About us

Statement of Purpose & Values

Advancing appreciation, conservation and knowledge of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean for the benefit of New Zealand and the world community through leadership, partnership and involvement in high quality Antarctic and Southern Ocean- related activities.

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Structure

Antarctica New Zealand is a Crown Entity. It has a six member board, 27 permanent staff  in Christchurch and a team of temporary staff, including secondments from the New Zealand Defence Force, at Scott Base.

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Board of Directors

Antarctica New Zealand has a six-member Board.  Members of the Board are appointed for three years by the Minister of Foreign Affairs in consultation with the Board Chair.

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Related organisations

Antarctica New Zealand's role is to manage an active New Zealand presence in Antarctica, facilitate and encourage activities that enhance New Zealand's international profile, influence and represent New Zealand in International forums, and to effectively promote New Zealand and Antarctica New Zealand interests.

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News

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