It was impressed into RNZAF service in 1942 (I have two dates - 13-09-1942 and taken on charge on 07-10-1942). It is know to have served with 22 Squadron at Norwood and the Communications Flight at Rongotai from 19-02-1943.
Post war (I assume) it was overhauled by Aircraft Services and returned to the New Plymouth Aero Club but re-registered ZK-AKM from 20-02-1947.
It then passed through a series of private owners - dates and locations are uncertain - This includes H H Wood; G C Roberts of Tauranga and about here became "The Happy Wanderer"; B E Smith; Otaki and Districts Aero Club (1960?); J E Moon & B J Farrell, Woodbourne; L Gatehouse, Blenheim; D K Lilico, Auckland & was ground looped at Raglan on 02-03-1969; to P E Thwaites, H D Kidd & R Stanley at Auckland on 03-05-1971; Myles Robertson, Dairy Flat in 1977 & about here was painted as NZ597; To H Wallace McNair, R Stanley & G Stan Smith of Auckland from 08-12-1983: Finally to G S & G A Smith (Smith's Tech-Air [NZ] Ltd, North Shore on 11-12-1991.
Again, any additional information would be most welcome.