Western weka, Fiordland
PHOTO: Sabine Bernert ©

Introduction

Watch videos, read blog posts by our staff, and check out the latest news about weka and our work with these birds.

Blog posts

Conservation blog posts about weka
DOC's Conservation Blog offers a behind-the-scenes look at our conservation work.

Weka videos

Meet the Locals: Motu weka
Weka were almost extinct on the mainland not so long ago. Watch this video to find out how East Coast and Hawke's Bay DOC staff are helping boost the local population.

Meet the Locals: Chatham Islands weka
By the early 1900s the buff weka had become extinct in their home-range of eastern Canterbury and Otago. But, through a stroke of luck, 12 birds had been introduced to the Chatham Islands in 1905.

Meet the Locals: Buff weka
Buff weka used to roam the Otago and Canterbury high country but sadly, thanks to introduced predators, that's no longer the case. Now the islands of Lake Wānaka provide them with a refuge.

Weka. Photo: © Sabine Bernert.
Weka occupy a range of habitats including forests, sub alpine grassland, sand dunes, rocky shores, and even modified, semi-urban environments

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