Introducing our opening ceremony guest speaker

The NZALT Biennial Conference | FIPLV World Congress is pleased to confirm a special guest speaker for our opening ceremony.

Dr Melenaite Taumoefolau

University of Auckland, New Zealand

Dr Melenaite Taumoefolau, of Tongan descent, is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Māori Studies and Pacific Studies, the Faculty of Arts, the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She is a Tongan linguist and lexicographer, and a researcher into Pacific languages, cultures, worldviews and indigenous knowledge as well as a Tongan language teacher at the University of Auckland. Dr Taumoefolau is also a leader in the Tongan community in Auckland.