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23 August to 3 September 2014

XXXIII SCAR Biennial Meeting and Open Science Conference

The Scientific Committee for Antarctic Research (SCAR) is holding the XXXIII SCAR Biennial Meeting and Open Science Conference in Auckland on 23 August and 3 September 2014. Further detail is available at the website www.scar2014.com.

Until at least August 2013

Colossal Squid Specimen - Te Papa

See the only colossal squid specimen on display in the world.

The colossal squid is due for a check-up in March this year. Te Papa staff will assess her condition and decide how long she can safely stay on display. She'll be with us until at least August 2013. closing date.

The exhibition is located within the Mountains to Sea exhibition, Level 2.

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Entry is free.

The Museum is open from 10am to 6pm every day of the year and until 9pm on Thursdays.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

First Crossings: Jamie Fitzgerald and his Adventure to the South Pole

In 2007, Jamie Fitzgerald and Kevin Biggar skied to the South Pole, covering 1,111km in 52 days. Jamie and Kevin also present the First Crossings television series that showcases the great adventures undertaken by the pioneers to New Zealand. The Society, in conjunction with the School of Geography, Environment & Earth Sciences and the Antarctic Research Institute at Victoria University, is delighted to host a presentation by Jamie Fitzgerald on his Antarctic adventure.

6 pm

Maclaurin Lecture Theatre (MCLT) 102
Victoria University Wellington (Kelburn Campus)

Thursday, 21 June 2014

Annual Mid Winter Function

The Society will host diplomatic representatives from the Treaty Nations and dial into Scott Base as the Winter Crew celebrates the Longest Night.

To be advised

To be advised

26 September to 12 October 2014


IceFest, a festival that highlights New ZealandŐs leadership in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean is being held in Christchurch between 26 September to 12 October 2014. Refer to nzicefest.co.nz for further detail on the programme.

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