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Delegation from Cook Islands gives final performance in Hawaii

The 13th Festival of Pacific Arts & Culture officially ended Sunday, but with only one Hawaiian Airlines flight operating weekly on Saturdays from Honolulu to Rarotonga, Cook Islands, about 50 Cook Island delegates remained in Hawaii. They decided to hold one last performance at Waikiki Beach Walk on Tuesday evening before their departure.

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Organizers from FestPAC prepare to receive gifts from delegates from the Cook Islands at the Waikiki Beach Walk on Tuesday.
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Dancers from the Cook Islands perform at the Waikiki Beach Walk on Tuesday.
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Organizers from FestPAC, Makanani and Aaron Sala, are presented with a large painting by Cook Island artist Katu Teiti. The ceremony also included members of the Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort and Waikiki Beach Walk exchanging ho'okupu with delegates and a celebration of drums and dance by Cook Island musicians and dancers.
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A delegate from the Cook Islands performs at a cultural exchange ceremony held at the Waikiki Beach Walk on Tuesday.
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Dancers from the Cook Islands perform at a cultural exchange ceremony held at the Waikiki Beach Walk on Tuesday.

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