"Two Māori carvers head to Antarctica next week to complete and install a traditional carving at Scott Base, New Zealand’s headquarters on the ice.
The work to be unveiled is one of the first examples…"
"A team of Kiwi scientists have broken new research ground on the Priestley Glacier in Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica.
The team, which also included two Korean researchers, spent the past three weeks base…"
"Antarctica New Zealand is delighted to announce that Sarah Williamson is the organisation’s new Chief Executive.
Ms Williamson has considerable experience with Air New Zealand in a range of roles.
"From setting off explosions on remote glaciers, traversing over 1000 kilometres across the Ross Ice Shelf and close encounters with killer whales, this year’s Antarctic science season has been one to…"
"They live more than 1000 metres below the surface in the coldest darkest parts of the Southern Ocean, but the elusive juvenile Antarctic toothfish hold some of the most important insights into the fu…"
"A young Cantabrian is hoping to unfreeze Antarctic science mystery with a new podcast series.
Antarctica Unfrozen, created by 21-year-old Blake Antarctic Ambassador Harry Seagar, launches today.
"“We’ve got these badass hip hop penguins, a live dancer and amazing footage of seals in the water.”
Creative Director Jason O’Hara describing just a small taste of what to expect during his new immer…"
"A piece of Kiwi technology being used to support Antarctic science has captured fascinating footage of life beneath the surface in McMurdo Sound.
This year, as part of her research into the Ross Sea …"
"Antarctica New Zealand congratulates Professor James Renwick who has been awarded the prestigious Prime Minister’s Science Communication Prize.
The Victoria University Professor is the Principal Inve…"
"Antarctic scientist Dr Regina Eisert has captured extraordinary footage of her close encounter with a killer whale on the edge of the sea ice.
The encounter happened last week in the final few hours …"
"Antarctica New Zealand’s thoughts are with the British Antarctic Survey this week as they mourn the loss of colleague, friend and renowned Antarctic science and policy expert Professor David Walton.
" If you find the weekly grocery shop a chore, imagine one to last a year on the ice.
Two hundred kilograms of coffee beans, 100 cans of peaches and 1900 rolls of toilet paper have just arrived at Sco…"
"Temperature records that began with Sir Edmund Hilary in 1957 are still being collected and used by scientists, and operational staff at Scott Base.
Each morning at 9.00 am, just as the 1957 team did…"
"Antarctic starfish are taking centre stage in revealing their resilience to climate change.
The initial results of a study looking at how Antarctic starfish adapt to climate change show they would co…"
"Antarctica New Zealand is delighted to be named as host of the new Antarctic Science Platform.
In 2017, the New Zealand Government approved strategic science investment funding of $49 million, over s…"
"Each year, Antarctica New Zealand partners with education provider LearNZ to create a free virtual field trip to teach New Zealand primary school children about Antarctica. This year, students will l…"
"It’s not quite “To infinity and beyond” but when you’re 850 km away from Scott Base in Antarctica, it sure does feel like it!
A team of New Zealand scientists will explore new frontiers in Antarctica…"
"Work undertaken by New Zealand scientists working in Antarctica this summer may help to explore Europa, Jupiter’s icy moon, for signs of life.
NIWA’s Marine Physicist, Dr Natalie Robinson, and her t…"
"Ian Hawes has spent 40 years diving in Antarctica to gain an understanding of how inland and coastal aquatic ecosystems work. Now, he is sharing his knowledge with Korea’s Antarctic programme.
"Antarctica is dealing her icy hand, delivering a series of storms that have caused the longest delay in decades for the start of the season.Antarctica New Zealand staff were due to fly south on 1 Oct…"
"A talented young New Zealander is packing his bags to head to the ice during summer after being awarded a coveted Blake Antarctic Ambassadorship.
University of Canterbury student, Harry Seagar (21) h…"
"New Zealand’s home at the bottom of the world is about to rev into action again with the beginning of the Antarctic science season.
