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NZ On Air 30th Birthday - Shortland Street

Web (Full Length) – 2019

It's always done the job of tracking big things happening in New Zealand society as well, and reflecting back to ourselves.
– Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Shortland Street
Shortland Street for me, that was the height of television drama when I was a young person. Everyone watched it.
– Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern
Well I survived being run over by Ian Watkin — the late great Ian Watkin — tetanus, survived a plane crash, and I eventually found the wedding ring I threw away in a fish I caught, so ... I've been through a bit! And that's just my character...
– Actor John Leigh, on the trials faced by his Shortland Street character Lionel Skeggins