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It weighs in at 22 tonnes and can move as much as 50 tonnes of rock per load.
As such, it was likely this newspaper's biggest scoop.
It is also one of the world's largest, and pairs up with the largest excavator in the Oceana Gold fleet, able to load a 200-tonne payload haul truck in just a few passes.
Or about 30 million tonnes of waste rock a year.
It is also pink, in support of the Pink Ribbon appeal.
''After refurbishing the bucket, we thought it would look good in pink,'' he said.
Between the sponsors - including Oceana Gold, Dunedin-based Site Weld and Integrated Mechanics - they raised $5000 for the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.
Rainbow Paints Dunedin co-owner Paul Beres also sponsored the 20 litres of ''rose pink'' paint for the bucket.
''It's a heavy industrial paint and will last for a while, at least on the outside,'' he said.
Regardless, the cancer foundation was tickled pink.