First Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) 2019, a success!

Auckland's first HSK (Chinese Proficiency Test) in 2019 was successfully held on April 14, with a total of 127 participants sitting one of HSK’s six exam levels.

April 18

Meadowbank School students leading in the YCT exam

On 22 March, a special award presentation was held at Meadowbank School to honour the two hundred students who took part in the YCT (Youth Chinese Test) last November. All of them passed with fantastic results. Twelve high achievers received their awards and YCT certificates in the assembly.

April 1

200,000 New Zealanders celebrated the 20th Auckland Chinese Lantern Festival

Last weekend, the annual Chinese Lantern Festival came back to Auckland for the 20th time, with around 200,000 people attended the event.

February 18

MLA Yanwei Hou's TV Debut in New Zealand

CI Mandarin Language Assistant Yanwei Hou had her TV debut in New Zealand on 5 February, the first day of the Chinese New Year of the Pig.

February 7

An Experience of a Lifetime

Four New Zealand secondary students had the ‘experience of a lifetime’ when they attended the thirteen day Chinese Test Winter Camp in Shanghai last December.

February 5

Academic year 2019 officially kicks off with the arrival of new MLAs

47 Mandarin Language Assistants are fresh off the boat and arrived at Auckland in the past weekend. They are taking a full programme of orientation this week at the Confucius Institute.

January 29

TV ONE News and Stuff reported CI's Auckland police Mandarin classes

NZ media reported on CI's Mandarin classes for Auckland police in the beginning of the year 2019.

January 10

2019 Chinese Exams Registration is OPEN

Please find the dates and registration information of the examinations in 2019.

January 8

"Well Done! Xiexie!" Farewell to the MLAs of 2018 Class

Time flies. The 2018 class of Mandarin Language Assistants has been in New Zealand schools for almost one year and will be going back to China soon.

November 26

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

Here we announce the awards list of the 12th New Zealand Chinese Essay Competition 2018

November 26

296 candidates sat in the YCT exam this November

The recent Youth Chinese Test (YCT) was held in November with 296 candidates – the largest number to date for any exams managed by the Confucius Institute in Auckland.

November 16

Model Confucius Institute officially launched in Auckland

Guests gathered at Pembridge House on 6 November and witnessed another milestone of the Confucius Institute in Auckland, the official launch of the Model Confucius Institute and its new premises.

November 7


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