Kuaka (Godwits) have arrived for the summer The first Godwits of the season have completed their 8-day, 12,000 Km flight from the Arctic and have arrived at Waikawa Beach. At least half a dozen were down at the river mouth today. Keep an eye out for more. Kuaka, Godwits in flight. Kuaka, Godwits in shallow water. Photos by Miraz Jordan.