Forty Antarctica New Zealand staff, who will run Scott Base over th…"
"New research by an international team of scientists, including two New Zealanders, has found that Antarctic warming of just 2°C, if sustained, could melt the largest ice sheet on earth, the East Anta…"
"When Sheng Fan moved to Dunedin from China just over a year ago, he was planning to study tectonic movement and New Zealand’s Alpine fault. Little did he know that a different type of geographical mo…"
"Florence Isaacs’ icebergs are all lining up and her only concern is that she’s peaking too early.
“It’s incredibly exciting to be given the opportunity to achieve one of my lifelong dreams!”
The PhD …"
"“This really couldn’t have come at a better time.”
This is University of Otago geology student, Michael Bollen’s reaction after receiving this year’s NZ Post Antarctic Scholarship.
“It means I could …"
"Antarctica New Zealand is delighted to announce that Professor Gary Wilson has been elected Vice President of SCAR (Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research).
Thirty-two voting nations and a number…"
"“I’m such an excited scientist right now!”
Dr Regina Eisert, marine mammal expert at the University of Canterbury, still can’t believe the underwater footage her team captured on a recent Antarctic e…"
"Antarctica New Zealand is looking to space for help back on Earth! The Kiwi can-do attitude has teamed up with German space technology to successfully cross the world’s largest ice shelf.
"Featuring Madeleine Graham, star of the Royal New Zealand Ballet, and music from London Grammar, Corey’s film highlights the fragility of Antarctica through creative dance."
"New Zealand has a near-century old toehold in Antarctica. It will cost $150m to keep it.
In the 1980s, when the ozone hole was the most important research effort underway in Antarctica, a new lab was…"
"The final job in saving Sir Edmund Hillary’s hut in Antarctica has been completed, with the help of a violin maker-turned-engineer determined to do his bit for the planet. Suzanne McFadden reports.
"Antarctic scientists have found a way to help us better predict our weather forecasts in New Zealand.
A lot of the research is being done by remote control.
Helium balloons linked to the internet hav…"
"A frozen desert home to scientists, researchers, penguins and seals, Antarctica is not the kind of place you expect to find dancers performing outdoors especially given temperatures as low as -89.2C.…"
"All visitors to New Zealand’s Scott Base, whether a scientist, a cook, or a photographer, must complete Antarctic Field Training. Even in summer, temperatures can fall to below -20 degrees Celsius."
"After five years of work, led by New Zealand and the United States, the world's second-largest marine protected area (MPA) has officially come into action in waters off Antarctica.
The Ross Sea MPA s…"
"A warmer world, even one consistent with a Paris-Agreement target of 2ºC by 2100, will no doubt look very different from the one we experience today. Higher atmospheric and oceanic temperatures will …"
"New Zealand’s coolest redevelopment
Scott Base is about to go under the microscope as a group of specialist designers takes up the call for the redevelopment of New Zealand’s home in Antarctica.
"Chris Ansin recalls with exhilaration the moments he lay holding down the roof of an historic Antarctic hut – pummelled by bitterly cold gale-force winds."
"After five years of work, led by New Zealand and the United States, the world's second-largest marine protected area (MPA) has officially come into action in waters off Antarctica."
"There's a problem in Antarctica.
Most climate change models say ice around the southern continent should be decreasing. It should be melting as the planet heats up."
"Having two seals pups born immediately in front of Scott Base in Antarctica is "really unusual", a professor of marine biology says."
"Climate change may be leading to shifts in the communities of sea life beneath an Antarctic ice shelf, researchers say."
"A dramatic drop in the amount of sea ice around Antarctica has scientists wondering if the continent has hit a tipping point."
"Three pioneering female scientists have been honoured at New Zealand's base in Antarctica, including the first Kiwi woman to work on the ice."
"Antarctic tourism is booming and visitor numbers are higher than ever seen before, with the original huts from the Heroic Era proving to be a growing attraction."
"Camping out in -25degC weather, several kilometres in the middle of nowhere, certainly comes with some challenges."
