Bevan Hurley

Bevan Hurley is the Herald on Sunday chief reporter.

Shorty secrets in mailboxes

From left, Brooke Williams as Lana Jacobs, Amy Usherwood as Emma and Kerry-Lee Dewing as Kylie. Photo / Supplied
From left, Brooke Williams as Lana Jacobs, Amy Usherwood as Emma and Kerry-Lee Dewing as Kylie. Photo / Supplied

A young daughter of a Shortland Street director used copies of a top-secret script to make drawings which she put into neighbours' letterboxes.

Residents of Renata Crescent in Te Atatu, West Auckland, were bemused to find individual pages posted in their letterboxes.

Each page of dialogue on its own was probably not enough to reveal much of the plot twists but the pages put together may have exposed some of the who-would-be-doing-what-with-whom in the weeks to come.

Together with a friend, 6-year-old Posie raided the home office of her father, veteran Shortland Street director Richard Barr, looking for colouring-in paper.

Burr said: "My daughter and her friend thought that it would be a great idea to pass their little drawings on to the neighbours. Although a lovely gesture, we have had a good talk now about using things from Dad's office."

It's understood all the scripts were returned.

"While her well-intentioned delivery of well-crafted drawings to her neighbours was admirable, we're reliably informed that her father has given her a good lesson in confidentiality and a delivery of a box of A4 paper will ensure it won't happen again," said Spy co-editor Ricardo Simich.

Shortland Street publicist Chris Henry said that they saw the humorous side.

"But we do take security and confidentiality around the scripts very seriously."

- Herald on Sunday

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