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Our Antarctic connection

As one of only five gateway cities in the world, Christchurch is in a unique position to connect Antarctica with the world, and take on the role of an ‘Antarctic custodian city’.

The Antarctic Office

The Antarctic Office has been established by the Christchurch City Council in recognition of Christchurch and New Zealand’s unique Antarctic relationship. The Antarctic Office has a mandate to lead the development of, and support the fulfilment of, the The Christchurch Antarctic Gateway Strategy.

Christchurch & Antarctica

The Christchurch Antarctic Gateway Strategy outlines the strong relationship between Antarctic research and exploration and the city of Christchurch. The Office provides strategic direction that reaches across individual stakeholder boundaries to foster collaboration.

Who we are

Meet the team behind The Antarctic Office. Find out what we are working on and how you can get in touch.