Permafrost work in the Dry Valleys
22 December 2022

What’s lurking under Antarctica’s Dry Valleys?

A team of international scientists will head back to Antarctica this month to try and unlock the carbon secrets of the McMurdo Dry Valleys. In an international collaboration with Italy’s National Institute of Geophysics and Volca… Read More

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6 December 2022

Fresh understanding of ice age frequency

A chance find of an unstudied Antarctic sediment core has flipped our understanding of how often ice ages occurred in Antarctica. Turns out, they were much more frequent than previously assumed. Read More

Adelie penguin inspecting machinery Photo Matthew Jordan
2 December 2022

Penguin flies high on TikTok

A social media post of a penguin stopping traffic at Scott Base has gone viral, with more than five and a half million views in two days! International media have already been in touch wanting to use the intriguing imagery. Matth… Read More

2022 Science on Ice Stamps
2 November 2022

Scientists stamp their mark on sea ice

Antarctic sea ice science might happen in a different post code, but the findings will help tell the story of Aotearoa’s future. And from today, Kiwis can grab a collectable that shows it. NZ Post has released this year’s Ross D… Read More

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26 October 2022

The Prime Minister has landed

5:50pm Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has landed in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. The C17 landed at 5:09pm. After disembarking, the Prime Minister will travel by Hagglund to Scott Base. 12:02pm Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has flow… Read More

C130 waiting PHOTO Waynne Williams
25 October 2022

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's flight boomerangs

The C130 Hercules carrying Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern to Antarctica has turned around due to poor weather at McMurdo Sound. Safety is our number one focus when flying to the coldest, windiest, remotest place on Earth so this … Read More