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Expedition Blog – Lawrence Rothwell, South Georgia 2023

December 21, 2023/by Anna Clare

The Explorer December 2023

The Explorer Newsletter May 2023
December 15, 2023/by Mark Sanders

Encouraging the Next Generation of Antarctic Conservators

December 14, 2023/by Mark Sanders

Icy Fun and Learning at Summit

December 14, 2023/by Mark Sanders

Connections Create Life-changing Experience in South Georgia

December 14, 2023/by Mark Sanders

Alumni News December 2023

A round up of Alumni News from our April 2023 Explorer newsletter.
December 14, 2023/by Mark Sanders

2023/24 Conservation Season

December 14, 2023/by Mark Sanders

Annual Report 2022-2023

December 1, 2023/by Mark Sanders

The Explorer September 2023

The Explorer Newsletter May 2023
September 25, 2023/by Mark Sanders

Young Kiwi explorers announced for largest ever Inspiring Explorers Expedition™

The Trust launched applications for its ninth Inspiring Explorers Expedition™ to South Georgia Island at a dinner at New Zealand’s Parliament Buildings, hosted by Hon Dr Duncan Webb, on 14 February 2023.
June 18, 2023/by Anna Clare

Young explorers step out of their comfort zone

June 6, 2023/by Anna Clare

Mark Stewart Awarded Honorary Doctorate

The University of Canterbury (UC) has bestowed an honorary Doctor of Commerce on Trust Chair Mark Stewart.
May 1, 2023/by Comms

Governance Update April 2023

The Trust welcomes several new members to our Board in 2023.
May 1, 2023/by Comms

Applications Launched for Inspiring Explorers Expedition™ South Georgia

The Trust launched applications for its ninth Inspiring Explorers Expedition™ to South Georgia Island at a dinner at New Zealand’s Parliament Buildings, hosted by Hon Dr Duncan Webb, on 14 February 2023.
May 1, 2023/by Comms

Alumni News April 2023

A round up of Alumni News from our April 2023 Explorer newsletter.
May 1, 2023/by Comms

The Explorer May 2023

The Explorer Newsletter May 2023
May 1, 2023/by Comms

South Pole Reached

The Trust’s Inspiring Explorers Expedition™ team reached the South Pole on 6 January 2023 after towing sledges 920km from the edge of the Ronne Ice Shelf.
May 1, 2023/by Comms

Matt’s Good Walk

Trust supporter Matthew Rose is walking the length of New Zealand’s South Island on the Te Araroa Trail and the Trust is incredibly grateful to be one of ten charities Matthew is raising funds for as part of ‘Matt’s Good Walk’.
May 1, 2023/by Comms

HRH The Princess Royal Visits

HRH The Princess Royal visited New Zealand in February 2023, during which time the Trust’s Acting Executive Director Francesca Eathorne, Chair Mark Stewart, Deputy Chair Anthony Wright and former Executive Director Nigel Watson were delighted to meet Her Royal Highness at an event hosted at Government House in Wellington.
May 1, 2023/by Comms

Nigel Watson Honoured and Farewelled

Former Executive Director of Antarctic Heritage Trust, Nigel Watson, has been awarded the prestigious New Zealand Antarctic medal in recognition of his services to Antarctic heritage preservation.
May 1, 2023/by Comms

Inspiring Explorers™ Programme Manager on Board

The Trust welcomes Mike Barber to the team as Inspiring Explorers™ Programme Manager.
May 1, 2023/by Comms

Trust Distributes The Worst Journey in the World: The Graphic Novel

Antarctic Heritage Trust is proud to announce it is now the New Zealand distributor of ‘The Worst Journey in the World: The Graphic Novel’, adapted by Sarah Airriess from the book by Apsley Cherry- Garrard, with copies of Volume 1 available for purchase on the Trust’s website.
May 1, 2023/by Comms

In Memorium

The Trust sends sincere condolences to the families of Rt Hon Paul East and Chris Hubbert.
May 1, 2023/by Comms

Online Database Update April 2023

159,000 images have been processed so far by the project team transitioning the Trust’s image assets to an online database called Recollect.
May 1, 2023/by Comms

Artefacts Repatriated to Scott’s Terra Nova hut

The team repatriated several items to Scott’s Terra Nova hut at Cape Evans this season including an improvised sledge distance meter wheel once owned by George Murray Levick.
May 1, 2023/by Comms

AHT announces new Executive Director

Antarctic Heritage Trust congratulates Francesca Eathorne, the new Executive Director.
April 27, 2023/by Comms

Seeking young Kiwi explorers to board the voyage of a lifetime

February 21, 2023/by Comms

Nigel Watson celebrated in the 2023 New Year Honours List

Executive Director of the Antarctic Heritage Trust, Nigel Watson, has been awarded the prestigious New Zealand Antarctic medal in recognition of his services to Antarctic heritage preservation.
December 31, 2022/by Comms

The Explorer December 2022

The Explorer Newsletter December 2022
December 19, 2022/by Comms

In Memorium

The Trust sends sincere condolences to the families of Robyn Brunton, Dr E I Robertson, and Arthur Brown.
December 19, 2022/by Comms

Online Database Update

Over the last twelve months, the project team transitioning the Trust’s image assets to an online database called Recollect have processed 126,580,000 images from the Trust’s archives.
December 19, 2022/by Comms

Cape Adare Reached

An Antarctica New Zealand led event saw a small team of four people reach Cape Adare, the site of Carsten Borchgrevink’s expedition base, for the first time since the field camp on site was completed during the 2019-20 summer season.
December 19, 2022/by Comms

