News Video | Policy | GPs | Hospitals | Medical | Mental Health | Welfare | Search

 

Billboard Removal Bittersweet for London Street

Media Release

Date: 28 March 2014
Billboard Removal Bittersweet for London Street

Hamilton oral health this morning staff farewelled the three large ‘Vote for fluoride’ billboards that adorned their London St offices.

Waikato District Health Board Community Oral Health service manager Diane Pevreal said it was bittersweet to see the billboards come down, because they had served the city well.

“But their absence is a signal that fluoride is being returned to the city’s water – and that’s all that matters,” she said.

“We are incredibly grateful to the Tuhoro family [who feature in the billboards] for agreeing to put their faces to the Hamilton community water fluoridation campaign.

“We really appreciate their commitment to the oral health of their community.”

Hamilton City Council voted 9-1 to reinstate water fluoridation, at its meeting yesterday.

The council said last night that the city’s water would once again be fluoridated within 6-8 weeks.

Following a tribunal in June 2013, Hamilton City councillors voted 7-1 to remove fluoride from Hamilton’s water supply.

Following significant resistance to the decision, a non-binding referendum was held in conjunction with council elections in October 2013, and nearly 70 per cent of voters asked for fluoride to be added back to Hamilton’s water.

The council voted 7-5 to defer a decision from the referendum results until they knew the outcome of a High Court decision to a challenge by anti-fluoridation group New Health to South Taranaki District Council’s decision to fluoridate its water supply.

South Taranaki District Council’s decision was upheld by the High Court.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 
Repatriation: Moriori And Māori Ancestors Offered Dignity And Respect

The Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa will hold a pōwhiri to mark the return home of 59 Māori and Moriori ancestral remains from the United Kingdom and Europe. More>>

Gibbs Farm: Kiwi Sculpture Park Rated As Site Of International Stature

29 May 2017 – The Wall Street Journal has honoured internationally renowned art patron and entrepreneur Alan Gibbs with a multi-page feature spread about his sculpture park at the Gibbs Farm, north of Auckland, in the June Issue of WSJ Magazine. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington Rugby Zeroes: Sevens To Move To Hamilton

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester: “The Sevens has been a big part of recent Wellington history but it was time for the event to move on… Wellingtonians have been voting with their feet in the last few years and we’ve seen the result in dwindling crowd numbers and lower ticket sales.” More>>

ALSO:

Matafeo & Dravid: The Billy T And Fred Award Winners For 2017

At the final show of the 2017 NZ International Comedy Festival powered by Flick Electric Co. the Festival came to a close after 115 shows in Auckland and 68 shows in Wellington. More>>

 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland