We use cookies to help us understand how you use our site, and make your experience better. To find out more read our privacy policy.

Sorry – due to licensing restrictions,
this clip can't be viewed outside New Zealand.

Thankfully most of NZ On Screen's content
can be viewed from anywhere: browse and enjoy!

We're sorry, but something went wrong

Please try reloading the page

We're sorry, but your browser is unable to play this video content.

If this continues please try upgrading your browser or contact us for assistance.

We're sorry, but this video is currently unavailable on mobile.

Hero image for Shortland Street - Tuesday Warner's birth

Shortland Street - Tuesday Warner's birth

Television (Excerpts) – 1995

On a dark and stormy night in Ferndale a baby is born...just not on a bed. This excerpt from Shortland Street features a dramatic birth and a clash of cultures. Paramedic Rangi (Blair Strang) confronts Grace Kwan (Lynette Forday) and senior doctors about an autopsy on a young Māori patient who died during a drug trial. Frustrated by their lack of cultural sensitivity he takes action. Out on the wind-lashed harbour the ferry Toroa has sprung a major leak — perfect timing for Carmen (Theresa Healey) to enter the last, sweaty throes of labour. Luckily Rebecca (Luisa Burgess) knows what to do. 

For what it's worth Jen, If he makes the same mistake again, it won't be with me.
– Ellen Crozier (Robyn Malcolm) has a warning for Jenny Harrison (Maggie Harper)