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

Successful budget for Scott Base

We're thrilled the Government has committed $344 million to rebuild New Zealand's home in Antarctica, Scott Base. This funding continues Aotearoa's long legacy on the continent and strengthens our ability to support world leading research in one of the most remote places in the world! More here

Featured Press Releases

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24 September 2021

Boomerang from Scott Base

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 N… Read More

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25 August 2021

Antarctica New Zealand COVID-19 update

As we are currently in Alert Level Four, our Christchurch office is closed and our staff are working from home.Antarctica New Zealand has essential business status, this is to allow our warehouse team to continue to get critical … Read More

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19 July 2021

Feedback sought on Antarctic and Southern Ocean Research Directions and Priorities

Consultation opens today (19 July) on Aotearoa New Zealand’s directions and priorities for Antarctic research for the decade ahead.The draft document has a vision for excellent and impactful science that addresses the urgent need… Read More

Annabelle Cranswick
5 July 2021

Unlocking the secrets of the southern right whale tohorā

Did you know a small skin sample from a whale can tell researchers where they go to eat, and what they are eating?Antarctica New Zealand is excited to announce Annabelle Cranswick has been awarded a scholarship to analyse this im… Read More

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