Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 


The Block NZ Returns to TV3 with New Judging Line-up

The Block NZ Returns to TV3 with New Judging Line-up

Block-a-holics won’t have to wait much longer for their fix as the top-rating series The Block NZ gears up for its third season on TV3.

Hosted by Mark Richardson with Challenge Host Shannon Ryan, the pair will be joined by a new judging duo Shelley Ferguson and Mark Gascoigne, whose combined experience will add a whole new dimension to the show.

Your Home and Garden Managing Editor, Shelley Ferguson has a wealth of experience in lifestyle magazines – and she knows what it takes to create a beautiful and functional home.

Ferguson already has a house renovation under her belt. She knows exactly the kind of challenges the teams are about to come up against as they work to renovate their houses and take out the winner’s title on The Block NZ.

“I’m addicted to décor, design and renovating, so judging The Block NZ 2014 is an absolute privilege. The Block NZ is such a great showcase of creativity and Kiwi ingenuity – I can’t wait to see what this season’s teams have in store.”

Ferguson will be joined by registered architect Mark Gascoigne, who has nearly 30 years’ experience and has worked on the design of over 2000 projects both in New Zealand and overseas.

His passion for design will be reflected in his judging where he expects the teams to take into account all the needs and aspirations of a future buyer.

“I would like to see exceptional ideas that not only take into account the uses of each space but also show some real personality and a distinctive style,” he comments. “I love design challenges and hope I can also challenge this year's teams to produce the best work ever seen on The Block NZ.”

TV3 is also pleased to announce Bunnings Warehouse is again broadcast sponsor for The Block NZ, supporting the hit series for the third year. Programme partners Kiwibank and Wild Bean Cafe also return for the third time, and are joined by new programme partner Honda.

More than 70% of the New Zealand population tuned into the last series of The Block NZ, with the 5+ cumulative audience ahead of the final reaching 2,948,200 New Zealanders (71.5%). The popularity of the series again built on the 2,697,600 (65.9%) viewers at the same stage of the 2012 competition.

Over a million Kiwis tuned in during the two-hour finale of The Block NZ in 2013, which saw Alice and Caleb Pearson win the competition – and a life-changing $261,000 after a dramatic auction that saw their house sold for $1,126,000 while televised LIVE on TV3. (5+ cumulative reach.)

Rangitikei brothers Pete and Andy were named the winners of the inaugural People’s Choice Award, decided by public vote.

The Block NZ is produced by Eyeworks Television for TV3.

- ends -

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Max Rashbrooke: Review - The NZSO And Nature

This was a lovely, varied concert with an obvious theme based on the natural world. It kicked off with Mendelssohn's sparkling Hebrides Overture, which had a wonderfully taut spring right from the start, and great colour from the woodwinds, especially the clarinets. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books: Q&A: Prue Hyman On ‘Hopes Dashed?’

For Scoop Review of Books, Alison McCulloch interviewed Prue Hyman about her new book, part of the BWB Texts series, Hopes Dashed? The Economics of Gender Inequality More>>

Gordon Campbell: On Chuck Berry (And James Comey, And Bill English)

Back when many people were still treating rock’n’roll as a passing fad – was calypso going to be the new thing? – Chuck Berry knew that it had changed popular music forever. What is even more astonishing is that this 30-ish black r&b musician from a middle class family in St Louis could manage to recreate the world of white teenagers, at a time when the very notion of a “teenager” had just been invented. More>>

Howard Davis Review:
The Baroque Fusion Of L'arpeggiata

Named after a toccata by German composer Girolamo Kapsberger, L'Arpeggiata produces its unmistakable sonority mainly from the resonance of plucked strings, creating a tightly-woven acoustic texture that is both idiosyncratic and immediately identifiable. Director Christina Pluhar engenders this distinctive tonality associated with the ensemble she founded in 2000 by inviting musicians and vocalists from around the world to collaborate on specific projects illuminated by her musicological research. More>>

African Masks And Sculpture: Attic Discovery On Display At Expressions Whirinaki

Ranging from masks studded with nails and shards of glass to statues laden with magical metal, the works are from ethnic groups in nine countries ranging from Ivory Coast to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. More>>

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Culture
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news