To Dodge a Drinking Ban, They Built an Island
By Rob Quinn
January 2, 2018
Some islands are created by underwater volcanic eruptions. This one was the work of New Zealanders who wanted to drink outside without being fined by police.
A group of Kiwis on the Coromandel Peninsula, where drinking alcoholic beverages outside in public places was banned over the New Year period, dodged the liquor ban by building an island out of sand at low tide, the BBC reports.
The group, which joked that being in "international waters" made them exempt from the ban, installed a picnic table and a cooler on the island and were seen drinking and enjoying the New Year's Eve fireworks after water rose around it, Stuff.co.nz reports.