Dunedin students make up for lost time with St Patrick’s Day party

Source: 1News

Dunedin’s Castle Street is once again filled with partying students after having been the centre of the city’s Omicron outbreak.

Firefighters were called to a house on the street on Thursday morning after a couch had been set on fire, but which was quickly put out once crews arrived.

Most flats on the street had been in self-isolation after hundreds of students caught Covid-19 while returning for the university year.

Furniture which had been burnt by Dunedin students during St Patrick's Day celebrations.

But, students are now making up for that lost time with St Patrick's Day celebrations having kicked off in the early hours of Thursday.

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Otago University’s orientation week was also cancelled under Red traffic light restrictions, which meant students have missed out on their usual start of semester celebrations.