The first of the people charged after the weekend's Undie 500
riots in Dunedin appeared in court today.
Police in riot gear faced off against up to 600 rioters in
the city's Castle Street area on Friday and Saturday night
and 67 arrests were made.
In Dunedin District Court today Tessa Gabrielle Rieger, 19,
was remanded until September 29 on a charge of disorderly
behaviour in Castle St last Friday night, The Southland
Police said that two others, Hamish Thomas Munro, millhand,
18, and Jai Shonker Prasad, process worker, 28, both of
Dunedin, did not have to appear after entering guilty pleas
to breaching the Castle St liquor ban on Saturday,
The police officer heading investigations, Senior Sergeant
Alistair Dickie, said students charged after the riots would
appear in court on Thursday and Friday.
More arrests may follow once police have surveyed video
footage taken on the two nights, he said.