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For Saturday, December 22, 2012

By Star-Advertiser Staff and News Services



Surges could affect Kahului, Hilo harbors

Kahului and Hilo harbors may experience moderate to strong surges this weekend because of a long-period swell that was building Friday night and was expected to peak today, the National Weather Service said.

The swell will affect harbors that are exposed to the north, and bring the threat of waves breaking near harbor entrances, the weather service said. Mariners were advised to use caution when entering or leaving port, or when mooring or launching vessels.

Meanwhile, a high-surf advisory for east-facing shores of the Hawaiian Islands that had been in effect until 6 a.m. Sunday was canceled after surf subsided to below 8 feet, the weather service said.

Interns sought at Haleakala

Haleakala National Park is looking for high school applicants for its Pohei Maile summer internship program.

The internship, June 10-28, will introduce the interns to park programs and generate interest in careers related to natural resources management, interpretation and facilities management.

Program hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free transportation to the park will be provided from designated sites in Central Maui and Upcountry. Neighbor island interns must provide their own housing on Maui near the park or a designated pickup site.

Interns are eligible for a living allowance of $25 per day to help offset the cost of supplies and equipment.

Twelve interns will be selected. Applicants must be Hawaii residents.

Application packets are available at www. or by contacting the park's internship coordinator, Kuhea Para­cuel­les, at 572-4452 or Kuhea_

Completed applications must be postmarked by March 15.

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