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Dunedin police say it is "phenomenal'' no students were arrested as Orientation Week reached its crescendo at the weekend.
Inspector Wil Black, of Dunedin, said twice as many people as usual were in the cells at Dunedin Central Police Station over the weekend, but not one of those was a University of Otago or Otago Polytechnic student.
"That's phenomenal, really, when you think about it.''
In his view, the "fantastic'' result was thanks to the work of the University, the proctor, the Otago University Students' Association and community policing.
In total, 28 people were arrested over the weekend, Insp Black said.
One couch was reported burned at the weekend, in Castle St. It was not known if the culprits were students, but that should soon become clear, either way.
"Unfortunately for them, they were caught on CCTV so they will be getting spoken to.''
- Dunedin police (03)471-4800, Crimestoppers 0800-555-111.