The Block NZ

PHOTO: Team Purple Janah (39) & Rach (42) Papamoa

Block-a-holics, the wait is finally over! New Zealand’s favourite DIY show returns and this season we’re heading back to Auckland’s aspirational inner-west suburb of Point Chevalier. Season nine is set to showcase four stunning builds that are the most impressive architecturally designed houses The Block NZ has ever seen.

Team Purple are two ‘fun mums’ from Papamoa, Janah and Rach. No strangers to building sites, they’ve been renovating their own homes for years and both their husbands are builders by trade. With a love of high-end design, they describe their style as ‘one step ahead of current trends’. Rach admits she can change her mind a lot at the last minute, something that drives her partner nuts! 

The outgoing mum of three is a real estate agent who met Janah, when she sold her house. Janah is a busy mum of two active young boys and claims the job title of “domestic engineer”. The pair both say they aren’t ones to initiate drama but are definitely prepared to stand up for what they believe in and will hold their ground where necessary. 

We have scoured the nation to find the fiercest of competitors – four diverse teams who are up for the challenge of delivering daring designs, that will lead to some of the most jaw-dropping (and controversial) room reveals in The Block NZ history.