One hundred years ago today a small bi-plane made the first air crossing of the often treacherous Cook Strait.
The Canterbury Aviation Company's successful mission was a major milestone in New Zealand aviation.
The journey from Christchurch to Trentham took a total of seven hours, including stops in Kaikōura and Blenheim.
Today, a re-enactment took place to mark the centennial, as well as tea and scones at the Marlborough Aero Club in Omaka.
Our reporter Tracy Neal was there.