We made it to McMurdo! I'm officially on Antarctica, though not yet at the South Pole. We took off at around noon (New Zealand time) and landed at around 5PM. We then transferred to a "bus" which took about 15 minutes to drive from the air field to McMurdo base. We then got our "Intro to McMurdo" briefing and made it to the dining room by 7PM, just half an hour before the dining room closed. The food here is even halfway decent -- which is especially nice since it's free!
The bad news is that we don't fly to the Pole until Monday.