Team Untouchable are facing a yellow card

Only team capable of outdoing Yellow are themselves.

Only team capable of outdoing Yellow are themselves.

If you listen carefully you can hear it.

The sound of beating drums.

It drowned out the noise of tools on TV reality renovation show The Block NZ last night and it’s getting louder.

Producers got the giant spanner in the works they were after following the dominance of Gizzy Hard couple Amy Moore and Stu Watts in the first three weeks of the TV3 series, which has four teams pitting their DIY and renovation skills in townhouses at a corner block on Auckland’s Hobsonville Point.

Team Yellow, aka Amy and Stu, have been in a class of their own — a hat-trick of Room Reveal victories earning them an extra $15,000 for their house budget and motivating even host Mark Richardson to demand that someone knock them off their skyscraper-high perch.

It seems, however, the only team capable of doing that are Yellow themselves.

And so it could turn out.

In an episode branded “the biggest scandal to hit the Block”, Amy and Stu are busted for having a “tradie” working in their house after “tools down”.

All tradies have to stop working from 6pm as part of the site’s resource consent.

Amy, in last night’s episode, is heard to say “Matt (their electrician) is hiding in there” after tools down. “He can’t get the lights going.”

The tradie works on for 19 minutes before site supervisor Peter “the Wolf” Wolfkamp’s suspicions he is there are confirmed. He confronts them, is told the sparkie was “just getting his gear” and “was in the ceiling making sure the wires were safe”. But the Wolfman is not convinced.

“So what’s the punishment,” Amy asks. “10 minutes (as in a 10-minute early finish penalty)?”

“It’s much more serious,” the Wolf says. “This is our resource consent. This is the document that allows us to operate on the site and you have jeopardised it.”

“He was just making sure it (the wiring) was safe,” Amy points out again.

“Why didn’t you say that to me . . . at six o’clock?” the Wolf replies.

This is far from over.

The tools down incident added to a eardrum-bursting pressure week, which also sees Purple Team’s Em and Chlo apprehensively play their game-changer win and get Amy to do an hour’s work for them — in this case cleaning up their rubbish the morning of Room Reveal. It’s a bit like a kid telling their parents to go do the dishes.

With deadline looming, Amy’s not happy and lets them know in no uncertain terms, accusing them of “stitching us up”, saying “I’d never do that to you” and that they could have utilised her skills a lot better.

They could have but the girls point out that this is a competition and Gizzy Hard are on a roll that the opposition have to somehow stop.

Amy doesn’t buy that.

“If you’re worried that you are not going to win anything . . . do a better job!”

“That went worse than expected,” admits Em, after suggesting Amy finishes up before the hour has passed.

Following this extensive pre-reveal drama — during which you feel like the kid in the car asking “are we there yet?” — we get down to what most “Blockies” tuned in for. Once again Team Yellow, or “Team Untouchable” as they are referred to, deliver for judges Jason Bonham and Kristina Rapley.

This week’s room reno is the landing/hallway upstairs. Team Yellow produce a golden study/library area, which ticks all the boxes in colour, storage and functionality, and again complement it with their choice of accessories. Bonham even uses the word “genius” although points out that the finishing of the painting is not as good as it has been.

“I’m still really impressed,” says Rapley. “It’s good to see something different.”

Bonham is inspired enough to leave them a note on their desk, saying “love it”, and the judges encourage them “to keep bringing your ‘A’ game”.

Only Bonham’s scores are revealed — 8.5 for Team Yellow; seven for Orange’s Agni and Claire for their study/kids media room; 4 for Team Purple’s room, which the judges “half-like” and “half-hate”; and a disastrous 1 for beleaguered Blue boys Tom and Ben’s “incredibly disappointing space”, which is far from completed.

But Rapley’s scores are not shown as Richardson brings up the tools-down incident.

“I have a recording,” he says to Amy and Stu at the end of the show. “I’ll give you one chance. Have you broken the 6pm tools down curfew?”

