Confucius Institute

Helping to foster lasting relationships between New Zealand and China. ​

The Confucius Institute in Auckland helps to link New Zealand and China through education and culture, through a range of offerings including courses, exams, scholarships, business mentorship and cultural knowledge.


  • Kia ora, 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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30 Sep
[Registration Extended] The 14th New Zealand Chinese Essay Competition 2020

[Registration Extended] The 14th New Zealand Chinese Essay Competition 2020

Due to the second wave Covid-19 alert and lockdown in Auckland, the registration has been extended to the end of September. Stay safe! Be kind! Read more

August 19
Paul Clark: Let's Get Real on China

Paul Clark: Let's Get Real on China

CI Board member Prof. Paul Clark lashed out at the conspiracy theories made up by some so-called "China experts" in his Op-Ed published on New Zealand Herald. Read more

July 31
Winners Announced - Chinese Bridge Speech Competition (Auckland 2020)

Winners Announced - Chinese Bridge Speech Competition (Auckland 2020)

A first-ever online speech competition was held on 28 June, with participants attended on ZOOM and live-streaming on Facebook. Congratulations to all the winners. Read more

June 29