I was supposed to go for a flight yesterday, but with the weather being rubbish and the aircraft in maintenance, that was a no-go.
Today my preferred aircraft was still in maintenance, but there was another Piper PA28-181 Archer available, so I took that up for a few circuits. ZK-FHQ is a recently repainted aircraft that I briefly profiled here. The aircraft is good to fly [I think I had 1000 feet/min climb at about 85 knots, 2 POB], and I managed 4 circuits in 0.6 hrs - rather good for Wellington's fairly busy class-C airspace. No pictures, but we had very light winds [2 knots reported for the surface wind], almost a clear sky, 50Km visibility and snow on the hills after the cold weather of the past few days.