Coooo-eeeee! My name is Aroha and I am a Weka. A Weka is a flightless bird that can only be found in New Zealand. My home is a little town on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand, called "Grey". It is not very big, and it does rain an awful lot, but it is beautiful and wild and green. I was happy living there - until one day a nasty child chick-napped me away, and took me across the mountains. I was lost, alone and so far from home. So what else could I do? Walk home, of course. Across paddocks and through swamps, and up into the dry tussock country. I made lots of friends along the way - and a few enemies as well...
Want to know more? Well, a lovely lass called Angela Oliver has become my chronicler, and she has written up all my adventures. The book is called "Aroha's Grand Adventure" and it is available on Amazon for only $13.49 (plus postage). If you don't want to pay postage, you can read it on your kindle for only $1.99. I like Kindles. They're shiny. Maybe if I get enough in royalties, Angela will let me buy one.
But that's not all - she's also contracted to make a picture book about me. It's a wee bit embarrassing actually, because it's about an incident that happened when I was just a chick... but you'll probably find it funny. Everyone else did.
So here's a few facts about me:
You can even "LIKE" me on Facebook: Arohatheweka
And here I am in Colombia - you can see the Andes there in the background. Goodness, I'm a REALLY long way from home!