Noted about mid-day today at Christchurch was the Cessna 210 VH-ZIO2 (c/n 21064644) of Handel Aviation Pty Ltd of Gymea, NSW.
Built in 1982 as N9941Y it joined the Australian register on 15-01-2008.
It has made several visits to NZ in the aerial survey role.
See the MRC Aviation coverage of these visits HERE
Check out its recent activity Here
Above is NearMap's Cessna 210N VH-ZIO on approach to Coolangatta on 07-05-2010.
The pod is said to contain a bank of Nikon Digital SLR's.
Photo Mick Raferty from www.adastra.adastron.com