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Levin & Ohau Water Supply To Be Fluoridated By 31 July 2023
Horowhenua District Council is one of 14 local authorities that have received a directive from the Director-General of Health under The Health (Fluoridation of Drinking Water) Amendment Act 2021 to start fluoridating its drinking water supply by 31 July 2023. The Health (Fluoridation of Drinking Water) Amendment Act 2021 shifted decision-making on fluoridation from local […]New Zealand
Christchurch water fluoridation decision delayed until next year.
A decision on fluoridating Christchurch’s water has been delayed until at least April despite calls for urgency in the face of concerns at childhood tooth decay. The Christchurch City Council earlier said a decision about whether the Government would require the city to fluoridate would be made by the end of this year. But now, […]New Zealand
No plans for fluoridation in North Canterbury.
North Canterbury’s three councils have no plans to introduce fluorideinto drinking supplies. The issue of fluoridation has been hotting up around the country since the passing of the Health (Fluoridation of Drinking Water) Act 2021. The new legislation gives the director-general of health the power to direct councils to fluoridate drinking water supplies, but no […]New Zealand
Gisborne falling behind in water fluoridation.
Gisborne’s water is some of the least adequately fluoridated in the country, recent research has uncovered. The findings, released by the University of Otago and the University of Canterbury, found councils around the country only achieved fluoride targets for drinking water 54 percent of the time over the last 30 years. Even the best performing […]New Zealand
Three Waters will ensure fluoride is correctly added to water supplies, NZ Dental Association hopes.
A new report obtained by Newshub revealed councils weren’t fluoridating water properly, with some only having correct levels for 4 percent of the year – meaning more than 1 million Kiwis are missing out on the benefits of fluoride. Dental Association spokesman Rob Beaglehole said councils were lacking when it came to protecting the health […]New Zealand
Agreement to rehabilitate polluted land
Restoration of land at Tiwai Peninsula is set to begin after an agreement was reached between Murihiku Runaka and Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu and New Zealand Aluminium Smelters Ltd (NZAS) and Rio Tinto Aluminum Ltd. A detailed site investigation report commissioned by NZAS revealed last month that a range of contaminants of concern had […]New Zealand
No fluoride plan for Queenstown, yet.
Queenstown’s council doesn’t have any plans to introduce fluoride to the district’s water supplies, but its Three Waters team is planning for it as part of any projects in the design phase. In July, former Director-General of Health Ashley Bloomfield directed 14 local authorities to fluoridate all or some of their water supplies under the […]New Zealand
Fluoridation returned to Wellington after ‘dental disaster’.
FAN NOTE: The real disaster here is Wellington ignoring the science and continuing to add a confirmed neurotoxin to its water. Residents in the Wellington Region once again have effective levels of fluoride in their water, after a damning report found it hadn’t been administered properly for six years. An independent inquiry was launched in […]New Zealand
Fluoride rates will be ‘safe’.
FAN NOTE: The best available evidence shows fluoride is not safe to add to water at the level used for fluoridation. Anti fluoride residents were at this week’s district council service delivery meeting to express their opposition. Photo: Benjamin Wilson. The Prime Minister’s chief science advisor has told Waip? District Council the amount of fluoride […]New Zealand
Council committee rejects fluoride warning
FAN Note: A deeply irresponsible move by the Waipa District Council. A Council Committee has rejected a request from the Te Awamutu Community Board to add a health warning about fluoride to water rates notices. On August 9, the Te Awamutu Community Board passed a Notice of Motion seeking a warning be added to the […]New Zealand