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  • Chinese New Year Festival 2018

    The Confucius Institute was proud to continue its sponsorship of the Chinese New Year Festival, and help Wellington usher in the Year of the Dog in style.

  • Orientation Week For Class Of 2018 Mandarin Language Assistant

    VUW CI Mandarin Language Assistants (MLA) Class of 2018 arrived in New Zealand over the first weekend of February, before heading straight into their week-long orientation programme to prepare them professionally and personally for their year-long placements across nearly 150 schools from Wellington to Tauranga.

  • Mother of all operas at Wellington Outdoor Concert

    On a perfect summer evening in early February, over 200 Wellingtonians came to Wellington’s Botanical Gardens to be treated to an outdoor performance of The Peony Pavilion (Chinese: 牡丹亭; pinyin: Mǔdān tíng).

  • Learning Chinese through singing and dancing by Kweiyi Dannenbring, Chinese Teacher from Te Kura Kaupapa Motuhake O Tawhiuau, Murupara

    New Zealand Chinese Language Week 16-22 October

    Every week is Chinese Language Week for the VUW Confucius Institute, but we love it when the rest of the country joins in!  This year we played an active role in supporting this Kiwi-led initiative aimed at encouraging New Zealanders to discover Chinese language and culture.