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1 October 2023

Come and celebrate Awesome Antarctica!

Antarctica is coming to Ōtautahi Christchurch, with the ‘Awesome Antarctica’ Days of Ice festival running from 2 to 8 October. Tūranga library will be the vortex of action during the week-long storm of events and festivities abou… Read More

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28 September 2023

Third time lucky for Scott Base crew

The penguin has landed! It was once, twice, three-times lucky for the crew heading to New Zealand’s Antarctic research station, Scott Base. The team of 43 landed safe and sound on the ice late yesterday afternoon, on their third … Read More

28 September 2023

NZDF's Operation Antarctica underway

The New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) long-running support to Antarctica New Zealand and science and research programmes is under way for the summer season as the first flights to the ice have begun. Read More

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13 September 2023

Record of abrupt change to global climate uncovered in Antarctic ice

Dust carried by westerly winds to Antarctica 32,000 years ago has revealed a rapid shift in the westerlies towards the equator, providing new evidence of the existence of thresholds in our climate system. Read More

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11 September 2023

Nature paper: Research reveals climate record embedded in Antarctic ice

How fast will climate change happen? Canterbury University climate modeller Dr Abhijith Ulayottil Venugopal is part of a team that's found a clue, in a 764-metre ice core recovered from the ice a decade ago. Read More

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5 September 2023

Early and long-lasting ozone hole, forecasts NIWA

NIWA scientists are predicting that the Antarctic ozone hole will stay around for longer than usual this year, largely due climate change and the 2022 Tonga volcanic eruption. Read More