Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Panel discussion on fluoridation of Hastings water supply

Date: September 19th 2013

Panel discussion on fluoridation of Hastings water supply

Hastings District Council is to host a panel discussion on the addition of fluoride into the Hastings water supply.

The panel discussion will be chaired by prominent Hawke’s Bay barrister Jonathon Krebs and will be attended by 2 representatives from the Hawke’s Bay District Health Board and 2 representatives from Fluoride Free Hastings.

Hastings Mayor Lawrence Yule says “This is a chance for the public to hear both sides of the fluoride discussion. There have been plenty of words spoken over this issue but as we close in on the referendum I believe it is important that both sides present their arguments at one forum.”

“We have chosen the Chairman very carefully, to ensure that both parties have an equal opportunity to present their arguments and to make sure that the discussion is well controlled.”

The panel discussion will be held in the Hastings District Council Chambers on Wednesday 25 September from 7pm to 8.30pm.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Background info:

Hastings District Council currently fluoridates the urban water supply (Hastings, Flaxmere and Havelock North together with some surrounding rural properties) in accordance with the “New Zealand Standard for the Supply of Fluoride for Use in Water Treatment”. Hastings was the first authority in New Zealand to use fluoride, introducing it into its water supply in 1954. In 1991 a binding referendum supported the continued addition of fluoride as a dental health measure.

In 2011, Council resolved to conduct a referendum of voters who currently receive fluoridated water, on the continued fluoridation of the water supply, in conjunction with the 2013 council elections.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

PARLIAMENT TODAY:

Flyover Over: NZTA Not Appealing Flyover Decision

The NZ Transport Agency has decided not to appeal the High Court’s Basin Bridge decision, and says the High Court’s findings provide valuable clarity to help guide the development of future infrastructure projects throughout the country. More>>

ALSO:

Developing Crown Land: Government, Auckland Iwi Reach Agreement

The government has reached agreement with Ngati Whatua and other Auckland iwi over developing 500 hectares of excess land in Auckland for private housing which had been under High Court challenge. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Maurice Williamson

Maurice Williamson seems to have been granted an annual licence to embarrass the National Party, and its that time of year again. Also as per usual, Williamson’s recent exercise in sexism and homophobia has passed by with barely a murmur from his leader. More>>

ALSO:

Green Climate Plan: Shaw Launches 40% Emission Cut Target

Green Party co-leader James Shaw has announced an emissions target initiative for 40% reduction by 2030. He said agriculture has to long been used as a reason for inaction, a roadblock to action... He proposed a tax of 8 cents per kilo of milk. More>>

ALSO:


Images & Video: Four Alternative Flags For Referendum

Flag Consideration Panel chair, Professor John Burrows, said the Panel’s decision had been guided first and foremost by the results of its engagement programme across a range of communities where thousands of Kiwis shared what was special about New Zealand, as well as the Panel’s own selection criteria. More>>

ALSO:

Transport Report: LGNZ Calls For Proactive Approach To Mobilise Regions

LGNZ has today released Mobilising the Regions, its major transport study, which highlights the economic and social impact of strategic transport decisions nationally and in the regions, and the direct link between regional development, national prosperity, social well-being and cohesiveness. More>>

ALSO:

Transport: New Rules Bring Double-Deckers To Our Cities

New rules that allow buses, including double-deckers, to carry more people will ramp up the public transport offering in our cities, Transport Minister Simon Bridges and Associate Transport Minister Craig Foss say. More>>

ALSO:

Cycling:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news