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Our First Home returns to TV ONE on 14 February for a second season, with three new families putting everything on the line to help their children onto the property ladder.

The multi-night reality series will once again see the family teams purchase and renovate a potentially profitable do-up, then for eight weeks, they will renovate in a bid to add the most value to their property at auction. 

But this year, there’s a twist - the kids are in charge! While it's the bank of mum and dad that gets them into the house, all the key decisions of the renovation will be made by the younger generation.

It’s not just the hard work the families will have to contend with. There’s also the business of living together under the same roof, the navigation of family dynamics and power struggles as the parents loosen the reins and learn to let the kids take control. But no matter who’s meant to be in charge, when it comes to matters of taste, design, style - everyone has an opinion.

The Roughan (Gore/Wellington), Pearce (Tauranga) and Wotton (Auckland/Hamilton/Tauranga) families will face a steep learning curve as they embark on a renovation project like never before.

But with far less DIY experience between them than their season one counterparts, how will they cope with life on a building site?

Each family could have a secret weapon: Steph Roughan the architecture graduate; Grant Pearce the builder; and Henry Wotton the tiler, could all face added pressure as the only contestants with any type of building know-how.

All three homes will go under the hammer at auction – with each family keeping whatever money they make over the reserve price. Whichever family makes the most profit percentage gain on original purchase will win an additional $100,000 for their kids’ first house deposit.

Last year all three families won big on the show, with the winning Schreuder family walking away with a staggering $290,400. But as we all know – anything can happen at auction!

Our First Home is funded by a family of key partners: 

Broadcast partner – AA Insurance.

Show partners – Toyota, Resene,  Barfoot & Thompson, HRV, Freedom, Stihl Shop and Lighting Direct.

Our First Home airs Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, 7.30pm on TV ONE.

Twitter:  @ourfirsthomenz  #OurFirstHomeNZ

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Picture credit:
L-R: The Roughan, Pearce and Wotton families.

Details of each family member provided below.


Stephanie Roughan (24) Wellington, Daughter
Samuel Gifford (29) Wellington, Boyfriend
Lyn Roughan (58) Gore, Mum
Patrick Roughan (60) Gore, Dad


Atareta Wirihana (25) Tauranga, Daughter
Tawera Sydney (23) Tauranga, Boyfriend
Grant Pearce (53) Tauranga, Dad
Janette Hamilton-Pearce (45) Tauranga, Mum


Rebecca Wotton (25) Daughter, Auckland
Josh Tingey (25) Son, Auckland
Theresa Tingey (55) Tauranga, Josh’s Mum
Henry Wotton (54) Hamilton, Rebecca’s Dad


Cherelle Duggleby | Senior Publicist | (09) 916 7446


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