新西兰ZT: Buyers of Block winner live in China
The couple who bought the winning home on TV3's The Block live in China and have never seen the show.
Angela Shen had given her NZ-based sister Stella Shen the task of finding a home on the North Shore for her and husband, Jun Ye, before the birth of their first child in January.
Stella was about to give up after a fruitless two-month search which involved going to open homes every weekend, sometimes several in one day, without any luck. The prices were too steep or the homes weren't suitable.
Her sister and husband want to move from Shanghai before their baby boy is born. "My sister said, 'If we lose this auction, we won't come to New Zealand'." But they won, with an end bid of $1.126 million, made during the televised auction on Wednesday through Bayleys agent Sam Yeung.