"New Zealand scientists will return to the seas near Scott Base early next year to continue research into the mysterious Antarctic killer whales."
"Maybe it was a relative? Maybe it would respond? Whatever the case, a flock of emperor penguins north of Scott Base inspected a long-distance photo lens."
"On a quest to map the magma source of Mount Erebus in Antarctica, one of the most remote and highly active volcanoes in the world, scientists needed the expertise of mountaineer Danny Uhlmann."
"A leading University of Otago zoology researcher, Emeritus Professor Carolyn Burns, has been awarded the prestigious 2017 Marsden Medal by The New Zealand Association of Scientists (NZAS)."
"Antarctica is shrinking, and thanks to advances in computer modelling and data analysis, we now know that its ice is contributing to global sea-level rise, an international climate expert says."
"The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is due to launch a mission in early 2018 to explore the uncharted ecosystem that remained hidden beneath the Antarctic ice shelf for the past 120,000 years."
"All but two Adelie penguin chicks have starved to death in their east Antarctic colony, in a breeding season described as "catastrophic" by experts."
"For many of us, the thought of adding a bit of travel to our work-life balance sounds pretty good. For scientist Natalie Robinson, whose research is in sea ice physics, a work trip takes her to the r…"
"Postcards to Antarctica is an exhibition at Canterbury Museum featuring a series of short pieces of writing on postcards from personnel who lived and worked at Scott Base from days to many months. It…"
"Antarctica is Earth's southernmost continent. It contains the geographic South Pole and is situated in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere, almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle, …"
"Step on board Antarctic aircraft before they head to the ice for the summer season. Meet the crews and check out a US Air Force C17, a RNZAF C130 Hercules, a historic Beaver and more."
"Sea ice levels in Antarctica dropped to a record low this year, but experts say there is not a clear link to climate change."
"On canvas, the polar expedition ship Terra Nova sits atop a stormy Southern Ocean, headed for Antarctica with the explorer Robert Falcon Scott on board."
"Recent weeks have seen it shuffle back and forth next to the Antarctic ice shelf from which it broke away."
"Here are some things you can’t do in Antarctica: read Buzzfeed listicles, browse cat videos on YouTube, watch Paddy Gower on TV3. Here is something you can do: vote."
"Exhibition highlights in galleries in September include the work of five artists expressing their concern about the state of the planet and our relationship with the natural world."
"With average temperatures sitting around the -20 degree Celsius mark in Antarctica, even the simplest of tasks can become a bone-chilling challenge."
"David Harrowfield has dedicated several decades of his life to the world’s southernmost continent, an effort which has been recognised by the New Zealand Antarctic Society."
Guy Frederick explores the ways in which Antarctica leaves its mark on the people who work there. Scott Base staff and scientists share their personal reflections in a series of postcards written to…"
"When you think of Antarctica, you probably picture vast, continuous ice sheets and glaciers, with maybe a penguin or two thrown in. Yet most Antarctic plants and animals live in the permanently ice-f…"
"As climate change continues to cause massive melting and ice loss in Antarctica, new habitats may begin to open up for wildlife across the thawing continent, scientists reported Wednesday. But while …"
"The Antarctic Science Platform is thrilled to announce $26 million will be awarded to long-term Antarctic research projects.
The projects are led by well-known researchers from multiple universities …"
"A team of New Zealand scientists is preparing for an important mission to Antarctica, to try to understand whether its largest ice shelf is melting into the ocean beneath it."
"Too little data is being gathered in the Antarctic about potentially catastrophic effects of climate change, but New Zealand is taking a leading role in the work that is being done, a leading researc…"
"The latest data coming from scientists in Antarctica suggests we've been underestimating the height of sea level rise facing us by the end of the century."
"Artists and scientists are working together to try and solve the mystery of fluctuating sea ice surrounding Antarctica."
"It has been the worst year on record for sea ice in Antarctica and a climate scientist suspects warmer ocean waters could be behind it."
