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Simon Barnett to host Mitre 10 Dream Home


Simon Barnett to host Mitre 10 Dream Home


Simon Barnett is to host Mitre 10 Dream Home, returning to TV2 in 2013.

Simon is a veteran television and radio personality and has a strong connection to Christchurch, where Mitre 10 Dream Home will be based next year.

He is delighted to be part of a series that has generated such tremendous goodwill in past seasons.

“The fact that Mitre 10 and TVNZ have chosen to give away a home to a Canterbury family who has experienced such an emotional upheaval only added to my desire to be involved.

“This particular season of Mitre 10 Dream Home will not only be about building with bricks and mortar but building into the lives of a family that has suffered a huge emotional toll in the last 24 months. I am enormously excited about being involved as this series will tell a story of rebuilding - not just building a house but a home, and all that encompasses,” Simon adds.


Voting open for six final hopefuls:

A final six Cantabrian families have been selected and for the first time, New Zealand can vote for the family they think most deserves a shot at creating and winning their dream home.

The final six families in the running for Mitre 10 Dream Home are:

The Fail/Blair family: Amanda Fail (31) is a hairdresser and Jay Blair (29) is a fabric layer and cutter for a clothing company. The de facto pair has been together for two and a half years and have three children from Amanda’s previous marriage.

The Giles family: Martyn Giles (43) is a sign writer and Sarah Giles (35) is a stay-at-home mum. They are married, have been together for 18 years and have two biological kids and four foster children between them. Sarah home-schools all six children.

The McManus/Clarkson family: Manu Clarkson (33) is a fire-fighter and Danielle McManus (27) is a full-time mum. They have been together 10 years, are currently engaged and have three children.

The Murphy family: Jarrad Murphy (28) is a sales manager and Casey Murphy (24) works in admin part-time. They have been together for five and a half years and have two young children. They got married at the beginning of this year.

The Vercoe family: Damian Vercoe (30) is a brand manager and Crystal Vercoe (29) is a work-at-home mum with a hobby business. They are married, have been together 10 years and have two young children.

The Wilson family: Riki Wilson (25) is a labourer and Whitney Wilson (24) works in data entry. They are married, have been together for four and a half year and have two young boys.

Voting is now open and can be completed via TVNZ’s website. Voting closes November 9.

Public vote will determine the first family through and the second will be selected by a judging panel. The final two will be revealed when Mitre 10 Dream Home returns to TV2 in 2013.

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