In tonight’s final episode (Monday 20 April, 7.30pm), TV2 takes you to the live action in Greymouth, where the winner of Mitre 10 Dream Home, will be decided.
At the beginning of Mitre 10 Dream Home, Mike and Te Ana were chosen as the Yellow team, and Rachael and Dave, were chosen to wear the Blue jackets, and then began their challenge of renovating and extending two old relocated homes.
The producer of Mitre 10 Dream Home Lindi Elder says that the teams have come a long way since the beginning of the show, and both couples have been fantastic.
“When they were first chosen we explained the process, but until they experienced it firsthand, it was difficult for them to understand really what it was like to cope with the demands of the work; being in front of cameras, building a house, different team dynamics, tiredness and the publicity that the show generates!
Elder laughs and continues, “I think both couples have coped extremely well with the demands of the past few months, especially as they both have young childen.”
Starting from scratch, the Blue and Yellow couples have worked tirelessly over nine weekends, pouring their hearts and souls into the project, renovating their houses room by room, to create their dream home.
Elder explains that while the couples developed renovating skills and grew in confidence throughout the series, the support of family and friends has been integral to the process.
“Both couples have had amazing family and friend support not only during the renovation part of the show but with people turning up to help every weekend. Their Dads turned up each weekend to work on the houses and their Mum’s were babysitting and cooking behind the scenes – all this because they love their kids and want a better future for them,” Elder explains. “It’s also the reason Dave and Rachael, and Mike and Te Ana took part in the show – so they can give their kids a better future.”
Presenter Jayne Kiely agrees that the support has been incredible. “It has just been so great to see the whole community get behind the two couples, helping them to achieve their dream.”
Both young couples deserve to win having worked incredibly hard, and most incredibly, they’ve become friends with each other, but tonight only one couple can take away the prize.
Chosen by public vote and our expert judges, the winning couple will be awarded the grand prize of their fully renovated house and landscaped section including the entire contents: a prize package of well over $500,000.
The other couple will take their chance at the auction tonight.
Will it be Yellow or Blue? Tune in to see who will win their Dream Home.
If you have missed an episode, full episodes of Mitre 10 Dream Home will be available free online 12 hours after the show has aired on TV2. Go to tvnz.co.nz and click the ‘on demand’ button.
Photo: Jayne Kiely and Blue and Yellow teams.