• Auckland’s housing affordability crisis comes at a time when one of TV’s highest-rated shows celebrates flipping houses for the capital gains.

The two will clash on Saturday when protesters turn up The Block NZ‘s open homes event in Meadowbank.

The Block represents all that’s wrong with the current situation in Auckland,” says nurse Hamish Hutchinson. “Their focus is about profiteering and making money off homes, which I think is part of the reason there’s a housing crisis. We should be making homes instead of seeing houses for profit.”

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Cast of The Block NZ (supplied)