Shortland Street: Happy 21st Birthday..…

Posted on 6 January 2014

This ScreenTalk marks the 21st birthday of Shortland St on May 25. Produced by South Pacific Pictures for TVNZ, the serial drama has screened five nights a week on TV2 since its inception. It has won awards, sold internationally and become a part of our national landscape and pop culture. A who's who of New Zealand acting talent, writers, directors and producers have worked on the soap.

In this special edition of ScreenTalk (published on 27 May 2013), some of the show's stalwarts reflect on their Shortland St days, and on the programme's importance to NZ and our screen industry. 

This video is available on YouTube to embed and distribute via a Creative Commons licence.



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by vanessa kemp on 23 May 2013 at 12:25 pm

I love Shortland Street and all the characters that have come and gone.Happy 21st birthday Street

by Lynne Hawkins on 23 May 2013 at 5:03 pm

I have watched Shortland Street from the day it started and still watch it now in my 60's. While we were at Greenlane Hospital in 1993 the nurses in ward 8 rushed down to the TV room at 7.30pm to watch since one of them was a medical adviser for the show we were told. My late husband was, at that time, awaiting a heart transplant. He also watched the show until he passed away in 1996. Well done Shorty Street. Keep up the good work and I am still waiting for my call up for a part lol.

by Wendy Prankerd. on 25 May 2013 at 2:01 pm

I have watched Shortland Street from the start May 1992. And now I still watch it. I loved it so much and the love all the characters that have come and gone. Its been a wonderful programme. So I wish the Shortland Street a very happy Birthday for 21 years!!!! Hope for the next 21 years....

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