Taking off on a very wet runway 03.
Looking like it should have steam rising off it while parked in the rain.
The seldom seen domestic airline of the Pacific nation of Kiribati.
Previously operated by Airwork NZ.
Fitted out with cameras for aerial survey work, although unfortunately the operating company has since gone out of business.
The 180/185 series of Cessnas is very popular in the South Island of New Zealand, with many based on private airstrips and coming to Timaru for maintenance work.
This aircraft was sadly destroyed in a fatal accident later in 2014.