Welcome to the award-winning Confucius Institute in Auckland

Ni Hao 你好.  Explore with us a language increasingly important to New Zealand and a vibrant culture more than 5000 years old.

We offer help in introducing Chinese (Mandarin) into schools, Chinese classes for business and the public, workshops, films, expertise and much more. 

Established in 2007, the Confucius Institute in Auckland is a world-class institution dedicated to enhancing understanding between China and New Zealand.

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At the 2014 Lantern Festival The University of Auckland Performers at Confucius Institute Day Bill English with the Chinese premier Liu Yandong visited UOA Parnell School girls in Chinese costumes MLA 2017

Language & Culture

Aucklander selected to represent New Zealand in Mandarin speaking competition

Aucklander selected to represent New Zealand in Mandarin speaking competition

An Auckland student who won a national Chinese Mandarin speech competition credits his success to compulsory language classes.

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Rotorua student’s passion for Chinese culture pays off with national award

Rotorua student’s passion for Chinese culture pays off with national award

A Rotorua Boys' High School student's passion for learning Chinese has brought him national recognition. Mohammad (Sameed) Khan won the junior category at the 2017 New Zealand National "Chinese Bridge" Speech Competition.

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Chinese language teachers gathered in Auckland for the 2nd Oceania Chinese Teachers’ Conference

Chinese language teachers gathered in Auckland for the 2nd Oceania Chinese Teachers’ Conference

The Second Oceania Chinese Teachers Conference, organized by the Confucius Institute in the University of Auckland, ILEP, and the New Zealand Chinese Teachers Association, has been held in Auckland, New Zealand on 24th June, 2017. Nearly one hundred Chinese language teachers registered and attended the conference.

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Auckland’s 12th Confucius Classroom launched in NZ College of Chinese Medicine

Auckland’s 12th Confucius Classroom launched in NZ College of Chinese Medicine

The 12th Confucius Classroom in Auckland region was launched on May 17th 2017. Madam Xu Erwen, Chinese Consul General in Auckland, and other distinguished guests attended the launch ceremony.

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News & Announcements

SEND VIRTUAL BIRTHDAY GREETINGS TO CI AUCKLAND: School Chinese Video Competition, Auckland 2017

The Confucius Institute in Auckland since it started in 2007 has been working to support Chinese language and culture in lots of schools. This year, CI Auckland is 10 years old! So to celebrate, we would like to invite you, all the Chinese learners in the wider Auckland region, to send us virtual birthday greetings showcasing your Chinese talents – language and culture. Share your Chinese journey and make it fun!

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Register Now! 2017 HSK/YCT/BCT tests open for registration

Confucius Institute in Auckland has organised exams for Chinese language learners in New Zealand for ten years.

This Year's HSK, YCT and BCT tests are open for registration now.

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2017 NZ Principals’ Delegation to China: Apply NOW

Have or considering Mandarin Chinese in your school? The Confucius Institute in Auckland invites principals to apply for this unique opportunity to experience Chinese culture, schools and contemporary Chinese society first-hand.

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The 11th NZ Chinese Essay Competition 2017 (For non-native speakers only)

It's the eleventh year for the NZ Chinese Essay Competition organized by CI Auckland. We encourage more students to take the challenge, to participate in the competition and showcase your language skills. This year, you can register and submit your essay online.

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