Block stars Amy and Stu’s wild Gizzy party

The win­ners aren’t done dec­o­rat­ing

Woman’s Day (NZ) - - This Week -

When Woman’s Day meets The Block NZ win­ners Amy Moore and Stu Watt the morn­ing af­ter their big vic­tory at the fi­nal auc­tion, the pair look so bright and fresh, we’d never guess they’ve only had a cou­ple of hours of sleep fol­low­ing a wellde­served wild cel­e­bra­tion.

“Win­ning feels great, like the fi­nal cherry,” chirps beauty ther­a­pist Amy, 36, who won’t be wax­ing legs or shap­ing brows for a liv­ing now she’s caught the dec­o­rat­ing bug.

“It’s made me a bit braver with in­te­rior de­sign and taught me to go with my gut a lot more, so if I’m go­ing to start

some­thing new, it’s now.”

Fi­nally able to re­lax af­ter their whirl­wind 12 weeks on the Three re­al­ity se­ries, which in­cluded an early cheat­ing con­tro­versy, Stu adds, “We smashed it most of the way through and we’ve re-smashed it now!”

Af­ter the nail-bit­ing grand fi­nal, the Gis­borne cou­ple are $169,500 richer – and equipped with a brand-new car, thanks to also win­ning the Peo­ple’s Choice Award. There’s now talk of a fam­ily cruise to Asia, but not be­fore they thank their home­town sup­port­ers.

“We’ll prob­a­bly chuck a bit of money on the bar at our Gizzy lo­cal,” says Amy, who is en­joy­ing be­ing back home

with her daugh­ter Nina, 12, and Stu’s kids, Flynn, 12, and Zoe, 10.

She adds that while they were over­joyed at mak­ing a $69,500 profit on the sale of their home in Auck­land’s Hob­sonville Point, the real ex­cite­ment came from meet­ing the new own­ers of the house. “They’re an amaz­ing fam­ily who watched the show and loved it, so we’re stoked. And it’s even bet­ter know­ing it wasn’t bought by an over­seas in­vestor.”

While Amy and Stu’s own fam­ily home is fairly new and doesn’t need ren­o­va­tions, the cou­ple agree they’ve been in­spired by their time on The

Block to add more colour to the place. “Then maybe we’ll ren­o­vate some new cars,” Stu says cheek­ily.

Once they’ve sorted the house, could an en­gage­ment be on the cards for the long­time love­birds? “I’ve al­ready been mar­ried – I’m used goods!” jokes Amy. “It’s not a pri­or­ity, although some­times it’s just good to have the party.”

For Stu, who ad­mits he’s missed the fun of The Block since be­ing home, a wed­ding isn’t on his to-do list “at the mo­ment”, but he tells Amy, “I could make you a ring out of a bit of old cop­per off the van. We can have a BYO party and buy a crate!”

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