When it comes to New Year’s Eve, people are more than happy to get creative if it means their party plans can go unhindered.
On Sunday, a photo shared by David Saunders in the Facebook group Tairua ChitChat! began doing the rounds on social media.
It appears to show a group of New Zealanders sat drinking on a tiny island made of sand:
The thing is, public drinking is currently banned in certain areas of Coromandel over the New Year period — and the suggestion is that this group purposefully constructed the mini island in order to get around the law.
“It was great to see some Kiwis having a bit of fun,” Saunders, who shared the photo, told the BBC.
Twitter seemed to share his attitude.
The best bit? Even local law enforcement didn’t seem to mind too much.
“That’s creative thinking,” Inspector John Kelly was quoted as saying by the BBC.
“If I had known I probably would have joined them.”