Anniversary celebrations marking New Zealand's 50 years of activity in Antarctica will be held during Christchurch's 2007 Antarctic Week by the New Zealand Antarctic Society, in association with Christchurch International Airport Ltd, Antarctic New Zealand and The International Antarctic Centre.
The 50 years celebration is over Friday 28 September - Sunday 30 September 2007. The Antarctic Society seeks registrations from persons, civilian and military, previously or currently associated with New Zealand's Antarctic programmes. The event will feature special exhibitions, historic films, an informal function and an Anniversary dinner for 600 registrants and VIP guests at Air Force World, Wigram. The society's patron is Sir Edmund Hillary.
Full brochure - programme and registration details is available here...
A consolidated list of activities commemorating 50 years of Scott Base commemorative activities we have been advised of, plus some additional Antarctic events happening about the country which can be found here...
20 January 2007 is the 50th anniversay of the opening of Scott Base.
The Society together with Antarctica New Zealand and other agencies are beginning to plan how this occasion will be celebrated.
We are collecting a list of those who have had an association with Scott Base so we may keep them informed of planned activities.
When we place new information on this website we will email all on this list.