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Grand Designs New Zealand

Sumita and Cameron Dale want to build a lighthouse with virtually no money. Can they pull it off? And what will the neighbours say? (S6 Ep6)

Series 6
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An off-the-grid monolith in the Marlborough Sounds is a challenging build. But when you live 12,000 miles away like the O'Briens, it's nigh on impossible. (S6 Ep5)
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Roland and Lucienne Vanderwal and their son Michiel build a home out of local rock schist, on their vineyard in New Zealand's far south. (S6 Ep4)
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Kim Powell and Boon Yap scour Northland for the perfect spot to build a feng shui home. (S6 Ep3)
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Most people would think twice about building on an extreme beachfront in Paekakariki, but it's a challenge that Mark and Pip Pennington are ready to take on. (S6 Ep2)
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Joseph and Susannah battle storms and complex topography as they attempt to build a coastal paradise on a steep site with stunning views of Piha. (S6 Ep1)
Series 5
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Chris Moller tours three exceptional Grand Designs homes from the last four seasons to see how they've developed and to ask the big question - was it worth it? (S5 Ep8)
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David and Tracey share a passion for architecture but have different tastes. Their home in Waipu Cove leads to a clash of wills and battles over the budget - and the infinity pool! (S5 Ep4)
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Can Auckland couple Bridget and Steve convert a 1930s tearoom into a New York-style loft? (S5 Ep7)
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Building a 50-metre-long castle wall is one of many battles a family face as they tackle the gargantuan task of creating a medieval castle in north Canterbury. (S5 Ep6)
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At six years in the making, Craig Jarvis' tiny 65-square-metre home overlooking Taylor's Mistake is Grand Designs New Zealand's longest-running house build. (S5 Ep5)
Series 4
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Kate and Ian want to live in the remote Kenepuru Sound, but it's a place many trades won't go to. So they build offsite and truck the home along a dangerous road. (S4 Ep8)
Series 5
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Justine and Marc swap their Auckland home for the mountains of Central Otago. They risk all by adapting an American design for the southern hemisphere. (S5 Ep3)
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In Dunedin, a site with a river running through it would put most people off. Not Harlem and Nicola, who attempt to build a glasshouse on a bridge over the water. (S5 Ep2)
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In Auckland, Shane and Tina Nicholls design a home with Japanese burnt timber, Scandinavian brick, a memorial garden, gulf views, a wine cellar, a pool and much more. (S5 Ep1)
Series 4
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Zac wants to save money by building his own home near Dunedin. He's also promised his mum he'll build hers at the same time - and they're both situated on top of a sand dune. (S4 Ep7)
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Photographers Johannes and Jo face double trouble in Christchurch: a heritage restoration with the addition of an architectural statement home on the side. (S4 Ep6)
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Sustainability experts Karl and Amelie dream of building a home that's heated by the sun. But, building on a steep Wellington hillside, they face challenges from the start. (S4 Ep5)
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Cathy and Vince are building a massive Italian-style villa with a petanque court and heated pool in Te Arai, in the 'Winterless North'. But their budget takes on a life of its own. (S4 Ep4)
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Ric and Boio turn a tree house dream into reality. But building in a pine forest in Hanmer Springs, where trees blow over in winter storms, is complicated. (S4 Ep3)
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