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Youth drink on a tiny man-made island to avoid alcohol ban

The group reportedly used the low tide waters to shovel together enough mud to create a mound big enough for a bench and several people. They then engaged in drinking without any consequences.

The youth who just could not afford to abstain from drinking during this particular  Christmas and New year festivities came together and created an island in the Tairua estuary just so they could engage in drinking that would not be considered a breach of the ban.

The New Zealand Herald reported that the group used the low tide waters to shovel together enough mud to create a mound big enough for a bench and several people.

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According to the UPI.com, the group then did their drinking flaunting the bottles confidently even to the admiration of the police.

Waikato eastern area commander, Inspector John Kelly is reported to have said "If I had known that I probably would have joined them," saying "That's creative thinking."

The alcohol ban was reportedly initiated to check reckless abuse of it and the resultant misconducts, but technically, the youth did the drinking in a different locality which ‘could not be bound’ by the laws of Tairua, though still in its jurisdiction.

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