Confucius Institute

Helping create lasting relationships between New Zealand and China. ​

The Confucius Institute in Auckland helps link New Zealand and China through education and culture, with 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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Chinese Language Framework for NZ Primary Schools (Year 1-8) Published

Chinese Language Framework for NZ Primary Schools (Year 1-8) Published

To supplement the current NZ Curriculum of Chinese Language, CI Auckland has developed and published "a framework and guide for teachers to plan and implement a long term Chinese programme at the primary level, years 0-8." Read more

April 13
Confucius Institute proudly supported the 2018 Auckland Lantern Festival

Confucius Institute proudly supported the 2018 Auckland Lantern Festival

CI staff and Mandarin Language Assistants celebrated the 19th Auckland Lantern Festival with over 200K Aucklanders during the past weekend. Read more

March 8
12 May
The 11th Chinese Bridge Speech Competition for Secondary School Students, Auckland  2018

The 11th Chinese Bridge Speech Competition for Secondary School Students, Auckland 2018

All secondary students in wider Auckland region (including Waikato and Northland) are welcome to participate. Registration is only available at schools with the Chinese language teachers. Read more

February 28

Partners

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  • The Confucius Institute in Auckland was established and is proudly supported by our three Foundational Partners: Hanban - the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Beijing), Fudan University (Shanghai) and The University of Auckland (New Zealand).
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    The University of Auckland
    Fudan University