Antarctica New Zealand

Supporting world leading science and environmental protection

Antarctica New Zealand is the government agency responsible for carrying out New Zealand's activities in Antarctica, supporting world leading science and environmental protection. Our vision is: Antarctica and the Southern Ocean - valued, protected, understood

We need you!

People are key to Antarctica New Zealand’s success. This includes permanent staff; fixed term and contract staff; seconded staff from the New Zealand Defence Force and our many strategic partners in Government, the science community and other National Antarctic Programmes.

We're looking for exceptional staff to look after Scott Base for the 2021/22 season! Applications close soon, so get in quick

Featured Press Releases

Stuff Paul Woodgate1
16 April 2021

Paul Woodgate, 40 years of “moving stuff”

If you want to get anything to Scott Base, Paul “Woody” Woodgate’s your man.Lorde, Sir Edmund Hillary, Princess Anne, Prime Ministers, bulldozers, helicopters, ice cores, avocados, buildings and toilet paper. No matter how big, a… Read More

Enviro windfarm pic
12 March 2021

Diamond standards are a government agency’s best friend!

Antarctica New Zealand is thrilled to announce we have achieved ISO 14001 certification for our environmental management system! This is on top of our Toitū enviromark diamond certification and Toitū carbonreduceOur Environmental… Read More

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8 March 2021

A whale of a time at Scott Base

As lucky as finding a needle in a haystack, Scott Base has been visited by elusive Arnoux’s beaked whales.Two pods of the notoriously secretive whales were spotted by the Antarctica New Zealand team at Scott Base. The team scramb… Read More

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