Finally after struggling with abominable weather and severe damage to the routes into our count

sites, the 2017 weka count was completed in mid-May. This is much later than usual so the final

numbers are probably not directly comparable to earlier years.

In 2016 the weka population was at an all time low and we are encouraged that the numbers this

year show a slight increase.

We cannot relax our protection measures. We must all take care on the roads, keep dogs under

control and use safe pest control measures, and our volunteers need to keep checking our predator

traps.