Kōrero: King Country places

Mahoenui wētā

In 1962 a new species of giant wētā was found in a gorse patch on a farm in Mahoenui. The gorse, which protected the insects, was reserved by the Department of Conservation. Mahoenui is the only place these wētā have been found. Watch this 1998 video for a closer look at these marvellous King Country creatures.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Kerryn Pollock, 'King Country places - Piopio to Mōkau', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/34796/mahoenui-weta (accessed 24 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Kerryn Pollock, updated 1 Mar 2015