Garden party could be last

JO MOIR
Last updated 05:00 01/04/2014

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Law students at Victoria University have been banned from holding events in Wellington's Botanic Gardens after a party got out of hand.

The university's law student society held a garden party last month, described by organisers as the "classiest event to hit Victoria Law School".

Botanic Gardens manager David Sole said the event at The Dell resulted in toilet bowls being broken and "defecation everywhere".

"It's disappointing to have what you would think were highly intelligent people acting like this."

There would not be any future law society parties at the gardens, and the organisers had been charged hundreds of dollars to cover the damage, which he said had been paid.

"We have had them here before and not had any problems, but this has tipped over the edge and we won't be doing it any more."

Law student society president Myles Snaddon said 200 tickets were sold and alcohol was provided as part of the ticket price.

He did not have any concerns about behaviour on the night, and it was only the broken toilets that became an issue.

Students who attended the garden party told Victoria University magazine Salient that "everyone was pretty wasted".

Victoria University campus services director Jenny Bentley said she had not received any complaints about the garden party but the "behaviour alleged is not condoned by the university and could potentially contravene the student conduct policy".

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- The Dominion Post

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