Below are the replies Fluoride Free NZ has had. The Science Media Centre also asked the question, here are the replies given to them Political Party Replies to Science Media Centre

Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party

“Although we are primary interested in Cannabis Policy, the ALCP opposes fluoride in water supplies. It goes against a number of our core principles, including “do no harm to others” and “do not harm the environment”.

No one should be forcibly medicated without their consent. Even if fluoride was good for teeth, it would not justify putting it in water as it is likely to harm other parts of the body.

Fluoride used in water is a toxic waste product and is increasingly being banned in Europe and much of the world”.

The Aotearoa Legalise Cannabis Party exists to legalise cannabis for recreational, spiritual, medicinal and industrial purposes; to empower people to work together for peace and true justice; and to institute a proper and just balance between the power of the state and the rights and dignity of the individual. We believe adults have the right to freedom of choice unless that choice harms other people or the planet.


“ACT has no position on fluoridation. Act believe that it should remain in the hands of local government so that the community can decide”.


Conservative Party

We support the role of local councils to deliver local services including local water supply. This enables communities to become involved in these matters and determine their preference.


Democrats for Social Credit

“The Democrats for Social Credit have been opposed to fluoridation since the party’s inception as it is opposed to mass medication”.


Focus New Zealand

Policy to be advised



The Green Party’s policy is written via a consultative process with the membership. There are a range of views on fluoride within the party and Caucus, and our official policy reflects this. It is a consensus position and states: the issue of fluoridating community water supplies requires a difficult balance between the public health effects and the rights of individuals to opt out altogether or avoid excessive intake.
This means, that when considering fluoridation proposals, the Green Party caucus will have particular regard to the public health benefits of fluoridated community water supplies, the potential public health risks of excessive fluoride consumption via community water supplies and the ability of individuals to opt out.



Ministry of Health will work with Local Government New Zealand to make DHBs responsible for setting standards around water quality monitoring and adjustment to meet standards for optimal level of fluoridation of water supplies


Maori Party

Policy to be advised



Policy to be advised


Internet Party

The Internet Party has no specific policy on this and looks forward to joining the conversation using a data and evidence based approach.



Policy to be advised


New Zealand First

New Zealand First policy on Fluoridation is to have a binding citizens referendum at the Council level.


United Future New Zealand

 United Future supports transferring the decision on water fluoridation to District Health Boards, a far more appropriate place and group of people to make decisions on such matters.