Cessna 172M Skyhawk II ZK-DXN (c/n 17263571) came of the production line as N1426V for shipment and registration to Rex Aviation (NZ) Ltd on 21-01-1975.
They placed it on line with the Rex Fling School at Ardmore in February before moving it down to the Rex Flying School at Paraparaumu from 10-07-1975.
It was back at Ardmore with the renamed Dalhoff and King Flying School by 01-09-1976.
It is seen below at Ardmore on 05-09-1979.
Below - same day and place but in magic colour.
It was listed to R I Plowman of Auckland from 15-12-1980,
and is seen below at Dairy Flat on 27-08-1985.
Air Logistics (NZ) Ltd of North Shore from had it from 09-08-1989 followed by Aeroplan (NZ) Ltd briefly from 31-07-2005 before relisting with Bruce Ricketts of North Shore on 01-11-2005.
It took up with its current owners, Brewin-Brown Syndicate of Albany from 20-08-2006, with a change to Kaukapakapa from 08-07-2013.
Photo above taken at Maungaturoto where it is now based, by Keith Morris on 26-08-2017.