By Dashiel (age 9)
This July, my family and I went on a two-week holiday around the South Island. We had a really fun time on the way down but coming up was when it all happened. It started at the Pancake Rocks in a car park near them. As we got out of the RV we saw a group of people crowded around a weka in the car park. I was worried that the weka would get run over. We watched for a bit and then went off to see the rocks. When we got back I saw a DOC office so I went in. I learned that it was the breeding season and the weka are more daring than usual then. I was still worried about the weka so I went back to the car park. The people had moved off but some kids were throwing some bread out for the weka. That’s when I realised that if people didn’t feed the weka it wouldn’t have rushed out into the car park, so if you see one around… Don’t feed the weka!!!