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An Interview with Oscar Temaru

An Interview with Oscar Temaru Terence Wesley-Smith, Gerard Finin, and Tarcisius Kabutaulaka Smith, Tarcisius Kabutaulaka, and Gerard Finin interviewed then-President of French Polynesia Oscar Temaru. President Temaru was in Honolulu to meet with local business leaders and to visit the United States Pacific Command (uspacom) at Camp Smith. The interview was conducted in the offices of Hawai`i State Senator J Kalani English, chair of the Committee on Transportation and International Affairs and host of the president's visit. Although the meeting took place at the end of a very busy day, President Temaru was eager to talk about his career in politics as well as current issues in French Polynesia. Oscar Manutahi Temaru was born in the district of Faaa on Tahiti on 1 November 1944 of a Tahitian father and a Cook Islander mother. He grew up in Faaa and in Papeete, where he attended a Catholic secondary school. During school holidays he visited his maternal relatives in New Zealand and worked in the freezing works in the suburbs of Auckland. After graduating from secondary school in 1961, he served in the French navy for three years. During that time he was deployed to fight in the Algerian war, which left a lasting http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

An Interview with Oscar Temaru

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 25 (2) – Aug 2, 2013

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Abstract

Terence Wesley-Smith, Gerard Finin, and Tarcisius Kabutaulaka Smith, Tarcisius Kabutaulaka, and Gerard Finin interviewed then-President of French Polynesia Oscar Temaru. President Temaru was in Honolulu to meet with local business leaders and to visit the United States Pacific Command (uspacom) at Camp Smith. The interview was conducted in the offices of Hawai`i State Senator J Kalani English, chair of the Committee on Transportation and International Affairs and host of the president's visit. Although the meeting took place at the end of a very busy day, President Temaru was eager to talk about his career in politics as well as current issues in French Polynesia. Oscar Manutahi Temaru was born in the district of Faaa on Tahiti on 1 November 1944 of a Tahitian father and a Cook Islander mother. He grew up in Faaa and in Papeete, where he attended a Catholic secondary school. During school holidays he visited his maternal relatives in New Zealand and worked in the freezing works in the suburbs of Auckland. After graduating from secondary school in 1961, he served in the French navy for three years. During that time he was deployed to fight in the Algerian war, which left a lasting

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Published: Aug 2, 2013

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