Central Government has issued this Directive to the Whangarei District Council to start fluoridation by the end of 2023.

Whangārei’s drinking water fluoridation costs climb as Government mandate kicks in
The Northern Advocate 27 September 2023.

On the 3rd of August 2023 a number of Whangarei residents, including retired Whangarei dentist Dr Lawrie Brett, spoke to the Council voicing their opposition to this draconian and non-sensical measure.

The minutes of the next Whangarei District Council meeting (24th August) provide a summary of the speakers and the response by the council. The council are claiming there is nothing they can do to stop the rollout of fluoridation when, in fact, they could seek an Interim Injunction pending the outcome of the New Health New Zealand Judicial Review.

A Public Talk on Fluoridation was held at The Ledge on Wednesday the 26th July 2023. Mary Byrne and Dr Lawrie Brett explained why fluoridation is ineffective, unsafe, a violation of basic rights and what can be done to stop it.

Please contact Clare on if you would like to be involved in the Whangarei campaign to keep Whangarei fluoridation-free.