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:
— Stuff.co.nz News (@NZStuff) December 31, 2017
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.
Where can I get a visa to visit the island? https://t.co/M8kv4IaUvr
— J.MICHAEL (@authorj_michael) January 1, 2018
I guess you could say my goals for 2018 found me https://t.co/pWIfEPzWaW
— Will Barrett (@PeoplesElbow77) January 1, 2018
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."