1 Feb 2024

I Was There When: Shortland Street first aired

From Nights, 9:15 pm on 1 February 2024

We're back for another segment of I Was There When. 

We speak to people who were on the scene during a big moment in New Zealand's history.

The cultural sensation that is Shortland Street all started back in May 1992. Now at 33 seasons, and nearly 8,000 episodes, it's our longest running soap.

One man who was there right at the very beginning when Shortland Street first aired is former South Pacific Pictures executive Don Reynolds.