Department of Conservation are asking the people of Rotorua to vote for their favourite bird. You can vote here surveymonkey.com/s/VT2Y237 It only takes a couple of minutes. Please consider making the New Zealand Dabchick / Weweia your first choice. These birds are a NZ endemic that is regarded as vulnerable. There are less of them than Kiwi.
Members of Landcare Okareka and other residents from Lake Okareka have been trapping rats, ferrets etc around the Okareka lakeshore since 2013 to give these birds a chance.
So make them your first choice and they will get some good PR!