Warren Maxwell in Antarctica
16 June 2021

Cold Antarctica and what this might mean for NZ’s ski season

This winter Antarctica is freezing, no surprises there– but it’s colder than usual. As midwinter approaches on Monday, Antarctica is two degrees away from recording its coldest temperature ever!Our Chief Scientific Advisor Profes… Read More

26 May 2021

TVNZ | Revealed: Inside Antarctica's soon to be re-vamped Scott Base

The inside of what Antarctica’s Scott Base will look like after its multi-million dollar redevelopment has been revealed today. Read More

PM Ardern
26 May 2021

Stuff | Watch: Take a sneak peek of the new $300m Scott Base

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was among the first to view a new virtual tour of the planned Scott Base rebuild, after the government promised to meet the whole cost of the $300 million project last week. Read More

Scott Base front
26 May 2021

NZ Herald | Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern visits Antarctica New Zealand after $344m funding boost for Scott Base makeover

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern today got an exclusive first peek at new Scott Base redevelopment plans a week after her Government signed off on a third-of-a-billion-dollar-makeover funding package. Read More

The Guardian
21 May 2021

The Guardian | Saving Scott Base: New Zealand’s ageing Antarctic station gets $300m lifeline

Life-support systems at Scott Base are operating beyond their lifespan, with leaking buildings and old electrics in one of Earth’s harshest climates. Read More

NZ Herald
20 May 2021

NZ Herald | Budget 2021: $344m boost for Scott Base makeover

A long-overdue upgrade of Scott Base has received a near-$350m Budget boost - ensuring New Zealand's continued presence on the frozen continent. Read More