The Cessna 172M Skyhawk II c/n 17265333 came off the Cessna Aircraft Company’s production line as N5075H and was shipped out to New Zealand to Rex Aviation (NZ) Ltd at Ardmore.
It was registered to them as ZK-DXP on 01-09-1975 for listing to the Taumarunui Aero Club from 24-10-1975.
On 19-09-1976 it was damaged near its home base and was sent down to Dalhoff and King Aviation Ltd of Dunedin who re-registered it on 01-09-1977 and sold it on to R D Fraser of Cromwell from 05-10-1977.
Above is a pic of it at Christchurch on 24-01-1978.
It was damaged at Makarora in November 1978 and went up to Dalhoff and King Aviation at Ardmore for repair and was listed to them on 06-04-1979.
By November of 1979 it was with J W Adams out of Otautau and then to Ron Sew Hoy of Waimate from November of 1982.
Ron picked up the Cessna 172P ZK-ETU and left ZK-DXP with Motor Holdings (Aviation) Ltd at Dunedin in July 1984.
Eddie Bullmore and T F Wilkins of Balfour listed it from 09-08-1984 before it was relisted with Waterwings Airways Ltd of Te Anau in 1986.
April 1988 had it move up to F G Rowse of Pukerua Bay where it remained until August of 1998 when it was taken on by Brian Hill out of Palmerston North.
Gulf Island Air of Nelson feature from mid-2006 followed by the Airline Flying Club (Inc) at Ardmore from January of 2008. By May it was with George Richardson of Wakefield until being listed to the Bay of Islands Aero Club (Inc) at Kerikeri from 01-07-2009 and then to Gulf Islands Air from 04-01-2010.
Steve Hampton of Hamilton is on the owners list from 21-05-2011 with a photo of it below at Hamilton on 24-03-2017 from Richard Currie.
next it went down to join the Classic Flights Ltd fleet at Wanaka from 29-01-2018 and was re-registered to ZK-LIT by them on 21-03-2019.
It was then listed briefly with Apex Aviation of Auckland from 15-03-2019 but by 04-06-2019 was with U-Fly (2014) Ltd of Wanaka.
It was noted, above, this morning in the less than clement weather at Christchurch International Airport by Tony McFarlin.