List of Shortland Street characters (2012)

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The following is a list of characters that first appeared in the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street in 2012, by order of first appearance.

Rose Moore[edit]

Rose Moore
Shortland Street character
Portrayed by Nicole Tubiola
Duration 2012
First appearance 9 February 2012
Last appearance 6 March 2012
Introduced by Steven Zanoski
Classification Former; recurring
Profile
Occupation Drug councillor

Rose Moore was Hunter McKay's (Lee Donoghue) drug councillor[1] who witnessed him buying drugs in rehab and was forced to expel him. She was later hired by Callum (Peter Mochrie) to work at the Shortland Street rehab clinic and again became Hunter's councillor. However when Hunter discovered Rose wanted to become a doctor, he became too attached to Rose and she quit so as not to hinder his drug rehabilitation.

Hayley O'Neill[edit]

Hayley O'Neill
Shortland Street character
Portrayed by Michelle Blundell
Duration 2012
First appearance 17 February 2012
Last appearance 21 May 2012
Introduced by Steven Zanoski
Classification Former; recurring
Profile
Occupation Relief teacher (until 2012)
Tutor (until 2012)

Hayley Jane O'Neill was the obsessive maths tutor of Phoenix Raynor (Geordie Holibar). Hayley grew dependent on Phoenix's father Chris (Michael Galvin) when her boyfriend Drew (Joel Herbert) started to abuse her. She began to string Phoenix along romantically in pursuit of Chris and made out that Phoenix was stalking her. Hayley then began to manipulate the hospital staff and Chris' girlfriend Rachel (Angela Bloomfield) into the belief that she and Chris were having an affair. After destroying Chris' family and professional life, Hayley returned to Drew only to be intensely beaten and found by Chris. She died from her injuries on 21 May and Chris ended up arrested for her murder.

Hayley has been described as; "Shorty's most maddening, manipulative and terrifyingly psychotic character in ages" and the show's most compelling storyline of the year.[2] Michael Galvin believed that Hayley was possibly the soap's most successful villain, citing the immense uproar she caused amongst viewers.[3]

Marcel Fohn[edit]

Marcel Fohn
Shortland Street character
Portrayed by Ethan Bai
Duration 2012
Appears on 28 February 2012
Introduced by Steven Zanoski
Classification Former; guest

Marcel Fohn was Harry Warner's (Reid Walker) best friend that was frequently mentioned but never appeared on screen until his single guest appearance in February 2012. Prior to his appearance, the show's writers would constantly write inappropriate jokes about him due to his constant references on screen.[4] He was portrayed by Ethan Bai, the boy who featured prominently in the 2011 Rugby World Cup opening ceremony.[5] Marcel appeared onscreen when Harry borrowed peanut butter off him so as to frame Hayley (Michelle Blundell) for putting it in Phoenix's (Geordie Holibar) sandwich, who was alergic. In 2014 Harry stated that he and Marcel were no longer friends as he was a "nerd".

Kronos[edit]

Kronos
Shortland Street character
Portrayed by Fred[6]
Duration 2012, 2014
First appearance 29 February 2012
Introduced by Steven Zanoski (2012)
Simon Bennett (2014)
Classification Former; guest (returning)

Kronos appeared in several guest stints in both 2012 and 2014. He was named after the cat owned by a relative of the shows head writer.[7] Kronos was the household cat owned by Luke Durville (Gerald Urquhart). Luke's girlfriend Bella (Amelia Reid-Meredith) disliked the cat and Luke was shocked in February 2012 when he ate her pet mouse. He bought a substitute mouse in the hope Bella would not realise, only for Kronos to kill it as well. Brooke Freeman (Beth Allen) and her sister Bree (Rachael Blampied) later tried to kidnap the cat to scare Luke into moving out, only to fail after Kronos savagely attacked them. On Halloween 2014, Bella was shocked when Kronos arrived to the Cooper household, making her believe that Luke's spirit opposed to her engagement to Dallas Adams (Cameron Jones).

