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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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

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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