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A Green Scott Base Wins New Zealanders’ Hearts

Wednesday, 15 June 2022, 3:57 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

The final tally is in. New Zealand has spoken and voted to keep Scott Base kākāriki/green! The iconic colour, which has graced the Ross Island research station since 1965, finished with 4514 votes from the 10,830 Kiwis and honorary penguins who made the ... More >>

The Race For The Base

Monday, 13 June 2022, 4:40 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

The final countdown is on, with only one full day left to vote for the colour of the new Scott Base. Every vote is going to count because, in what could be historic upset, karaka/orange is closing in kākāriki/green, the colour which has graced ... More >>

New Building For Science At Scott Base

Wednesday, 30 March 2022, 9:32 am | Antarctica New Zealand

Sir Edmund Hillary’s legacy lives on as the first piece of the new Scott Base infrastructure is installed in Antarctica. The small but mighty building will support several science experiments, some of which have continued uninterrupted since 1957 ... More >>

Scott Base Supply Run: Science And Machinery, With A Side Of Sauce

Wednesday, 9 February 2022, 3:24 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

The annual resupply of Scott Base is underway - among this year’s cargo are prefabricated science buildings, construction machinery, and a snow-going PistenBully, complete with sled and pontoon skis. All up, there’s 24 containers filled with food, supplies ... More >>

The New Face Rebuilding Scott Base

Wednesday, 19 January 2022, 10:36 am | Antarctica New Zealand

Antarctica New Zealand has a new Project Director steering the redevelopment of New Zealand’s home on the ice. <img src="" width="536" height="720"> Jon Ager Jon Ager has been brought ... More >>

The Hippest Supercool Science On Earth

Monday, 17 January 2022, 8:45 am | Antarctica New Zealand

A team of Antarctic scientists is breaking new ground – or ice at least – in scientific research. <img src="" width="720" height="480"> Inspecting frazil on Icefin. ... More >>

The Bird That Measures Antarctic Ice

Monday, 20 December 2021, 9:11 am | Antarctica New Zealand

It’s a bird, it’s a plane…It’s a laser-shooting electromagnetic ice device! This Antarctic research season, Kiwi scientists are using new technology to measure sea ice in McMurdo Sound and help add to our understanding of its importance for ... More >>

Drilling Into Antarctica’s Past To See Our Future

Tuesday, 9 November 2021, 10:12 am | Antarctica New Zealand

While COP26 today focuses on science and innovation’s role in combating climate change , Antarctic researchers are preparing to drill into the ocean floor below the Ross Ice Shelf to discover if cutting greenhouse gas emissions avoids catastrophic ... More >>

It’s All About That Base!

Friday, 5 November 2021, 9:45 am | Antarctica New Zealand

Antarctica New Zealand is thrilled to announce that the new Scott Base will be constructed at PrimePort Timaru. <img src="" width="720" height="434"> Hugh Broughton Architects: Scott ... More >>

Antarctic Science Underpins Urgency For Climate Action

Friday, 29 October 2021, 12:19 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

Antarctica is a key player in informing the world on how to plan, prepare for and protect from the impacts of climate change. Decisions at next week’s COP26 UN Climate Change Conference are critical to keep Earth’s warming below 1.5 degrees and avoid ... More >>

Boomerang From Scott Base

Friday, 24 September 2021, 4:09 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

One false start and they’re off! The first cohort of Scott Base staff flew out of Christchurch this morning for Antarctica – marking the start of New Zealand’s 2021/22 summer season. They NEARLY got there on Monday, but the Royal New Zealand ... More >>

Successful Budget For Scott Base

Thursday, 20 May 2021, 2:18 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

Antarctica New Zealand is thrilled the Government has committed $344 million to rebuild New Zealand’s home in Antarctica, Scott Base. The announcement has just been made by the Minister of Foreign Affairs Hon Nanaia Mahuta as part of Budget ... More >>

A Whale Of A Time At Scott Base

Monday, 8 March 2021, 11:12 am | Antarctica New Zealand

As lucky as finding a needle in a haystack, Scott Base has been visited by elusive Arnoux’s beaked whales. <img src="" width="720" height="374"> Two pods of the notoriously ... More >>

Iceperts Arrive In Christchurch

Tuesday, 9 February 2021, 10:09 am | Antarctica New Zealand

In a normal season, New Zealand’s Antarctic scientists would either be at Scott Base or just returning from Antarctica. Instead they are gathering in Christchurch for the Antarctic Science Conference and the Snow and Ice Research Group workshop. ... More >>

Ride In Scott Base Style

Friday, 5 February 2021, 9:25 am | Antarctica New Zealand

It is 17 years old and has 40,560 kilometres on the clock, but those are 40 thousand kilometres like no other vehicle in the world. <img src="" width="720" height="479"> Antarctica New Zealand is selling ... More >>

What The Future Could Hold For Antarctica’s Unique Ecosystems

Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 11:12 am | Antarctica New Zealand

Kiwi researchers are among twenty-five world-leading Antarctic biologists who have come together to produce a comprehensive “state-of-the-nation” style article on Antarctica’s ecosystems. From microscopic bacteria, to penguins and whales, ... More >>

Bird’s Icy View

Monday, 21 December 2020, 10:29 am | Antarctica New Zealand

A Kiwi research team has, for the first time ever, used a fixed wing aircraft to measure the thickness of a huge area of sea ice in Antarctica. This is a major milestone for understanding sea ice processes in a region of Antarctica known as the Western ... More >>

Antarctic Scientists Support Climate Emergency

Sunday, 6 December 2020, 3:07 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

Antarctic scientists say the Prime Minister’s declaration of a climate emergency in New Zealand is an important signal to industry and communities, to consider climate change consequences in all their decision-making efforts. Every year dozens of scientists ... More >>

Icy Science, But Without The Scientists On Ice

Monday, 23 November 2020, 10:17 am | Antarctica New Zealand

Despite a reduced season to due COVID-19 restrictions, Antarctica New Zealand is delighted to have successfully continued an important sea ice project. The Sea Ice Mass Balance Station, a special probe that measures the thickness, temperature and ... More >>

Can Kids Ace Our Base?

Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 10:21 am | Antarctica New Zealand

It’s been designed by an international team of polar experts, and now Antarctica New Zealand wants Kiwi kids to have a crack at building the new Scott Base! Ace the Base is launching at the International Antarctic Centre today, and gives children ... More >>