History Trivia / ShortlandStreet

11th Jul '15 11:10:40 PM lcmortensen
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* UnderAgeCasting: Some doctors and nurses are played by actors who are too young to hold such a job in real life. The minimum age in New Zealand (ignoring any child prodigies) is 20-21 for a nurse, and 23-24 for a junior doctor. ** Surgeon Victoria Anderton first appeared in early 2015, played by 22-year-old Laura Thompson. ** Nurse Lucy Rickman first appeared in mid-2014, played by 19-year-old Grace Palmer.
21st May '15 1:10:13 PM tenryufan
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* TheCastShowoff: Gabrielle's final scene in her first run has her speaking fluent French. Actress Virginie Le Brun is the daughter of NZ-based French vintner Daniel le Brun. ** In 2010, a play starring several characters is directed by receptionist Yvonne Jeffries. Actress Alison Quigan is a theater writer and director with over 20 years experience, including holding a Queen's Service Medal for her services to theater.
24th Apr '15 1:24:28 AM lcmortensen
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HeyItsThatGuy and RetroactiveRecognition: * Adam Rickett (Kieran Mitchell) was previously in CoronationStreet as Nick Tilsley. * Lots of ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' alumni have also been in Shortland Street over the years. ** Pua Magasiva (Vinnie Kruse) and Sally Martin (Nicole Miller) are both [[Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm Wind Rangers]]. ** Rena Naufahu (Sam Aleni) went on to play [[Series/PowerRangersSPD Emperor Grumm]] and [[Series/PowerRangersSamurai Mentor Ji]]. ** Li Ming Hu (Li Mei Chen) went on to become [[Series/PowerRangersRPM Ranger Operator Series Silver, Gemma]]. ** Gerald Urquhart (Luke Durville) would go to menace the ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'' team as Flurious. ** Anna Hutchison (Delphi Greenlaw) later became the [[Series/PowerRangersJungleFury Yellow Jungle Fury Ranger]]. ** Michelle Langstone (Bethany Hall) would be familiar to Ranger fans as [[Series/PowerRangersSPD Kat Manx]] and [[Series/PowerRangersJungleFury Master Guin]]. ** Ari Boyland (Brodie Kemp) was Flynn in ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' and also appeared in ''Series/TheTribe''. ** Emma Lahana (Erin Kingston) was later the [[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder Yellow Dino Thunder Ranger, Kira]], and appears in [[Series/BigTimeRush the Big Time Rush movie]]. ** John Tui (Colin "Dollar" Laws) was previously seen as [[Series/PowerRangersMysticForce Daggeron]] and heard as [[Series/PowerRangersSPD Doggie Cruger]]. ** Kimberley Crossman (Sophie [=McKay=]) will be the female red ranger in ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai''. ** Sarah Thomson (Tracey Morrison) was Fran in ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury'' between her two stints on Shortland Street. ** Dwayne Cameron (Lyndsay Reynolds) was [[Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive Tyzonn the Mercury Ranger]] and also appeared in ''Series/TheTribe''. ** Olivia Tennet (Tuesday Warner) went on to play Doctor K in ''Series/PowerRangersRPM''.
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* HeyItsThatGuy and RetroactiveRecognition: * ** Adam Rickett (Kieran Mitchell) was previously in CoronationStreet as Nick Tilsley. * ** Lots of ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' alumni have also been in Shortland Street over the years. ** *** Pua Magasiva (Vinnie Kruse) and Sally Martin (Nicole Miller) are both [[Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm Wind Rangers]]. ** *** Rena Naufahu (Sam Aleni) went on to play [[Series/PowerRangersSPD Emperor Grumm]] and [[Series/PowerRangersSamurai Mentor Ji]]. ** *** Li Ming Hu (Li Mei Chen) went on to become [[Series/PowerRangersRPM Ranger Operator Series Silver, Gemma]]. ** *** Gerald Urquhart (Luke Durville) would go to menace the ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'' team as Flurious. ** *** Anna Hutchison (Delphi Greenlaw) later became the [[Series/PowerRangersJungleFury Yellow Jungle Fury Ranger]]. ** *** Michelle Langstone (Bethany Hall) would be familiar to Ranger fans as [[Series/PowerRangersSPD Kat Manx]] and [[Series/PowerRangersJungleFury Master Guin]]. ** *** Ari Boyland (Brodie Kemp) was Flynn in ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' and also appeared in ''Series/TheTribe''. ** *** Emma Lahana (Erin Kingston) was later the [[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder Yellow Dino Thunder Ranger, Kira]], and appears in [[Series/BigTimeRush the Big Time Rush movie]]. ** *** John Tui (Colin "Dollar" Laws) was previously seen as [[Series/PowerRangersMysticForce Daggeron]] and heard as [[Series/PowerRangersSPD Doggie Cruger]]. ** *** Kimberley Crossman (Sophie [=McKay=]) will be the female red ranger in ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai''. ** *** Sarah Thomson (Tracey Morrison) was Fran in ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury'' between her two stints on Shortland Street. ** *** Dwayne Cameron (Lyndsay Reynolds) was [[Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive Tyzonn the Mercury Ranger]] and also appeared in ''Series/TheTribe''. ** *** Olivia Tennet (Tuesday Warner) went on to play Doctor K in ''Series/PowerRangersRPM''.
