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Summer arrives along with Antarctic research – In the News

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on December 5th, 2016.

With the summer season kicking off, it’s not all BBQs and beaches: many scientists are heading south for the Antarctic research season. As Kiwi scientists head to the ice, they’ve featured in New Zealand media – especially given astronaut Buzz Aldrin’s emergency evacuation from the South Pole to Christchurch, where he is recuperating from symptoms […]

UK call for memorial to top NZ scientist

Kent posted in on January 25th, 2012.

A campaign has begun in Britain for a memorial there to the scientist who led  New Zealand’s contribution to the International Geophysical Year (IGY), 1957-58,  which enabled  scientists from around the world to take part in coordinated earth science studies. A British geophysicist who later became a noted  scientific administrator, and Antarctic researcher,  Dr Trevor […]

Radio NZ’s Kathryn Ryan in Antartica

John Kerr posted in on January 25th, 2012.

In early December 2011 Nine to Noon’s presenter Kathryn Ryan and producer, Caitlin Cherry were invited by Antarctica New Zealand to visit Scott Base on Ross island in Antarctica. You can listen to the resulting podcasts below and on the Radio New Zealand website. Clicking on the links will take you the Radio NZ site […]

Antarctica research frozen without icebreaker

John Kerr posted in on August 25th, 2011.

New Zealand’s Antarctic research body has put several projects on hold due to budget limitations and logistical problems. Antarctica New Zealand, the Crown Entity which manages  New Zealand’s activities in Antarctica, has run into difficulty maintaining it’s research programme. Transport problems were forwarned earlier in the month, when the Antarctia NZ posted on their website: […]

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