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14 October 2021

SBR Update | October 2021

Green light to redevelop Scott Base: CEE, Implementation Business Case and Funding approved. Read More

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14 October 2021

Green light to rebuild Scott Base

Antarctica New Zealand is delighted that Minister for Foreign Affairs, Hon. Nanaia Mahuta, has given the green light to begin the redevelopment of Scott Base.Minister Mahuta has approved the Comprehensive Environmental Evaluation… Read More

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14 October 2021

Stuff | Government green lights renewal of historic Antarctic research base

The Government has given the green light for a $344 million redevelopment of New Zealand’s historic “home on the ice”.The Scott Base research station, located on Ross Island near Mount Erebus in Antarctica, will be replaced by th… Read More

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11 October 2021

New ice drilling technology developed in Wellington on its way to Antarctica

A brand new piece of ice drilling technology developed in Wellington has begun its journey to Antarctica. It will help scientists understand the impact of climate change on the platelet ice crystals of the Southern Ocean. Read More

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8 October 2021

Antarctica NZ traverse team train for world's most extreme road trip

In the middle of a Christchurch industrial estate, eight climbers are gearing up to scale an Antarctic crevasse.As part of the summer traverse team for 2021, in two weeks time they will be flying to the Ross Sea to complete a 110… Read More