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NIWA balloon launch
28 November 2022

Antarctic launch a success

NIWA Lauder-based atmospheric technician Dr Penny Smale has carried out many balloon launches in her time, but last week was the first time she had done so from the Antarctic. Read More

Building Scott Base in Minecraft
28 November 2022

Timaru school kids experience Antarctica through Minecraft

Hundreds of Timaru school students are getting the opportunity to experience Antarctica from the comfort of their homes. They’ve taken plans for the nearly $350 million Scott Base rebuild, which is due to begin in Timaru next yea… Read More

Rob Fenwick and Hillary Clinton Art Brown state nine photographer unknown
8 November 2022

Farewell, Art Brown

Antarctica New Zealand bids a fond farewell to Art Brown, former NSF representative in New Zealand. Arthur ‘Art’ Brown, legendary in Antarctic circles, passed away peacefully on 5th November 2022, aged 87 years. Art dedicated ne… Read More

2022 Science on Ice Stamps
2 November 2022

Scientists stamp their mark on sea ice

Antarctic sea ice science might happen in a different post code, but the findings will help tell the story of Aotearoa’s future. And from today, Kiwis can grab a collectable that shows it. NZ Post has released this year’s Ross D… Read More

PM Jacinda Ardern visits Shackleton's Hut
28 October 2022

PM in Antarctica: Jacinda Ardern on ‘childhood hero’ Shackleton’s Hut, what ‘contested’ world means for the continent and climate change

It was an emotional moment as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern entered the historic hut of early Antarctic explorer and “childhood hero” Sir Ernest Shackleton. Read More

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