Moon Festival, it was explained at a University of Auckland Business school morning tea, is celebrated at the time of the full moon in worship of the lunar goddess and the moon's fullness and completeness.
John Key encourages New Zealanders to learn Chinese as a helpful tool for engaging with China and for having some fun learning a new language.
Confucius Institute in Auckland ran a 26 week Chinese Beginners Course for Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) employees over the winter months.
Calligraphy classes facilitated by the Confucius Institute at The University of Auckland have attracted a cohort of keen students who enjoy this Chinese art form.
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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).