Drew Webster[edit]

Drew Webster
Shortland Street character
Portrayed by Joel Herbert
Duration 2012
First appearance 9 March 2012
Last appearance 16 July 2012
Introduced by Steven Zanoski
Classification Former; recurring
Profile
Occupation Labourer

Drew Webster was the abusive boyfriend of Hayley (Michelle Blundell). Hayley fled Drew in March and he aggressively confronted her at the Warner mansion. Chris (Michael Galvin) later tracked Hayley to his house, where Drew attacked him only to be knocked out by Chris' son Phoenix (Geordie Holibar). Drew didn't lay complaints but continued to beat Hayley. The two broke up but Hayley returned to him several months later, only for him to beat her intensely and end up killing her. Chris was framed for the murder, but when Phoenix began to collect evidence on Drew, Drew kidnapped him and when threatened by police, he confessed to the crime and was arrested.

Josh Gallagher[edit]

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Dr. Josh Gallagher first appeared during the show's 20th anniversary, portrayed by Chris Tempest.[8][9] He appeared until January 2014.

Adam Vailalo[edit]

Adam Vailalo
Shortland Street character
Portrayed by Lachlan Conquer (2012)
Hahano Maka (2013)
Dylan Keereweer-Taia (2013)
Duration 2012, 2013
First appearance 25 June 2012
Last appearance 29 July 2013
Introduced by Steven Zanoski (2012)
Simon Bennett (2013)
Classification Former; recurring

Adam Vailalo was the illegitimate son of the 16 year old Ula Levi (Frankie Adams) and Tom Stanton (Henry Beasley). He was adopted shortly after birth by Matt and Sue Vailalo (Melanie Prince). In 2013 Ula reunited with Adam when he came down with the flu under her job as a paramedic. Ula was shocked that Matt and Sue had separated and attempted to legally reclaim her child. Vasa (Teuila Blakely) managed to talk Ula around but ensured the adoption would become open for Ula to look after the baby.

Jared Afeaki[edit]

Jared Afeaki
Shortland Street character
Portrayed by Beulah Koale
Duration 2012–13, 2014
First appearance 4 July 2012
Last appearance 9 September 2014
Introduced by Steven Zanoski (2012)
Simon Bennett (2014)
Classification Former; recurring
Profile
Occupation Soldier (2013—)
Orderly (2013)

Jared Afeaki made his first appearance in July 2012, portrayed by Beulah Koale. Koale had been contacted by a casting agent and upon auditioning, was offered the role the same day.[10] Koale initially portrayed the role for a minor guest appearance before returning in a recurring manner and later having his contract extended.[11] Jared departed on 28 May 2013. Jared returned in August 2014.[12]

Jared first appeared in early July when Phoenix Raynor (Geordie Holibar) tried to use his gang connections to retrieve a stolen car that could release Chris (Michael Galvin) from prison. Jared struggled to accept the fact his father Gus (Joe Folau) had cancer and refused to leave his gang. However Jared started living with the Warner's but clashed with Rachel (Angela Bloomfield) when he came under suspicion for the rape of Roimata (Shavaughn Ruakere). Following Gus' death, Jared struggled with the Warner life style and eventually moved in with Gus' lover, Vasa Levi (Teuila Blakely) and started to date her daughter Ula (Frankie Adams). However inadequacies in his lifestyle, lead Jared to break it off and pursue a career in the army out of Ferndale. Jared returned in August 2014 and announced his love to Ula. However when Jared dramatically abandoned the army for her, it soon became apparent he was actually nervous about traveling to Afghanistan. Rachel talked Jared through it and he ended up leaving for service.

Boyd Rolleston[edit]

Boyd Rolleston
Shortland Street character
Portrayed by Sam Bunkall
Duration 2012—
First appearance 13 September 2012
Introduced by Steven Zanoski
Classification Present; regular
Profile
Occupation Head of Surgery at Shortland Street Hospital (2013 —)
Surgeon at Shortland Street Hospital (2012—)
Home The Apartment Block

Dr. Boyd Rolleston made his debut in September 2012, portrayed by Sam Bunkall.[13] Boyd was hired by Rachel McKenna (Angela Bloomfield) as a new surgeon for the hospital, much to the angst of Chris (Michael Galvin), who had previously clashed with him. Boyd soon began to get harassed by Lana Jacobs (Brooke Williams), Kylie Brown (Kerry-Lee Dewing) and Emma Franklin (Amy Usherwood), which climaxed when they broke into his house and later had him investigated for the sexual assault of Roimata Samuels (Shavuaghn Ruakere). It turned out they believed he had killed Kylie's sister but the suspicions ceased when Boyd located Julia (Jessica Joy Wood) alive and well. In 2013, Boyd briefly dated Nicole (Sally Martin), but ended up marrying Brooke Freeman (Beth Allen) in an attempt to disown his parentage. The two began to develop feelings for each other and fell in love once Brooke scraped death following a kidney illness. On their one year anniversary, the two renewed their vowels. However the two broke up following Boyd having an affair with Ava Erickson (Siobhan Marshall) after mistakingly believing Brooke had cheated on him.

