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Our Far South is a Morgan Foundation project aimed at raising New Zealanders' awareness of the area south of Stewart Island.

The aim of Our Far South is to raise New Zealanders’ awareness of the importance of the Antarctica, the subantarctic islands and the Southern Ocean. We want to highlight the reasons why this area is of such value and to outline the threats it is under and the opportunities it holds.
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Latest Blog Posts

  • Our Far South: Whaling
    Wednesday, 4 July 2012

    With the start of the annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission, it is timely to revisit the issue of whaling and New Zealand's recent attempt at a compromise position. A few years ago New Zealand tried to broker a deal to allow the Japanese...

  • Where are the Argo Floats now?
    Sunday, 1 July 2012

    Back in February Dan deployed 19 Argo Floats in the Southern Ocean. They have all moved to the right, following the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. The ones closer to Antarctica move slower and are ice-sensing.

  • What Did We Learn? Subantarctics vs Antarctica
    Tuesday, 5 June 2012

    When we set sail for Our Far South we expected to find that Antarctica was a ‘lawless land’ and that our own subantarctics, being part of New Zealand, were fairly well managed. In many ways, the reality was exactly the opposite. It is true that...

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