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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Language & Culture

Zongzi enjoyed at Dragon Boat Festival morning tea

Zongzi enjoyed at Dragon Boat Festival morning tea

Confucius Institute hosted a Dragon Boat Festival morning tea on 9 June for University of Auckland Business School staff to share one of the most celebrated traditional Chinese festivals.

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Henderson Intermediate students camp out in China

Henderson Intermediate students camp out in China

Henderson Intermediate School students were once again awed by the sights and experiences of China on their 2016 China camp.

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“Chinese Bridge” Speech Proficiency Competition in Auckland region a winner

The ninth “Chinese Bridge” Proficiency Competition for secondary and intermediate school students, and the 15th “Chinese Bridge" Proficiency Competition for tertiary students resulted in a great success for many.

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Hanban Office of Henan Province visit Confucius Institute

Hanban Office of Henan Province visit Confucius Institute

The Hanban Office of Henan Province visited Confucius Institute in Auckland to look at possible collaborations between Henan and Auckland.

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News & Announcements

Principals' Delegation to China 2016

Applications are now open for this year's Principals' Delegation to China from 17 - 29 September 2016. A wonderful, awe-inspiring trip could be on your 2016 itinerary!

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Ten New Zealand-China Scholarships on offer for 2017

The Confucius Institute in Auckland, in cooperation with the China Scholarship Council of China's Ministry of Education, will be facilitating the selection of up to ten scholarships for Chinese language study in China this year. 

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Youth Chinese Tests for Primary and Intermediate students

On 20 August there will by an opportunity for students to sit the Youth Chinese Test, an international, standardised test to help students understand their Chinese language level. Deadline for registration 24 July.

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Chinese Essay Competition now open for 2016

The annual Chinese Essay competition is about providing students of Chinese an avenue for demonstrating what they have learnt in a challenging and enjoyable way.

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