Block victors . . . convincingly

Amy and Stu take out winners’ cash and car.

Amy and Stu take out winners’ cash and car.

Amy and Stu on winning night last year. They were the most dominant couple in the programme’s history, and scored a perfect 10 for their bathroom build.
PEOPLE’S CHOICE: Amy and Stu were also named as winners of the People’s Choice award — an online public vote for the favourite team on this year’s series, a home renovation show that filmed four teams over 12 weeks finishing and fitting out a house. Stu also holds a golden hammer trophy presented to the couple.

It was a “surreal” moment for Amy Moore and Stu Watts when they realised they had won a clean sweep in The Block NZ 2018 last night.

After 12 weeks of being filmed, in good times and in bad, they had done it.

The couple take home $169,500 and a new car.

They made $69,500 profit for their house sale, which was the largest from the four houses sold at last night’s live auction — making them the overall winners of The Block NZ 2018 and the winners of the $100,000 prize.

Amy and Stu also won the People’s Choice award, meaning they drove away a Suzuki S-Cross Prestige.

Their corner house at Hobsonville Point, Auckland, sold for $1,009,500. The reserve was $940,000.

Speaking from Auckland this morning, the couple said they were happy but tired after only two hours sleep last night.

“We are just ecstatic and humbled by all the support,” said Amy.

“I’m sure it was mostly Gizzy people voting. We can’t wait to come home and share this with everyone.”

Stu said he was “rapt”.

The couple addressed comments about their reaction at last night’s auction, with some people saying they did not look that excited.

Amy said she felt “numb”, and was also conscious they were standing beside the three teams who had not won and felt for them too.

“It was really surreal. It just went so fast and we didn’t have time to process it.”

They were able to let loose a bit as they celebrated into the early hours of this morning with friends and family, who had flown up to be part of the big finale — including their builder Dave Wallace and his wife from Gisborne.

It was about 4am before they were finally able to fist-pump the air in excitement.

Team Yellow made Block history, winning seven room reveals.

Amy and Stu will stay in Auckland for two days of media promotions before they head home to Gisborne.

Team Yellow were the third to have their house auctioned last night, in an order chosen by Team Blue (Ben and Tom), who won the auction decider challenge last week.

Ben and Tom chose to auction their home first so they could have the biggest pool of bidders, they said. They came second with a profit of $57,000, after their house sold for $987,000, with a reserve of $930,000.

Claire and Agni’s house was next and netted them $30,000 above their reserve price of $920,000.

Chlo and Em (Team Purple) finished the auction line-up and took away $11,500 above their reserve price of $910,000.

It was a “surreal” moment for Amy Moore and Stu Watts when they realised they had won a clean sweep in The Block NZ 2018 last night.

After 12 weeks of being filmed, in good times and in bad, they had done it.

The couple take home $169,500 and a new car.

They made $69,500 profit for their house sale, which was the largest from the four houses sold at last night’s live auction — making them the overall winners of The Block NZ 2018 and the winners of the $100,000 prize.

Amy and Stu also won the People’s Choice award, meaning they drove away a Suzuki S-Cross Prestige.

Their corner house at Hobsonville Point, Auckland, sold for $1,009,500. The reserve was $940,000.

Speaking from Auckland this morning, the couple said they were happy but tired after only two hours sleep last night.

“We are just ecstatic and humbled by all the support,” said Amy.

“I’m sure it was mostly Gizzy people voting. We can’t wait to come home and share this with everyone.”

Stu said he was “rapt”.

The couple addressed comments about their reaction at last night’s auction, with some people saying they did not look that excited.

Amy said she felt “numb”, and was also conscious they were standing beside the three teams who had not won and felt for them too.

“It was really surreal. It just went so fast and we didn’t have time to process it.”

They were able to let loose a bit as they celebrated into the early hours of this morning with friends and family, who had flown up to be part of the big finale — including their builder Dave Wallace and his wife from Gisborne.

It was about 4am before they were finally able to fist-pump the air in excitement.

Team Yellow made Block history, winning seven room reveals.

Amy and Stu will stay in Auckland for two days of media promotions before they head home to Gisborne.

Team Yellow were the third to have their house auctioned last night, in an order chosen by Team Blue (Ben and Tom), who won the auction decider challenge last week.

Ben and Tom chose to auction their home first so they could have the biggest pool of bidders, they said. They came second with a profit of $57,000, after their house sold for $987,000, with a reserve of $930,000.

Claire and Agni’s house was next and netted them $30,000 above their reserve price of $920,000.

Chlo and Em (Team Purple) finished the auction line-up and took away $11,500 above their reserve price of $910,000.

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