Harley - 8 years old
After being diagnosed with leukaemia in 2009 Harley really looked forward to the day when his wish to see lots of big machinery would come true. The exciting day of Harley's wish arrived and he visited the Newmont Waihi Gold Mine to join the drivers of giant trucks and diggers in their cabs. On top of being able to ride in "big machines" Harley also got to press the button on a mine blast!
As massive machines roared all around him, Harley exclaimed: "It's like Christmas, only better!".
Harley's special day was made possible thanks to Newmont Waihi Gold, Bularangi Tours, Gough Caterpillar, KiwiRail Scenic Journeys, MOTAT, CityLife Auckland, Ace Car Rentals, Rainbow's End Scholastic New Zealand and Make-A-Wish volunteers Joanne and Carol-Anne.