New Zealand and Korea are teaming up to go digging in Antarctica.
A new collaborative research effort is poised to start and a $90 million state of the art station's being built by Japan at Terra Nova Bay.
The New Zealand Government's given $174,000 to the three year project.
But Canterbury University's Gateway Antarctica Director, Professor Bryan Storey, says Korea's increased its expenditure from US$10 million to US$60 million over the past five years.
He says it's aiming to become a very significant Antarctic research nation.
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