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FestPAC Hawaii concludes with sold-out closing ceremony

The 13th Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture concluded Sunday evening with a sold-out closing ceremony at the University of Hawaii’s SimpliFi Arena at the Stan Sheriff Center, distributing all 6,500 free tickets.

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Members of the Royal Order of Kamehameha 1, in audience.
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Mary Kelly came to join the festivities.
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Tuvalu delegation recognized at closing ceremony.
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Peter Koima, of Papua New Guinea in traditional costume.
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Delegates from Rapa Nui sat in the stands Sunday at SimpliFi Arena at Stan Sheriff Center
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Kalani Kaanaana, chair of the commission.
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First Lady Jaimie Green and Governor Josh Green. They were heckled by a group called Protecting Oceania.
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Protecting Oceania group chanting and yelling during Governor and First Lady remarks.
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Protecting Oceania group chanting and yelling during Governor and First Lady remarks.
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Tonga delegation introduced to audience.
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Mayor Rick Blangiardi, second from left, and Governor Josh Green outside after escorting a woman to a waiting ambulance.
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Governor Josh Green outside after escorting a woman to a waiting ambulance.

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