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

 

Launch of new non-fluoridated water outlet

Fluoride Free Hamilton
29 September 2016

PRESS RELEASE


Fluoride Free Hamilton supporters were pleased to see the launching of a brand new, custom-made non-fluoridated water outlet at Claudelands today, provided by Hamilton City Council. It has been keenly anticipated and will finally enable many local people to access a free alternative water supply to meet their family’s needs. Pat McNair, spokesperson for FFH said, “We are very pleased that Hamilton City Council has finally co-operated with us on this.”

”Of course, what Hamilton’s residents really need is non-fluoridated water coming out of their own taps at home, but in the meantime, the two public non-fluoridated outlets that are now available (at both Claudelands and the Taitua Arboretum), are better than nothing. In the circumstances, we feel it is the very least the Council could do for us.”

Fluoride Free Hamilton considers that each outlet has both advantages and disadvantages, which provides the public with choices to suit their individual needs.

The Claudelands outlet, which is at a handy, central location, uses a Reverse Osmosis filter to treat the public water supply. This takes everything out, including fluoride, chlorine, minerals and trace elements. Chlorine is then added back in to kill any disease-causing bacteria. Pat adds, “We have been advised that a good mineral supplement (e.g. Himalayan or Celtic Sea Salt etc) should replace the minerals lost in the filtration process.”

This outlet has two taps at different heights as well as a drinking fountain. The lower tap has a hose connection suitable for connecting ordinary flexible garden hoses for easy filling of large containers that are too heavy to lift.

The Taitua Arboretum outlet, which is 5 kms out of town, past the Dinsdale shopping centre (take SH23 - the road to Raglan - and turn left into Howden Rd), uses natural bore water and has no chlorine added – using a UV light filter instead, to disinfect the water. There is a single tap supplied at this site.

Fluoride Free Hamilton encourages all Hamilton residents to make good use of the new tap facility at Claudelands, which is conveniently placed near the new venue for Hamilton’s Sunday Farmer’s Market. To find the tap, use Gate 2 off Heaphy Terrace, which leads to the historic Grandstand building. There is plenty of parking and the tap is in the carpark just by the children’s playground and the public toilets.

If the popularity of the existing Taitua water outlet is anything to go by, then Fluoride Free Hamilton predicts there will be a steady stream of enthusiastic “pure water” users queuing up at Claudelands on a daily basis from today onwards.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Child Poverty Monitor: Food Poverty Due To Inadequate Income, Housing Cost

The latest Child Poverty Monitor released today by the Office of the Children’s Commissioner reveals alarming facts about children suffering the impacts of family income inadequacy, says Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG).

The report found that one in five children under the age of 15 - amounting to between 161,000 and 188,000 children - experience moderate-to-severe food insecurity, meaning they can’t count on having regular nutritious meals. More>>

 

Open Government: Proactively Release Of Ministerial Diaries

All Government Ministers will for the first time release details of their internal and external meetings, Minister for State Services (Open Government) Chris Hipkins announced today. More>>

ALSO:

Billion Trees: Questions Over Shanes Jones Carbon Claims

“Officials estimate the actual value of the One Billion Trees (OBT) scheme will be just a third of the amount Mr Jones claimed, at about $900 million, and that he padded the number by including $800 million of ETS benefits and $1 billion of business-as-usual activity..." More>>

'Sovereignty Concerns': Plans To Sign UN Migration Pact

New Zealand is likely going to sign up to a United Nations migration pact this week as long as it can iron out a concern around sovereignty. More>>

ALSO:

Most Vulnerable Face Most Risk: Sea Level Rise Threatens Major Infrastructure

The burden of sea-level rise will weigh on the most vulnerable unless a new approach is developed and legislated, a new report says. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Pope Of Parliament

’Tis the season of goodwill towards all humankind… except it would seem, towards the Speaker of Parliament... More>>

ALSO:

Abortion: Hundreds March To Call For Decriminalisation

About 300 protesters marched to Parliament this afternoon calling on MPs to vote in favour of decriminalising abortion. A recent report by the Law Commission to the government recommended removing it from the Crimes Act. More>>

ALSO:

Secondary Negotiations: PPTA Rejects 'Another Inadequate Offer'

Hard on the heels of an overwhelming rejection of the government’s second offer, the union’s representatives did not believe that the latest offer was good enough to take out to members... More>>

ALSO:

eGates And Social Security: PM Meets With Korean President Moon Jae-In

Our shared values and challenges, the situation on the Korean Peninsula and the opportunity to do more together were features of the meeting between Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the President of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in today in Auckland. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels