Tools down as ‘amazing’ Block journey nears end

WAINUI WINNERS: Gisborne's Amy Moore and Stu Watts (aka Team Yellow) did a bit of judging of their own yesterday at Wainui Beach School. The couple, who star on TV3's The Block NZ, are with Wainui students Jade Stirton (left) and Angus Thomas (right). They were winners of a tiny home challenge in their classroom - a smaller version of home renovations that Stu and Amy have been doing over the past few months. Jade's 'Beachy Bach' emits a groovy vibe, while Angus' streamlined home is called 'Paradise in the Country'. Pictures by Liam Clayton
Tillie King shows her house to Amy Moore and Stu Watts.

Amy Moore probably won’t get to train a whale but there’s a good chance the beautician will become a sought-after designer following her performance on The Block NZ reality TV series.

Before that, there’s the matter of putting the finishing touches to 12 “amazing” weeks of renovating townhouse No.4 on Auckland’s Hobsonville Point site.

Team Yellow’s Amy and partner Stu Watts are set to end their Block experience the way they began it. On time and in style.

OK, we all know it actually finished several weeks ago and the Gizzy Hard pair have been enjoying their celebrity back home — you know you’re lunchbox famous when you make the cover of TV Guide — but the world of reality TV is a time machine.

Yellow’s machine-like efficiency, organisation and talents have been well-documented and rewarded with a stream of Room Reveal victories.

It started in week 1 when they won the guest room reveal and the pair are in the hunt to end it on a similar high — this time for the outdoor area — although once again they face the threat of wheeling and dealing as their desperate and cash-bare opponents vie for $5000 up for grabs.

Of the four houses, Yellow need it the least. They went into the series with a master plan and bar the odd issue or three, have enacted it brilliantly.

“We’ll show what it looks like when you finish The Block with money in the bank,” said Amy.

Vital to that has been their builder, Gisborne’s Dave Wallace, to whom the pair paid a fitting tribute.

“We’re lucky we brought Dave along,” said Stu. “He’s gold.”

“We couldn’t have done it without him,” said Amy.

The fact you have seen Dave the least out of any of the builders on The Block over the series was testament not only to his skill, but the lack of building dramas Yellow faced. He might find his services more requested than design help from Amy, post The Block.

The realisation this journey was coming to an end hit all teams.

“We’ve all come such a long way. We’ve all done so much, and we’re all really happy,” said Team Orange’s Agni.

There was a feeling of immense pride for Amy in creating “a beautiful house for people to live in all-year-round”.

“I’m just gutted that we don’t get to stay and enjoy it.”

All four outdoor areas looked mint by the end of the show and all four couples were savouring the moment before a heads-down, bums-up final night of work without their tradies.

Anticipating Yellow once again being a target at Room Reveal, Amy offered Orange $1000 for one of the two “undo cards” they hold.

Agni declined but ended up giving one away to Blue after his big mouth shot him in the foot.

While playing with their trampoline, which also features a basketball hoop, Agni told Blue’s Tom he would give them an undo if he sank a shot from Blue’s yard. Tom proceeded to do so and while Agni at first claimed it was a joke, and that they didn’t shake on it, he proved a man of his word.

Heading into Room Reveal, it seems neither Yellow nor Purple know about it. Watch for the bomb to drop.

Last night also featured the final challenge, which has a huge prize. The winners get to choose the auction order of the houses.

The “nosey neighbours” challenge required teams to answer multi-choice questions about each other.

Some of the answers were Block gold.

It might take Amy some time — especially among her mates — to live down the revelation that she wet her pants in Albany Mall and drove home sitting on a drop sheet.

And who would have thought that as a kid she wanted to be a whale trainer.

“You’ve got Stu well trained,” Richardson pointed out.

The answer to Stu’s biggest regret on The Block was no surprise . . . “not sneaking beers on to The Block”.

The round ended with Blue on top on 7, followed by Yellow and Purple on 6 and Orange on 5.

But it didn’t finish there — nor did it actually end last night.

Richardson said there would be another round of questions on the history of The Block, now into its seventh season.

“I’m a massive fan of The Block,” said Amy. “We’ve got this in the bag.”

Amy Moore probably won’t get to train a whale but there’s a good chance the beautician will become a sought-after designer following her performance on The Block NZ reality TV series.

Before that, there’s the matter of putting the finishing touches to 12 “amazing” weeks of renovating townhouse No.4 on Auckland’s Hobsonville Point site.

Team Yellow’s Amy and partner Stu Watts are set to end their Block experience the way they began it. On time and in style.

OK, we all know it actually finished several weeks ago and the Gizzy Hard pair have been enjoying their celebrity back home — you know you’re lunchbox famous when you make the cover of TV Guide — but the world of reality TV is a time machine.

Yellow’s machine-like efficiency, organisation and talents have been well-documented and rewarded with a stream of Room Reveal victories.

It started in week 1 when they won the guest room reveal and the pair are in the hunt to end it on a similar high — this time for the outdoor area — although once again they face the threat of wheeling and dealing as their desperate and cash-bare opponents vie for $5000 up for grabs.

Of the four houses, Yellow need it the least. They went into the series with a master plan and bar the odd issue or three, have enacted it brilliantly.

“We’ll show what it looks like when you finish The Block with money in the bank,” said Amy.

Vital to that has been their builder, Gisborne’s Dave Wallace, to whom the pair paid a fitting tribute.

“We’re lucky we brought Dave along,” said Stu. “He’s gold.”

“We couldn’t have done it without him,” said Amy.

The fact you have seen Dave the least out of any of the builders on The Block over the series was testament not only to his skill, but the lack of building dramas Yellow faced. He might find his services more requested than design help from Amy, post The Block.

The realisation this journey was coming to an end hit all teams.

“We’ve all come such a long way. We’ve all done so much, and we’re all really happy,” said Team Orange’s Agni.

There was a feeling of immense pride for Amy in creating “a beautiful house for people to live in all-year-round”.

“I’m just gutted that we don’t get to stay and enjoy it.”

All four outdoor areas looked mint by the end of the show and all four couples were savouring the moment before a heads-down, bums-up final night of work without their tradies.

Anticipating Yellow once again being a target at Room Reveal, Amy offered Orange $1000 for one of the two “undo cards” they hold.

Agni declined but ended up giving one away to Blue after his big mouth shot him in the foot.

While playing with their trampoline, which also features a basketball hoop, Agni told Blue’s Tom he would give them an undo if he sank a shot from Blue’s yard. Tom proceeded to do so and while Agni at first claimed it was a joke, and that they didn’t shake on it, he proved a man of his word.

Heading into Room Reveal, it seems neither Yellow nor Purple know about it. Watch for the bomb to drop.

Last night also featured the final challenge, which has a huge prize. The winners get to choose the auction order of the houses.

The “nosey neighbours” challenge required teams to answer multi-choice questions about each other.

Some of the answers were Block gold.

It might take Amy some time — especially among her mates — to live down the revelation that she wet her pants in Albany Mall and drove home sitting on a drop sheet.

And who would have thought that as a kid she wanted to be a whale trainer.

“You’ve got Stu well trained,” Richardson pointed out.

The answer to Stu’s biggest regret on The Block was no surprise . . . “not sneaking beers on to The Block”.

The round ended with Blue on top on 7, followed by Yellow and Purple on 6 and Orange on 5.

But it didn’t finish there — nor did it actually end last night.

Richardson said there would be another round of questions on the history of The Block, now into its seventh season.

“I’m a massive fan of The Block,” said Amy. “We’ve got this in the bag.”

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