Parcels of goodness delivered

Flatman parties with the tenants of ''Barcelona'' flat in Cumberland St yesterday. Photo by Linda Robertson.
Flatman parties with the tenants of ''Barcelona'' flat in Cumberland St yesterday. Photo by Linda Robertson.
Cantabrian caped food-sader Flatman made a dashing visit to Dunedin flatters yesterday.

In typical superhero fashion he arrived in the city under the cloak of darkness on Wednesday night and was busy until 3am yesterday packaging up food parcels for flatters in the student area.

He hit the streets yesterday morning to deliver packages containing ''the essentials'', such as toilet paper and spaghetti, and ''treats'' such as chocolate biscuits and chips.

He was greeted by cheers and applause at a flat in Cumberland St.

One of the flatters, Ollie Nislord, said it was ''a good day to be a second-year [student]''.

Flatman was pleased with the reception he received.

''It's been an awesome morning,'' he said.

''The students just love it.''

His work in his hometown of Christchurch mostly involved families now, so he was happy to be ''coming back down here ... and getting back into what I started it [helping students] for,'' he said.

He aimed to make two trips to Dunedin a year and Orientation Week was a highlight.