Hannibal Hayes: NZ's foremost chopper rescue pilot
Reporter Samantha Hayes talks with helicopter pilot Richard 'Hannibal' Hayes, who has made around 3000 rescues. Richard Hayes was recently awarded a contract by Antarctica New Zealand to work in Antarctica supporting the operations and logistics of the New Zealand Antarctic Science Programme and support scientists in the field. Link to video.
'What I do': Scott Base Winter Leader live chat
Ever wondered what it's like to work in Antarctica? Now's your chance to find out. NZ Herald online is running a live chat "What I do" series every Tuesday from 12pm-1pm and first up is Antarctica New Zealand's Becky Goodsell. Becky, who is running New Zealand's Scott Base over the winter, will be chatting live from Antarctica from 12pm on Tuesday 6th May to answer your questions about what it's like to live and work on the ice continent after its plunge into 24/7 darkness. Link to story and review the chat.
Antarctic proposal confirmed as one of the 10 National Science Challenges
Prime Minister John Key and Hon Steven Joyce, Minister of Science and Innovation, today announced the final 10 National Science Challenges. The ten research areas identified as New Zealand's first National Science Challenges include the Antarctic proposal "The Deep South – understanding the role of the Antarctic and the Southern Ocean in determining our climate and our future environment". Full release. Government release.
Antarctica New Zealand is the Crown Entity responsible for developing, managing and executing New Zealand Government activities in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, in particular the Ross Dependency. Antarctica New Zealand manages Scott Base, New Zealand’s Antarctic research station. It maintains New Zealand’s operational presence in the Ross Dependency for the benefit of present and future generations of New Zealanders. Key activities include supporting scientific research, conserving the intrinsic values of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean and raising public awareness (in part through arts, media and youth programmes) of the international significance of the continent.
Scott Base Webcam
The Scott Base camera looks across to the sea ice runway located to the right of Scott Base.
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