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Stars bowled over

Litia Vulaidausiga
Wednesday, August 06, 2014

DOCTOR Chris Warner may be one of the country's most recognisable television names but the man behind the long-time Shortland Street character was taken aback by the reception received when he arrived here.

Michael Galvin last shot a scene in Fiji about 10 years ago and was happy to return this week with cast mates Sam Bunkall, Ria Vandervis and Kerry-Lee Dewing.

"It's absolutely incredible, the response here," he said.

"It's just mind-blowing. Fiji loves Shortland Street and Shortland Street loves Fiji."

Part of the story-line, which he kept under wraps, was shot inside the A330-Island of Taveuni.

"I last came here 10 years ago and we had such a positive experience and the audience at home loved seeing Fiji as part of Shortland Street so we knew we had to do it again. It's taken us this long but it's been worth the wait."

He noted that shooting at foreign locations added appeal to episodes.

Fiji Airways managing director and chief executive Stefan Pichler said bringing the cast over had been exciting as they worked to "put Fiji on the map".








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