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

Prime Port Timaru
5 November 2021

It’s all about that Base

Antarctica New Zealand is thrilled to announce that the new Scott Base will be constructed at PrimePort Timaru.The decision to work with PrimePort was made after careful deliberation – not least because it has an accessible and a… Read More

SBR concept
14 October 2021

Green light to rebuild Scott Base

Antarctica New Zealand is delighted that Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Nanaia Mahuta, has given the green light to begin the redevelopment of Scott Base.Minister Mahuta has approved the Comprehensive Environmental Evaluation… Read More

ANZ C130 ICE FLIGHT 24th SEPT 21 5
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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