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

FLASH-BACK: Auckland Lantern Festival 2017

FLASH-BACK: Auckland Lantern Festival 2017

Enjoy a short video filmed at Auckland Lantern Festival 2017. Could you find CI Auckland there?

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“You’re Ambassadors! ” Welcome 2017 MLAs!

“You’re Ambassadors! ” Welcome 2017 MLAs!

In the academic year 2017, 48 MLAs are going to 137 NZ schools to facilitate the Chinese language teaching in Auckland region. On the welcome ceremony organized by Confucius Institute in Auckland on 10th Feb 2017, they are also being called as "Ambassadors" between China and New Zealand.

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Auckland Mayor Phil Goff’s CNY Greetings in Mandarin

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff’s CNY Greetings in Mandarin

A short speech in Mandarin won Auckland Mayor Phil Goff fans at a Chinese New Year celebration in Northcote on Auckland's North Shore.

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Kiwi teens win international Chinese language competition

Kiwi teens win international Chinese language competition

At the ninth Chinese Bridge, a Chinese proficiency competition for secondary school students around the world that was held last month in Kunming, in southwest China, the New Zealand team, represented by East Auckland's Elisa and Joape Nagera of Rotorua Boy's High, won the Oceania title and ranked as one of the world's top five.

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News & Announcements

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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Are you keen on increasing your leadership potential by being Asia-Savvy AND…

Confucius Institute in Auckland is one of the key sponsors in supporting ASIA SAVVY, a student-led conference organised by the New Zealand Asia Institute based in the University of Auckland Business School.

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NZ-China Scholarship, Open for Application

The Confucius Institute in Auckland in cooperation with China Scholarship Council (CSC) facilitates the selection of up to 10 full scholarships to China each year. The scholarships will be awarded in September 2017 (for study beginning in February or March 2018).

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Conference Registration: THE SECOND OCEANIA CHINESE TEACHERS’ CONFERENCE

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