This Aerospatiale AS350B arrived on the scene with Airwork (NZ) Ltd of Christchurch on 26-04-1979 to take up duties with Alpine Helicopters at Queenstown from 21-08-79. It moved pads to The Helicopter Line from 15-07-1988 and then took up residence at Te Anau for South-West Helicopters Ltd from 26-06-1996. It was re-designated as a AS350BA from 22-12-05. More recently it migrated north to Johnson Flying Services of North Shore (19-05-08) and was cancelled as exported on 16-09-08.
Top pic has it with Bill Black at Te Anau on 15-02-1996.
Botton view is at Queenstown on 12-10-2000.