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The Block NZ: Andy and Nate win in controversial live auction

Stace and Yanita gutted as second round of bidding for Andy and Nate's house secures them the win.

Andy and Nate have won this season of The Block NZ, after initially failing to meet their reserve at Sunday night's live auction.

The brothers-in-law from Hamilton had a turnaround in fortunes when the house was again auctioned after Stace and Yanita were in the lead.

Friends Stace and Yanita had sold their house for $1,271,000 and with a profit of $30,000 it looked like they would take home the $100,000 prize money.

However, a second round of bidding for Andy and Nate's house received a final bid of $1,250,000, giving them a $31,000 profit and thus the overall prize for the biggest profit.

Auckland twins Julia and Ali received a final bid of $1,242,000 for their house, giving them a profit of $13,000.

Ling and Zing, who were the first to go to auction, received the overall highest bid of $1,300,000 but only made $1000 over their reserve.