Story: Large forest birds

Weka harvest

Weka harvest

Since buff weka were introduced to the Chatham Islands in 1905, they have become valued by the community as a hunting and food resource. Weka are protected on mainland New Zealand, but on the Chatham Islands an annual harvest is permitted. Photographer Robin Morrison captured this image of Gary Solomon preparing weka for the pot.

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Auckland War Memorial Museum Tamaki Paenga Hira
Reference: RMX552
Photograph by Robin Morrison

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How to cite this page:

Gerard Hutching, 'Large forest birds - Weka', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 February 2024)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015, updated 1 Aug 2023