Superferry offers deal to isle merchants

Superferry offers deal to isle merchants

There are 86 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Aug 28, 2008, titled Superferry offers deal to isle merchants. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Local farmers and merchants can now receive a 30 percent discount on their vehicle fares aboard the Hawaii Superferry, the company announced yesterday.

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Mahealani

Burbank, IL

#1 Aug 28, 2008
i will buy maui and oahu products..awwww kauai no hope for you for being so nasty
willie

United States

#2 Aug 28, 2008
Enjoy your packaged and frozen veggies Kauai.

Since: Jun 08

United States

#3 Aug 28, 2008
Just a ploy to get Ohana support.

Or maybe customer service and competative pricing are legitimate business practices now. What a concept!:-)
Bill

United States

#4 Aug 28, 2008
Those are some HUGE radishes.
khi

Ewa Beach, HI

#5 Aug 28, 2008
Why are regular people being discriminated against to favor business? It is another example of taxpayers subsidizing businesses that profit off taxpayers. Rather like the Jones Act which rips us all off.

“Live Love Laugh.. and Surf! :)”

Since: Aug 08

Kaimuki,Hilo,Ka'u, Kaupo

#6 Aug 28, 2008
Good for business. What about the environment? They have yet to resolve that issue.
Obama Ohana

Hilo, HI

#7 Aug 28, 2008
What ABOUT the environment Lana? You cause more pollution than the Superferry.

Good news for businesses and good luck to our Maui farmers.
willie

United States

#8 Aug 28, 2008
khi wrote:
Why are regular people being discriminated against to favor business? It is another example of taxpayers subsidizing businesses that profit off taxpayers. Rather like the Jones Act which rips us all off.
The Super Ferry is subsidized? Exactly how pray tell....
realmerv

Kaneohe, HI

#9 Aug 28, 2008
Bill wrote:
Those are some HUGE radishes.
Yeah, I wonder what kind of fertilizer he used to grow his radishes.
realmerv

Kaneohe, HI

#10 Aug 28, 2008
khi wrote:
Why are regular people being discriminated against to favor business? It is another example of taxpayers subsidizing businesses that profit off taxpayers. Rather like the Jones Act which rips us all off.
No taxpayer subsidy here. It is just good business practice since the farmers will provide a steady and dependable stream of business for the SuperFerry.

I can see that Khi doesn't know anything about running a successful business.
realmerv

Kaneohe, HI

#11 Aug 28, 2008
-Lana- wrote:
Good for business. What about the environment? They have yet to resolve that issue.
The SuperFerry doesn't hurt the environment. If you can have cruise ships taking hundreds of passengers inter-island, what's the difference between the SuperFerry and a cruise ship?

Seems to me that the people who are against the SuperFerry on Maui and Kauai just don't want people from Oahu coming into their territory and competing with them for the opihi, fishing and hunting.

If a hurricane has another direct hit on Kauai in the future, the folks there will appreciate having the SuperFerry if the Lihue Airport is knocked out of operation. They just don't have any foresight.
glenn paul

Johnson City, NY

#12 Aug 28, 2008
-Lana- wrote:
Good for business. What about the environment? They have yet to resolve that issue.
Good morning Lana. I am still trying to figure out how the ferry can hurt Hawaiis environment. Hawaii is in the middle of the Pacific ocean with trade winds. We have been to 5 of the islands 4 times and we were impressed with the air and water. In fact, Hawaii has some of the cleanest water in the world and it tastes great. At least, we thought so. Lana, do me a big favor, tell me exactly what is the problem with the environment that would be harmed by the ferry. I am dumbfounded about all the critisims. What EIS could possibly cause the ferry to be banned? We have to get real. Aloha and mahalo from noretheast PA.
Alakai

Kaneohe, HI

#13 Aug 28, 2008
-Lana- wrote:
Good for business. What about the environment? They have yet to resolve that issue.
Is it good for the environment to ship produce from So America, waste all that fuel, when we can get quality produce grown nearby on Maui?

Once again, the SF protestors just aren't thinking the issues through. It's laughable to realize that Matson, Young Bros, HAL, & the cruise lines have never had to do an EIS.

We're fortunate that the SF has perservered in spite of the Luddite protestors. I feel sorry for the local folks on Kauai who are getting screwed by the loud & rude Mainland transplants....again.
Keith Haugen

AOL

#14 Aug 28, 2008
Thanks Superferry.

That's the kind of help businesses and farmers on Kaua`i need too.

Keith Haugen
Nu`uanu
let me BARGE in here

Wahiawa, HI

#15 Aug 28, 2008
realmerv wrote:
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The SuperFerry doesn't hurt the environment. If you can have cruise ships taking hundreds of passengers inter-island, what's the difference between the SuperFerry and a cruise ship?
Seems to me that the people who are against the SuperFerry on Maui and Kauai just don't want people from Oahu coming into their territory and competing with them for the opihi, fishing and hunting.
If a hurricane has another direct hit on Kauai in the future, the folks there will appreciate having the SuperFerry if the Lihue Airport is knocked out of operation. They just don't have any foresight.
Just want to add to realmerv... let's not forget Young Bros. barges sailing interisland constantly...for years. Then there are fishing boats and other private vessels, too.
let me BARGE in here

Wahiawa, HI

#16 Aug 28, 2008
It would be interesting to hear it straight from the Kauai farmers and business owners about their opinion of the Super Ferry.
Kapahulu Boy

Honolulu, HI

#17 Aug 28, 2008
It's nice to see that Maui is really reaping the benefits of the Superferry. I have been saying all along that this vessel is the best thing to happen. Not only does it bring families closer together, but for businesses, it's a great alternative to getting their products and services out to places they would never go because of at that time, the current way we used to get things over from one island to another.

Most of my family come from Kauai and I know they want the HSF to go there, it's some of the people and most of the politicians who are anti-business on the Garden Isle. Kauai people for most part are quiet and humble but when it comes to bettering the future of the economy for Kauai - Wake up! Speak up! Tell those politicians in Kauai to wake up and smell the coffee, tell those that are against the HSF coming to Kauai neva mind, we want the HSF, we need the HSF.
808keiki

Honolulu, HI

#18 Aug 28, 2008
Here we go again! HSF vs KAUAI
Vegreef

Honolulu, HI

#19 Aug 28, 2008
Why is it that when any other business has a sale it must buy space in the newspaper to announce it, but whenever Superferry announces something they get a free front page story?
KonaChipsMan

Honolulu, HI

#20 Aug 28, 2008
I'd love to see the HSF offer other businesses incentives like this one to get their products to the outer islands. This is a step in the right direction and my hats off to the HSF.

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