THE BLOCK NZ

This season the four teams are competing in the heart of Hobsonville Point where they take on the gruelling 12 week challenge that will see them each design and complete a state of the art contemporary three-storey family home. Hobsonville Point is Auckland’s hottest new suburb, a thriving, master-planned community which has been designed from scratch with residents well-being and sense of belonging at the forefront. The teams will be put through their paces with new and daring challenges this year in addition to familiar past challenge favourites. Also unique to this season is the formation of The Block Collective, which means teams will have work together as well as against each other to take out the competition.

A shared love of working out brought soul mates Claire and Agni together. Claire, a personal trainer, met her partner Agni at the Hamilton gym he co-owns and manages. The loved up couple are passionate renovators; they own their own house in Hamilton which they have renovated and now rent out, while Agni project managed the entire design, layout and fit out of his gym.
Besties since high school, Chlo and Em live the good life in their hometown of Palmerston North. Chlo, an Office Coordinator and Em, a business owner, say their ability to sweet talk their way into and out of everything, can-do attitude and good banter will be their key to success on The Block NZ!
Life’s a beach for reno enthusiasts Amy and Stu, who hail from the surf mecca of Gisborne and hold the title of the oldest team in The Block NZ history, with a combined age of 85. Stu, a plumber and self-confessed bogan, describes his favourite hobbies as cars, surfing and a couple of beers, while his partner Amy, a beauty therapist, reckons she does the fastest Brazilian wax in town!
Hailing from the big smoke, single lads Ben and Tom have been best mates since birth. Architect graduate Ben – a self-described workaholic – says he’s always up for a good time and dreams of one day owning his own architecture firm. Tom, who describes Ben as his ‘brother from another mother’, is a project manager and all-round handyman.