The genius Kiwis who built their own booze island to avoid an alcohol ban!
If you’re a sweet nectar-loving wreck like me who has been known to smuggle red wine in a Welch’s grape juice bottle into no-booze areas like parks, parts of Disneyland and the jury duty waiting room (which is a place where the government should be legally obligated to serve you booze), then get ready to gaze longingly at that picture while singing, “Did you ever knooooooow that you’re mah heeeeeeeeeeerooooo!”
The Sydney Morning Herald says that every holiday season, the Coromandel area of New Zealand’s North Island bans booze from public areas including the beaches. So one group of New Zealanders had a major problem to deal with. They wanted to spend their New Year’s Eve day at the beach and they also wanted to booze their way out of 2017 and into 2018. They came up with an igneous plan and proved that they’re smarter than Einstein, Edison, Jobs and the inventor of the lube shooter COMBINED.
They built a giant sand island on “international waters” off the Tairua estuary. They added a picnic table, cracked open some cold ones and “legally” boozed it up. The Mayor of Thames-Coromandel wasn’t mad at them either. Sandra Goudie should’ve awarded them all with a 24-hour booze pass so they can booze every day of the year, but instead she gave them a gold star for being creative.
“That’s the one thing I absolutely love about the Coromandel: the inventive nature of the people. It’s about creativity, the legal reality is somewhat different.”
Waikato eastern area commander Inspector John Kelly said that police weren’t aware of Booze Island, but if he saw that going down, the only thing he would’ve done is joined them. As of Monday, Booze Island was still up.
New Zealand should make that picture their new official country flag, because those New Zealanders are the real pride of their country.
They may have also given you an idea… If you ever want to break free from Trump’s America, but don’t want to freeze your nipple tips off in Canada, or somewhere, just build your own Booze Island in “international waters” off the coast of Southern California. You can swim to shore whenever you need to stock up on important supplies (booze and weed), and you’ll be close enough to get WiFi so you can watch porn on your own paradise kingdom. That’s the real Fantasy Island!
Pic: David Saunders/Facebook