Over the summer of 2016,  flocks of brightly coloured weka will be seen around the Bay.

It is the ambition of WekaWatch to bring the plight of our local birds to the attention of the community in a bold and beautiful way. We hope to see people taking up the cause, and by making a small donation, have their very own weka to paint and display either in their own gardens or on their letter boxes in the bay.

Stunning weka displays, seen in various places around the bay will also bring the weka to the attention of tourists visiting our beautiful beaches.

At the annual “Saints and Angels” children’s party held at the Kawakawa Bay Community Hall on October 30th 2016, the first of the birds were available for the children to paint.

Here are the very first painted weka.p1060052


And some of the other children with their birds.

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