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We need you to Colour Our Place, Scott Base!

The redevelopment of Scott Base is Aotearoa New Zealand’s coolest project. We want you to be involved! Help us make history by choosing the colour of the new base. Vote 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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19 May 2022

We need you to Colour Our Place, Scott Base!

Scott Base is Aotearoa New Zealand's place in Antarctica. From Sir Edmund Hillary's dash to the South Pole by tractor to the excellence of New Zealand Antarctic science, Kiwis have a long history of exploration and research on t… Read More

Arnoux's beaked whales at Scott Base 2022
12 April 2022

Elusive whales visit Scott Base

Whale, whale, whale. What do we have here? The kiwi crew in Antarctica spotted a pod of secretive mammals in the bay in front of Scott Base last month. There was a buzz about base afterwards as the team tried to identify the spec… Read More

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30 March 2022

New building for science at Scott Base

Sir Edmund Hillary’s legacy lives on as the first piece of the new Scott Base infrastructure is installed in Antarctica. The small but mighty building will support several science experiments, some of which have continued uninter… Read More

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