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Police happy overall with Blossom Festival

Police happy overall with Blossom Festival

27 September

Police are happy with the overall behaviour of those attending the annual Alexandra Blossom Festival, with the focus on maintaining a highly visible but low key approach, with assistance from the Invercargill based Maori Wardens.

Senior Sergeant Ian Kerrisk said that there were no arrests made at Alexandra during the event, although a number of calls for service were received.

Three persons who had been at the festival were arrested at Queenstown for disorderly behaviour and a large number of service calls kept Police busy through the whole Central Otago and Quenstown Lakes area as people headed away from the event.

The annual Drag Races which were also held at Alexandra on Sunday also attracted large numbers, and Police had a large Police presence but are still to debrief that event with organisors.

Service calls have also kept Police busy in the area as people head home from that event.


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