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The final job in saving Sir Edmund Hillary’s hut in Antarctica has been completed, with the help of a violin maker-turned-engineer determined to do his bit for the planet. Suzanne McFadden reports.
The shelters are made from modified water tanks and will support the restoration of another historic hut.
Camping out in -25degC weather, several kilometres in the middle of nowhere, certainly comes with some challenges.
On a quest to map the magma source of Mount Erebus in Antarctica, one of the most remote and highly active volcanoes in the world, scientists needed the expertise of mountaineer Danny Uhlmann.
Orca have appeared earlier than usual this year in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica, due to sea ice breaking up with warmer weather.
A leading University of Otago zoology researcher, Emeritus Professor Carolyn Burns, has been awarded the prestigious 2017 Marsden Medal by The New Zealand Association of Scientists (NZAS).