Police were forced to close Hyde St and move people off roofs
after thousands flocked to the annual keg party dressed as
everything from Tarzan to a yellow submarine.
Police attempt to stop anybody else entering Hyde St. Photo
by Craig Baxter
An estimated 4000 students were in the north Dunedin
street at the peak of the party and at 3pm police closed the
packed street to stop anyone else entering.
At least one roof collapsed under the weight of revellers and
there were reports of several injuries.
The party started early - about 5am - Otago University
Students Association events co-ordinator Koren Allpress said.
She said portable toilets, barbecues and water stations had
been set up on the street, along with a St John first aid
OUSA and police were checking bags ensuring people complied
with the ban on glass.