Search for The Block NZ contestants begins

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The search for next year’s Alice and Caleb, Loz and Tom, Alisa and Koan, and Pete and Andy has begun – the casting call for series three of The Block NZ is now open!

Producers are looking for four new teams – friends, family members or partners – to move into The Block NZ 2014, and star in the next series of the hit renovation-reality show.

The 2014 edition of The Block NZ will again see four New Zealand teams compete to renovate four dilapidated houses in an 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 can come from anywhere in New Zealand, but all contestants must be over 18-years-old. Producers are looking for energetic people with a sense of humour and design flair. Previous home renovation experience might help (but it’s not required), but specialists in residential building and project management, painters and professional interior designers are excluded.

Once selected, the four teams will literally live and breathe their DIY project for the shoot, living on site in The Block NZ houses. There are no further eliminations; the winning couple is simply decided by the toughest judge of all, the real estate market. All four renovated houses will go to a LIVE TV auction, with The Block NZ 3 crown, and an additional cash prize, going to the couple whose property sells for the most over reserve.

In 2013, the series two contestants became household names as they worked around the clock to renovate and sell four North Shore houses. On auction night, Alice and Caleb were crowned winners of The Block NZ 2 and walked away with a life-changing $261,000. In 2012, inaugural winners Libby and Ben took home $237,000. Who will it be in 2014?

The Block is one of the biggest reality formats in the world, with a compelling blend of real estate dreams and high stakes drama that has made it a global phenomenon – and turned New Zealand into a nation of Block-o-holics.

It was TV3’s number one show in both 2012 and 2013, with 2,973,200 viewers turning in throughout the 2013 series (Nielsen TAM, 5+ cume).

The Block NZ 3 is produced by Eyeworks Television and will screen on TV3 in 2014.


· Simply fill out the online form at and tell us why you’ve got what it takes to be part of The Block NZ.

· Provide all the information you can and please remember to attach digital photographs of yourselves. Videos are welcomed too but are not compulsory, and cannot be returned.

· The successful teams must be available for a twelve week shoot period from late March 2014.

· You will be living in The Block NZ houses during the shoot and you will not be able to attend your usual place of work during this time. But a weekly allowance will be provided for you to take care of obligations back home.