Story: Ngā manu – birds

Baiting a weka

Ngāi Tahu leader Sir Tīpene O’Regan demonstrates the method used to capture a weka. The tari (noose on a rod) is held out, with bait behind to entice the bird. Weka were easily caught using this method, though it did not work so well on this occasion.

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Kelly Keane-Tuala, 'Ngā manu – birds - Sayings, metaphors and stories', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 September 2021)

Story by Kelly Keane-Tuala, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 17 Feb 2015