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

Latest News

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6 Oct
Applications Open Now: NZ Educators Delegation to China 2018

Applications Open Now: NZ Educators Delegation to China 2018

Available to New Zealand school principals and senior management in the greater Auckland region (up to Northland and down to Waikato). Apply individually and encourage your community of schools to join you for greater opportunities to share and collaborate on return. Read more

May 24
4 Aug
Chinese Bridge Speech Competition for New Zealand Secondary School Students

Chinese Bridge Speech Competition for New Zealand Secondary School Students

Thirty-one secondary school students from all over the country, who are learning Chinese language, will gather together to compete and showcase their Chinese proficiency and talents. Read more

May 17
Winner List: Auckland Regional Chinese Bridge Speech Competition_Secondary Junior Category

Winner List: Auckland Regional Chinese Bridge Speech Competition_Secondary Junior Category

Congratulations to all the students participated in the speech competition last Saturday! Read more

May 15

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