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Shorty wins with TV Guide Best on The Box Awards!

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The winners in the country's biggest People's Choice Awards have been announced and the people have decided that Shortland Street is New Zealand's Best Drama Series for 2012!

The annual TV Guide Best on the Box Awards saw people from around New Zealand voting for their favourite personalities and television shows and in the year of its 20th anniversary, the country's longest running drama series took out the honours.

Shortland Street producer Steven Zanoski couldn't be happier that the fans have spoken in favour of the show.

"We at Shortland Street are thrilled to win the Best on The Box Award for Best Drama. These awards mean more than your readers will ever know because they come directly from the viewers and after 20 years of creating the show it's a great feeling to know that it's still a viewer's favourite!"

Shortland Street star Amanda Billing (Dr Sarah Potts) was also acknowledged for her incredible work, taking out the Best Actress Award.

"I was up against some amazingly talented ladies so I am incredibly surprised that I won!" she says. "But it's lovely to know that people have been watching and that the character resonates with them."

The full list of results is in this week's TV Guide, on sale 15 March.

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