A swing past Ardmore 11 June was looking like a rewardless visit however I was pleasantly surprised to find this stately aircraft parked at one of the local maintenance providers.
Morane-Saulnier MS880B Rallye ZK-BZZ has been a NZ resident since March 1962. According to online records it spent much of its earlier years in the Auckland/Coromandel areas before heading to the South Island in 1995. It was registered to an Australian address from 2002 until 2008, did it actually go there? Then from 2008 until March this year it was registered in Nelson before returning north to Auckland.
But for a more detailed overview thanks Flyernzl, check on the Wings over NZ forum link which can be found by clicking http://rnzaf.proboards.com/thread/18137