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

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

27 May 2021

Take a look inside our new base

Antarctica New Zealand is excited to share what the inside of our new base will look like.A video of the interiors, released publicly yesterday – and viewed first by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern alongside our staff - takes you o… Read More

CGI for release
21 May 2021

ChristchurchNZ | Christchurch A Winner As Government Confirms Scott Base Redevelopment

ChristchurchNZ is delighted the Government confirmed funding in today’s Budget announcement for the redevelopment of Scott Base in Antarctica, New Zealand’s home on the icy continent. Read More

20 May 2021

Beehive | Budget 2021 safeguards the future of Scott Base

A major redevelopment of Scott Base will create hundreds of jobs while ensuring Aotearoa New Zealand’s presence in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean is safeguarded. Read More