CANDIDATES 2013 ELECTIONS
|Floyd Edwards||Against||I would like them to stop putting it in the water|
|Tracey Rudd||Against||Mass medicating the public with fluoride in our drinking water is an inappropriate way to deal with tooth decay, we have the rights to choose wether we take medication or not.|
|Adrienne Normanton||Against||Have seen the effect it has had on animals, and if that is the case indeed it is harmful to humans. Get rid of it.|
|Manu Caddie||Supports consultation||As members of your organisation and others have pointed out for many years there is a growing body of evidence that suggests fluoridation not only doesn’t have a significant effect on preventing tooth decay and may also contribute to increased risk of cancer and related health problems. I would support the development and administration of local-level education/information initiatives funded by Council and the DHB and administered by the DHB and your organisation, followed by a refferendum or other consultative mechanisms for determining whether or not our communities wish to have their tap water fluoridated or not.|
|Andy Cranston||Supports consultation||1) I believe there may be benefits to the use of fluoride but there may be better options than the compulsory intake of it through our water. Though I am not aware of any issues locally it should be by personal choice.
2) I understand there is conflicted opinions on this issue and would need to determine the communities overall position on fluoridation and this requires high level consultation to determine. I would be voting on the communities choice, not my own personal preference which is neutral at this stage.
3) The opinion of the Ministry of Health definitely carries weight but it is but one of the opinions I would be considering.
4) While referendums are seemingly a great consultation tool they are very expensive and at times inconclusive depending on the phrasing of the question and comparative strength of fores and against lobby groups. That referendum expense is an additional expense to the rate payer and I support the strong desire to not see our rates spiral upwards. But consultation on this issues could be added into the annual plan consultation process and if there is a desire to see that done I would support it.
|Rehette Stoltz||Not sure||Do you believe that it is acceptable for councillors to rely on the advice by the Ministry of Health and disregard the opinion of the people who pay for and drink the water.? no Would you support a referendum or some sort of consultative process? yes|
OTHER CANDIDATES 2010 ELECTIONS
|Larry Foster||Supports consultation||I know fluoridation is becoming a hot topic. I have filtered water like many others. I would certainly support any debate or any other way of convincing the community the negatives of fluoridation.|
|Anne Pardoe||For||1. Do you support fluoridation? Yes
2. If not, what definite steps would you take, if you are elected, to stop fluoridation in this area?
3. If you do support fluoridation, do you believe that it is acceptable for councillors to rely on the advice by the Ministry of Health and disregard the opinion of the people who pay for and drink the water? Yes, it would be very difficult to provide some with fluoride and some without.
4. If you are not sure, would you support a referendum or some sort of consultative process? Yes, I would support some sort of consultative process.
|Fiona Ratapu-Rodden||Supports consulation||I would choose for consultation process as there are for and against fluoride in the drinking water. A matter that cannot be answered by me in 1 simple email.|