Newsletter - 13th March 2017
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We Go To Parliament This Week!
Our written submissions have finally been uploaded to the Parliamentary website.
  • There are 1281 in total
  • Over 90% are opposed to the Bill
  • Over 90% state they are opposed to fluoridation.
Because of the large number of people who have said they want to speak at the Parliamentary Hearings, the Health Select Committee have added more times for hearing speakers. Much to our disappointment, and despite our objections, the committee will be split into three sub-committees for each time block. That means each of us will only speak to three members.

Parliamentary Hearings This Fortnight:
Wednesday 15 March: 9.00am – 10.00am and 11.00am – 1.00pm
Thursday 16 March: 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Wednesday 22 March: 9.00am – 10.00am and 11.00am – 1.00pm
Thursday 23 March: 3.30pm – 5.30pm

PLEASE FILL IN YOUR SPEAKING TIMES so we can all know who is speaking when. The right column side panel 'survey' on our home page is where you can fill in your time. There's also a link there to those that we know of so far.
Our Protest Demonstration at Parliament:
& Join Us If You Can
We need to get this issue into the public consciousness so that people realise that this legislation is not simply shifting responsibility to the District Health Boards, but is mandatory fluoridation by stealth. A lot of us will be in Wellington on Wednesday the 22nd of March.

Please let us know if you would like to join us in a demonstration where we hold signs and give out flyers to passers-by.

We hope to have Mardi Gras style puppets of Peter Dunne and Metiria Turia. Peter Dunne needs to be called out for being the real tin-foil hat wearer (not us, as he claimed in Parliament). The Greens need to be called out for supporting the disposal of hazardous industrial waste into the public water supply.

Please email us to let us know what times you can join us throughout the day on Wednesday the 22nd of March from 8am until late afternoon.
NZ Herald Reports on Fluoride -
"No Brainer: The Impact of Chemicals on
Children's Brain Development"
An article was published in the NZ Herald this week about toxins' impact on developing brains. This is a very good article and shows the mainstream realisation now of low level poisoning of children from pesticides including fluoride is serious.

"The latest report also suggests, in its advice from Professor Grandjean, that women should also consider avoiding tap water because it includes low levels of contaminants which can harm brain development, including arsenic, fluoride, and perchlorate.

He said: 'I would advise to keep exposures as low as possible. After all, we have only one chance to develop a brain. And tomorrow's children ought to have the best possible start - the brain is our most crucial and vulnerable organ.'"
Prof Connett in Wellington last week
While Prof Connett and Dr Maria Claudianos were in New Zealand last week they were interviewed by Vinny Eastwood on The Vinny Eastwood Show. This is a great one hour YouTube interview that we're sure all readers of this newsletter will enjoy and find very interesting.

Although all NZ media were sent invitations to book these international experts, Vinny Eastwood was the only media interviewer who booked time. Considering major legislation is going through Parliament at the moment, isn't it astonishing that the mainstream media is not interested?

We had a good turn out to the Talk in Wellington with nearly 50 people there at lunchtime. That included two people from Water New Zealand (fervent pro-fluoride industry lobby group previously known as Sewage & Waste Water Group) and a dentist and his colleagues.

All Parliamentary Health Select Committee members and local councillors were invited too but none of them attended.
Please sign our petition and share with all your friends to stop mandatory nationwide fluoridation
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