Simon Barnett is to host Mitre 10 Dream Home, returning to TV2 in 2013.
Simon is a veteran television and radio personality and has a strong connection to Christchurch, where Mitre 10 Dream Home will be based next year.
He is delighted to be part of a series that has generated such tremendous goodwill in past seasons.
“The fact that Mitre 10 and TVNZ have chosen to give away a home to a Canterbury family who has experienced such an emotional upheaval only added to my desire to be involved.
“This particular season of Mitre 10 Dream Home will not only be about building with bricks and mortar but building into the lives of a family that has suffered a huge emotional toll in the last 24 months. I am enormously excited about being involved as this series will tell a story of rebuilding – not just building a house but a home, and all that encompasses,” Simon adds.