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.

Confucius Institute in Auckland unveiled by PM Helen Clark, and Zhao Guocheng, Deputy Director-General of Hanban, Prof. Gui Yonghao, Vice-President of Fudan, and Mr Zhang Yuanyuan, Chinese Ambassador to NZ
Confucius Institute in Auckland unveiled by PM Helen Clark, and Zhao Guocheng, Deputy Director-General of Hanban, Prof. Gui Yonghao, Vice-President of Fudan, and Mr Zhang Yuanyuan, Chinese Ambassador to NZ
Model CI unveiled by Mme Xu Erwe, President Xu Ningsheng, Chancellor Scott St John and Deputy VC Jenny Dixon
Model CI unveiled by Mme Xu Erwe, President Xu Ningsheng, Chancellor Scott St John and Deputy VC Jenny Dixon

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.

Download the Confucius Institute 10 Year Anniversary Booklet, Celebrating 10 Years.

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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[Awards List] The 12th New Zealand Chinese Essay Competition 2018

[Awards List] The 12th New Zealand Chinese Essay Competition 2018

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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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