"If you've found yourself complaining about the winter chill, spare a thought for Scott Base overwinter staff who spent the weekend locked down amid one of the fiercest forms of storm on the planet."
"Pat Langhorne is a compelling case for the power and value of a curious mind. Bruce Munro talks to New Zealand's leading sea-ice scientist about a career that has taken her from private polar puzzles…"
"Century-old specimens collected by Captain Robert Falcon Scott's famed Discovery Expedition has yielded new insights into the state of Antarctica's pristine environment."
"An "almost perfectly preserved" 118-year-old painting has been discovered among penguin excrement, dust and mould-covered papers in Antarctica."
"In the late 1970s, glaciologist John Mercer was one of the first scientists to warn of “rapid deglaciation” of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet under human-caused warming. Other scientists, studying both…"
"When New Zealand scientists return to Antarctica next spring and summer, they will start a multi-year programme to drill through the 350-metre deep Ross ice shelf and into the cold sea water below th…"
"New Zealand certainly isn't giving Antarctica the cold shoulder, pouring $9.6 million into its presence on the icy continent in the coming years."
"Would you want to go to Antarctica? Well of course, why wouldn’t you? Actually, people I talked to before my trip – adults and children –divided fairly evenly between the two extremes of yes, definit…"
"New funding of $9.6 million in Budget 2017 will see New Zealand’s presence in Antarctica continue while cementing the Government’s commitment to the continent, Foreign Affairs Minister Gerry Brownlee…"
"A new YouTube series following the Antarctic adventures of Kiwi internet sensation Jamie Curry has proven a hit, pulling in two million views and rising."
"Great white nothingness. How else to describe it? Antarctica is a place where things have been taken away."
"Antarctica represents a unique and powerful natural laboratory for science and international collaboration. Antarctic scientists are constantly forging new frontiers in understanding the drivers and …"
"An iceberg named Ernest will appear in central Auckland this weekend."
"Science and Innovation Minister Paul Goldsmith has today announced the winners of New Zealand’s most valuable and prestigious annual science awards, the Prime Minister’s Science Prizes."
"The number of Adélie penguins living in East Antarctica may be double what scientists previously thought."
"William Pike has conquered Antarctica's Mt Scott."
"Twenty year old able seaman Ramon Tito, the youngest of HMNZS Endeavour’s crew, hoisted the flapping New Zealand flag into the crisp air and fixed its lanyard to a flagstaff once used by the explorer…"
"Whales, toothfish and the enigma that is Antarctica's sea ice will be targeted in six urgent Kiwi studies on the frozen continent and in the Southern Ocean."
international scholars will gather at Victoria University of
Wellington next week to discuss the connections between
Earth’s frozen waters and the global climate system."
"A Kapiti man is delighted part of his construction in one of the planet's harshest climates stands good as new, 60 years on."
"It was a milestone year. In 2016, rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere measured more than 400 parts per million for the entire year, for the first time in more than 4 million years."
"A restoration plan for the statue has been announced today on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the statue's unveiling."
"Climate change is causing Antarctic ice shelves to crack and melt."
"We all have an inkling we should care about one of the remotest locations on earth - Antarctica - but few of us know much about it; not only because most of us can't go there, but much of the world-l…"
"In January 2017, international voices in science, art, entrepreneurship and more came together, in the most remote location on Earth, to broadcast their ideas to the world."
"The New Zealand Defence Force has jumped into action in Antarctica after an icebreaker cleared a 35-kilometre channel to the ice pier, enabling them to fetch annual supplies for McMurdo Station and S…"
"Since then, New Zealand has had a permanent presence on the ice, as the steward of the Ross Dependency – a triangular wedge of Antarctica that spans 50 degrees of longitude and reaches the Pole."
"A gathering in Antarctica to mark the 60th anniversary of Scott Base has heard a warning about allowing more people access to the icy continent."
