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Encyclopedia > Storylines of Shortland Street (1995)

This article details the storylines that occurred on the New Zealand Soap Opera Shortland Street in 1995. For Philippine soap opera, see Teleserye. ... Shortland Street is a New Zealand soap opera set in a modern metropolitan Auckland City hospital. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

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Storylines

Lionel Skeggins (John Leigh) and Kirsty Knight's (Angela Dotchin wedding became a disaster after Stuart Neilson (Martin Henderson) interrupted the ceremony. However, Kirsty chose Lionel and married him in a private ceremony with Gina and Leonard Rossi Dodds (Josephine Davison and Marton Csokas) on the Toroa. Stuart apologised for his actions. Angela Marie Dotchin (born March 31, 1974 in Auckland, New Zealand) is an actress. ... Martin Henderson (born October 8, 1974 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a New Zealand actor. ... Josephine Davison is a New Zealand actress. ... Marton Csokas as Celeborn in The Fellowship of the Ring. ...


Stuart went away for a while and returned to the Toroa with teenage runaway Lulu Chatfield (Meighan Desmond). Lulu was hesitant to talk about her past, but Nurse Carmen Roberts (Theresa Healey)got her to admit that she had been abused by her father. Marj and Laurie Brasch (Elizabeth McRae and Chic Littlewood) decided to foster Lulu. lulu quickly settled into their home and became friends with Minnie. Sometime later Lulu's father showed up. He was a respected lawyer and was the prosecutor in Dr. Hone Ropata's (Temuera Morrison murder trial. Hone was found not guilty at his trial, and began seeing his lawyer Caitlin. Unfortunately, Caitlin was married. Meighan Desmond (born October 7, 1977) is a New Zealand actress who played the goddess Discord on three television shows Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess, and Young Hercules. ... Elizabeth McRae is a New Zealand actress, best known for her portrayal of Marjorie Brasch (nee Neilson) on the soap opera Shortland Street from 1992 until 1996 with further appearances in 1998 and 2002. ... Temuera Derek Morrison (born December 26, 1960) is a New Zealand actor. ...


When Gina and Leonard once again returned to California, Carmen announced to her boyfriend Guy Warner (Craig Parker) that she had bought the Toroa with her Lotto winnings and the two moved in together. Carmen and Guy faced a nightmare when Paul Chruchill (Simon Prast) escaped from prison, took them hostage on the Toroa and then left them adrift out at sea, but Carmen and Guy were soon rescued. Craig Parker as Haldir in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. ...


Lionel and Kirsty's marriage was strong at first, with Kirsty supporting Lionel when he came down with tetanus and had a bad reaction to his medication. Kirsty discovered that Darryl Neilson's (Mark Ferguson) drug company had been supplying dodgy drugs to several hospitals and clinics and that this was what caused Lionel's reaction to his tetanus medication. Darryl meanwhile, had reunited with Dr. Grace Kwan (Lynette Forday) and the two made plans to run away together. On the day they were due to depart, Kirsty confronted Darryl and the two had a showdown on the Toroa. Kirsty escaped, but Darryl was missing. Tetanus is a medical condition characterized by a prolonged contraction of skeletal muscle fibers. ... Mark Ferguson (born February 28, 1961) is an New Zealand based but Australian actor. ...


Jenny Harrison (Maggie Harper) decided that she did not want to have another child and had an abortion, much to her son Nick Harrison (Karl Burnett) and lover Johnny Marinovich's (Stelios Yiakmis) dismay. Meanwhile Johnny's estranged wife, Nurse Ellen Crozier (Robyn Malcolm) saved used car salesman Bernie Leech (Timothy Bartlett) from drowning and the two formed a relationship. Eventually Ellen tired of Bernie and the two broke up. Nick Harrison was a caracter played by Karl Burnett on the long running New Zealand soap, Shortland street. ... Karl Burnett is a New Zealand actor best known for his portrayal of Nick Harrison on the long-running New Zealand soap, Shortland Street. ...


However, Guy and Carmen broke up after a condom mishap forced Guy to confess that he had slept with another woman while he had been away in Scotland. Carmen was tempted to sleep with another man , while Guy decided to leave Ferndale. However when Carmen learned that Guy had used his trustfund to stop her father's extortion, she realised that she still loved Guy and raced to the airport stop him from leaving town. Boarding the plane, Carmen convinced Guy that she wanted to give their relationship another go. A 67 m long condom on the Obelisk of Buenos Aires, Argentina, part of an awareness campaign for the 2005 World AIDS Day A condom is a device, usually made of latex, or more recently polyurethane, that is used during sexual intercourse. ...


