Dr Ropata returns to Shortland Street

Temuera Morrison, the actor who played Jake “the Muss” Heke in the movie Once Were Warriors, is to return to the television series Shortland Street for six weeks.

Morrison’s Shortland Street character Dr Hone Ropata was a fixture on the show between 1992 and 1995 and he reappears on June 5, just before the show’s 4000th episode on June 6.

One of the famous lines from the show was when nurse Carrie Burton said: “You’re not in Guatemala now, Dr Ropata.”

Morrison was on the set yesterday but wasn’t saying how his character returns to the show.

“Some of my happiest memories are from my time on Shortland Street. When I read the script and saw what Hone gets up to this time around, I was really excited about returning,” said the 47-year-old.

Shortland Street producer Jason Daniel said yesterday that Dr Ropata would appear in a fairly major story.

Source: 3news.co.nz

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