On literally throwing taxpayers’ money into the mud

The organisers of Rotorua’s forthcoming Mudtopia festival have spent NZ$90,000 on five tonnes of mud powder from Boryeong in South Korea.

Local officials explain that the five tonnes of mud will be enough for the next five Mudtopia events, where mud and music will come together in an unlikely and messy fusion this December.

Row as New Zealand spends thousands on South Korean mud – BBC News