Kōrero: Chatham Islands

Buff weka

Buff weka

Although weka were only introduced to the Chatham Islands in 1905, they have been prolific and have become popularly recognised as an island mascot and identity. Some Chatham Islanders identify as ‘Wekas’ to distinguish themselves from mainland New Zealand ‘Kiwis’.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10028787
Photograph by P. R. Clerke

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Rhys Richards, 'Chatham Islands - Land and habitat', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/37788/buff-weka (accessed 6 July 2020)

He kōrero nā Rhys Richards, updated 1 May 2015