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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|Auckland Council||24th March||Email annualplan2016/|
|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 https://whakatanedistrictcouncil.wufoo.com/forms/plued0t0dionbq/||4-5th of May|
|South Taranaki District|
|Stratford District||No Hearings as not accepting submissions this year|
|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|
|Porirua City||1st April||30th April||" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">|
|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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