The vision at the Confucius Institute in Auckland is to continue and enhance the longstanding tradition of friendship, respect and co-operation between China and New Zealand. It dedicates itself to enhance knowledge of Chinese language and culture and extend New Zealanders’ engagement with China through various programmes and collaborations with partners in New Zealand and elsewhere.

Mutual Respect and Understanding

The vision of the Confucius Institute of New Zealand recognises the vital and continually evolving social, cultural, political and economic links between New Zealand and China at all levels of our respective societies.

We envisage a future of harmonious and mutually beneficial relationships based on an understanding and respect for the languages and cultures of our two peoples.

As a centre for sharing ideas and information, the Institute aims to move New Zealanders from simply talking about China, to actively engaging with Chinese language, culture and communities through our courses, programmes, events and strategic initiatives.

學而時習之、不亦說乎。 有朋自遠方來、不亦樂乎。人不知而不慍、不亦君子乎。 Isn't it a pleasure to study and practice what you have learned? Isn't it also great when friends visit from distant places? If people do not recognize me and it doesn't bother me, am I not a noble man?

孔子Confucius

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2 Mar
Confucius Institute supports Auckland Lantern Festival

Confucius Institute supports Auckland Lantern Festival

新年快乐!狗年旺旺!Happy 2018 Chinese New Year of the Dog! CI Auckland is proudly supporting the Auckland Lantern Festival on 1-4 March 2018. Read more

February 16
Warmest Greetings and Best Wishes for the Chinese New Year

Warmest Greetings and Best Wishes for the Chinese New Year

新年快乐!Xin Nian Kuai Le! Year of the Dog, the Chinese New Year 2018, begins on Friday, 16 February 2018. Read more

February 14
MLAs' arrival kicking-off the 2018 school year

MLAs' arrival kicking-off the 2018 school year

With the start of the new school year, the Confucius Institute in Auckland welcomed the 2018 class of Mandarin Language Assistants to New Zealand on February 2nd. Read more

February 2

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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