PICTURED: Weka Gallirallus australis  

Rakitu Island eradication

By . Photography by Shaun Lee. 2017 march

The Department of Conservation expects to undertake a pest eradication operation on Rakitu Island near Great Barrier in the 2017/18 financial year.

The Weka Recovery Group recently confirmed that weka introduced from the mainland many years ago function provide important security for the species. Planning will take retention of the weka population into consideration.