New Zealand organisers hope to copy the success of the Boryeong Mud Festival in South Korea.


An unlikely row is brewing in New Zealand, wherever it’s emerged that thousands of bucks of taxpayers’ cash has been spent mercantilism mud from South Korea for a music pageant.

The organisers of Rotorua’s forthcoming Mudtopia pageant have spent NZ$90,000 (US$68,000; £51,600) on 5 tonnes of mud powder from Boryeong in South Korea, reports and, in line with the council within the North Island city, it represents smart price for cash.

Local officers justify that the 5 tonnes of mud are enough for future five Mudtopia events, wherever mud and music can move together in an unlikely and untidy fusion this December, saying that the cash has return from a central government grant that may eventually be coated by price ticket sales.

And there’s a awfully smart reason why organisers have selected a superior foreign product, Rotorua native member Trevor Maxwell tells the New island Herald. “I understand there is a perception that Rotorua has enough mud, however you cannot simply pull any old mud out of the bottom and throw it at folks. There can be something in there that might find yourself creating folks sick.”

However, the foreign mud can solely form up regarding 15 August 1945 of the dirt on show, with muck from an area quarry creating up the remainder, says the New Zealand Herald. The South Korean selection “will offer Mudtopia guests a unique kind of mud for a active expertise,” organisers say.


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