''feral'' student party in Stafford St yesterday was shut
down by police, amid concerns for the safety of intoxicated
people climbing on the outside of a three-storey flat.
Sergeant Dion Phair said police received multiple calls from
Stafford St residents complaining about noise and people
climbing on the fire escapes. It was also reported someone
had thrown a beer bottle at police, he said.
''It was a bit feral. I think they had a flat red-card where
one of the 20 tenants pulls out a red card, and everyone else
goes on the booze for the day. It's a pretty common practice
in student flats.''
The party started about 7am yesterday but was shut down by
police about 4pm when four earlier warnings went unheeded.
No-one was charged, but details of the incident had been sent
to the University of Otago proctor, he said.