2nd Apr '15 9:13:57 PM lcmortensen
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** The feature length 20th anniversary show featured a helicopter crash, and by coincidence, the day the episode aired, there was a fatal helicopter crash in Canterbury. The show went to air with a last-minute ContentWarning since they couldn't pull the episode without breaking continuity.
2nd Aug '14 9:17:28 AM MarkLungo
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** In 2003, Shortland Street Hospital had its back-up generator fail during a power outage - less than two weeks later, the same thing happened at Auckland's Starship Children's Hospital.
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** In 2003, Shortland Street Hospital had its back-up generator fail during a power outage - less than two weeks later, the same thing happened at Auckland's Starship Children's Hospital.Hospital. * TheOtherDarrin: Justine Jones was recast with Lucy Wigmore in the role, who replaced Laurie Foell who had played Justine for the character's first two years on the soap. ** Chris Warner's son Harry Warner has been played by four different actors since his birth: Joshua Thompson (2002), Callum Campbell Ross (2002-2006), Henry Williams (2006-2009), and Reid Walker (2009 onwards) *** Daniel Potts was played for his first 3 years by Jarred Blakiston. When the character returned as a full member of the cast in 2009, he was turned into a "heartthrob" and so was recast with Ido Drent in the role instead. ----
3rd Aug '12 10:48:26 AM DragonRanger
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* Lots of PowerRangers alumni have also been in Shortland Street over the years. ** Pua Magasiva (Vinnie Kruse) and Sally Martin (Nicole Miller) are both [[PowerRangersNinjaStorm Wind Rangers]]. ** Rena Naufahu (Sam Aleni) went on to play [[PowerRangersSPD Emperor Grumm]] and [[PowerRangersSamurai Mentor Ji]]. ** Li Ming Hu (Li Mei Chen) went on to become [[PowerRangersRPM Ranger Operator Series Silver, Gemma]]. ** Gerald Urquhart (Luke Durville) would go to menace the PowerRangersOperationOverdrive team as Flurious. ** Anna Hutchison (Delphi Greenlaw) later became the [[PowerRangersJungleFury Yellow Jungle Fury Ranger]]. ** Michelle Langstone (Bethany Hall) would be familiar to ranger fans as [[PowerRangersSPD Kat Manx]] and [[PowerRangersJungleFury Master Guin]]. ** Ari Boyland (Brodie Kemp) was Flynn in PowerRangersRPM and also appeared in ''Series/TheTribe''. ** Emma Lahana (Erin Kingston) was later the [[PowerRangersDinoThunder Yellow Dino Thunder Ranger, Kira]], and appears in [[Series/BigTimeRush the Big Time Rush movie]]. ** John Tui (Colin "Dollar" Laws) was previously seen as [[PowerRangersMysticForce Daggeron]] and heard as [[PowerRangersSPD Doggie Cruger]]. ** Kimberley Crossman (Sophie [=McKay=]) will be the female red ranger in PowerRangersSamurai. ** Sarah Thomson (Tracey Morrison) was Fran in PowerRangersJungleFury between her two stints on Shortland Street. ** Dwayne Cameron (Lyndsay Reynolds) was [[PowerRangersOperationOverdrive Tyzonn the Mercury Ranger]] and also appeared in ''Series/TheTribe''. ** Olivia Tennet (Tuesday Warner) went on to play Doctor K, the mentor in PowerRangersRPM.
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* Lots of PowerRangers ''Franchise/PowerRangers'' alumni have also been in Shortland Street over the years. ** Pua Magasiva (Vinnie Kruse) and Sally Martin (Nicole Miller) are both [[PowerRangersNinjaStorm [[Series/PowerRangersNinjaStorm Wind Rangers]]. ** Rena Naufahu (Sam Aleni) went on to play [[PowerRangersSPD [[Series/PowerRangersSPD Emperor Grumm]] and [[PowerRangersSamurai [[Series/PowerRangersSamurai Mentor Ji]]. ** Li Ming Hu (Li Mei Chen) went on to become [[PowerRangersRPM [[Series/PowerRangersRPM Ranger Operator Series Silver, Gemma]]. ** Gerald Urquhart (Luke Durville) would go to menace the PowerRangersOperationOverdrive ''Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive'' team as Flurious. ** Anna Hutchison (Delphi Greenlaw) later became the [[PowerRangersJungleFury [[Series/PowerRangersJungleFury Yellow Jungle Fury Ranger]]. ** Michelle Langstone (Bethany Hall) would be familiar to ranger Ranger fans as [[PowerRangersSPD [[Series/PowerRangersSPD Kat Manx]] and [[PowerRangersJungleFury [[Series/PowerRangersJungleFury Master Guin]]. ** Ari Boyland (Brodie Kemp) was Flynn in PowerRangersRPM ''Series/PowerRangersRPM'' and also appeared in ''Series/TheTribe''. ** Emma Lahana (Erin Kingston) was later the [[PowerRangersDinoThunder [[Series/PowerRangersDinoThunder Yellow Dino Thunder Ranger, Kira]], and appears in [[Series/BigTimeRush the Big Time Rush movie]]. ** John Tui (Colin "Dollar" Laws) was previously seen as [[PowerRangersMysticForce [[Series/PowerRangersMysticForce Daggeron]] and heard as [[PowerRangersSPD [[Series/PowerRangersSPD Doggie Cruger]]. ** Kimberley Crossman (Sophie [=McKay=]) will be the female red ranger in PowerRangersSamurai. ''Series/PowerRangersSamurai''. ** Sarah Thomson (Tracey Morrison) was Fran in PowerRangersJungleFury ''Series/PowerRangersJungleFury'' between her two stints on Shortland Street. ** Dwayne Cameron (Lyndsay Reynolds) was [[PowerRangersOperationOverdrive [[Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive Tyzonn the Mercury Ranger]] and also appeared in ''Series/TheTribe''. ** Olivia Tennet (Tuesday Warner) went on to play Doctor K, the mentor K in PowerRangersRPM.''Series/PowerRangersRPM''.