Nick and Waverley Wilson (Claire Chitham) managed to form a close relationship, however it was not without its hitches. Waverley thought she was pregnant, and so Nick proposed. However, when Waverley discovered that she wasn't pregnant, Nick quickly retracted the proposal. Waverley Harrison (nee Wilson) was a fictional character in the New Zealand TV drama Shortland Street. ... Claire Chitham (born 12 July 1978 in Auckland) is a New Zealand television actor. ...


Lulu's father tried to rape Lulu while she was home alone one day. Fortunately for Lulu, Guy turned up just in time and Lulu's father was arrested. With Lulu's problems over for the time being, she and Minnie became closer friends.


Darryl's body was found washed up on a beach. Grace and Marj was devastated. As Stuart had unceremoniously skipped town for good and refused to return for the funeral of a brother that he detested, it was up to Laurie and Lulu to comfort Marj. Meanwhile Kirsty couldn't remember what exactly happened and told Lionel that she might have been the one that killed Darryl.


Dr. Chris Warner (Michael Galvin) had been put in charge of the clinic while Michael was recuperating from his heart attack. He hired Tiffany Pratt (Alison James) as a nurse. The two played a series of practical jokes on each other which culminated in a fake engagement. However, they called it off and decided to remain friends. Tiffany got involved with Dr. Billy Leech (Darren Young), Bernie's adoptive brother. Michael Galvin Michael Galvin is a well known New Zealand actor. ... Darren Young is a New Zealand soccer player. ...


Caitlin quickly left her husband to be with Hone. Hone decided to move back to the East Coast to open a clinic for the local community there. Caitlin went with him. Chris and Carmen also went to the East Coast temporarily to help Hone set up the clinic.


Chris and Guy were stunned when their father Sir Bruce Warner (Ken Blackburn) revealed that he was dying of cancer. meanwhile, Michael and Alex decided to give their marriage another go. They announced their intentions to move away from Ferndale to operate a lifestyle block. Bruce decided to buy the clinic and Michael agreed to the sale, but cheated Bruce out of the management contract, meaning Bruce would have to own Shortland Street as a silent partner. Dr. Julia Thornton (Elizabeth Hawthorne) arrived to take over the day to day running of the clinic. With her, was her husband, Dr. Richard Thornton, a respected psychiatrist and her 15 year old son James (Chris Dykzeul), who quickly attracted the attentions of Minnie and Lulu. Cancer is a class of diseases or disorders characterized by uncontrolled division of cells and the ability of these cells to spread, either by direct growth into adjacent tissue through invasion, or by implantation into distant sites by metastasis (where cancer cells are transported through the bloodstream or lymphatic system). ... Psychiatry is a branch of medicine that studies and treats mental and emotional disorders (see mental illness). ...


Manny Ahutahi and Rebecca Frost's (Albert Belz and Luisa Burgess) relationship was just as short-lived, as Manny soon left her for Rachel. Rachel also formed a close friendship with newly arrived ambulance officer, Rangi Heiramaia (Blair Strang), as did Rebecca, who had returned to the ambulance service once the suspension on her driver's license was finished. Blair Strang is a New Zealand actor. ...


As the months passed, Lionel and Kirsty's marriage became more volatile, particularly after they bought an old broken down house called Polkinghorne. The two separated for a while when Kirsty went to LA to visit Gina. Lionel took in two lodgers, Ana Fa'asolo (Mary Lose) and Harry Martin (Dean O'Gorman) while Kirsty was away. Both Harry and Ana were nurses at the clinic. When Kirsty returned, she immediately clashed with Ana, but got on well with Harry. Harry quickly developed a crush on Kirsty.


When Carmen returned from helping out Hone at his clinic, she decided that she never wanted to have children and decided to have a tubaligation. However, Guy beat her to the punch and got a vasectomy instead. When Carmen surprisingly fell pregnant, Guy believed that he wasn't the father and accused Carmen of cheating on him. However, Guy soon found out that his vasectomy had failed. He apologised to Carmen for doubting her and the two decided to have the baby. Vasectomy is a permanent birth control method. ...


Rebecca's happiness at being able to return to her paramedic job was shortlived as she developed a congenital heart problem. The experience rattled Rebecca so much that after spending a few weeks away, she came back and announced that she had become a born again Christian.


Ellen's sister, Carla Crozier (Elisabeth Easther) began working at Shortland Street as a nurse. The two had been estranged for many years. It soon became apparent that Carla was somewhat unstable. Carla began dating Bernie, much to Ellen's surprise and the two quickly eloped and married! Carla took an immediate dislike to Tiffany.


