A pleasant surprise at Taupo 28 December was the visit of New Zealand's one and only Piper PA46 Meridian ZK-OLY. This slick machine arrived from its Fielding base via Gisborne and after a refuel continued home to Fielding.
More on ZK-OLY here: http://galonghaulnews.blogspot.com/2011/06/piper-meridian-n598c-zk-oly-long-haul.html
And a nice Youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HKjTQ83tZI
Thanks to Henry M for these great shots taken at Taupo: