Friday 25 July 2014 17:20.
Jo And Damo
Feilding team Jo and Damo Neal met on the ferry between Waiheke and Auckland four years ago and haven’t looked back. They have been married since December and have lived in Feilding for the past three years.
Born in Rotorua (because it was the closest hospital to Kawerau where her parents lived) 34 year-old Jo worked as a children’s clothes designer for ten years. Jo's passion is design, and in her spare time she loves sewing or breathing new life into a piece of furniture she has found at a second-hand store. She is also working on a new venture, creating her own home wares brand.
Damo, 36, grew up on the family dairy farm in Dannevirke before leaving home to join the NZ Army where he served in East Timor, before moving to the NZ Police ten years ago. In his spare time Damo loves kite-surfing and doing his electrician apprenticeship, which he hopes to start full time after The Block NZ.
Jo and Damo have four fur babies - two dogs and two cats, but hope to add to their clan in the near future.