Latest Updates

Days of Ice
28 September 2022

Come and celebrate Days of Ice with us!

Antarctica is coming to Ōtautahi Christchurch. Days of Ice kicks off in the city tomorrow to mark the start of the summer science season and to celebrate our city’s unique connection with the continent. There will be events and f… Read More

Penguins on cracking ice 1
27 September 2022

Sea ice: What we know about its role, importance and future

Sea ice around Antarctica plays a crucial role in the global climate. It influences ocean circulation and temperature, ocean-atmosphere interactions, and provides a critical habitat for marine ecosystems. Antarctica’s sea ice h… Read More

Te Radar Stuff
26 September 2022

Te Radar brings Antarctica show to Christchurch for ice festival

King Penguins may look cute on television, but Te Radar learnt that getting up close to 250,000 of them comes with some hazards. “The smell is phenomenal,’’ he said. “There is a real burning of the nostrils.” Read More

Staff boarding the Boeing 757 Photo Brett Reed
21 September 2022

Entry 138471

Personnel tasked with keeping Scott Base running over the summer science season have arrived on the ice. The first group of Antarctica New Zealand and New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) personnel landed yesterday on the Royal New Z… Read More

ANZSC0370 24 tif
20 September 2022

Isolation, darkness and science – the first winter at Vanda Station

Temperatures dropping to -57 deg C, 16 weeks of darkness, isolation stretching to eight months and logistical challenges – this is what five men faced during the first winter-over at New Zealand’s Vanda Station, Antarctica. Read More