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Taxpayers on the hook for $90k mud bill for Rotorua Mudtopia festivals

Rotorua Museum arts and culture director Stewart Brown also wanted to reassure a number of councillors that the bill for the mud move wasn"t being footed by Rotorua ratepayers, but rather taxpayers. There is no funding from ratepayers," he said. However, Tiriana clarified in the wake of the meeting that Brown"s about no ratepayer funding wasn"t quite correct. Ad Feedback Tiriana also said council staff were in talks with Ministry of Primary Industries staff"to treat it [the Korean mud] to make sure it"s safe". The mud agreement was reached between Rotorua Lakes Council and the mayor of Boryeong in South Korea, home of Korea"s mud festival and the template for the Rotorua version. Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick and councillor Trevor Maxwell had just returned from Korea and described the Boryeong festival as an event that needed to be seen to be believed. She also said the agreement"opens up the opportunity for more export products to Korea". Rotorua"s Mudtopia Festival is set to be held at Rotorua Racecourse from December , and will include a line up of Kiwi musicians including Shapeshifter and Anika Moa plus a range of mud-based activities.

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Pedestrian Animal Attacks Injuries caused by a dog bite or other animal attack can be very serious and traumatic. People can be physically scarred and can also suffer psychological problems for life, for example, they may develop a fear of animals or not want to go out alone. Animal owners" responsibilities Animal owners and keepers have duty to ensure their animals don"t cause an injury.

The team"s campaign, which saw Brennan emerge as a Heisman Trophy finalist and lead the team to an undefeated regular season, as well as a berth in the Bowl Championship Series despite the Warriors not playing in a BCS conference, drew American attention to the haka.

History[ edit ] Haka being performed at the SCC Rugby Sevens Although the use of haka by the All Blacks rugby union team and the New Zealand rugby league team has made one type of haka familiar, it has led to misconceptions. War haka peruperu were originally performed by warriors before a battle, proclaiming their strength and prowess in order to intimidate the opposition. Today, haka constitute an integral part of formal or official welcome ceremonies for distinguished visitors or foreign dignitaries, serving to impart a sense of the importance of the occasion.

As well as chanted words, a variety of cries and grunts are used. Haka may be understood as a kind of symphony in which the different parts of the body represent many instruments. The hands, arms, legs, feet, voice, eyes, tongue and the body as a whole combine to express courage, annoyance, joy or other feelings relevant to the purpose of the occasion. The peruperu is characterised by leaps during which the legs are pressed under the lower body.

In former times, the peruperu was performed before a battle in order to invoke the god of war and to discourage and frighten the enemy. It involved fierce facial expressions and grimaces, poking out of the tongue, eye bulging, grunts and cries, and the waving of weapons.

Taxpayers on the hook for $90k mud bill for Rotorua Mudtopia festivals

Slip, Trip or Fall Tripping on uneven paving or road surfaces and slipping on unclean floors are some of the most common accidents.

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Or if your accident is on a council-owned property, such as a public footpath or a school, then you can make a claim against the local authority.

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It may be tripping on broken paving stone in the street, or slipping on oil spilt on the floor of your local garage.

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The peruperu is characterised by leaps during which the legs are pressed under the lower body.

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