NZ her medevac mission April 2024 photo by Dr Katrine Bengaard
17 April 2024

Antarctica season comes to a close while Hercules crew conducts medical evacuation

NZ Defence Force - Crew on a Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) C-130H (NZ) Hercules have conducted a successful medical evacuation (medevac) from Antarctica, a challenging mission given a rapidly closing window of daylight. Read More

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6 March 2024

Antarctica coasts becoming less icy

An increase in pockets of open water in Antarctica’s sea ice (polynyas) may mean coastal plants and animals could one day establish on the continent, University of Otago-led research suggests. Read More

Dan Poulton SB Aerial photo Feb 2019
23 February 2024

Update: Scott Base Redevelopment

Antarctica New Zealand could not reach agreement on commercial terms with Leighs Construction for the Scott Base Redevelopment, so is undertaking an options analysis to progress the project within the available budget. These opti… Read More

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22 February 2024

Appointments to Antarctica New Zealand Board

The Beehive - Foreign Minister Winston Peters has appointed Leon Grice and Heather Simpson to serve on the Antarctica New Zealand board. Read More

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20 February 2024

Come, make a difference - in Antarctica!

Antarctica New Zealand is looking for adventurous individuals to join the prestigious team supporting Antarctic research at Scott Base and beyond for the upcoming 2024/25 season. With a legacy dating back to 1957, Scott Base serv… Read More

Coring Team
31 January 2024

SWAIS2C team ‘tantalisingly close’ to vital climate secrets

An international team has successfully drilled through 580 metres of ice, obtained the longest sediment core ever retrieved from the remote Siple Coast, and gathered crucial information in their mission to understand the West Ant… Read More