New Zealanders Build Island To Avoid Alcohol Ban

LADs in New Zealand have constructed a sand island in coastal waters in order to avoid a ban on drinking in public places.

The group of holidaymakers built the structure at low tide in the Tairua estuary on the Coromandel peninsula on Sunday afternoon, according to local media.

They then installed a picnic table and ice box for drink and told locals they were in 'international waters', so usual liquor laws didn't apply to them.

Credit: PA Images
Credit: PA Images

A ban on public drinking was in force in Coromandel over the New Year period. Those violating the ban face a fine of $250 (£130; US$180) or arrest.

The images were posted in a local Facebook group, Tairua ChitChat, by David Saunders.

Mr Saunders told the BBC: "It was great to see some Kiwis having a bit of fun."

And it seems that even the feds were in on the joke.

"That's creative thinking - if I had known [about it] I probably would have joined them," local police commander inspector John Kelly told the BBC.

The sandcastle was still visible and intact this Monday morning.

This isn't the first time we've seen LADs going to extraordinary lengths to get on the sesh.

Back in September a man in American named Alex buried a water bottle full of vodka ahead of a music festival for consumption after the event had been set up.

Credit: Supplied
Credit: Supplied

He told LADbible that he drew his inspiration from pirates, with his five-strong festival crew wanting to see if they could 'bury treasure without it being disturbed'.

Describing how he did it, Alex said: "I've been going to Electric Zoo [festival] for over four years now so I know the layout very well.

"The planning of the burial was simple. We used Google maps and marked our spot on GPS so we knew where it would be. Then we waited."

From there all he had to do was dig it up and get it down him.

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Chris Ogden

Chris Ogden is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from the University of East Anglia with degrees in English Literature and Creative Writing before completing his NCTJ Diploma in Multimedia Journalism. Chris has previously written for the independent culture magazine The Skinny, among other publications.

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