The proposal for a New Zealand base in Antarctica was put to the New Zealand Government by the New Zealand Antarctic Society in 1953. Scott Base, in the Ross Region in Antarctica, has been established since 1957.
Scott Base is New Zealand's permanent research support station in Antarctica. It is managed somewhat similarly to a private kiwi lodge, with shared bedrooms, one large dining room and a commercial kitchen.
The Hillary Field Centre (HFC) at Scott Base, the southernmost building project in the world, has undergone a $6.2 million upgrade over a period of three years. Click to find out more about the project.