Enviropreneur Roger Beattie has pushed for the right to raise and farm NZ protected weka for the dinner table. It's the best approach for conservation: while the Department of Conservation's funding depends on animals being endangered, a farmer's profits depend on his being successful at breeding and raising animals.
Meanwhile, exotic African animals are finding new hope in Texan game farms. Maybe if somebody can smuggle some weka out of the country and over to Texas, they'll be able to there start a commercial breeding operation.
Here's Roger tearing a strip off former Labour Conservation Minister Chris Carter. Shame National decided to keep Labour's policy on this, as on more than a few other issues.