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Alex Hillary is following in the footsteps of his explorer grandfather.

Alex Hillary follows grandfather’s footsteps

Sir Ed's grandson is going to Antarctica, but he won't be driving a Massey Ferguson.

Watch: The sea ice around Cape Bird has melted early right when the penguins need it to fish for their young chicks.

Cheeky penguin 'adopts' Kiwis' home as its own at Antarctic base

The friendly bird forced work to a halt one day.

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NIWA searches for owner of a USB found in frozen seal poo

It was discovered by volunteers.

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US Midwest colder than South Pole

There have been at least five deaths.

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Veteran Kiwi penguin researcher gets mountain crest named after him

Brian Karl's devoted 26 seasons to studying an Adelie colony, and now he's a permanent part of the landscape.

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Stunning footage of killer whale captured off Antarctic coast

The unique 'Killer Whale Highway' allows researchers to get up close with the whales.

Kiwi ingenuity is helping to lead the world in atmospheric science.

NZ scientists in Antarctica say ozone hole healing

Kiwi ingenuity is helping to lead the world in atmospheric science.

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The beauty and horror of an Antarctic penguin colony

Thomas Mead gets up close and personal with 60,000 Adelie penguins.

The sea ice around Cape Bird has melted early right when the penguins need it, to fish for their young chicks.

Ice melting early around massive Antarctic penguin colony

The sea ice around Cape Bird has melted early right when the penguins need it, to fish for their young chicks.

It's been a long journey but the barrel is finally back where it belongs.

Historic beer barrel finally returned to Antarctica after NZ restoration

The booze was a rare treat for the legendary Antarctic explorers.

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Watch: Camping on an ice shelf in Antarctica

Sleeping in a tent earlier explorers used hundreds of years ago was a shock, Thomas Mead writes.

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Kiwi wins gruelling Antarctic marathon

The gruelling race pits runners against freezing temperatures and difficult terrain.

Thomas Mead is on his way to Antarctica.

A day in a US army plane flying to Antarctica

Newshub's Thomas Mead joined scientists on board a US Air Force C130 Hercules.

The team will use underwater robots to assess the significance of enormous icebergs breaking away from a massive ice-shelf.

Watch: Expedition heads for Antarctica to unlock frozen mysteries

An autonomous robot will be dispatched to explore beneath the Larsen Sea.

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Seals in Antarctica test out the latest research technology

Will the cameras get the 'seal' of approval?

McMurdo Station is located on Ross Island, Antarctica.

Technicians dead at Antarctica station after being found unconscious

Just months ago another researcher was nearly murdered in Antarctica.

Antarctica is losing its ice three times faster than just six years ago.

Radioactive rocks heating Antarctica from below

While Antarctica isn't going to melt away overnight, it could contribute to sea level rises.

Aucklanders might not have as much time to evacuate in the event of a volcanic eruption as previously thought.

Historian reveals the worst year in human history

The dystopian 2018 we live in is nothing compared to the horrors humanity faced then.

This year's Penguin of the Year Awards were won by naughty duo Timmy and Mo.

Attenborough says penguins should have been left to die

His crew saved their lives, making things "infinitely worse" according to the broadcaster.

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'Mind-blowing': Kiwi's incredible video of 'dancing' seal

"I got some unique footage... I'm really lucky."