The long running television soap opera, Shortland Street is a New Zealand television icon and remains the most important programme screened on TVNZ’s Channel 2.

Named after the central Auckland street where the TV studio was located in the 1990s, Shortland Street was initially a flop with audiences but Television New Zealand had committed to a year of the show so they were stuck with what they considered a dog but as the year progressed, word got around that the show was worth watching. By the end of that first year, Shortland Street had found an audience. read more