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Aloha! Cook Islands delegation arrives in Hawaii for FestPAC 2024

Tuesday 4 June 2024 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Entertainment, National

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Aloha! Cook Islands delegation arrives in Hawaii for FestPAC 2024
Members of Team Cook Islands are welcomed in Honolulu, Hawaii, yesterday morning. MELINA ETCHES/24060520

The 160-member Cook Islands team has arrived in Honolulu, Hawaii, ready to participate in the upcoming 13th Festival of Pacific Arts and Culture (FestPAC) from June 6-16.

The Cook Islands delegation which included Prime Minister Mark Brown, Minister for Cultural Development George “Maggie” Angene and Kaumaiti Nui Travel Tou Ariki received a warm welcome at the airport yesterday morning.

The delegation members were transported to their motel and spent most of the day registering for the FestPAC and settling down.

Last night, the Cook Islands team was hosted for a welcome dinner by Cook Islanders residing in Hawaii

The team is looking forward to showcasing Cook Islands’ vibrant culture at the world’s largest celebration of indigenous Pacific Islanders.