TV3 announces new judges for The Block NZ: Villa Wars

TV3 is delighted to announce that real estate agent Bernadette Morrison and interior designer Jason Bonham will be judging The Block NZ: Villa Wars in 2015.

The new judging duo will add a whole new dimension to The Block NZ: Villa Wars. With their combined experience in real estate and interior design, the teams have a lot of work ahead of them in order to impress the judges, and ultimately the buying public.

Hosted by Mark Richardson with challenge host Shelley Ferguson, Morrison and Bonham will be judging the teams’ hard work week-by-week as they renovate four old villas to their former glory in The Block NZ: Villa Wars.

Residential Sales Manager Bernadette Morrison has been in real estate for 11 years. She is recognised as a top performing salesperson, with an innate understanding of the real estate process. Having been involved with The Block NZ before, Bernadette says:

“In previous years, I’ve been involved in marketing and selling the properties, once all the hard work has been done. This year I am privileged to see the results of the hard work week by week and then judge these results. Having worked with buyers, you see and hear what they are looking for in a home and what factors are important to them in their purchasing decisions. I’m hoping that my feedback throughout the series will help the teams to achieve the best price possible for their house on auction day.”

Founder and Director of New Zealand based interior architecture practice Bonham Interior, Jason Bonham has substantial experience in residential, commercial and educational design in the USA, UK and NZ. Speaking about how he thinks the Kiwi style will stack up internationally, he says:

“Kiwi/Pacific style has been a shabby chic, deconstructed, kitsch or industrial look for some time now, and personally I’m ready to see something new, innovative, exciting and unexpected. I hope the teams bring it on!”

MediaWorks is pleased to be supported by a great family of new and returning sponsors. AMP is proud to be on board as broadcast sponsor of The Block NZ: Villa Wars, joined by programme partners Honda, Pita Pit and Morepork by Spark. MediaWorks is also pleased to announce additional programme partners Bayleys, Bosch Power Tools, Dulux, Freedom, Haier, Mico Bathrooms, Peter Hay Kitchens and PlaceMakers.

The yet-to-be announced teams this year will be charged with restoring old villas to their former glory, in The Block NZ: Villa Wars.

The Block NZ is produced by Warner Bros. New Zealand for TV3.

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    Who and who?
    Funny – I work in the biz too and have never heard of either of them.