Introduction

Buff weka used to roam the Otago and Canterbury high country but no longer, thanks to introduced predators. Watch this video to learn how the islands of Lake Wānaka provide them with a refuge.

Highlights

This video is part of the Meet the Locals series that was originally shown on TVNZ. 

View the Buff weka video

(4 minute clip on YouTube)

Buff weka return to Te Waipounamu: Ngāi Tahu/DOC partnership project

The reintroduction of buff weka to Otago is the restoration of a Ngāi Tahu taoka tuka iho (treasured asset of the past).

Buff weka released to start breeding (Otago Daily Times website)

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