Current Shortland Street characters

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Shortland Street is a New Zealand soap opera that has been broadcast on TV2 since May 1992. Most of the characters that appear are residents of the fictional suburb of Ferndale and a majority work in the title hospital. The following characters currently appear in the show as of 26 August 2014.

Main characters[edit]

Actor Character Duration
Michael Galvin Dr. Chris Warner 1992–96, 2000—
Angela Bloomfield Chief Executive Officer Rachel McKenna 1993–99, 2001–03, 2007, 2009—
Pua Magasiva Nurse Vinnie Kruse 2003–06, 2011—
Benjamin Mitchell HOD of Emergency, Dr. TK Samuels 2006—
Sally Martin Charge Nurse Nicole Miller 2009—
Jennifer Ludlam Receptionist Leanne Miller 2010, 2011, 2014—
Jacqueline Nairn Nurse Wendy Cooper 2010—
Frankie Adams Paramedic Ula Levi 2010—
Tyler Read Evan Cooper 2010—
Amelia Reid Personal assistant, Bella Durville 2010—
Matthew Chamberlain Murray Cooper 2010—
Sam Bunkall HOD of Surgery, Dr. Boyd Rolleston 2012—
Kerry-Lee Dewing Nurse Kylie Brown 2012—
Lucy Elliott Dayna Jenkins 2013—
Ria Vandervis Dr. Harper Whitley 2013—
Cameron Jones Paramedic Dallas Adams 2013—
Spencer Falls Dr. Garrett Whitley 2014-

Recurring characters[edit]

Actor Character Relation Duration
Lynette Forday Dr. Grace Kwan Former doctor at the hospital, current auditor. 1994–97, 2013—
Joshua Thompson Harry Warner Son of Chris Warner and the late Toni Warner 2002
Callum Campbell-Ross 2002–06
Henry Williams 2006–09
Reid Walker 2009—
Tabitha Avery Jacqui Long time barmaid at the I.V. 2007—[1]
KJ Apa Kane Jenkins Dayna's brother 2013—
Grace Palmer Lucy Rickman Mysterious woman looking for Rachel 2014—

Returning characters[edit]

Actor Character Return date Source
Rene Naufahu Paramedic Sam Aleni 2014 [2]
Sophie McIntosh Honour Aleni 2014 [2]


  1. ^ Shields, Rosa (September 2011). "In the scene but not heard". The Dominion Post. Fairfax Media. Retrieved November 2011. 
  2. ^ a b O'Connell, Alice (11 July 2014). "Shorty Street’s Rene and Sophie’s family bond". Woman's Weekly (New Zealand Magazines).