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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

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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27 October 2022

Focus: PM Jacinda Ardern lands in Antarctica

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern talks about research, environmental protection and conservation in Antarctica. Read More

Last sunset
25 October 2022

Last sunset at Scott Base

The sun has just set for the last time until February at Scott Base. Read More

Penguins on cracking sea ice 2021/22
20 October 2022

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to visit Antarctica for 65th anniversary of Scott Base

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will visit Antarctica from October 25 to October 28 to get a first-hand look at the critical research undertaken by New Zealanders on the ice. The Prime Minister's visit will mark the 65th year of Ne… Read More

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