Shhh… Fluoride Quietly Reduced in Auckland Water!



Auckland Council’s water supplier Watercare has quietly gone about reducing the level of fluoride in Auckland’s tap water. Without announcement or fanfare from Watercare or Auckland Council, the clandestine move was instead included in an Information Report prepared by Watercare for Auckland Council after the November Auckland Council Regional Strategy and Policy Committee meeting. Auckland’s…

Whakatane STOPS Water Fluoridation: Money to Be Spent on Oral Health Care Programme



After 44 years of water fluoridation, Whakatane District Council has voted to end the out-dated practice. Instead, they will consider providing funds to the District Health Board for targeted oral health programmes, like CHILDSMILE, which has been successful in Scotland for more than a decade. Because of this programme, Scottish children now have better teeth…

Fluoridation is not cost effective



Massey University analyst Caroline Fyfe and Massey University Professor, Barry Borman have recently published a  paper in the New Zealand Medical Journal which claims that fluoridation is cost effective In New Zealand. We believe the analysis was poorly conducted and failed to consider some of the most basic aspects. Therefore we have sent the authors…

Heading for a National Showdown in New Zealand



Fluoridation in New Zealand is the topic of the US Fluoride Action Network’s 26th of December bulletin. See below… The fluoridation issue has continued to heat up in New Zealand over the past year with local councillors, responsible for fluoridation, becoming increasingly concerned that fluoridation is neither safe nor effective. According to a local Wellington…