Petition: Stop the mud from Korea

248Signatures
1,000 signatures

UPDATE (4pm Monday): Rotorua's Mayor has just issued a media release indicating the Council is poised to do a U-turn and veto the spending at its meeting on Thursday!  It looks like our campaign is paying off! 

Rotorua's Mayor, Steve Chadwick, has ordered five tonnes of mud from South Korea for Rotorua's Mudtopia Festival scheduled for December.

The proposed spend on mud (reaffirmed by Council last week) made international headlines and saw the Taxpayers' Union mascot "Porky the Waste-hater" present a "certificate of achievement and imagination for wasting public money. The Rotorua District Residents and Ratepayers has also challenged the waste, the need for any bio-security and health risks, and the poor judgement involved.

We're not against the Mudtopia event, but say spending $90,000 of combined ratepayer and taxpayer money on foreign mud is ridiculous!

The key purpose of Mudtopia is to promote Rotorua as a mud destination.  Why are we importing someone else's, when even the event's organisers say the local variety is just fine!

The Taxpayers’ Union and the RDRR invite the public to sign this petition calling for the foreign mud purchase to be vetoed, and a local variety used.

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Petition:

"I call on Mayor Steve Chadwick and the Rotorua Lakes District Council, to find a better use for the $90,000 they plan to spend importing Korean Mud for the "Mudtopia" festival and use local varieties of mud for the event."

See who else is signing:
Kama Langdon
June Parata
Narelle Katene
Bridgette Huff
Kate Townsley
Annette Hardie
Pauline Kean
Gail Teichmann
Paul Khan
Brent Hardy
Wilhelmina Mohi
Neive Pearaon
Raewyn Aroa
Chanelle Marino
Alan Manning
Anita Mathews
Tony Lipanovic
Rob Duthie
Allan MacKenzie
Adrienne Puckey
David And Corrie Preest
Sue Callaway
Reg Wellington
Nicole Pakau
Jim Adams
Kelly Aldridge
Rosemary MacKenzie
Peter Campen

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  • Kama Langdon
    signed 2017-08-07 19:17:57 +1200
  • June Parata
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  • Narelle Katene
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  • Bridgette Huff
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  • Kate Townsley
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  • Annette Hardie
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  • Pauline Kean
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  • Gail Teichmann
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  • Paul Khan
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  • Brent Hardy
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  • Raewyn Aroa
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  • Wilhelmina Mohi
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  • Neive Pearaon
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  • Calliope Kennedy
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-08-07 17:38:21 +1200
    I just signed the petition calling on Rotorua Council to veto the $90,000 Korean mud purchase.#Stop the mud
  • Raewyn Aroa
    signed 2017-08-07 17:37:00 +1200
  • Chanelle Marino
    signed 2017-08-07 17:07:58 +1200
  • Alan Manning
    signed 2017-08-07 17:02:07 +1200
  • Anita Mathews
    signed 2017-08-07 16:51:23 +1200
  • Tony Lipanovic
    signed 2017-08-07 16:43:25 +1200
  • Rob Duthie
    signed 2017-08-07 16:31:16 +1200
  • Allan MacKenzie
    signed 2017-08-07 16:24:03 +1200
  • Adrienne Puckey
    signed 2017-08-07 16:21:16 +1200
  • David And Corrie Preest
    signed 2017-08-07 16:18:56 +1200
  • Sue Callaway
    signed 2017-08-07 16:02:52 +1200
  • Reg Wellington
    signed 2017-08-07 16:01:35 +1200
  • Nicole Pakau
    signed 2017-08-07 15:58:56 +1200
  • Jim Adams
    signed 2017-08-07 15:55:15 +1200
  • Kelly Aldridge
    signed 2017-08-07 15:49:31 +1200
  • Rosemary MacKenzie
    signed 2017-08-07 15:47:24 +1200
  • Peter Campen
    signed 2017-08-07 15:47:02 +1200