A vital part of the proceedings.
This ex US Army and Canadian Armed Forces Bell OH-58A Kiowa ZK-IXL2 (c/n 44062) joined the NZ register for John Ludgater on 28-08-2012.
Stephen Brown's Cessna 182R Skylane ZK-JPN (c/n 18267795) was down from Rangiora.
And the Cessna T206H Stationair TC ZK-NOK2 of Nokomai Ltd was over (and up) from Nokomai Station.
From Lismore came Les Vincent's AutoGyro Calidus Fern ZK-OTM (c/n NZC001).
The PGB Syndicate's Stoddard Hamilton SH-3R Glassair III ZK-RGB (c/n 3381) cruised in from just up the road.
And another near local is this Piper PA-18-135 Super Cub ZK-PSC (c/n 18-2717) of S and G Coulter from Woodbury.