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19 May 2022

We need you to Colour Our Place, Scott Base!

Scott Base is Aotearoa New Zealand's place in Antarctica. From Sir Edmund Hillary's dash to the South Pole by tractor to the excellence of New Zealand Antarctic science, Kiwis have a long history of exploration and research on t… Read More

Arnoux's beaked whales at Scott Base 2022
12 April 2022

Elusive whales visit Scott Base

Whale, whale, whale. What do we have here? The kiwi crew in Antarctica spotted a pod of secretive mammals in the bay in front of Scott Base last month. There was a buzz about base afterwards as the team tried to identify the spec… Read More

20220212 Long term Science Antarctica New Zealand Russell Knipe
30 March 2022

New building for science at Scott Base

Sir Edmund Hillary’s legacy lives on as the first piece of the new Scott Base infrastructure is installed in Antarctica. The small but mighty building will support several science experiments, some of which have continued uninter… Read More

HMNZS Aotearoa with Mt Discovery in the background Antz Powell
17 February 2022

Successful resupply mission to Antarctica proves capability of NZ Navy ship

The capability of the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) ship HMNZS Aotearoa has now been proven following the successful completion of its first resupply mission to Antarctica. The $500-million maritime sustainment vessel was design… Read More

Ryan Murf Phil AFT
16 February 2022

We're hiring! Come work at our place, Scott Base

The hunt is on for a stellar team to support our Antarctic Operations at Scott Base and in the field during the 2022/23 season. We are seeking a team of 40, from engineers, mechanics, domestics and chefs that keep the home fires … Read More

Geomag hut lifted onto Ocean Giant
9 February 2022

Science and machinery, with a side of sauce

The annual ship resupply of Scott Base is underway – among this year’s cargo are prefabricated science buildings, construction machinery, and a snow-going PistenBully – complete with sled and pontoon skis. All up, there’s 24 cont… Read More