"Antarctica is calling out for us to help the icy continent, says Hollywood journalist Ashlan Cousteau who has just taken part in a TED Talk recorded as part of 60th anniversary celebrations at Scott …"
"When a longed-for journey to the Antarctic became a reality, Damian Christie was not prepared for the immensity of what awaited him."
"New Zealand is set to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Scott Base in style, with the entire event broadcast online around the world."
"An iceberg which is expected to be one of the 10 largest ever recorded when it breaks away from Antarctica could lead to further break-offs, says a NZ scientist."
"It's far from your average do-up and even further from nearest civilisation."
"This year marks the 60th year that Scott Base in Antartica has been in operation ... and one of the events marking this milestone is going to be a a TEDx event held at the Base - which aims to broadc…"
"The Antarctic Circumpolar Current is the only ocean current to circle the planet and the largest wind-driven current on Earth. It's also 30% more powerful than scientists realized."
"East Antarctica is remote even by Antarctic standards. Harsh winds and ocean currents have largely cut off the region from the rest of the world."
"Professor Barbara Bollard-Breen uses drones to map the specially protected area around Scott Base in Antarctica.
Using drones, her group made a 'photo mosciac', or digital map, of Scott's hut to be u…"
"Warren Maxwell always thought of Antarctica as an impossible place to visit – the frozen equivalent of going to Mars or stepping on the moon."
"It's a remarkably simple climate change experiment and the predicted results may surprise. WILL HARVIE reports.
How many readers know much about starfish?
Colourful, interesting shape, beloved by …"
"During her 13 trips to Antarctica, Victoria University associate professor Nancy Bertler carried out her day job in temperatures below -20 degree Celsius. Ged Cann talked to her about how she found h…"
"Sorry, you can't get tickets to TEDx Scott Base.
The popular speakers conference can only be attended by scientists and support staff already in Antarctica on January 15, 2017. But you can watch all…"
"A field training instructor at Antarctica New Zealand's Scott Base has shared a video offering an insight into life on the frozen continent."
"A Kiwi pop star, a Nasa astronaut and the granddaughter-in-law of famed adventurer Jacques Cousteau have joined a colourful line-up of speakers set to take part in an Antarctic TedX talk at Scott Bas…"
An evocative documentary series commissioned by National Geographic is set to broadcast the work of New Zealanders in Antarctica to 440 million people in 171 countries.
"Close University of Otago research links with the Antarctic feature in a new National Geographic television documentary series with a potential audience of 440 million people in 171 countries."
"These beautiful images of Antarctica show just how difficult it is to survive in some of the coldest, windiest and driest conditions on the entire planet."
"A National Geographic documentary series following Kiwi scientists in Antarctica premiered at Scott Base and in Christchurch this evening."
"New Zealand has pulled off a major diplomatic coup by securing the support of 25 countries - including an initially reluctant Russia - to create the world's largest marine sanctuary."
"After a long winter cut off from the world in Antarctica, shrouded in silence and complete darkness, filmmaker Anthony Powell has returned to New Zealand."
"The New Zealand Defence Force is mourning the loss of one of its most popular and respected leaders, and a veteran stalwart of its support operation in Antarctica."
"An artist and a scientist have joined forces to make the huge topic of climate change easy to understand for kids in the classroom."
"Most of Antarctica New Zealand's upcoming science season concerns climate change, but some lucky researchers get to spend time with penguins. WILL HARVIE reports."
"Internet sensation Jamie Curry is teaming up with a top Kiwi journalist for an adventure to the coldest, driest, windiest continent on the planet."
"A new report estimates Antarctic-related activities pump $178 million into the New Zealand economy with Canterbury the major beneficiary."
"University of Otago researchers have released stunning drone footage of right whales frolicking off the coast of the Auckland Islands."
"For some time, scientists who focus on Antarctica have been watching the progression of a large crack in one of the world's great ice shelves - Larsen C, the most northern major ice shelf of the Anta…"
"Flying high-tech drones close enough to southern right whales to catch some of the bugs they blow out will help tell scientists more about the effects climate change is having on the planet."
