Craig Stewart Photo
19 March 2023

I am a polar oceanographer – this is what I do

From his office at NIWA headquarters in Wellington, scientist Craig Stewart gets updates from the Southern Ocean, where climate change is starting to melt the ice shelves. Read More

Scott Base
14 March 2023

Forty jobs advertised at Antarctica's Scott Base

Is your 9-to-5 job getting a bit punishing? Or, are you after a unique view at work? Well, if you can get past the frozen tundra of the world's southern-most continent, it might be worth applying for one of the 40 jobs going at… Read More

180 Ice Floe 01 2000x1333 At the mercy of the ice Nat Geo
14 March 2023

At the mercy of the ice

In the Antarctic summer of 1972, four young scientists set off on a trimaran from Cape Bird for a quick outing on a clear day. They would spend the next five days stranded at sea. Read More

1678409497771 Thomas Robinson at Cape Crozier You Tube screenshot via Stuff
14 March 2023

Not the worst journey at all

He was headed for the destination of a 1911 Antarctic expedition dubbed the “worst journey in the world”, but Scott Base chef Thomas Robinson’s trip to Cape Crozier turned out to be a highlight of his 13 months in the snowy south… Read More

David Harrowfield NZ Geographic
13 March 2023

The ice man

Antarctic historian David Harrowfield has spent a lifetime collecting—objects, friendships and memories. Read More

Darcy Mandeno at the control panel. Photo: GNS Science
17 January 2023

Kiwi scientists involved in drill to uncover secrets of Antarctica's past

If they get past 0.6 metres into the ocean bed, they'll already have gone deeper than anyone has before - and they want to hit 160m. But there's another catch. Read More