Polar Custodians

NZ’s Antarctic Heritage Trust has unveiled plans to restore and protect huts built by early explorers of the South Pole, including Scott’s Discovery Hut and that of Norwegian-born Carstien Borchgrevink. Norway and the UK have been asked to contribute towards the multimillion dollar scheme. “It has to be remembered that while here in NZ the [Antarctic Heritage] Trust and the government has taken a great interest in the subject, this is also the common history of mankind,” said PM Helen Clark at the project launch. “It is an international collaborative effort.”


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