New Zealand Just Bought $67,000 Worth of Mud From South Korea

New Zealand’s Mayor just signed a mud export contract with South Korea.

Mayor Steve Chadwick participated in the annual Boryeong Mud Festival in South Korea on July 22.

Source: One Day Korea

After participating in a World Festival Cities workshop, she made a deal to export $67,000 worth of mud from Boryeong to New Zealand.

Source: Seoul Space

This was part of her idea to bring this summer festival to New Zealand and planning for it has already taken place.

Source: Wikipedia Commons

The mud festival itself was started in 1998 in an attempt to promote the health benefits of their mineral-rich mud.

Source: 10mag

Since then it has become an extremely popular festival for both locals and tourists alike.

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Source: Yonhap News

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