Boom, boom, boom sound the drums.

If you listen carefully you can hear it.

The sound of beating drums.

It drowned out the noise of tools on TV reality renovation show The Block NZ last night and it’s getting louder.

Producers got the giant spanner in the works they were after following the dominance of Gizzy Hard couple Amy Moore and Stu Watts in the first three weeks of the TV3 series, which has four teams pitting their DIY and renovation skills in townhouses at a corner block on Auckland’s Hobsonville Point.

Team Yellow, aka Amy and Stu, have been in a class of their own — a hat-trick of Room Reveal victories earning them an extra $15,000 for their house budget and motivating even host Mark Richardson to demand that someone knock them off their skyscraper-high perch.

It seems, however, the only team capable of doing that are Yellow themselves.

And so it could turn out.

In an episode branded “the biggest scandal to hit the Block”, Amy and Stu are busted for having a “tradie” working in their house after “tools down”.

All tradies have to stop working from 6pm as part of the site’s resource consent.

Amy, in last night’s episode, is heard to say “Matt (their electrician) is hiding in there” after tools down. “He can’t get the lights going.”

The tradie works on for 19 minutes before site supervisor Peter “the Wolf” Wolfkamp’s suspicions he is there are confirmed. He confronts them, is told the sparkie was “just getting his gear” and “was in the ceiling making sure the wires were safe”. But the Wolfman is not convinced.

“So what’s the punishment,” Amy asks. “10 minutes (as in a 10-minute early finish penalty)?”

“It’s much more serious,” the Wolf says. “This is our resource consent. This is the document that allows us to operate on the site and you have jeopardised it.”

“He was just making sure it (the wiring) was safe,” Amy points out again.

“Why didn’t you say that to me . . . at six o’clock?” the Wolf replies.

This is far from over.

The tools down incident added to a eardrum-bursting pressure week, which also sees Purple Team’s Em and Chlo apprehensively play their game-changer win and get Amy to do an hour’s work for them — in this case cleaning up their rubbish the morning of Room Reveal. It’s a bit like a kid telling their parents to go do the dishes.

With deadline looming, Amy’s not happy and lets them know in no uncertain terms, accusing them of “stitching us up”, saying “I’d never do that to you” and that they could have utilised her skills a lot better.

They could have but the girls point out that this is a competition and Gizzy Hard are on a roll that the opposition have to somehow stop.

Amy doesn’t buy that.

“If you’re worried that you are not going to win anything . . . do a better job!”

“That went worse than expected,” admits Em, after suggesting Amy finishes up before the hour has passed.

Following this extensive pre-reveal drama — during which you feel like the kid in the car asking “are we there yet?” — we get down to what most “Blockies” tuned in for. Once again Team Yellow, or “Team Untouchable” as they are referred to, deliver for judges Jason Bonham and Kristina Rapley.

This week’s room reno is the landing/hallway upstairs. Team Yellow produce a golden study/library area, which ticks all the boxes in colour, storage and functionality, and again complement it with their choice of accessories. Bonham even uses the word “genius” although points out that the finishing of the painting is not as good as it has been.

“I’m still really impressed,” says Rapley. “It’s good to see something different.”

Bonham is inspired enough to leave them a note on their desk, saying “love it”, and the judges encourage them “to keep bringing your ‘A’ game”.

Only Bonham’s scores are revealed — 8.5 for Team Yellow; seven for Orange’s Agni and Claire for their study/kids media room; 4 for Team Purple’s room, which the judges “half-like” and “half-hate”; and a disastrous 1 for beleaguered Blue boys Tom and Ben’s “incredibly disappointing space”, which is far from completed.

But Rapley’s scores are not shown as Richardson brings up the tools-down incident.

“I have a recording,” he says to Amy and Stu at the end of the show. “I’ll give you one chance. Have you broken the 6pm tools down curfew?”

Boom, boom, boom sound the drums.

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