Friday 11 July - 'Dreams Can Come True' Special
We all have our dreams but how often do we make them a reality? Well, here at Good Morning we have done that for a six people.
We asked viewers to nominate special people who especially deserve their dreams to come true. Responses flooded in and today we bring you the stories behind the six dreams.
Avondale's Moana Moke has never had the money
to visit her father's grave in the Mataura cemetery near
Invercargill. When we stepped in to help, the Good Morning
team discovered fascinating secrets from his military file. It
began an emotional journey for the Moke family that touched us
This dream was made possible by Air New Zealand, Veterans Affairs, Mataura RSA, Michael Skerrett, Tretheweys Marble & Granite, RG Thompson Ltd, and McBride Brothers.
Sixty-something Te Kuiti nanny Maxine Tangihaere doesn't let a little thing like dialysis stop her from working tirelessly, writing stories and poems teaching children healthy choices. What will she do when Good Morning pays her a surprise visit, with a special tribute in store?
This dream was made possible by Learning Media Te Pou Taki Korero and Format printers.
Te Awamutu teenager Dylan Anselmi is a fighter,
not a quitter. He's overcome a brain tumour, weeks of radiation and
consequent learning difficulties to follow his dream of becoming a
gym instructor. Find out how Good Morning helps him.
This dream was made possible by FitnessNZ, Sfrito, Cambridge Fitness Centre FitnessNZ and Val Evans.
You'll also meet 16-year-old Harriet Alexander from Wellington who loves clothes and make-up and hanging out with her friends. But an ordinary life is impossible for Harriet, who lives with the chronic auto-immune disease, lupus. Good Morning makes it possible for her to forget all about that for an afternoon.
This dream was made possible by Westfield Queensgate Shopping Centre.
12-year-old Cameron Collins from New Plymouth
has Asperger's syndrome, which makes learning in a classroom more
difficult for him than other kids. Good Morning finds a way so he
doesn't miss out.
This dream was made possible by Dick Smith Electronics, Acer Computers and Telecom.
Porirua's Tairi Tamatoa is also only 12, and
her heroes are our 15 men in black. She'd love nothing more than to
run out on the field before a big All Black test, carrying the ball
in front of thousands of cheering spectators. That dream might seem
out of reach when you're a little kid with a congenital kidney
condition, spending hours receiving dialysis every day. We make it
This dream was made possible by Cure Kids, Rebel Sports and the All Blacks.
Our mens' panel talk about their own hopes and dreams.
Dame Susan Devoy joins us - a heroine of the nation who never stops helping people, and her latest venture's enabling women all over the country. And don't miss her in the kitchen with Astar.
Thanks to all our sponsors who helped make dreams come true, and to New World supermarkets for the vouchers for community projects.