8th Jul '12 11:24:40 PM Indigo12ash
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** Ari Boyland (Brodie Kemp) was Flynn in PowerRangersRPM and also appeared in TheTribe. ** Emma Lahana (Erin Kingston) was later the [[PowerRangersDinoThunder Yellow Dino Thunder Ranger, Kira]], and appears in [[BigTimeRush the Big Time Rush movie]].
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** Ari Boyland (Brodie Kemp) was Flynn in PowerRangersRPM and also appeared in TheTribe. ''Series/TheTribe''. ** Emma Lahana (Erin Kingston) was later the [[PowerRangersDinoThunder Yellow Dino Thunder Ranger, Kira]], and appears in [[BigTimeRush [[Series/BigTimeRush the Big Time Rush movie]].

** Dwayne Cameron (Lyndsay Reynolds) was [[PowerRangersOperationOverdrive Tyzonn the Mercury Ranger]] and also appeared in TheTribe.
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** Dwayne Cameron (Lyndsay Reynolds) was [[PowerRangersOperationOverdrive Tyzonn the Mercury Ranger]] and also appeared in TheTribe.''Series/TheTribe''.
29th May '12 4:18:17 PM lcmortensen
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* LifeImitatesArt: There have been a lot of coincidences between Shortland Street storylines and real life, that it has become known as the "Shortland Street Curse". ** In 2003, Shortland Street Hospital had its back-up generator fail during a power outage - less than two weeks later, the same thing happened at Auckland's Starship Children's Hospital.

** Olivia Tennet (Tuesday Warner) went on to play Doctor K, the mentor in PowerRangersRPM.
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** Olivia Tennet (Tuesday Warner) went on to play Doctor K, the mentor in PowerRangersRPM.PowerRangersRPM. * LifeImitatesArt: There have been a lot of coincidences between Shortland Street storylines and real life, that it has become known as the "Shortland Street Curse". ** In 2003, Shortland Street Hospital had its back-up generator fail during a power outage - less than two weeks later, the same thing happened at Auckland's Starship Children's Hospital.
29th May '12 4:17:53 PM lcmortensen
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* LifeImitatesArt: There have been a lot of coincidences between Shortland Street storylines and real life, that it has become known as the "Shortland Street Curse". ** In 2003, Shortland Street Hospital had its back-up generator fail during a power outage - less than two weeks later, the same thing happened at Auckland's Starship Children's Hospital.
25th Apr '12 2:51:15 AM Digifiend
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Lots of PowerRangers alumni have also been in Shortland Street over the years.
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Lots HeyItsThatGuy and RetroactiveRecognition: *Adam Rickett (Kieran Mitchell) was previously in CoronationStreet as Nick Tilsley. *Lots of PowerRangers alumni have also been in Shortland Street over the years.

** Emma Lahana (Erin Kingston) was later the Yellow Dino Thunder Ranger, Kira, and appears in BigTimeMovie.
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** Emma Lahana (Erin Kingston) was later the [[PowerRangersDinoThunder Yellow Dino Thunder Ranger, Kira, Kira]], and appears in BigTimeMovie.[[BigTimeRush the Big Time Rush movie]]. ** John Tui (Colin "Dollar" Laws) was previously seen as [[PowerRangersMysticForce Daggeron]] and heard as [[PowerRangersSPD Doggie Cruger]]. ** Kimberley Crossman (Sophie [=McKay=]) will be the female red ranger in PowerRangersSamurai. ** Sarah Thomson (Tracey Morrison) was Fran in PowerRangersJungleFury between her two stints on Shortland Street. **Dwayne Cameron (Lyndsay Reynolds) was [[PowerRangersOperationOverdrive Tyzonn the Mercury Ranger]] and also appeared in TheTribe. ** Olivia Tennet (Tuesday Warner) went on to play Doctor K, the mentor in PowerRangersRPM.
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