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Aotearoa New Zealand has spoken – we're keeping it kākāriki green! More here.

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

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1 July 2022

Scholarships 2022: Making a difference to microplastics, penguins and carbon cycles

From microplastics and contamination in penguin colonies in Antarctica, to the role of sea creatures’ skeletons in the Southern Ocean carbon cycle, Antarctica New Zealand is thrilled to announce the three recipients of this year’… Read More

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15 June 2022

Keeping Antarctica kākāriki: A green Scott Base wins New Zealanders' hearts

The final tally is in. New Zealand has spoken and voted to keep Scott Base kākāriki/green! The iconic colour, which has graced the Ross Island research station since 1965, finished with 4514 votes from the 10,830 Kiwis and honora… Read More

Ian Hawes
6 June 2022

Honour for decades of Antarctic research

Congratulations to Prof Ian Hawes, who has been awarded the New Zealand Antarctic Medal for services to Antarctic science and conservation in the Queen’s Birthday and Platinum Jubilee Honours List. An expert in cyanobacteria (blu… Read More

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