Dear Fluoride Free Hamilton Supporter
22nd May 2016
MANDATORY FLUORIDATION BY STEALTH
As you have probably heard, our campaign has now reached the national level with the recent Central Government announcement that they are planning to implement mandatory fluoridation to the whole of NZ.
Currently, only around 50% of households are on fluoridated water, with only 23 out of 67 local councils still fluoridating. In response to more and more councillors and mayors around NZ deciding against fluoridation, the Government is now taking the decision away from local councils and communities and putting the power into the hands of District Health Boards (DHBs), who are under the direct control of Central Government.
See our press release http://fluoridefree.org.nz/mandatory-nationwide-fluoridation-stealth/
The local DHBs will be forced to add fluoridation chemicals to the drinking water of every community in the country, and councils and the public will be powerless. NZ will then be one of only three countries in the world with mandatory fluoridation, along with Singapore and the Republic of Ireland.
We believe the best way to stop fluoridation from expanding across the whole of NZ and to stop it for once and for all, is with a huge public response. To get this to happen, we need a massive public education media campaign.
The legislation proposed for later this year would eventually be in place by 2018. Therefore, New Zealanders from all corners of the country need to voice their strong opposition NOW.
The obvious solution for the sake of dental health is to adopt a NZ version of the proven international programmes like Scotland’s Childsmile - which is saving teeth, saving pain, and saving millions of dollars. Scotland has never had fluoridation, and since they’ve implemented the Childsmile programme, Scottish kids now have much better teeth than Kiwi kids.
FLUORIDE FREE NZ’s NATIONAL ACTION CAMPAIGN
See Fluoride Free’s National Action Campaign page for details of public meetings and what you can do.
PAUL CONNETT RETURNS TO NZ
DON’T FORGET to support Fluoride Free NZ in bringing Prof Paul Connett to NZ by contributing to our Give-A-Little fundraiser.
Prof Connett, one of the world’s leading experts on water fluoridation, is returning to NZ in July. He will only be speaking in non-fluoridated areas - Auckland, Tauranga, Petone, Blenheim, Nelson, Timaru and Christchurch. With the Government proposing mandatory fluoridation to these areas, many people will be wanting to know the facts about fluoridation.
Prof Connett makes the most compelling Case Against Fluoridation.
Saturday 2nd July, 6pm – 8pm, Mt Eden War Memorial Hall, Auckland
Sunday 3rd July, 2pm – 4pm, Citizens Club. 13th Avenue and Cameron Road corner, Tauranga
Tuesday 5th July, 7 – 9pm, Petone Central School Hall, Britannia Street, Petone
Friday 8th of July, 7pm – 9pm, Wesley Lodge, 3 Henry Street, Blenheim
Sunday 10th July, 3pm – 5pm, Masonic Centre, 107 Nile Street, Nelson
Tuesday 12th July, 1.30pm, Grey Power Meeting, RSA Poppy Lounge, Wai-iti Road, Timaru
Tuesday 12th July, 7pm – 9pm, Blind Centre, 63 Grey Road, Timaru
Thursday 14th July, 7.30pm – 9.30pm, Addington Events Centre, 75 Jack Hinton Drive, Christchurch
SIGN OUR PETITION
Please sign our petition and share with all your friends to stop mandatory nationwide fluoridation. Sign petition here
FFNZ is running a Give-A-Little crowdfunder to fund our national action campaign, which includes TV and radio adverts and bringing Prof Paul Connett to NZ.
We need a minimum of $50,000. So far we have $8,800 donated by 96 people.
This national action campaign will move the fluoridation issue into the mainstream, and it will also make a big political statement.
It is really important for us to be able to demonstrate that lots of people around NZ support our stance, so even $5 each from many people helps.
If you haven't already donated, please consider it. It doesn't need to be large.
If you have already donated, thank you. Please ask your friends and family to do the same.
WE HAVE NEVER BEFORE NEEDED YOUR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AS MUCH AS NOW!
Please click here to donate.
WAIKATO BABY EXPO
Fluoride Free NZ has booked a stall at the Waikato Baby Expo at Claudelands Events Centre on 9th and 10th July.
The stall hire costs over $500 so please consider helping FFNZ out with this expense. Donations can be made on the spot or by donating online NOW https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/fluoridemediacampaign
Helping out for a morning or an afternoon on one of the days would also be a big help. Please let us know if you are available (email Pat at firstname.lastname@example.org).
We have found that they are actually quite fun. You get to meet a lot of people who are interested in what is going into their water.
At this Expo you could expect to meet a lot of mothers and mothers to-be that will be really keen to find out what's best for their baby.
Click here to see the details.
This newsletter was sent to you by Pat from Fluoride Free Hamilton