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8 March 2021

A whale of a time at Scott Base

As lucky as finding a needle in a haystack, Scott Base has been visited by elusive Arnoux’s beaked whales.Two pods of the notoriously secretive whales were spotted by the Antarctica New Zealand team at Scott Base. The team scramb… Read More

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4 March 2021

Keystone Trust | Scott Base Redevelopment - Karissa Hyde

Who would have thought a young woman from a farming family in Cheviot, North Canterbury, would end up as the Construction Manager for the Scott Base Redevelopment in Antarctica? Read More

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4 March 2021

Stuff | More plants could begin to 'invade the Antarctic Peninsula' as the frozen continent warms

Most of New Zealand’s polar activity is supported by permanent staff at Scott Base, the country’s only Antarctic research station. And this decade will see the total rebuild of Scott Base, which will be the home to Kiwis on the i… Read More

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2 March 2021

Stuff | Leaky buildings and ageing electrics: Report reveals poor state of Scott Base

The extent of the problems at the remote Scott Base research station have been revealed in a 282-page report. Read More

12 February 2021

Scott Base Redevelopment: Comprehensive Environmental Evaluation

Antarctica New Zealand is committed to supporting world leading science and the kaitiakitanga of our unique environment. We ensure all our activities in the Ross Sea region are carried out with the highest quality environmental s… Read More

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10 February 2021

Iceperts arrive in Christchurch

In a normal season, New Zealand’s Antarctic scientists would either be at Scott Base or just returning from Antarctica. Instead they are gathering in Christchurch for the Antarctic Science Conference and the Snow and Ice Research… Read More