The Hairy Mole Rat was active at Tauranga today and came across this new arrival.
N4862 (c/n L5829) is registered as a Taylorcraft DCO-65.
It was built as one of a batch of 900 Taylorcraft L-2M Grasshopper's for the USAAF for observational duties. The design is based on the earlier DC-65 model (Continental 65hp) but with a cut down rear fuselage.
Post WWII it was sold to civilian hands.
It has just recently arrived in NZ and is currently for sale.