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A glossy magazine especially for those living in the east, EastLife is published on the first week of each month. THIS MONTH the still high-kicking Debbie Dorday talks about her early life, the good times at former theatre restaurant, Burgundys, and present-day showbiz life on the road. We feature the efforts of two sporty siblings on the field and in the water, and check out the local real estate consultant who ‘sold’ her dishes to the 2015 MasterChef judges and earned a place in the show’s kitchen. Copies are available from locations across the district – visit eastlife.co.nz for pickup sites. An e-edition is also available. ➤➤ From page 1 “Recent school lockdowns around the country have involved the police directing schools to go into lockdown as they carry out a neighbourhood search for armed offenders,” he says. Mr Drumm says that these procedures are managed by personnel within the school and are referenced by Ministry of Education guidelines and examples of best practice from other institutions. “Most schools would have ‘fire’ and ‘lockdown’ drills at least twice each year. “Processes are regularly reviewed and improvements made as needed. One of those things we hope we will never have to use but it is critical that we are prepared if required,” he says. Principal of Pakuranga College, Michael Williams reiterates saying: “There are three main drills: Evacuation for fire etc, earthquake and lockdown. All schools are required to have evacuation and ‘lockdown’ procedures and to practise them.” Interestingly, most of the local schools including Saint Kentigern College, Howick College, Pakuranga Intermediate, Edgewater College, Sancta Maria College, Ormiston College, Willowbank School, Baverstock Oaks have contracted security consultants Harrison Tew, specialising in emergency management plan. The Whitford based agency is run by two former cops Wade and Julia Harrison with Wade having been a part of the police Special Tactics Group. The duo that works with scripted hostage situations that include armed policemen, have around 160 schools on their roll in Auckland. Howick born and bred Ms Harrison says: “We work with schools on every level from training top management to staff training and how to communicate with parents, contact the police and liaising with the media. “ There is plenty of training done under different scenarios and we put a lot of processes in place.” “ The procedures are personalised taking into account the location of the school. “For instance if the school is located near the motorway and there’s been a chemical spill or if the school is at an isolated country side. “Closer to home, there was this incident where the cops were tracking an armed man near a school that had to be in lockdown mode.” The most rewarding part of the training she says: “Is the confidence we see in the students after we do the exercise. It gives us a real buzz.” Preparing students for an armed attack ➤■ By Nick krause It would be misleading and possibly mean to say I’ve turned to an ancient Chinese military treatise to help me with my just-teen daughter. Having said that, there are some particularly brilliant bits of guidance in Sun Tzu’s The Art of War. Written in the 6th century B.C., it remains – many pundits insist – the ultimate guide to combat strategy. I doubt that. Sun Tzu almost certainly excluded teenagers from his thoughts as he sat there with a nice rice wine scribbling down ways to kick some unfriendly marauders’ buttocks. Oh no. He would probably have been playing the very first undocumented game of Battleships in his head, piecing together strategies for military men and their armies to lay waste their foes. The Art of War. Here he was divining calculated and quite magnificent methods to defeat stronger opponents, to outflank, outsmart, outwit and out-manoeuvre them. Nowhere, so far as I can tell, did he even contemplate just-teens. That’s a whole other subject I suspect. It would be unkind to suggest mine is any different from the majority of 13,14 year-olds. I went into this with my eyes and heart and wallet wide open. But even 13 years of training and waiting and prepping still doesn’t quite prepare you. Vivienne Parry touched a nerve in The Guardian: “Something very strange happens at puberty, when truckloads of hormones begin arriving by the day. “Children who were once sweet, helpful and good fun to be around turn, almost overnight, into grunting creatures, who wear nothing but black, lie abed until noon and consume 5000-calorie snacks (followed immediately by saying that they are still hungry).” I have one. Knowing what sort of mood she might be in when I enter the door each night is like fidgeting with a jack-in the-box latch after a couple of sleepless nights and a hangover. Pull yourself together man! Think like Sun Tzu mate. What would he do? Diplomacy right? “ The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting,” the master strategist tells me. Time to compile my own strategies. Yes, I must document all things I must do to take and hold the upper hand. Smug. That was me. My list looked at demeanour, attitude, timing. As I’m sure many fallen and unheard of commanders would have acknowledged had they survived their final skirmish, I never saw it coming. My teen outdid me with ninja-like dexterity – mentally, emotionally. Bloody cruel really. But I’m a stayer. I feverishly began a new list, turning all my knowledge on its head. This list would baffle scholars and fatherdom for millennia. This list was of things I must not do. And it’s beginning to slowly, surely, wear her down. Yes it is. I include here just a taste of my insightful theories, my amazing tactics. I shalt not, ever, ever, comment on anything remotely to do with her on social media. I shalt not acknowledge we share the same bloodlines at school/ the supermarket/anywhere outside the house. I shalt not try to be funny in front of her friends – silence is golden. I shalt not make weekend plans to the beach/Gran’s/elsewhere without consulting her. I shalt cherish the glory and wonder and joy of driving 25/35/45km daily at weekends at often peculiar times with a carload of teens. I shalt not question the need for urgent items of clothing and the cost of such items for her. I have this sorted. Honestly. POiNT TO PONDer The fine art of war Times managing editor Nick Krause and daughter Zoe in a moment of bonding.
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