"It turns out there are more latent thespians at Scott Base than previously suspected."
"Hon Simon Bridges, Minister of Energy and Resources, hosted a celebration for Antarctica New Zealand upon receiving the world’s first Energy–Mark certification from Enviro-Mark Solutions on 29 June a…"
"The Antarctic Peninsula, among the fastest warming places on Earth last century, has since cooled due to natural swings in the local climate, scientists say, adding that the respite from the thaw is …"
"Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world's biggest shipbuilder, has beaten out its largest rival for the contract to build a $493 million ice-capable naval tanker for the New Zealand Defence Force which i…"
A large conservation effort is being made to preserve artefacts from a forgotten and desolate site in Antarctica.
"While sea ice in the Arctic has shrunk remarkably over the past few decades, sea ice around Antarctica has been dancing to the beat of a different drum. You might expect that as the world warms, sea …"
"Some of the oldest human relics from Antarctica are being conserved, including objects taken from the huts of the first party to spend winter on the ice."
"Stunning images of Kiwis in Antarctica over the last 60 years have been shared with the world."
"Tagging sharks, catching venomous spiders, walking on volcanoes and burning forests - science is a lot more than being stuck in a lab all day. Jamie Morton finds out how some researchers spend their …"
"An historic Antarctica New Zealand site is likely to be submerged this summer due to climate changes causing lake levels to rise in the McMurdo Dry Valleys."
"Herald science reporter Jamie Morton has travelled to Antarctica and is filing regular stories, along with a series of diary entries. Here is his fifth."
"A Kiwi couple are on board a ship filled with international experts hoping to extract climate insights from below the seabed in the Southern Ocean.
University of Otago paleoceanographer, Christina R…"
"Over the next three days, Antarctic researchers from across the country will come together in Christchurch for the biennial New Zealand Antarctic Science Conference.
This year’s theme is Our Future i…"
"For six months of the year Antarctica doesn't see the sun.
However, the sights are amazing — as shown in these photographs from Jonny Harrison who is spending his winter at Scott Base."
"Herald science reporter Jamie Morton gives an insight into life at New Zealand's Scott Base research station."
"Antarctica New Zealand is delighted to share what a new Scott Base could look like.
As part of Budget 2019 the Government has committed $18.5 million for the next phase of the Scott Base Redevelopme…"
"NASA scientists are concerned about a dramatic fall in the extent of sea ice around Antarctica. The frozen area circling the continent has plunged from a record high to a record low in just three yea…"
"A much anticipated delivery of fresh fruit and vegetables has arrived at Scott Base in Antarctica.
The fresh supplies are a rare treat for the 12 hardy Kiwis wintering over at our home on the ice.
"New Zealand's Antarctic scientific outpost, Scott Base, is set for a major multi-million dollar redevelopment.
Designs for the new-look, 10,000 square metre complex have been unveiled today.
"A funding boost for Antarctic research programmes will be vital in helping to understand the impact of climate change on New Zealand and our global partner, an expert says.
On Tuesday, the Antarctic …"
"Rocks and sand aren’t the first things that spring to mind when you think about Antarctica, but a scholarship student is using sediment cores to dig deeper into Antarctica’s climate secrets.
"University of Otago student Maren Richter’s research has taken her to some of the least tropical places on the planet, and Antarctica is next on her list.
She has just been awarded an Antarctica New …"
"Antarctic researcher Rilee Thomas was originally studying magma unmixing in the Southern Alps, but it was a rock deformation paper taught by Professor David Prior in 2017 that started her Antarctic j…"
"Antarctica’s animals have fascinated Shanelle Dyer since she was nine, and thanks to a New Zealand Post Antarctic Scholarship, she is translating that fascination into a Weddell Seal research project…"
"As the mercury drops around the country this week, you can thank negative SAM.
Negative SAM isn’t the grumpy dude in your office, but is short for the Southern Annular Mode - also known as the Antarc…"