It is a 1972 creation which was imported in a damaged condition for a rebuild by Aeromotive and was registered to J S Gemell of Auckland on 13-01-1988. In April 1990 it was listed to G A Lovegrove before moving over to the Hauraki Aero Club from 16-07-1990. It has been with the Nelson Aero Club since 18-05-07. I note that it has a tow hook.
A first sighting for me is this local Christchurch De Havilland Tiger Moth ZK-BLM (c/n DHNZ164). Built by the DHNZ factory at Rongotai it went to the RNZAF as NZ1484 in April of 1944 and joined the civil register on 22-05-1955 as ZK-BLM with R G Bush of Bush Aviation in the ag role. It had a wire strike near Alexandra on 28-01-1956 but I believe continued work until it was cancelled about 1960. It was stored at various sites over the years until rebuilt (and correct me if I am wrong) by the late Ray Goulden to rejoin the register on 05-09-2007 with Claymore Ltd of Christchurch. Above we see Pat Scotter about to flick it into life.