Above - now we know why they have big tires.
This North American NA88 Harvard (c/n 88-14672) is nicely painted up in 'US Navy' markings with the tail code of NE representing its NZ registration of ZK-ENE and the cowling number of 66 being its ex RNZAF serial of NZ1066. It all belongs to BDH Investments (Brian Hall) and is Ashburton based with Kevin Langford driving.
Kawasaki BK117-B2 Rescue Chopper ZK-HJC (c/n 1061) dropped in for a while but was called away on urgent business about an hour later.
Robinson R44 Raven II ZK-HLI8 (c/n 13075) is locally based with Buttle Properties 05 Ltd.
Sam Contracting 2000 Ltd Rotorway A600 Talon ZK-IJJ (c/n 8107) and an earlier Rotorway Exec 162F ZK-IVR of Graeme Piper of Sheffield made an interesting pair.
Paul Godfrey from Rangiora approaching in his real tidy Skystar Kitfox IV ZK-JFA (c/n C94080051/MAANZ/527).
In from Aylesbury corner was the Cessna 172P ZK-KTB (c/n 17274847) of Harle Whitehead.
Murray and Wendy Marshall and their Aeroprakt A-22LS ZK-LFK (c/n 256) were in from Heslerton Station.
All photos thanks to Phoenix8