The Block NZ Swift Sport Challenge

Once again, Suzuki New Zealand was this year’s vehicle supplier and programme partner on Three’s The Block NZ. This long-running DIY reality show follows four teams as they renovate a property room by room and complete various DIY related challenges, screening four nights a week over a twelve-week period.

As well as equipping each team with a brand-new Suzuki SUV to help them power through their work, Suzuki hosted the Suzuki Swift Challenge at Hampton Downs MotorSport Park, where the teams were suited up and ready to go.

With the track glistening after a fresh downpour of rain, the Swift Sport made a spectacular entrance and Shelley Ferguson, the host, introduced the challenge. Professional rally car driver and Dunedin Suzuki dealer principal, Emma Gilmour then took each team around the track, offering sage pieces of advice that seemed to go swiftly out the door in the heat of the moment!

If you missed the Swift Sport in action, you can catch up on Episode 21 of Three’s The Block NZ on demand at