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Maggie Barry off to Antarctica

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 16/11/2016

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry is about to leave for Antarctica.

She's going to visit Scott Base and the historic explorer's huts in the Ross Dependency.

"I want to gain insights into New Zealand's role in the Antarctic, meet New Zealanders involved in this work, and hear more about the newly-declared Ross Sea Marine Protected Area, which will be the largest on Earth," she said.

New Zealand played a leading role in the negotiation to achieve the protected area which covers more than 1.5 million square kilometres of pristine polar ocean.

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