The Block NZ is the first local version of an international hit renovation-reality series in which four couples compete to renovate four dilapidated houses in a very upmarket suburb – room by room, week by week, challenge by challenge – and sell them at auction for the highest price.The teams can be couples, family members, or friends, and do not need any DIY experience. Once selected, the contestants live and breathe their DIY project for the nine week shoot, living on site in The Block NZ houses. There are no further eliminations, and the winning couple is decided by the toughest judge of all, the real estate market!All four renovated houses go to a live TV auction, with The Block NZ crown going to the couple whose house fetches the highest price on the night!. All the couples receive profits from the sale of their house at the televised auction, and the winners will take home an additional cash prize of $80,000.
Four new teams arrive to undertake the most ambitious Block project ever - transforming a charming 1930s Georgian firehouse, in Kingsland, Auckland, into multimillion-dollar apartments.
Mark calls the teams for a fiery challenge which has everyone gasping for air. Problems arise for Ethan and Sam as pipe protrusions potentially impact their reno.
Lisa plays mind games with other teams and on the final tradie day, a screw-up by the boys has the potential to derail all the teams.
It's time for the first and most important room reveal on The Block NZ. The winning team gets their pick of any apartment so everything is at stake! Who will impress our new judge?
It's Kid's Bedroom Week but Sophia and Mikaere are busy thinking about a completely different section of their apartment. Plus, the safe is opened - what is its secret advantage?
As the kid's bedroom renos continue, rumours fly about what Sophia and Mikaere could be planning. Amidst accusations of cheating, the first Block Collective meeting is called.
The first fiery Block Collective meeting takes place for 2019. Stress levels are high, alliances are formed and friendships are broken.
The teams rush to finish their kid's bedrooms, but one team faces serious wallpaper woes 24 hours before tools down. Later, the judges have their say...
Get ready for a bombshell, for the first time in Block NZ history, a fifth team enters The Block and shakes up the competition.
Bathroom Week starts to get wet and wild and the first Firehouse Block Collective threatens to crush Sophia and Mikaere's dreams.
The Firehouse feud reaches new heights as the pressure of Bathroom Week hits the teams hard. A miscommunication sees one team's tiling troubles intensify.
It's judgment day, but bathroom woes see three teams struggling to keep their heads above water. With $7000 on the line, will the fifth team end up taking it out?
Will cheating allegations lead to a disqualification? Plus, teams begin on their most complicated space yet, Master Bedroom and En Suite Week, and rivalry breaks out again.
Competition is at an all-time high with $10,000 up for grabs for this week's winner. Tensions are soaring for Sophia and Mikaere as their mega master bedroom falls further behind.
Block life sets the teams against each other, and while all of the teams are on a road to redemption, it's going to be a bumpy ride to the finish line.
The most controversial room reveal is threatened by cheating scandals and a big steal, leaving one team's master bedroom and en suite in deep trouble.
The teams face their toughest challenge yet. Can they put aside their differences to work together in Apartment 5? Then, team judging gets tactical just in time for Dinner Wars!
Dinner Wars amps up as teams debate scoring strategically. Could Sophia and Mikaere's rival Mexican dinner drive a bigger wedge between them and Stacy and Adam?
A challenging week has the teams struggling to work together in shared spaces to complete Apartment 5. Plus, Ethan and Sam host the final dinner party.
Room reveal is fast approaching as teams go head to head to complete shared spaces in Apartment 5. Who will take out the massive $10,000 prize in the closest scoring yet?
The conclusion of the most contentious room reveal yet leaves one team feeling defeated and has scoring strategically in Dinner Wars backfired?
The teams and their builders tackle the heart of the home in kitchen and dining week. Later, the gloves are off as the judges and our teams finally come face to face!
It's go big or get low scores, as the judges demand bolder design choices! Then one team, still fixated on last week's results, decide to challenge the rules.
A secret advantage turns into strategic play and the teams vie to impress the judges with bold design choices at the first room reveal following the judges intervention.
Everyone has big plans for their living and media room spaces, later, a challenge leaves Lisa fuming!
The teams get strategic choosing fabric for each other in this week's give and take. Plus the boys call a Block Collective to right previous wrongs.
The teams attempt a balancing act as everyone's favourite Plank Wars challenge returns! And can Ethan and Sam wheel and deal their way to fixing their brown wall?
Apartment 2 takes an enormous risk to complete their front entrance, hallway and laundry, two teams prepare to take to the stage, and the winner of Block Stars is announced.
A massive week with three spaces to complete sees the teams up against the clock! And, Lisa overwhelmed with emotion, walks off the Block leaving Ribz in charge.
The teams are reeling from a dramatic room reveal. It's Do-Over week with a massive 17k on the line, plus the teams face a fun garden challenge.
Lisa has an epiphany calling a Block Collective to get the other teams onside, but will Sophia play ball? And an Eden Park makeover sees former Block legends come out in force to help
A week dedicated to redemption sees Sophia and Mikaere come into their own. Alliances are solidified, before a shocking turn of events throws the teams off course.
A shake-up in the power dynamic of the Block sends a shock wave through The Block, at the most exciting room reveal yet.
Mark lays down the law and introduces their new space - the outdoor terrace! The teams face a puzzling challenge and judge each others rooms.
Spirits are high as the boys' budget gets a much-needed top-up. Stacy and Adam set out to create an indoor Winter Garden to rival the other team's luxurious outdoor terraces.
The teams struggle with the restrictions set for the outdoor spaces, and Stacey and Adam's indoor Winter Garden starts to look better than ever. Plus, there is a suspected thief on site and Pete plays a trick!
Teams get the green light to decorate their outdoor terraces as they wish. Ethan and Sam feel they might be in the running for their first victory at this week's exciting judging!
The teams get started on the biggest, most difficult space ever attempted in Block NZ History! A heartwarming challenge and a night away for one couple, reignites the passion.
The teams are making Block NZ history as they work on top of each other to create a common space, but will the Block Collective agree on a cohesive style?
Pressure to succeed starts to take its toll, but friends and family arrive bringing a much-needed push to the finish line.
The final spaces are revealed to the judges and the public jury decide the best room on The Block. Have the teams managed to work together to design a cohesive space?
Auction day is looming and the pressure is on for the teams! Could a secret advantage cause mayhem at the final challenge?
As the teams tackle the judge's 5 point hit list, Mark calls them to an urgent meeting. Ray White agents assess the apartments as they are revealed in full for the first time.
The teams take part in a high stakes challenge to determine who will decide the crucial auction order.