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Series Synopsis

Shortland Street is a fast-paced serial drama set in an eponymous inner city Auckland hospital. A South Pacific Pictures production, the iconic show is based around the births, deaths and marriages of the hospital's staff and patients. It screens on TVNZ’s TV2 network five days a week, and in 2012 the show celebrated its 20th anniversary making it New Zealand’s longest running drama by far. Characters and lines from the show have entered the culture, most famously, “you’re not in Guatemala now, Dr Ropata!”.

 
 

Series Notes

This is the series overview page, here you can find which episodes or clips are available on NZ On Screen.

 
 

Awards

2011 Aotearoa Film and Television Awards
Best Performance by a Supporting Actress: Rena Owen

2008 Qantas Film and Television Awards
Nominated for Best Drama Programme, Actress (Toni Potter), Actor (Michael Galvin), Supporting Actor (Johnny Barker), Production Design (Josh Thomas) and Editing - Drama/Comedy (Rowan McKay)

2007 Air New Zealand Screen Awards
Best Performance by a Supporting Actress: Anna Julienne

Nominated for Best Drama Programme and Actress (Amanda Billing)

2006 Womens Day Readers' Choice Awards
Best Show

2000 TV Guide Television Awards
Best Supporting Actress: Stephanie Tauevihi

1998 TV Guide Television Awards
Best Drama Series or Serial

1996 TV Guide Television Awards
Best Drama Series or Serial

1995 New Zealand Film and Television Awards
Best Script - Television Serial: James Griffin, Episode 525

Nominated for Best Female Performance in a Dramatic Role - Television (Theresa Healey and Angela Dotchin), Male Performance in a Supporting Role (Mark Ferguson) and Script (Rachel Lang for episode 675)

1993 GOFTA Awards
Best Drama Series
Best Male Dramatic Performance: Martin Henderson