Tiffany and Billy became engaged, but their happiness was shortlived when Tiffany was diagnosed with hepatitis C. Tiffany believed that she had contracted the disease when she had suffered a needle stick injury. Carla, who was acting as head nurse while Ellen was away, saw the hepatitis as a chance to get Tiffany out of the clinic. Since Tiffany hadn't reported her needle stick injury then she wasn't eligible for ACC. Carla told Tiffany that she would forge forms saying that Tiffany had reported the injury, but only if Tiffany quit. Fortunately for Tiffany, Ellen returned. Ellen intervened and forged the forms herself so Tiffany could get her compensation payments. Hepatitis C is a blood-borne, infectious, viral disease that is caused by a hepatotropic virus called Hepatitis C virus (HCV). ... The Accident Compensation Corporation (Te Kaporeihana Āwhina Hunga Whara, ACC) is a New Zealand Crown Entity responsible for administering the Injury Prevention, Rehabilitation, and Compensation Act ; which supports citizens, residents, and temporary visitors who have suffered accidental injuries. ...


An increasingly psychotic Carla wished harm on Tiffany, who was suffering from the acute symptoms of her disease. One night Carla had her chance when Tiffany's hepatitis symptoms flared up. Carla watched as a sick and delirious Tiffany ended up in the middle of the road and waited for her to get hit by a car. Fortunately Chris (who had recently returned from the East Coast) saw what was going on and Saved Tiffany before any harm came to her. Chris didn't believe Carla's claims that she had frozen in fear and thus was unable to help. Chris later admitted to Guy that he was in love with Tiffany.


Carla then decided to turn Bernie and Billy against each other and convinced Bernie that Billy was only after his fortune. The brothers fell out. Billy then learned that a friend of his from Medical school had contracted Hepatitis C and had possibly passed it on to him as they used to do drugs together and shared needles. Billy had himself tested and learned that he had the disease. Realising that he had passed it along to Tiffany, a guiltridden Billy broke off the engagement and left town. Tiffany was devastated and turned to Chris for support. Soon the two were sleeping together.


Sam returned to town and Rebecca told him of her newfound beliefs in religion. However Sam wasn't interested. Sam was no longer the kindhearted soul that everyone had once known. Instead, he had become bitter and depressed about his lot in life and had given up on religion. It was quickly revealed that Sam had worked as an escort while in England. Sam began sleeping with Ana.


Johnny grew closer to his estranged wife, Ellen, once again and soon they were having an affair behind Jenny's back, a fact that only Sam knew about at first. Jenny was diagnosed with breast cancer, prompting Johnny to return to her. However Jenny eventually discovered the affair and broke up with Johnny once and for all. Ellen decided that she didn't want Johnny back either, a move which made Johnny lose his temper, scaring Minnie.


Nick's best friend, Rachel, convinced Nick to take part in a wedding scheme designed to alert people to the unfairness of the student-allowance system. Nick and Rachel married, and while it was a marriage of convenience, Waverley was incensed and humiliated and decided to leave for Australia. Nick tried to go after her, but was stopped when airport authorities found marijuana in his backpack. Nick was eventually cleared of any wrongdoing with drug possession and gave up on Waverley.


Soon afterwards, Rachel was then sexually harassed by her lecturer and landlord. Manny beat him up and as a result was sent to prison for assault. Rangi comforted Rachel, and the two began a relationship, which resulted in the increasingly violent Manny stabbing Rangi when Rangi visited him in prison.


During a storm, the Toroa was left untied to its moorings and drifted out to sea. Whilist stranded out to sea again. Carmen went into labour, adding a birth to the already long list of strange events that had happened on the boat. Carmen and Guy named their baby girl Tuesday. Guy left the clinic and began working with streetkids as part of a new programme he was working with. Rachel joined Guy, but faced danger when one of the streetkids, Fergus (Paul Ellis), tried to attack her, though she was left unhurt.


James became involved with Dominique Coombes (Jay Saussey), a streetkid involved in Guy's programme. Dominique's father Ted, a truck driver, soon turned up and began hassling Dominique. Carla, feeling sympathy for the girl, decided to help her out by getting Ted arrested for drink driven. Ted was pulled by the police, but drove away. In his drunken state he drove straight into the main entrance of clinic!


The clinic was a mess after the truck crash. Ted was killed and James was mortifed when another dead body fell on top of him. Carmen suffered what seemed to be a monor injury and was sent home. She and Guy agreed that they would never get married and made personal vows of commitment to each other.Unfortunately Carmen then collapsed. Guy rang the ambulance but she was pronounced dead at the clinic. Guy blamed Chris for Carmen's death as the only reason he and Carmen had been at the clinic during the truck crash was to confront Chris about Sir Bruce's will. After Carmen's funeral, Guy took Tuesday and left for parts unknown.


