I was aware of the NZ "Geneva" model of these and have a few photos of them saved. Once again this forum has proved very valuable in gaining more knowledge.
I wonder if these were assembled or even manufactured in NZ rather than Japan like the ones we got here. The seat patterns certainly look different, and I'm sure the ones we got had not been treated with 40 litres of bitumen and full body dipping for anti corrosion. If they had, they miht have lasted more than 5 years before they were full of holes!
Love the brushed stainless hub caps on the Geneva model by the way.