Government to fund Scott Base redevelopment

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The New Zealand government has pledged a $350m funding boost for Scott Base.

Scott Base is New Zealand’s station on Antarctica. New Zealand has been at the base since 1957 – when Sir Edmund Hillary helped build the hut that preceded Scott Base.

As part of Jacinda Ardern’s announcement she visited the Antarctic Centre in Christchurch. While there the Prime Minister praised the “critical” work done out of the Scott Base before she was given a virtual tour inside the new facility.

The current base, built in the early 1980s and made up of 12 buildings painted in a distinctive shade of green.
It will be replaced with three interconnected buildings which will lift accommodation to 100 people. The new buildings will take 6 years to complete fully.

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Max Davey
Max Davey
21 days ago

It’s great that New Zealand is deciding to further continue Sir Edmund Hillary‘s legacy

a guy with an unusually long name
a guy with an unusually long name
20 days ago

I’ve always wanted to go to the Arctic or Antarctica, its so snowy there and I really want to go ice fishing

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