Arrests made at party
Invercargill police are warning against advertising parties on Facebook after they made multiple arrests for disorderly behaviour following a large party on Saturday night.
The Bamborough St party was advertised on Facebook, with invitations sent to nearly 600 people.
It was advertised as an ''open invitation'' and ''not your averge house party''.
Of the more than 600 people notified through Facebook, more than 250 said they would be attending.
Senior Sergeant Bruce Terry said Invercargill police arrested 10 people for disorderly behaviour-type offences on Saturday, most of which were made at the Bamborough St party.
While he would not comment on how many people were at the party, he said it was a large event and made worse by another party close by.
''Advertising on social media is quite a risky thing because it takes away the control of householders running the party.
''Facebook is an example of friends, of friends, of friends - everyone's invited,'' he said.
He advised parents and householders to be aware of the dangers of advertising parties on Facebook.
It was also not fair on neighbours, he said.
There had been no reported damage to neighbouring properties, but police had received numerous complaints from the neighbourhood, he said.
Party organisers could not be reached for comment.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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