Welcome to the

New Zealand Antarctic Society

Connecting with Antarctica since 1933 to discover,
share and protect the region

The New Zealand Antarctic Society brings people interested in the Antarctic region together to share their knowledge with others, to foster interest in the region, to seek and support the protection of the Antarctic environment, and to promote New Zealand’s interests.

Connecting the Antarctic community

An international community

One of the longest running Antarctic societies in the world, the Society connects Antarcticans worldwide through its unique membership offer, creating a truly global community.

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our magazine

First published in 1956, the Society’s prized publication Antarctic is issued four times a year and publishes news and stories relating to the Antarctic region from around the world.

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& events

Keep up to date with Antarctic news, and enjoy the opportunity to share your interests with others via a robust calendar of talks, films, and special events held throughout the year.

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Our activities


The Society is built on creating and fulfilling projects that strengthen New Zealand’s modern and historic links to Antarctica.

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The Society honours, through awards and commemorations, those people who have shown their commitment to Antarctica.

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Oral histories

A rich audio archive that records the history of those involved in New Zealand’s pioneering work in Antarctica in the 1950s and 1960s.

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Become a member

Join the Antarctic community

Membership provides opportunities for members to stay connected, to share their experiences, and to connect with others with an interest in Antarctica.

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Access to our Antarctic magazine archive

First published in 1950 and still relevant today

Inspired by people’s interest in the Antarctic region, the Society’s flagship magazine, Antarctic, is available as an online searchable archive. Offering more than sixty years of news and stories, the archive contains a wealth of detail and commentary on New Zealand and other nations’ activities in the Antarctic region.

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The Society’s quarterly e-newsletter provides an important overview of key activity affecting the Antarctic region. Sign-up and keep up to date.