Scroll down to see dates and contact details for each council.

Since 2009 Fluoride Free New Zealand has been putting in feedback to all of the Councils in New Zealand that continue to fluoridate or is experiencing pressure from the DHB to start fluoridation.. We now also ask every concerned citizen to do likewise. This is a reasonably simple and important piece of action people can take. Feedback can be in the form of an email and can be as long or as short as you like with as many attachments as you like (e.g.Why Fluoridation Should be Ended in New Zealand by Dr Paul Connett). The main thing is that it says you are opposed to fluoridation and would like the council to stop.

The Draft Annual Plan process was the catalyst to having fluoridation stopped in New Plymouth in 2011, Taumarunui and Waipukurau in 2012 and Hamilton in 2013. Taupo District Council have agreed to have fluoridation as an item in their Long Term Plan next year (2017).

Please send a submission to your local council and any other council you wish during the dates below. You don’t have to live in the area to put in a submission. The councillors only receive a summary of the submissions unless the submitter is appearing in person, then they get the whole submission that was sent in. Therefore, it is really helpful to take the opportunity to speak to your submission as not only do you get that extra five minutes, it also means the councillors will have received your submission in its entirety. If you don’t want to speak, someone else in the community may want to speak on your behalf. We can help with that.

Below are the Councils that have fluoridation with the dates that submissions will be accepted, the email address to send your submission to or website page where it can be lodged online and the date/dates the submissions will be heard. If you send an email please put “Submission to Draft Annual/Long Term Plan” in subject line to ensure it is in included. Thanks.

Note: There has now been a change to the Local Government Act and councils are no longer required to hold public consultation on their Draft Annual Plan if it is not significantly different than their Long Term Plan. You will see that noted under “Hearings”.

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Council From
To Contact Hearings
Auckland Council 24th March Email annualplan2016/
Hamilton City
South Waikato District  16th March  15th April
Thames Coromandel District Referendum held in 2015. Majority voted to keep fluoridation.
Waikato District . This council may not be having an annual plan this year.
Taupo District  Councillors voted in 2015 to include Fluoridation as an issue to be consulted on in the 2017 Long Term Plan. In the meantime, residents need to help educate their neighbours
Whakatane District  21st March  22nd April Online form  4-5th of May
South Taranaki District
Stratford District  No Hearings as not accepting submissions this year
Gisborne  March  mid-April
Hastings  2nd April  8th May
Manawatu District 29th March 29th April  9th May
Palmerston North City 18th March  18th April  4th, 5th and 6th May
Masterton District  15th April  16th May
Kapiti Coast District  4th April  29th April  ,or
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Upper Hutt City  23rd March  28th April
Hutt City  29th March  29th April  17th and 18th May
Wellington City  29th March  29th April  
Wellington Regional 16th March  18th April  
Nelson District 11th March 11th April  not fluoridated but NZDA have been pushing it

Marlborough District  7th April  9th of May  not fluoridated but NZDA have been pushing it
Ashburton District 14th April 14th May .

Only Methven is fluoridated.

Timaru District  14th April  16th May  not fluoridated but NZDA have been pushing it

Clutha District 21st March  21st April 10th May
Dunedin City  24th March  20th April
Invercargill District 26th Feb 26th March


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