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Stevensons Island (Te Peka Karara) is a small 65-hectare (160-acre) island in the Stevensons Arm section of Lake Wanaka, New Zealand.[1] There are two small islets close to the south end of the island.

Stevensons Island
Native name:
Te Peka Karara
Geography
Coordinates44°35′42″S 169°08′06″E / 44.595°S 169.135°E / -44.595; 169.135Coordinates: 44°35′42″S 169°08′06″E / 44.595°S 169.135°E / -44.595; 169.135
Total islands3
Area0.65 km2 (0.25 sq mi)
Highest elevation325 m (1,066 ft)
Administration
New Zealand
Demographics
Population0

Buff weka were introduced to Stevensons Island in 2002 from the Chatham Islands.[2] In 2009 they were removed due to a rabbit outbreak that attracted predators which killed four birds. They were then reintroduced in 2013.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.odt.co.nz/your-town/queenstown/69992/tree-planting-bid-make-safe-haven
  2. ^ http://www.qldc.govt.nz/buff_weka_translocation_programme
  3. ^ "Weka Return". Southern Lakes Mirror. 6 March 2013. p. 3.