13 August 2018

The Block

The Maidstone Community took a trip to the other side of the city to see the site where the Channel Nine reality show ‘The Block’ was filmed.

The building was formerly known as the Gatwick Hotel and was notorious for drugs, crime and assault. Built in the 1930s, the building was once a grand hotel. In recent decades, the building was a low-income boarding house.

Clients were fascinated to view the outside works on the building. Many had seen the Gatwick before it was bought by Channel Nine and were astonished to see the difference in the building.

Everyone is now looking forward to watching the rest of the series and seeing how the inside compares to the rest of the building.

Bunnings with the boys


The local Bunnings, right around the corner from Arcare Maidstone, is a favourite spot for the men who love to check out the nursery and latest tools.

After wandering through the aisles and checking out the new gadgets, the men like to relax and have a coffee in the café.

Many of the men in the community used to build things by hand and they enjoyed seeing the tools they are quite familiar with.

Being in an area where many of the men have lived for years, they spotted many familiar faces of those in the community. It is always a nice surprise to see some friendly faces out and about.


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