List of Shortland Street characters (2000)

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The following is a list of characters that first appeared in the New Zealand soap opera Shortland Street in 2000, by order of first appearance.

Angela Weaver[edit]

Angela Weaver
Shortland Street character
Portrayed by Katherine Hubbard
Duration 2000–01
First appearance 22 June 2000
Last appearance 22 February 2001
Introduced by Simon Bennett
Classification Former; recurring
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Occupation Ambulance Driver at Shortland Street hospital.

Angela Zion Weaver first appeared in June 2000. She gained a job as the paramedic partner of Rangi Heremaia (Blair Strang) and made no secret of her crush on Nick Harrison (Karl Burnett). The two eventually got together and Ange fell pregnant. However she was diagnosed with cancer and refused treatment so that she could keep her baby. Nick was devastated but supported her through it and in December she gave birth to Lucas (Christopher Preece). In early 2001, Ange and Nick took advantage of an empty church to make vowels to each other; Ange died just weeks later. At her wake, Ange was seen again in a video she had recorded for Lucas to watch as he grew up.

Carol Beckham[edit]

Carol Beckham
Shortland Street character
Portrayed by Robyn Worthington
Duration 2000–10
First appearance 14 December 2000
Last appearance September 2010
Introduced by Simon Bennett
Classification Former; recurring
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Occupation Nurse at Shortland Street hospital (until 2010)

Carol Beckham appeared as starring extra for 10 years. She made her first appearance when she aided Angela Weaver (Katherine Hubbard) in her birth of Lucas Harrison (Christopher Preece). In 2008 Carol was given a warning after Maia Jeffries (Anna Jullienne) caught her handing out funeral pamphlets[1] to patients, resulting in Carol accusing Maia of sexual favoritism. Carol was last seen in mid-2010.

Lucas Harrison[edit]

Lucas Harrison
Shortland Street character
Portrayed by Christopher Preece (2000)
Joshua Adams (2000–01)
Caleb Boyd (2001)
William Tregidga (2002–05)
Duration 2000–05
First appearance 14 December 2000
Last appearance 17 March 2005
Introduced by Simon Bennett
Classification Former; recurring

Lucas Harrison made his first appearance on the show on 14 December 2000, when he was born onscreen. His mother Angela Weaver (Katherine Hubbard) had cancer but was already pregnant following her diagnosis. To keep her child, she refused treatment, much to the shock of her partner Nick Harrison (Karl Burnett). Angela loved her son dearly but died several months after his birth. A lot of his early upbringing was done by Rachel McKenna (Angela Bloomfield), Rangi Heremaia (Blair Strang) and Donna Heka (Stephanie Tauevihi) due to Nick's struggle to accept his son after Ange's death. Nick soon came to love his son and proved to be a great father. The following year, Lucas and Nick departed to London for several months. In 2004 Lucas welcomed his half sister, Tina-Anne Harrison (Libby Reber) and later luckily survived a devastating fire at his home. The next year the Harrison house was burgled and Nick decided to move the family to Taranaki; they departed in March.

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