The pic above comes from Ben of Wilderness Wings at Hokitika and shows the Cessna A185F Skywagon ZK-DSO (c.n 18502282). This 185 was imported by DTI for George Martin of Blenheim in late 1973; was sold to K J Maher of Dunedin in August of 1978 and then to the current owners D F and J A Ward at Rangiora in May of 1979.
Ben said that the immaculate Cessna 185 called in to Hokitika to deliver some things this afternoon.
Meanwhile on the other side of the hill the Cessna 185B ZK-CMV2 (c/n 185-0519) sit at the western grass hangars at Christchurch. This is a late 1962 or early 1963 machine that served in Australia as VH-CMV.
See an earlier story at http://nzcivair.blogspot.co.nz/2012/04/out-of-woodwork-vhzk-cmv.html .
It is still with the Paul and Kate Macdonald and Tilmac Family Trusts