Thousands of Shortland Street fans waited for hours in a queue for a brief meeting with the stars of the series during an open day on the set of the most popular television drama in New Zealand
The event turned out to be very popular in a queue running several kilometers.
Fans were told they waited about three to four hours, but they were undeterred.
Some traveled from afar, eager to meet characters such as TK and the longest-running character in "Shorty," Dr. Chris Warner.
And it was good for a short meeting.
"Oh yes, I watch Shortland Street every day," one fan said.
This is the first time in the history of the series that has opened its doors to the public, fans could walk freely on the set and meet some actors.
Ben Mitchell has been playing DR TK Samuels for 13 years, known for his love interests and heroism.
He said that some of today's fans "are watching from the very beginning. Some of them have left the countryside, they just want to meet with you and say "how are you in real life? ".
Shortland Street is the longest series in the country, with almost 700 episodes.
"We have seen everything. There were marriages, weddings, funerals, that's what you call it, "said Flora Wood, director.
In the makeshift emergency department of Shortland Street, 20 people die each year.
The set looks quite realistic, and that's because Shortland Street employs full-time doctors to make sure everything is in place.
Outside, the line did not shorten, which unfortunately meant that many had overlooked.
However, given the popularity of today's event, they do not exclude future open days.