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:
Chriss Taylor
Peter Joyce
Patrick O'Boyle
Bevan Domett
John Douglas
Bob Wadsworth
Wayne Mcintyre
Marion And Mike Hodge
warren fitzsimmons
Aimee Ritchie
donald muncaster
Lyn Tetenburg
James Solomon
Dave Bain
Michael Allen
Robert Davey
Kenneth MacKenzie
Megan Hands
Brent Schouten
Mark Stockdale
Alan Waller
Alice Taylor
Reynold Macpherson

Will you sign?

Reactions

  • Chriss Taylor
    signed 2017-08-07 15:46:14 +1200
  • Peter Joyce
    signed 2017-08-07 15:42:00 +1200
  • Patrick O'Boyle
    signed 2017-08-07 15:41:46 +1200
  • Bevan Domett
    signed 2017-08-07 15:34:54 +1200
  • John Douglas
    signed 2017-08-07 15:32:51 +1200
  • Joanne Fisher
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-08-07 15:15:34 +1200
    I just signed the petition calling on Rotorua Council to veto the $90,000 Korean mud purchase.#Stop the mud
  • Bob Wadsworth
    signed 2017-08-07 15:05:03 +1200
  • Wayne Mcintyre
    signed 2017-08-07 15:04:37 +1200
  • Marion And Mike Hodge
    signed 2017-08-07 15:03:56 +1200
  • warren fitzsimmons
    signed 2017-08-07 15:01:33 +1200
  • Aimee Ritchie
    signed 2017-08-07 14:58:08 +1200
  • donald muncaster
    signed 2017-08-07 14:57:33 +1200
  • Lyn Tetenburg
    signed 2017-08-07 14:56:05 +1200
  • James Solomon
    signed 2017-08-07 14:54:23 +1200
  • Dave Bain
    signed 2017-08-07 14:52:55 +1200
  • Michael Allen
    signed 2017-08-07 14:27:21 +1200
  • Robert Davey
    signed 2017-08-07 14:20:25 +1200
  • Kenneth MacKenzie
    signed 2017-08-07 14:14:15 +1200
  • Megan Hands
    signed 2017-08-07 13:55:42 +1200
  • Brent Schouten
    signed 2017-08-07 13:54:47 +1200
  • Hamish Hamilton
    posted about this on Facebook 2017-08-07 13:54:19 +1200
    I just signed the petition calling on Rotorua Council to veto the $90,000 Korean mud purchase.#Stop the mud
  • Mark Stockdale
    signed 2017-08-07 13:12:44 +1200
  • Alan Waller
    signed 2017-08-07 13:09:35 +1200
  • Alice Taylor
    signed 2017-08-07 13:07:55 +1200
  • Reynold Macpherson
    signed 2017-08-07 12:45:59 +1200