UPDATE 23 FEB 2016: Looks like the NZ Herald has let the cat is out of the bag today re location: (although technically that side of St Johns Rd is officially St Johns, not Meadowbank).
As you have probably heard, TV3’s home renovation TV show The Block will be filmed right here in Meadowbank & St Johns in 2016.
Producers are keen to keep the exact location under wraps for now to minimise unnecessary rubbernecking. Immediate neighbours have been notified and were informed of noise and traffic management plans at a meeting held in December 2015.
We are included in the list of residents receiving updates about the show, and if you live within 150m of the Dorchester Rd shops and would like to be added to the list, please email us on and we’ll put you in touch with the production team.
The Block 2016 bound for Meadowbank? (Stuff.co.nz, December 8, 2015)
What is The Block? Find out at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Block_NZ