Kylie Brown[edit]

Kylie Brown
Shortland Street character
Portrayed by Kerry-Lee Dewing
Duration 2012—
First appearance 24 September 2012
Introduced by Steven Zanoski
Classification Present; regular
Profile
Occupation Nurse
Home Thorncliffe Road House

Kylie Brown first appeared in September, portrayed by Kerry-Lee Dewing.[14] Kylie arrived to Ferndale when her best friend Lana Jacobs (Brooke Williams) informed her that the man they believed had killed her sister, Boyd Rolleston (Sam Bunkall), had gained a job at the hospital. Kylie got a job as a nurse and alongside Lana and Emma Franklin (Amy Usherwood), set out to expose Boyd as a murderer. After discovering her sister alive and well, Kylie mistakingly slept with Vinnie Kruse (Pua Magasiva) and briefly had a relationship with teenager, Evan Cooper (Tyler Read). Kylie and Vinnie soon began a serious relationship but she fell for Nate Clark (Josh McKenzie). Kylie's relationship with Nate soon proved toxic for her when he proved to be hugely overbearing and they broke up.

Emma Franklin[edit]

Emma Franklin
Shortland Street character
Portrayed by Amy Usherwood
Duration 2012–14
First appearance 25 September 2012
Last appearance 30 July 2014
Introduced by Steven Zanoski
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Nurse [2012-2014]
Home Thorncliffe Road House

Emma Franklin first appeared in September, portrayed by Amy Usherwood.[15] Emma arrived to Ferndale and got a job as a nurse when her best friend Lana Jacobs (Brooke Williams) informed her that the man they suspected of being a murderer, Boyd Rolleston (Sam Bunkall), had gained a job at the hospital. Emma started a witch hunt against Boyd until she shockingly discovered that Boyd was not the father of the murdered Julia's baby, it was her father Brett (Matt Dwyer). She soon started to distract herself by dating Vinnie Kruse (Pua Magasiva) but he cheated on her with Kylie and she ended up having a brief romance with TK Samuels (Benjamin Mitchell). In August 2013 she became a foster mother to her half brother Toby (Robert Evison) and later began to date Dallas Adams (Cameron Jones). However the two broke up following Dallas kissing Kylie. In early 2014 Emma controversially began to date older man Sam Aleni (Rene Naufahu) but he fell in love with Vasa Levi (Teuila Blakely) and left her. Emma was disturbed when Brett returned to her life and started to fanatically manipulate Toby despite her objections. Toby ended up murdering Brett and Emma briefly took the blame before Toby was charged and relocated to Christchurch. She decided to move closer to him and left Ferndale.

Henry Lee[edit]

Henry Lee
Shortland Street character
Portrayed by Peter Huang
Duration 2012, 2013
First appearance 26 October 2012
Last appearance 20 August 2013
Introduced by Steven Zanoski (2012)
Simon Bennett (2013)
Classification Former; regular
Profile
Occupation Personal Assistant at Shortland Street Hospital (2013)

Henry Lee first appeared in a guest appearance in October 2012. To mark the show's 21st anniversary in 2013, 4 new young characters were introduced, with Henry returning alongside Harper Whitley (Ria Vandervis), Dallas Adams (Cameron Jones) and Dayna Jenkins (Lucy Elliott).[16] Sarah Potts (Amanda Billing) was shocked to meet Henry, the boyfriend of her presumed suitor Seth Packhurst (Toby Leach), after she followed him home in 2012. Several months later, Henry got a job at the hospital and broke up with Seth when he refused to come out.

