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Kiwi researcher's extraordinary killer whale experience

And it was all caught on camera.


From the most remote family to the most remote job

For this South Islander, Antarctica is positively buzzing with activity.

Space satellites are supporting a modern wave of Antarctic exploration.

Antarctic explorers use satellites to navigate safely

The NZ Space Challenge is offering $15,000 to help Antarctic research from space.

Dr Charlie Lee holding the white rose in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica.

White rose travels to Antarctica in the search for peace

This Kiwi photographer has captured the seventh continent.

Up to 200 NZDF personnel are deployed during the summer season to support Scott Base and McMurdo.

Army delivers supplies to Antarctic scientists

The 20 experienced drivers left on Friday to take about 3000 tonnes of supplies.

Explorers from Robert Scott's South Pole expedition, including Tryggve Gran.

South Pole medals bought by Canterbury Museum

Tryggve Gran was a member of Robert Scott's ill-fated South Pole expedition.

 JOIDES Resolution.

Drilling ship heads to Antarctica - for science

The JOIDES Resolution will investigate how ice sheets and sea levels will react to climate change.

United States Coast Guard Heavy Icebreaker Polar Star.

Ice-cutting ship helps out in Chch en route to Antarctica

The journey hasn't all been smooth sailing.

Antarctica - it's cold.

The Kiwis celebrating a white Christmas

Despite the cold, they're sticking to some Kiwi traditions in Antarctica.


2017 in review: A southern reflection

Newshub camera operator Grant Findlay looks back on the year in pictures.

The future is looking more and more bleak for the wildlife of the Arctic, especially the polar bears. These bears rely on the sea ice to hunt their favorite prey, seals, and this large male bear seen here, seems to be looking across the Arctic in disbelief as his world disappears beneath him.

Arctic faces collapse as ice disappears - scientists

Donald Trump's officials are "factoring it into their agenda".

It's not easy to replace an historic roof in Antarctica.

Battling blizzard conditions to restore Hillary's hut

It's not easy to replace an historic roof in Antarctica.


Frozen in time in Antarctica

Newshub cameraman Grant Findlay reflects on Antarctica and Scott's Hut.


'Blades on Ice' as Malone chills in Antarctica

The Paralympian joked at least he didn't have to worry about frostbite.

Defence Minister Ron Mark.

Defence Minister visits Antarctica

The Defence Minister has returned from a four-day visit to Antarctica to see New Zealand's interests and activities in the region.


Massive MPA comes into force off Antarctica

Around 1.55 million square kilometres of the Ross Sea is now protected.


Erebus memorial to be erected for 40th anniversary

Jacinda Ardern says Govt will work with the families on the national memorial.

The skibird are the only aircraft in the US military equipped with retractable skis to be able to land on snow and ice, as well as conventional runways.

NZ Defence works on Antarctic skibird

Two New Zealand Defence Force technicians are in Antarctica, joining a team to maintain four skibird aircraft that will make over 200 flights this season.


38 years on, families still pushing for national Erebus memorial

They want a memorial created in time for the 40th anniversary.

Image: An Antarctic 'pyramid'.

Conspiracy Corner: What's really going on in Antarctica?

Most of the icy desert is off limits - but why?