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''.
* 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.
* 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.