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The research has been carried out during the past four years.

Parts of ice shelf in Antarctica melting at 'unprecedented levels'

New Zealand scientists were involved in the research.

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

World's second largest penguin colony 'disappears overnight'

Thousands of chicks have been wiped out.

King penguin Loaf.

Quiz: Which penguin personality are you most like?

To celebrate World Penguin Day, Newshub looks at some plucky penguins.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern unveiled the design at Parnell Rose Gardens on Friday.

'We look to the sky': Final design selected for National Erebus Memorial

It includes cut-out snowflakes, to be gifted to the families.

Watch: What's really going on in Antarctica? Newshub addresses the conspiracies.

Flat Earth cruise to Antarctica is 'blatantly false', conference founder says

He warns people shouldn't believe everything they see.

The 'Boxfish' aims to capture rare glimpses of strange and beautiful creatures under the ice.

Kiwi-made 'underwater drone' captures rare Antarctic sea dwellers

"No one's ever dived on the sea floor to that depth outside Scott Base."

Dr Pat Langhorne

Scientist's 1970s rejection for being a woman

The traditionally male-dominated area is changing.

The whale encounter.

Watch: Scientist captures incredible moment killer whale offers up special gift

"The only way I can describe it is like when a cat offers you a mouse."

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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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.