Nelson/Marlborough Campaign 2022
Please become involved and stop fluoridation of Nelson. Please email and let them know you will help.
A big campaign was held in Nelson in 2016 that succeeded in keeping fluoridation out of Nelson’s water. Unfortunately, the government has now implemented a law for mandatory fluoridation for the whole country. The Nelson District Council is one of 14 councils that have been contacted by the Director General of Health in July 2022 with orders to start fluoridation.
How to become involved:
- Sign up to receive Fluoride Free NZ Posts – see Subscribe via email on the right side of this page.
- Join the FluorideFreeNZ Facebook page
- Please donate a minimum of $10 per month to Fluoride Free NZ
- Contact your local coordinator and offer to help.
- Learn how to Access Fluoride Free Water
Nelson/Marlborough Fluoridation Information
28th April 2016 Concerns raised at health board
30th November 2015 Fluoride fears discussed at Nelson meeting
28th November 2015 Community Meeting Stoke Memorial Hall, 548 Main Rd, Stoke. Guest Speaker is Wellington dentist, Dr Stan Litras.
25th November 2015 Health Board faces tough questions Nelson Mail
25th June 2015 Children’s tooth decay rates drop The Marlborough Express
5th June 2015 Marlborough District Health Board calls to fluoridate Marlborough’s water
Photo included with article: A two-year-old from the Nelson Marlborough District Health Board area that had been drinking coke from a baby bottle needed six teeth pulled.
Nelson City Council Decision on Fluoridation
Nelson City Council has written to Central Government to voice there view that fluoridation should be a decision for Central Government.
About 20 members from Fluoride Free NZ held a protest outside the event at State Cinema and spokeswoman Sara Cooper said while they agreed with the messages around reducing sugar consumption, they were concerned the film was being used to push fluoridation of Nelson’s water supply.
“We are very much pro, no sugar but this is a very good platform for [Beaglehole] to push fluoridation. It’s a worthwhile time for us to come and say no thanks, we want to keep our choices open to us.”
Fluoridation in Nelson? Nelson has never had fluoridation. NZ MOH statistics show the children have about the average rate of dental decay compared to the whole country with around 55% of children having no decay at all. For the remaining 45% the average number of fillings for 5 year olds is 1, and the average number for Year 8 children is 2.
There is definitely no dental health crises in Nelson. However, Beaglehole has an agenda to meet since he has the job of spokesperson on fluoridation for the NZ Dental Association.
Mainland TV Interview
Dr Stan Litras interviewed on Mainland TV.
Dr Rob Beaglehole is hounding the Nelson City Council to fluoridate the shared water supplies.
13 May 2015 Leadership needed on fluoride debate