Brett Franklin[edit]

Brett Franklin
Shortland Street character
Portrayed by Matt Dwyer
Duration 2012, 2014
First appearance 31 October 2012
Last appearance 2 July 2014
Introduced by Steven Zanoski (2012)
Simon Bennett (2014)
Classification Former; recurring
Profile
Occupation Doctor at Shortland Street hospital (2014)
Home Thorncliffe Road House

Dr. Brett Franklin first appeared in October 2012, portrayed by Matt Dwyer. Emma (Amy Usherwood) was disgruntled when her disproving father Brett arrived in Ferndale but shocked all when he approved of her boyfriend Vinnie Kruse (Pua Magasiva). Emma's best friends Lana (Brooke Williams) and Kylie (Kerry-Lee Dewing) soon started to suspect Brett of having murdered Kylie's sister after allegedly impregnating her in the late nineties. Upon confrontation, Brett admitted to having impregnated her and having run her off the road, but not to having killed her. Kylie's sister Julia (Jessica Joy Wood) soon showed up and confirmed that though she had given birth to Brett's baby, he had not murdered her. Brett paid her off but a disgusted Emma disowned him from her life. Brett returned in May 2014 in an apparent attempt to get to know his son, Toby (Robert Evison). Emma and Kylie eventually allowed Brett to see his son but he became overbearing and even anonymously carried out an assault on Toby's friend Honour Aleni (Sophie McIntosh) to get closer to him. Kylie discovered Brett was terminally ill and he began a neighbor watch squad with Toby to try and harden his son. In June Brett kidnapped Toby and drugged Honour, only to try and kill Toby's friend Kane (KJ Apa) when he tracked them down. Toby hit and killed Brett with a spade during the attack and the two teenagers covered up the murder, posing the crime scene as a suicide.

Lisa Stone[edit]

Lisa Stone
Shortland Street character
Portrayed by Caitlin Bossley
Duration 2012–13
First appearance 1 November 2012
Last appearance 6 February 2013
Introduced by Steven Zanoski
Classification Former; recurring
Profile
Occupation Detective

Lisa Stone first appeared at the beginning of November and appeared until early February. Lisa was the serious and intimidating head detective assigned to uncover the man behind the sexual assault of Roimata Samuels (Shavaughn Ruakere). Lisa focused the investigation on many suspects, primarily Boyd Rolleston (Sam Bunkall), Murray Cooper (Matthew Chamberlain) and Zac Smith (Mike Edward). In December, Lisa was physically attacked in the carpark and she believed Zac was behind the attack. She was taken off the case but teamed up with Roimata in a bid to expose Zac. Despite opposition from her co-workers, Lisa later successfully brought Zac down with the help of the hospital staff.

Julia Reynolds[edit]

Julia Reynolds
Shortland Street character
Portrayed by Jessica Joy Wood
Duration 2012, 2013, 2014
First appearance 3 December 2012
Last appearance 30 july 2014
Introduced by Steven Zanoski (2012)
Simon Bennett (2013,2014]
Classification Former; recurring

Julia Reynolds (née Brown) made her first appearance in December. Kylie (Kerry-Lee Dewing) was shocked to discover Julia after believing she had been murdered for 13 years. Julia revealed that the father of her child was Kylie's best friend Emma's (Amy Usherwood) father, Brett (Matt Dwyer), who had also tried to murder her. Julia was revealed to have been living in a cult and refused to reconnect with her sister. She was paid off by Brett and fled Ferndale back to her commune. Julia returned in October 2013 to take back her son Toby (Robert Evison) as she had won a job overseas. However Toby pleaded to stay and Julia ended up leaving after giving guardianship to Emma. In mid 2014 Kylie discovered that Julia had gone missing from her job and feared that Brett had murdered her. However it turned out she had fled following Brett's unexpected arrival. She made a brief arrival back to Ferndale after discovering that her son Toby had been taken to prison after murdering Brett. Julia later left Ferndale along with Emma to Christchurch where Toby would get a prison transfer.

References[edit]

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  14. ^ "Get to know: Kerry-Lee Dewing". tvnz.co.nz. Television New Zealand. 24 September 2012. Archived from the original on 4 December 2012. 
  15. ^ "Get to know: Amy Usherwood". tvnz.co.nz. Television New Zealand. September 2012. Archived from the original on 2 November 2012. 
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