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The Block NZ Homes Are Open to the Public This Weekend

18 October, 2013

The Block NZ Homes Are Open to the Public This Weekend

TV3 is throwing open the doors of the most talked-about block in the country - The Block NZ Open Homes are this Saturday and Sunday (October 19 and 20), from 10am-2pm at the four properties located on the corner of Lake and Eversleigh Roads in Belmont (Auckland's North Shore).

Competing teams Alisa and Koan, Pete and Andy, Alice and Caleb, and Loz and Tom will be on site as their houses are inspected, and producers of The Block NZ will be filming the Open Homes which feature in the final episodes of the series.

TV3's Head of Factual Sue Woodfield says organisers have pulled out all the stops to make this year's Open Home events as successful as those of 2012, which were enjoyed by thousands of New Zealanders of all ages.

"The Open Homes are fantastic community events which allow fans to meet The Block NZ teams and see the four houses close up for themselves," she says.

"We've worked closely with Auckland Council, the local community, and other stakeholders to ensure this weekend's events are a great experience for all involved. I'd like to thank all parties on behalf of TV3 for their patience and goodwill, and enthusiasm for the project - without them the Open Homes wouldn't be possible."

TV3 recommends using public transport to travel to the Open Homes. This year, a good option is free buses, provided by TV3. The 813 bus will be running every 15 minutes between Takapuna and Devonport, free of charge. Walking and cycling are also good options and a cycle valet provided by Auckland Transport will be onsite. There is no parking available near the Open Homes.

An Auckland Council traffic management plan will be in place on this weekend, including a road closure on Eversleigh Road. Lake Road will remain open at all times.

The second series of The Block NZ has been a ratings hit for TV3, drawing even bigger audiences than in 2012. More than 2.6 million viewers have tuned into the series so far this year (5+ cume), with an average audience per episode of 452,200 viewers (5+), a 13.5% increase on the 2012 numbers.

In the key 25-54 year-old demographic, The Block NZ is currently the #1 show on television, with an average 25-54 audience of 252,900, 6.8% higher than in 2012.

The Block NZ Open Homes - October 19 & 20, 10am-2pm
• Public transport is the best way to travel to The Block NZ Open Homes this Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October (10am-2pm).

• An Auckland Council traffic management plan will be in place on the open home dates, including a road closure on Eversleigh Road, through Traffic Management NZ.

• Free 813 buses, courtesy of TV3 will be running every 15 minutes between Takapuna and Devonport, arranged in conjunction with Auckland Transport.

• Walking and cycling are also good options and a cycle valet provided by Auckland Transport will be onsite.

• There will be no parking around The Block NZ Open Homes.

• Given Auckland's unpredictable weather, TV3 recommends bringing sunscreen and wet weather gear.

• In the event of extreme weather, the Open Homes may be cancelled. For the latest information, check TV3.co.nz/theblock, facebook.com/theblockTV3 or listen to MoreFM.

• TV3 asks that visitors to the Open Homes respect the local community.

For full details on the Open Homes visit: www.tv3.co.nz/theblock

The Block NZ People's Choice Award - Voting closes on midday October 30
• Viewers still have a chance to reward their favourite The Block NZ team - voting for the inaugural People's Choice Award will remain open until midday on Wednesday 30 October.
• Fans can vote once per day, for Alisa and Koan, Pete and Andy, Alice and Caleb, or Loz and Tom. At stake is the All-New Mazda 6; the winners of the People's Choice Award will keep the car they drove while filming the hit series.
• The People's Choice Award does not affect the winners of The Block NZ, who will again be the team whose property sells for the most over reserve on auction night.

To vote, visit www.TV3.co.nz/theblock or click the tab at www.Facebook.com/theblockTV3.

The Block NZ Auction - October 30
• Ten weeks of renovation, relationship drama, and top ratings will all come down to the October 30 finale, where the The Block NZ houses will be auctioned LIVE on national television.
• The four properties located on the corner of Lake and Eversleigh Roads in Belmont (Auckland's North Shore) are being marketed for sale by leading residential real estate agency Bayleys, who will auction them on Wednesday 30 October. The auction will be broadcast LIVE on TV3 as part of the series finale.
• Under the rules of the format, each couple keeps the profit from the sale of their property on auction night. Any house which does not sell on the night remains on the market for a month, and it is still possible for the couple who renovated it to share in any profits.
• The team whose house sells for the most over reserve are crowned the winners of season two of The Block NZ, and take home an extra cash prize of $80,000.

For more information on the sale of the houses, visit: www.bayleys.co.nz

The Block NZ is produced by Eyeworks Television for TV3. Foundation partners are Bunnings Warehouse, Kiwibank, Mazda, and Wild Bean Cafe.

The Block NZ
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7.30pm on TV3
www.TV3.co.nz/theblock
www.facebook.com/theblockTV3

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