Taumarunui Stop Fluoride Campaign
The Ruapehu Taumarunui District Council voted to stop fluoridation after hearing submissions from the public as part of the Annual Plans in 2010 and then again in 2011.
July 2011:A letter of congratulations has been sent to the Ruapheu Taumarunui District mayor and councillors, See Taumarunui - Letter of Congratulations.doc
This is how it happened:
In 2010 Mischele Rhodes and her father Ron, went to the Council and gave their submission to the Annual Plan. Cr Jeni Kydd, who had always taken fluoridation for granted, believing it to be safe and effective, just like most of us did before we found out the truth, was taken aback. But being conscientious and realising the people before her were honest, intelligent people – did the research. Jeni arranged that the Council invite Prof Paul Connett to talk when he was here in New Zealand, and at this year’s (2011) Annual Plan, Mischele, her Dad and Pat McNair gave submissions, and Jeni took the unprecedented step (for Taumarunui) of “crossing the floor” and speaking as a resident – and hey presto! The councillors voted to stop fluoridation. As simple as that.