'As weird as that will sound, I feel happy' - Kiwi TV builder John 'Cocksy' Cocks philosophical as he faces terminal cancer

Kiwi television builder, John 'Cocksy' Cocks, has revealed he's battling cancer and has just two years to live but says his predicament "doesn't worry me in the slightest".

Over the years the 50-year-old has appeared on New Zealand TV screens in shows including April's Angels, Hot Property, Changing Rooms and in My House, My Castle.

Cocksy told the NZ Herald he was diagnosed with kidney cancer last year after discovering blood in his urine and developed blood clots in his bladder

After the kidney was removed, it was revealed the cancer had since spread to his lungs and spine. 

"It doesn't worry me in the slightest. I feel happy about it as weird as that will sound," he told the Herald.

"I feel happy that I have this and I will get better and I will live longer and I will help people with it.

"I thought this was a bit shit really. I cried once when the oncologist told me I was terminal - so I thought I have two years left what will I do with that?" 

His first reaction was to buy a surfboard and he's since made a bucket list of goals he wants to achieve in the time he has left.

He has already ticked off his holiday in Samoa and his dream of buying an old Holden station wagon and is about to marry his '"soulmate", Dana Coote, in two months time.

"It's all very well having a shortened life span but if you don't use it to your best then what's the point of having it at all," he said.

He says the things that he thinks of the most is his daughters needing a Dad who can help build their own homes one day and looking after his grandchildren later in life. 

"Those are the things I think of that I'm going to miss out on, but for them, they're going to miss out on that," he said.

"They're going to miss out on having the Granddad to take them out fishing... that's the hard bit."