MFAT NZ Antarctic and Southern Ocean Directions and Priorities draft pic
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

Medevac 02
15 July 2021

RNZAF medically evacuates person from Antarctica in high-risk mission

A Royal New Zealand Air Force aircraft has completed a high-risk mission to evacuate an injured person from Antarctica.The C-130 Hercules, with 13 crew on board, including two Defence Force medical personnel, left Christchurch la… Read More

15 July 2021

Revealed: Scott Base rebuild cost comes with warnings over project size and scale

The difficult construction job will begin in New Zealand before it's shipped to the Antarctic. Three new buildings will be shipped there before they're rolled onto the ice at Ross Island."We are intending to build it in New Zeala… Read More

Scholarship students
5 July 2021

Microscopic marine algae, frozen ice tongues and superstar scholarship students

Two important components of the Antarctic ocean system form the basis of this year’s Antarctica New Zealand scholarship projects.Today we are delighted to announce the recipients of the Sir Robin Irvine Doctoral Scholarships.They… 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