Aucklander selected to represent New Zealand in Mandarin speaking competition

An Auckland student who won a national Chinese Mandarin speech competition credits his success to compulsory language classes.

June 30

Rotorua student’s passion for Chinese culture pays off with national award

A Rotorua Boys' High School student's passion for learning Chinese has brought him national recognition. Mohammad (Sameed) Khan won the junior category at the 2017 New Zealand National "Chinese Bridge" Speech Competition.

June 29

Chinese language teachers gathered in Auckland for the 2nd Oceania Chinese Teachers’ Conference

The Second Oceania Chinese Teachers Conference, organized by the Confucius Institute in the University of Auckland, ILEP, and the New Zealand Chinese Teachers Association, has been held in Auckland, New Zealand on 24th June, 2017. Nearly one hundred Chinese language teachers registered and attended the conference.

June 24

Announcement: Final Winners List of “Chinese Bridge” Speech Competition, Auckland 2017

Congratulations to all the students who participated in the Chinese Speech Competition Saturday, 13 May, at the Confucius Institute in Auckland. The judge panels have selected winners in all three categories.

May 18

Auckland’s 12th Confucius Classroom launched in NZ College of Chinese Medicine

The 12th Confucius Classroom in Auckland region was launched on May 17th 2017. Madam Xu Erwen, Chinese Consul General in Auckland, and other distinguished guests attended the launch ceremony.

May 18

Campus heated up with “Chinese”

On Saturday, 13 May, over one hundred local Chinese learners gathered in the city campus of the University of Auckland to compete on their Chinese fluency.

May 15

The new language of love. Mandarin

At a time of unprecedented growth in the relationship between New Zealand and China, MEttle interviewed several key figures involved in furthering the learning of Mandarin, asking how developing a shared understanding of language and culture can help New Zealand to capitalise on the growing economic, trade and tourism ties with China.

May 12

Growing and Changing: MLA PD Training in Wellington

During the first school holiday in April, the 48 MLAs from Confucius Institute in Auckland flew to Wellington to attend the national MLA Professional Development Workshop from 25th to 28th April.

May 2

22 students from Confucius Classroom at St Peter’s College had their trip to China

Landing in Shanghai, our St Peter’s group of 22 excitedly departed the plane.

May 1

Young Kiwis have a word in Mandarin to Premier Li

On behalf of thousands of young Kiwis who are learning Chinese, Miss Bethany Robb expressed her appreciation to the visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

March 31

Assembly in Honor of the YCT Participants at Meadowbank School

Last Friday at the school assembly in Meadowbank School, students who had participated in the YCT exams last year received special congratulations and awards.

March 14

First Two Confucius Institute Chinese Prizes awarded to UOA students

Two students from the Arts Faculty in the University of Auckland were awarded for their achievements in learning Chinese.

March 1


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