There are many agencies involved in the Antarctic. Here are links to the ones that are most relevant for travellers to the region, with a brief introduction to their different responsibilities.
Conserves the huts. The trust seeks donations from hut visitors and has briefing material including a code of conduct for visitors.
Responsible for the operational management of all activity by the New Zealand Government in the Antarctic.
Responsible for conserving New Zealand’s natural and historic heritage which includes the sub-Antarctic islands.
Advocates for and promotes and practices safe and environmentally responsible private sector travel in the Antarctic. The Association maintains the database of trip reports by tour operators.
Provides topographic and hydrographic information in the Ross Dependency including Ross Sea Charts and Notices to Mariners (advice to mariners about matters that affect navigational safety).
Provides distress and safety radio services to the Antarctic seas between 160°E and 120°W (NAVAREA XIV) and marine warnings for this area (along with Land Information NZ). Its also responsible for search and rescue for part of the area under the International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea.
Ensures fisheries are sustainably used within a healthy aquatic ecosystem. Administers the Antarctic Marine Living Resources Act and the Biosecurity Act.
Coordinates New Zealand’s response to search and rescue emergencies within New Zealand’s search and rescue region. This includes the Southern Ocean and the Antarctic Continent between 163°E and 131°W. This incorporates the Ross Sea. The Centre is part of the Maritime Safety Authority.