Turkish Delight delight skies above Scott Base
15 July 2022

Tonga volcano “afterglow” causes dazzling skies in Antarctica

Antarctica is experiencing stunning skyscapes like those recently seen in New Zealand, thanks to the afterglow effect from the Tongan volcano. Scientists working in Antarctica have captured breath-taking photos of the skies above… Read More

Scholarships 2022 group shots
1 July 2022

Scholarships 2022: Making a difference to microplastics, penguins and carbon cycles

From microplastics and contamination in penguin colonies in Antarctica, to the role of sea creatures’ skeletons in the Southern Ocean carbon cycle, Antarctica New Zealand is thrilled to announce the three recipients of this year’… Read More

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15 June 2022

Keeping Antarctica kākāriki: A green Scott Base wins New Zealanders' hearts

The final tally is in. New Zealand has spoken and voted to keep Scott Base kākāriki/green! The iconic colour, which has graced the Ross Island research station since 1965, finished with 4514 votes from the 10,830 Kiwis and honora… Read More

Hamilton West Kindergarten votes
13 June 2022

The race for the base

The final countdown is on, with only one full day left to vote for the colour of the new Scott Base. Every vote is going to count because, in what could be historic upset, karaka/orange is closing in kākāriki/green, the colour wh… Read More

Snow sample site details being taken in Antarctica
8 June 2022

First evidence of microplastics in Antarctic snow – new NZ research

University of Canterbury researchers have published the world’s first study confirming the discovery of microplastics in fresh snow in Antarctica. Read More

Ian Hawes
6 June 2022

Honour for decades of Antarctic research

Congratulations to Prof Ian Hawes, who has been awarded the New Zealand Antarctic Medal for services to Antarctic science and conservation in the Queen’s Birthday and Platinum Jubilee Honours List. An expert in cyanobacteria (blu… Read More