When I arrived in Stratford with my VW engine I was delighted to find the Taylor Monoplane ZK-CZH in the hangar.
Wayne pushed it out of the hangar on Saturday and it starts so easily! (it has one mag and one distributor, both driven by a chain from the crankshaft)
And several local taildragger pilots took it for a circuit. Here is Don Boyd on take off. It flew really well.
ZK-CZH was built by Jack Hintz of Inglewood but I understand he never flew it. It has only flown a little over 100 hours since first being registered in 1991. Its short history (and histories of a few other Taylor Monos) can be found at https://nzcivair.blogspot.com/2010/06/taylor-monoplanes-of-new-zealand-2.html