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?


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New CI Website Launched!

New CI Website Launched!

Welcome your visit. You may have noticed that our website has changed. We are happy to announce the launch of Confucius Institute in Auckland's new website! Read more

October 18
YCT Exam welcomed in Auckland

YCT Exam welcomed in Auckland

The first Youth Chinese Test (YCT) of the year was held in 19th August. With the assistance from the school teachers and Mandarin Language Assistants, over 40 students sat in the exam and achieved some fantastic results. Many of the students came from the cluster schools of Confucius Classroom. Read more

October 10
26 Oct
Belt & Road and the New Zealand-China Connectivity Agenda

Belt & Road and the New Zealand-China Connectivity Agenda

A business forum jointly organised by Confucius Institute in Auckland and New Zealand China Council Read more

October 5


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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