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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 >>

From The Coldest Place To The Toughest Race

Tuesday, 29 September 2020, 9:15 am | Antarctica New Zealand

As if spending 13 months in Antarctica, wintering over at Scott Base and braving temperatures as low as -47 degrees wasn’t challenging enough, Joey Blatch has just signed up for one of the hardest endurance races on the planet. Joey, Antarctica ... More >>

New Board Members For Antarctica New Zealand

Wednesday, 12 August 2020, 12:55 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

Antarctica New Zealand is pleased to welcome two new Board members. Independent Director, Jenn Bestwick and Environmental Manager, Neil Gilbert have joined the organisation. The appointments were announced in today’s New Zealand Gazette. Mrs Bestwick is ... More >>

Ice-olation For Antarctica New Zealand

Thursday, 6 August 2020, 12:04 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

Antarctica New Zealand is gearing up for a much reduced season on the ice this year and a very different deployment to normal! Before they head to one of the remotest places on the planet, all personnel flying south with the New Zealand programme will ... More >>

A Green Building On The White Continent

Monday, 3 August 2020, 2:51 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

The colour of the new Scott Base may not be decided, but one thing is clear – the building will be green. Antarctica New Zealand, together with the New Zealand Green Building Council, has developed a custom Green Star tool to measure the sustainability ... More >>

NZ company to rebuild our home in Antarctica

Monday, 15 June 2020, 1:14 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

Antarctica New Zealand is delighted to announce Leighs Construction Limited has been selected as the preferred main contractor for the Scott Base Redevelopment project. Leighs, a New Zealand owned and operated construction company from Christchurch, ... More >>

COVID-19 Impacts Antarctic Field Season

Tuesday, 9 June 2020, 2:06 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

As COVID-19 sweeps the planet, only one continent remains untouched and Antarctica New Zealand is focused on keeping it that way. After close consultation with other National Antarctic Programmes in the Ross Sea region and considering a range of scenarios ... More >>

Drilling for icy answers

Monday, 3 February 2020, 9:24 am | Antarctica New Zealand

This summer, nearly one thousand kilometres from Scott Base across the world’s largest ice shelf, a team of Kiwi researchers plunged to new depths. More >>

Our new rock-star Professor

Monday, 16 December 2019, 2:16 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

He has carved an internationally renowned career focusing on earth sciences, and now Professor John Cottle, from the University of California Santa Barbara, is coming home. More >>

Tsunami report for Scott Base

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 11:27 am | Antarctica New Zealand

An earthquake originating in Mexico could be the most likely cause of a tsunami that would impact New Zealand’s presence in Antarctica, a study shows. More >>

Ten million dollar plan

Tuesday, 19 November 2019, 12:01 pm | Antarctica New Zealand

It’s the driest, coldest, windiest, place on Earth ... yet millions of critters still flourish in Antarctica. And now, thanks to 10 million dollars of multi-year funding, we’re going to know more about them and how they’ll adapt to a warming ... More >>