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The teens of Shortland Street - Pt 1

A young Stuart Neilson played by Martin Henderson

There's been an influx of teenagers to Shortland Street in 2010 and they are ready to take on the world!

As viewers prepare to see what is in store for the latest crop of young adults, we thought we would take a little trip down memory lane.

Refresh your memory with some of the other teenagers who have graced the show with their presence over the last 18 years.


Nick Harrison and Stewart Neilson

Right back at the beginning there were teenagers Nick Harrison and Stuart Neilson, played by Karl Burnett and Martin Henderson respectively.

They were an unlikely duo, brought together because their parents worked at Shortland Street, but they got on relatively well regardless.

Nick was classified as the slightly 'geeky' teen whilst Stuart was seen as broody and a bit of a thinker.

Rachel and Jonathan McKenna

It's hard to believe that she hasn't always been the bolshy business woman she is today, but when she first arrived on the show back in 1993, young Rachel McKenna was still a teenager.

Still bolshy perhaps, but she definitely didn't have quite the business head that has her running the clinic in 2010.

Brother and sister Jonathan (Kieran Hutchinson)and Rachel McKenna (Angela Bloomfield) were the precocious offspring of CEO Michael McKenna and his wife Alex. 

They were good looking, very smart and extremely competitive - with each other and with the rest of the world.

Luke Skeggins

Young Luke Skeggins (Greg Freeman) was the son of Lionel. He came to stay with his dad for a while and got his young girlfriend, Josie Bergman pregnant.

Despite his young age, Luke wanted to do the right thing by Josie .

They eventually gained the support of their parents and were married before moving back to Bulls with Luke's mother to finish school and wait for the arrival of their baby.

Lulu Chatfield

Lulu (Meighan Desmond) was a teen runaway who turned up in Ferndale and was eventually fostered by Marj and her second husband, Laurie Brasch.

She became good friends with Minnie and they got into lots of trouble together.

Minnie Crozier

Daughter of Ellen Crozier (Robyn Malcolm) , Minnie (Katrina Devine) started on Shortland Street as a gawky teenager with a solo mum.

Minnie stayed on the show for several years and went through a variety of teen related issues during the time.

James Thornton

James Thornton (Chris Dykzeul) was the spoiled only child of Shortland Street clinic's manager, Julia Thornton.

Having lead a privileged life with his doctor parents, James expected money to grow on trees and reacted badly when he didn't get what he wanted.

Both Minnie and Lulu had crushes on him at various stages.

Fergus Kearney

Fergus (Paul Ellis) was the wayward son of hospital CEO David Kearney, whom he constantly fought with.

Fergus was good friends with Minnie but was notorious for running away from home when things didn't go his way.

Go here for Part 2 in our special "Teens of Shortland Street". Visit our Features page for more hot Shorty Street news and gossip.