New Zealand Prime Minister visits Explorer Bases

In October 2022, New Zealand Prime Minister Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern travelled to Antarctica to see the work of New Zealand scientists first-hand and mark the 65th anniversary of New Zealand’s Scott Base.
December 19, 2022/by Comms

Winter-Over Team Return

In October 2022 our winter conservation team of four conservators – Jane Hamill, Shannah Rhynard-Geil, Belinda Hager, and Conor Tulloch returned from the Ice.
December 19, 2022/by Comms

Antarctic Conservation Update – Summer Conservation Season 2022-23

The Trust’s On-Ice conservation team deployed to Ross Island, Antarctica in late November.
December 19, 2022/by Comms

Letter from Executive Director Nigel Watson

In February 2023 Nigel Watson will finish as the Trust’s Executive Director.
December 19, 2022/by Comms

Annual Report 2021-2022

November 17, 2022/by Anna Clare

The Explorer September 2022

The Explorer Newsletter June 2022
September 28, 2022/by Comms

Young Inspiring Explorers™ Summit – June 2022

The Trust’s Young Inspiring Explorers™ Summit in June 2022 saw a group of 20 students, aged 11-14, from around New Zealand spend an action-packed weekend in Christchurch with the Trust and Inspiring Explorer William Pike.
September 28, 2022/by Comms

Shackleton’s Whisky Anniversary

The Trust would like to extend our sincere thanks to Whyte & Mackay on the 10-year anniversary of their ongoing support for the Trust through whisky sales
September 28, 2022/by Comms

Antarctic Conservation Update – September 2022

In a first since 2014, our winter conservation team of four conservators – Jane Hamill, Shannah Rhynard-Geil, Belinda Hager, and Conor Tulloch have wintered-over in Antarctica.
September 28, 2022/by Comms

Summer 2022-23 Conservation Season

To support the ongoing conservation of the Ross Island explorer bases, this summer the Trust will have a team of five on-Ice led by Collections Conservation Manager Lizzie Meek, including a heritage carpenter, two artefact conservators, and a building conservation support person.
September 28, 2022/by Comms

New Patron-in-Chief

The Trust is delighted to announce that New Zealand’s Governor-General the Rt Hon Dame Cindy Kiro GNZM QSO has accepted the role of Patron-in- Chief of the Antarctic Heritage Trust, continuing unbroken Vice Regal patronage of 35 years.
September 28, 2022/by Comms

New Partnership: Corporate Leadership Programme

The Trust has developed an exciting partnership with Australasian human resource and training consultancy, Generator Talent Group, working together to design a corporate leadership programme drawing on the leadership lessons from the heroic-era of Antarctic Exploration.
September 28, 2022/by Comms

Alumni News September 2022

A round up of Alumni News from our September Explorer newsletter.
September 28, 2022/by Comms

In Memorium – Peter Macdonald

The Trust offers our deepest condolences to the family, friends and community following the news of Peter Macdonald’s passing.
September 28, 2022/by Comms

Young change-makers channel the spirit of polar exploration

A team of six young New Zealanders have completed a gruelling 50km journey on skis through the Harris Mountains between Treble Cone and Coronet Peak.
September 5, 2022/by Comms

Antarctic artefacts return home after 60 years in the USA

Two historic Antarctic artefacts are on their way home after more than 60 years and a trip around the globe.
August 23, 2022/by Comms

Announcing the Inspiring Explorers Expedition™ South Pole Team

The Inspiring Explorers ExpeditionTM team will leave in November 2022 and people can follow their journey online at nzaht.org.
August 1, 2022/by Comms

Calling all intrepid explorers, the South Pole is waiting!

Calling all intrepid explorers, the South Pole is waiting!
July 11, 2022/by Comms

Greenstone Production: “The Explorer Club”

The Trust has collaborated with Greenstone TV on a new children’s television series The Explorer Club. The series introduces iconic New Zealand explorers to kids through hands-on adventures of their own.
June 23, 2022/by Comms

Antarctic Conservation Season Update June 2022

The 2021-22 summer Antarctic season saw a seven-person conservation team spend nearly two months working on an extended monitoring and maintenance programme at the Ross Island explorer bases of Robert Falcon Scott at Cape Evans and Hut Point, Sir Ernest Shackleton’s base at Cape Royds, and Sir Edmund Hillary’s hut at Pram Point.
June 7, 2022/by Comms

In Memorium – Vernon Gerard

In Memorium - Vernon Gerard
June 7, 2022/by Comms

In Memorium – John Nankervis

John Nankervis and Governor General Sir Anand Satyanand at his investiture into the New Zealand Order of Merit. © Government House
June 7, 2022/by Comms

The Explorer June 2022

The Explorer Newsletter June 2022
June 1, 2022/by Comms

Summit Reached In the Footsteps of Hillary

In February 2022, three young people from South Auckland, New Zealand summited their first mountain on the Trust’s Inspiring Explorers Expedition™ In the Footsteps of Hillary, and their exploits were filmed for a children’s television show.
May 31, 2022/by Comms

Farewell to Chris Cochran

After 34 years of valued service to the Trust, Chris has taken the decision to step down from the Conservation Design Team in June 2022.
May 29, 2022/by Comms

Online Database Update

Over the last five months the Trust’s team of four specialists have processed an incredible 45,000 images from the Trust’s archives.
May 29, 2022/by Comms

Alumni News June 2022

A roundup of Antarctic Heritage Trust alumni news June 2022
May 29, 2022/by Comms

Education Manager Joins Trust

The Trust is delighted Dr Gabriela Roldan has joined as Education Manager for 2022.
May 29, 2022/by Comms

Explore More in Sir Ed’s Antarctic Hut

The Trust is excited to announce the release of a new version of the Hillary’s Hut – Antarctica Virtual Reality (VR) Experience.
May 29, 2022/by Comms