Kirsty had also been injured and when she regained consciousness, she had lost her memory of the past two years and woke up assuming that she had just been in the car accident with Chris, Steve and T.P. Kirsty was shocked to learn that Steve and T.P had died, it was now two years later, she was now married to Lionel and on top of that Carmen was dead too! Greg Feeney, who had returned for Carmen's funeral, took advantage of Kirsty's state and after Kirsty regained her memory she told Lionel that she still couldn't remember ever loving him.


During the crash Rebecca had finally undergone heart-valve replacement to correct her heart problem and seemingly made a full recovery. Rachel and Ramona visited her, and Ramona admitted that she had an attraction for Johnny. When Ramona learned that Nick had accidentally lost her daughter, she bitterly dumped him and ran straight into Johnny's arms. Rachel, Minnie, Ellen, Jenny and Nick were horrified by the affair.


Cast Members

All Year Cast Members

Michael Galvin Michael Galvin is a well known New Zealand actor. ... Dr. Chris Warner is a fictional character in the long running New Zealand soap Shortland Street. ... Rene Naufahu played as Emperor Gruumm in Power Rangers SPD. Categories: ... Karl Burnett is a New Zealand actor best known for his portrayal of Nick Harrison on the long-running New Zealand soap, Shortland Street. ... Nick Harrison was a caracter played by Karl Burnett on the long running New Zealand soap, Shortland street. ... Elizabeth McRae is a New Zealand actress, best known for her portrayal of Marjorie Brasch (nee Neilson) on the soap opera Shortland Street from 1992 until 1996 with further appearances in 1998 and 2002. ... Angela Marie Dotchin (born March 31, 1974 in Auckland, New Zealand) is an actress. ... Angela Bloomfield is a New Zealand actor and director. ... Craig Parker as Haldir in The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers. ... Ellen Crozier was a fictional character in the New Zealand TV drama Shortland Street. ... Katrina Devine was born July 1980 in Northern Ireland. ... Minnie Crozier was a fictional character in the New Zealand TV drama Shortland Street. ...

Recurring Cast Members

  • Ken Blackburn (Sir Bruce Warner)
  • Mark Ferguson (Darryl Neilson)
  • Glynis McNicoll (Lady Margot Warner)
  • Simon Prast (Paul Churchill)
  • Nicola Cliff (Charlotte Olsen)
  • Tim Balme (Greg Feeney)
  • Ashliegh Seagar (Ramona Derby)
  • Albert Belz (Manny Ahutahi)
  • Timothy Bartlett) (Bernie Leech)
  • Sheila Summers (Glenys Crozier)
  • Robert Hearte (Ryan Birch)
  • Paul Ellis (Fergus Kearney)

Mark Ferguson (born February 28, 1961) is an New Zealand based but Australian actor. ... Timothy Guy Balme is a New Zealand actor, best known within New Zealand for his long-running guest role as Greg Feeney in the television soap opera Shortland Street. ...

Arrivals

  • Meighan Desmond (Lulu Chatfield)
  • Alison James (Nurse Tiffany Pratt)
  • Blair Strang (Rangi Heiramaia)
  • Elisabeth Easther (Nurse Carla Crozier)
  • Elizabeth Hawthorne (Dr. Julia Thornton)
  • Chris Dykzeul (James Thornton)
  • Mary Lose (Nurse Ana Fa'asolo])
  • Dean O'Gorman (Nurse Harry Martin)
  • Peter McCauley (Dr. Finlay Keats)
  • Michaela Rooney (Dr. Emily Devine)

Meighan Desmond (born October 7, 1977) is a New Zealand actress who played the goddess Discord on three television shows Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess, and Young Hercules. ... Blair Strang is a New Zealand actor. ...

Departures

Martin Henderson (born October 8, 1974 in Auckland, New Zealand) is a New Zealand actor. ... Temuera Derek Morrison (born December 26, 1960) is a New Zealand actor. ... Dr. Hone Ropata was a fictional character in the New Zealand TV drama Shortland Street. ... Liddy Holloway (1945–December 29, 2004) was an actor born in Wellington, New Zealand. ... Claire Chitham (born 12 July 1978 in Auckland) is a New Zealand television actor. ... Waverley Harrison (nee Wilson) was a fictional character in the New Zealand TV drama Shortland Street. ...

Guest Stars

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1994
Storylines of Shortland Street
1995
Followed by:
1996

 
 

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