Of all New Zealand's exports to Antarctica, alcohol topped the spending list.
Those living near Wellington's coast are being asked to find alternative accommodation.
Newshub can reveal a huge iceberg is one of the things that could get in the way of the project.
It's all down to a polar vortex in the region.
"They were likely the first humans to set eyes on Antarctic waters and perhaps the continent."
Warming of 3C would melt Antarctic ice and push sea levels up 0.5cm per year after 2060.
The vessel launched from Bluff in January 2019.
The impact on sea levels could be measured in metres if it melts.
Holly Henry went along to see how she's settling in to her new home.
But it's unlikely they will be exposed to the virus.
Thirty-six COVID-19 infections have been reported at a scientific research base in Antarctica.
"I had this very distinct moment of thinking, 'this is the coolest your life will ever get, like, this is it'."
The ocean mixes global currents and hosts complex ecosystems.
Scientists have painted two very contrasting pictures of Earth's climate future.
"It's quite different to be a long ways away trying to convey that information to people."
"This appears to be a 60 foot-wide disc sticking out of the ground."
NIWA says we are heading from "Antarctica to Australia".
Winds in excess of 200km/h resulted in an extended quarantine.
"The rate at which they are melting has accelerated faster than we could have imagined."
It's to ensure those heading to the icy continent don't spread COVID-19.