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Paul Gittins is a New Zealand actor who is best known for playing Doctor Michael McKenna in Shortland Street [1] from 1992 to 1995 and 1998 to 1999, and he has also appeared in The End of the Golden Weather , Xena: Warrior Princess , Hercules: The Legendary Journeys , City Life , The Whole of the Moon and Maiden Voyage. He is the father of Calum Gittins.

New Zealand Country in Oceania

New Zealand is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses—the North Island, and the South Island —and around 600 smaller islands. New Zealand is situated some 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long period of isolation, New Zealand developed a distinct biodiversity of animal, fungal, and plant life. The country's varied topography and its sharp mountain peaks, such as the Southern Alps, owe much to the tectonic uplift of land and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, while its most populous city is Auckland.

Michael McKenna (<i>Shortland Street</i>)

Dr. Michael McKenna is a fictional character on the New Zealand soap opera, Shortland Street. He was portrayed by Paul Gittins and was part of the original cast.

<i>Shortland Street</i> New Zealand television soap opera

Shortland Street is a New Zealand prime-time soap opera centering on the fictitious Shortland Street Hospital, first broadcast on TVNZ 2 on 25 May 1992. It is the country's longest-running drama and soap opera, being broadcast continuously for over 6,000 episodes and over 27 years, and is one of the most watched television programmes in New Zealand.

Paul Gittins is also the presenter of "Epitaph", a program that looks at interesting epitaphs and the stories behind them. It currently airs on the Paranormal Channel in the UK. [2]

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  1. "West Auckland caves in to Hollywood". NZCity. 17 February 2003. Retrieved 7 February 2011.
  2. - Paul Gittins Retrieved: 11 January 2011