SunderMad
Why not join in with our small but perfectly formed community?

We are always looking for new members so sign up and join in, its free.

SOME PEOPLE SEEM TO HIT A SNAG WHEN TRYING TO REGISTER! NOT SURE WHY? IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM EMAIL ME AND I WILL SORT IT?
sundamad@aol.com
THE CATS NEXT GAME

Widget powered by WhatstheScore.com

Latest topics
» Predictions Week 12
Today at 8:24 am by oldblackcat

» Saturday is back
Today at 8:17 am by oxfordshire

» It's been a rollercoaster journey..
Yesterday at 11:10 pm by cyprussyd

» Results Week 9
Yesterday at 9:20 pm by Mackemneil

» Predictions Mid week 12
Yesterday at 9:18 pm by Mackemneil

» FA Cup 1st round draw Monday.
Yesterday at 6:45 pm by oldblackcat

» League Table Week 11
Yesterday at 6:24 pm by Jerry the Jinx

» BBC are Tory donors
Yesterday at 5:30 pm by cyprussyd

» rape and death threats
Yesterday at 10:58 am by sunderpitt

»  Shrewsbury Town v Sunderland AFC
Yesterday at 10:03 am by cyprussyd

Sky Sports-SunderMad Exclusive.
Sky Bet League 1
FcTables.com

Inventive Kiwis

Go down

Inventive Kiwis

Post  Nostalgic on 2018-01-01, 8:28 pm

Just thought I would I would post a report on how gently level headed Kiwis deal with life's vagaries:

New Zealanders build island in bid to avoid alcohol ban

  • 7 hours ago



  • Share this with Facebook
     

  • Share this with Twitter
     

  • Share this with Messenger
     

  • [email=?subject=Shared%20from%20BBC%20News&body=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.bbc.com%2Fnews%2Fworld-asia-42533927]Share this with Email[/email]
     

  • Share




[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]Image copyrightDAVID SAUNDERSImage captionThe New Year revellers enjoyed a drink on the sand island they built in an apparent attempt to circumvent a public drinking ban
A group of New Zealanders has constructed a sand island in coastal waters, seemingly in a creative attempt to avoid a ban on drinking in public places.
The group built the structure at low tide in the Tairua estuary on the Coromandel peninsula on Sunday afternoon, reports said.
They then installed a picnic table and ice box for drinks.
Locals joked that they were in "international waters" and thus exempt from an official liquor ban.
The group drank into the night on New Year's Eve, watching the fireworks, reported New Zealand website stuff.co.nz - and the construction was still intact on Monday morning.
A ban on public drinking is in force in Coromandel over the New Year period and those violating the ban face a fine of $250 (£130; US$180) or arrest.
But authorities seemed to be taking the initiative in light-hearted spirit.
"That's creative thinking - if I had known [about it] I probably would have joined them," said local police commander Inspector John Kelly when told about the sand island.
[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]Image copyrightDAVID SAUNDERSImage captionThe island was still intact on New Year's Day
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."
But a well-known community organiser Noddy Watts said the ban was not working and was simply resulting in swathes of arrests.
He said the police were "dealing with drunk teens".
"That's not what they are there for. That's what parents are there for," he said, according to the New Zealand Herald.
"The police and St John were getting frustrated with the result and said it has to change," said Mr Watts according to the New Zealand Herald.

Nostalgic
Senior Member(Top Cat)
Senior Member(Top Cat)

Posts : 4073
Join date : 2012-08-06
Age : 80
Location : Auckland NZ

Back to top Go down

Re: Inventive Kiwis

Post  Hieronymus on 2018-01-01, 10:40 pm

Made me smile anyway Laughing
avatar
Hieronymus
Admin Problem Solver
Admin Problem Solver

Posts : 9435
Join date : 2012-08-07
Age : 62

Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum