Shorty's Maxwell was meant to be white

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Publish Date
Friday, 12 May 2017, 11:17AM

Robbie Magasiva joined the Shortland Street cast in 2009, playing Dr. Maxwell Avia through to 2012. He briefly returned to Ferndale in 2015 to attend the wedding of his on-screen cousin - and real-life brother - Vinnie Kruse (Pua Magasiva).

Here the Samoan actor recalls how Maxwell was originally meant to be an outdoorsy palagi, and how Shortland Street is a "totally different beast".

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