The New Zealand Antarctic research facility at Pram Point was given the name Scott Base in honor of Captain Robert Falcon Scott. It was set up to support field research and has become a center of research into earth sciences.
1958 · The Hamilton New Zealand Temple
The Hamilton New Zealand temple was the first temple in the southern Hemisphere and the second one in Polynesia. The design and structure mimics the Bern Switzerland temple with a slight altercation. It was dedicated by David O. Mckay and was closed for renovation for its 60th year Anniversary in 2018.
1959 · The Antarctic Treaty
The Antarctic Treaty was signed by Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Chile, France, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the United States, because of their interests in Antarctica at the time, to establish Antarctica as a scientific preserve and to ban any military activity on the continent. This treaty was the first arms control agreement established during the Cold War and is still in effect today.