10th Anniversary

Established in 2007, the Confucius Institute in Auckland is 10 years old now. We are going to have a series of programmes to mark our tenth anniversary.

School Chinese Video Competition, Auckland 2017

你们好 Nimen Hao!

Congratulations, you are one of the thousands of students who are learning Chinese in New Zealand. Since the time you started to learn the  language, you have opened the door to a completely new world - a place known for the pandas, Kung Fu, Great Wall, billions of people and many other amazing things. Is it cool to be able to speak Mandarin? 

Today, in the wider Auckland region, there are nearly thirty thousand  school children, from Year 1 new entrants to Year 13 students, learning Mandarin. Imagine how many more in all of  New Zealand or the whole wide world!

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 a  virtual birthday greetings  showcasing your Chinese talents – language and culture. Share your Chinese journey and make it fun!

All are welcome. Let us learn Chinese with fun and share your story.

From Confucius Institute in Auckland


Happy Birthday, CI Auckland (showcase your Chinese talents - language and/or culture)


Students with New Zealand citizenship or permanent residency, and currently enrolled in NZ Schools in the wider Auckland region (including Waikato and Northland regions).


Digital video clip less than 2 minutes, uploaded through YouTube.



In each category, there will be AWARDs for one Most Popular Video topped by online voting and one Best Produced Video selected by the judge panel.

More information about the competition will be updated soon, and the online registration system will be open on 20 July 2017.

Visit and bookmark the Competition Website to register, submit your video, and, above all, VOTE and KEEP VOTING.