For families separated by Auckland's closed border, Christmas this year feels more special than ever as they will finally be reunited after more than 100 days since the country entered level 4 lockdown in August.
After being on New Zealand's most iconic soap for 15 years, Ben Mitchell has been involved in his fair share of dramatic cliffhangers. But one in particular stands out involving his character TK Samuels.
Up until recently, Nicole Whippy would have said the favourite present she's ever received was a Christmas Day tour through Mumbai with her best friend. But this year, her gift is guaranteed to be even better!
There's no holding back Shorty's Dr McDreamy this Christmas!
Sally Martin, who plays nurse Nicole Miller on Shorty, says her favourite cliffhanger of all time was when her character gave birth to her son Pele and then fell into a coma.
When it comes to great gifts, Jess Sayer – who plays nurse practitioner Maeve Mullens – says it doesn't get better than simply spending time with her mum and other whānau in Whangārei this year.
Christmas came early for Marianne Infante this year. The actress, who plays tenacious nurse Madonna Diaz on the soap, has already bought herself a sewing machine.
Though Theo David only joined Shorty earlier this year, he has already charmed fans of the hit TVNZ 2 soap playing ambulance driver Viliami To'a.