Nicole and Zara in Shortland Street

Shortland Street is a New Zealand prime-time soap opera centering on the fictitious Shortland Street Hospital, first broadcast on TVNZ 2 in 1992. The series follows the complicated personal and professional lives of its staff, family and friends. Nicole Miller is a bisexual Theatre Nurse. She originates from Invercargill and her family lives in Tauranga. She dated long time character Maia Jeffries and now forms a couple with Zara, a skilled cardiologist from India, who has been working in New Zealand as a taxi driver while she saves for her medical registration exams. Zara Mandal is an assertive woman with a strong social conscience. She is intelligent and articulate, and not easily cowed. The two women are portrayed by Sally Martin and Nivi Summer.

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