Richard Currie - our man on site at Pauanui - sent in these two shot of two of todays visitors.
The Cessna 182Q ZK-WSJ (c/n 182-65785) is a 1977 model with an extensive US and Australian history.
It was purchased in Western Australia by its NZ owner Alan Miers and ferried from Perth to Auckland via Kalgoorlie, Geraldton, Carnarvon, Mount Augusta, Exmouth, Broome, Hall Creek, Kununurra, Darwin, Bulawayo Station, Kununarra, Tennant Creek, Cloncurry, Cairns, Emerald, Toowoomba, Coolangatta, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island reaching Auckland on 29-07-1999.
It became ZK-WSJ on 04-04-2000.
Ownership passed to the Tait Family Trust of Ashburton on 24-03-2011 and transferred to its current owners Richard and Denise Tait on 20-03-2012.
A frequent visitor to Pauanui is the Lance and Robin Kerr Family Trusts Tecnam P96 Golf ZK-KER (c/n 267) from Huntly.