Group of New Zealand Geniuses Create Tiny Island To Avoid Anti-Drinking Laws
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If you’re looking for a great way to make sure nobody – and I mean absolutely nobody – visits your town and spends their money at your local shops, banning alcohol in public places from December 23 to January 6 is one way to do it.
But it’s also apparently a way to get your locals to put their heads together and think outside of the box.
According to UPI, a group of seven people in New Zealand basically told Tairua town officials to take their holiday alcohol ban and jam it up their peeholes when they created a small island in the middle of the Tairua River that runs through town and drank their asses off.
The crew used the “low tide waters to shovel together enough mud to create a mound big enough for a bench and several people.” The plan was so genius that even local law enforcement officials were not only impressed but also quite jealous.
“That’s creative thinking,” Waikato eastern area commander Inspector John Kelly said. “If I had known that I probably would have joined them.”
No arrests were made amongst the island drinkers on this day, but we’ll assume it’ll be a different story on January 7 when people are once again allowed get shithoused in public.