The Block Firehouse NZ

This year, Noel Leeming is excited to partner with New Zealand's most successful DIY show Three’s The Block NZ. The Block NZ is 12 weeks of high drama and great design. The old firehouse is located in Kingsland, Auckland, where four teams will
completely transform it into high-end apartments.

During this time, we are going to be showcasing some of the great brands at Noel Leeming and our Tech Solutions and Smart Home experts. It's going to get hot this winter, so make sure you tune in to The Block NZ: Firehouse on Three.

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Meet The Teams from Three's The Block NZ

Stacy (25) & Adam (25)

Creative couple from Wellington, social influencer Stacy and concept designer Adam have their eyes on the prize! Adam is a self-professed architecture buff, while Stacy spends her spare time volunteering for charities and working for the SPCA. Together, they dabble in DIY on their own home and while they may not have painted their house the right colour, are pros when it comes to budgeting, time management and attention to detail.

Lisa (37) & Ribz (34)

Lisa (Ngai Tahu and Ngati Kahungungu) and Ribz plan on tackling The Block NZ with high confidence and low stress. Hailing from the capital, Ribz is the self-described builder of the pair, while caterer Lisa is decisive, speaks her mind and excels in shopping and styling. The couple have spent 10 years honing their DIY skills, renovating and decorating their own home to perfection, and although most teams have their favourites, these two are looking forward to renovating every single room on The Block NZ.

Ethan (26) & Sam (27)

Ethan (Ngati Rereahu) and Sam (Ngati Rereahu and Ngati Maniapoto) hail from the mighty Waikato with Ethan living in Hamilton and Sam calling Te Kuiti home. No strangers to a construction site, Ethan works as a builder and Sam as a joiner; they claim the kitchen to be their dream reno room. Confident in their construction skills, they’re aware that the pressure may be testing, but their sense of humour and fast paced working style will live up to the high standards that they set themselves.

Sophia (31) & Mikaere (32)

Turangi husband and wife couple, Sophia and Mikaere (Ngati Tuwharetoa & Ngai Te Rangi) have been together since university. They own their own home and are the proud parents to 10 year old daughter, Frida. Illustrator and chef Sophia and teacher and award winning artist Mikaere say their artistic DIY skills will be put to good use on The Block NZ, with Sophia being the organised, competitive type and Mikaere the determined, ambitious half of the pair.

Meet our Noel Leeming Tech Solutions team

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Money
Jeremy

Toby Foreland

  • Top tech tip: Download offline maps before you travel and save big dollars on data roaming costs
  • Favourite gadget: Fitbit Versa.
  • Fun Fact: Currently trialing for the NZ men's Roller Derby team for the 2020 world cup.
  • Employment with Noel Leeming: 5 years

Joshua Tait

  • Top tech tip: Have a technician clean up your computer, tablet and smartphones once every 6 months. You'll be amazed at the improvement!
  • Favourite gadget: SmartVU
  • Fun Fact: I'm into motorcross
  • Employment with Noel Leeming: 2.5 years

Money Singh

  • Top tech tip: Instead of using your mouse or arrows keys on your computer to scroll down, tap the space bar to scroll down and also hold the space bar to scroll back up.
  • Favourite gadget: Mobile phone. It's more than just a phone, I even have a leveling app to check if a unit is leveled when I working on a job.
  • Fun fact: Time magazine named the computer "man of the year" in 1982.
  • Employment with Noel Leeming: 6 months.

Jeremy Takira

  • Top tech tip: Google knows more than we think. Often you will hear me say "Ask Google." It's where I have built a lot of my knowledge relating to Tech.
  • Favourite gadget : The Bose SoundSport Free Wireless In-Ear headphone
  • Fun Fact: I have surfed with dolphins, orca's, sea snakes and sharks.
  • Employment with Noel Leeming: 12 years non-continuous

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This year, Noel Leeming is excited to partner with New Zealand's most successful DIY show Three’s The Block NZ. The Block NZ is 12 weeks of high drama and great design. The old firehouse is located in Kingsland, Auckland, where four teams will completely transform it into high-end apartments.

During this time, we are going to be showcasing some of the great brands at Noel Leeming and our Tech Solutions and Smart Home experts. It's going to get hot this winter, so make sure you tune in to The Block NZ: Firehouse on Three.