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.


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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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