Blenheim woman Tracy Cresswell has won VIP tickets to the live final of The Block NZ through a national competition run by More FM.
More FM DJ Glenn Kirby presented the Elim Church childen's pastor with her prize package at a ceremony at Bunnings in Blenheim yesterday.
Ms Cresswell and two friends have won return flights and accommodation in Auckland, access to the VIP area at the final, and the opportunity to tour the houses and meet the host and contestants. The prize package also included $500 worth of Bunning's Warehouse vouchers.
Contestants had to listen to a piece of audio from the TV programme and text in a missing word to the radio station.
Ms Cresswell said she was woken to a phone call from the radio station on Friday morning.
''Once they told me (that I'd won) I was awake.''
She is a big fan of The Block: ''I love it, I've watched every episode.''
She's looking forward to meeting the contestants. ''I want Rachel and Tyson to win, but I do like Richard and Sarah's style the best.''
Choosing who to take was tricky. ''It was really hard to choose, because everyone wanted to come. But I wanted to take people who were a fan of The Block.''
Good friends Samara Edgecombe, of Blenheim, and Sara Howe, of Christchurch fitted the bill.
Ms Cresswell said she was thrilled to win a national competition, and couldn't believe her luck to be drawn out of so many entries.
TV3's The Block NZ sees four couples compete to renovate a home in Takapuna, Auckland, and sell it at auction for the highest bid. Each couple keeps any profit made on the house, with the winner receiving an additional $80,000.
- The Marlborough Express