered or spayed, and they are litter box trained. Now, all they need is your love. Who can resist a new kitten?
To adopt, call Carroll at 782-6627, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Carroll on www.envirowatch.org to view some of the environmental and corruption issues he investigated,
and resolved, in the past. You will also find him on facebook.
Carroll continues his discussion about local issues on Olelo Public Television, Channel 54.
Link here to a list of his shows. They can also be viewed
on Olelo video on demand.
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