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International Antarctic Centre

International Antarctic Centre

Scientists board a Hercules aircraft at the International Antarctic Centre passenger terminal, near Christchurch airport. The centre opened in 1990 to support New Zealand, American and Italian scientific programmes in Antarctica. It includes offices, warehouses, a store, a post office, a travel agency and a visitor centre, The Antarctic Attraction.

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John Wilson, 'Canterbury places - North and west Christchurch', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 December 2023)

Story by John Wilson, reviewed & revised 6 Jul 2015, updated 17 Aug 2015