Crazy antics at O Week

Hundreds attend today's events

Last updated 14:54 19/02/2013
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Rebecca Paterson, 18, competes in the O Week watermelon eating contest.

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Crazy student antics continued today as SIT O-week events took a culinary turn today.

Hundreds of revellers watched on as students attempted to down cold baked beans with chopsticks, eat watermelons with no hands, and stomach a Fear Factor-inspired smorgasboard of sardines, lemon, raw egg and pepper as fast as possible to win prizes at the Tay St campus.

Bradley Gibson, 17, who won the baked bean contest, said although stone cold and shovelled in at speed, the baked beans had tasted good.

Students were always keen for free food, he said.

A lunchtime sausage sizzle and free samples of the student staple, instant noodles, supplied by the Redfrogs Support Network, rounded out the food-inspired events.

The lunchtime activities also featured a tug-of-war between Southland Stags and Southland Rams players, an obstacle course challenge, and a gumboot throwing contest.

The food theme continues at orientation tomorrow, with a mussel patty cook off and the beginning of the O-week talent quest heats.

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