Hamilton defers decision on fluoridation of city's water supply


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28 November 2013

Hamilton City Council today decided 7 votes to 5 to defer a decision on whether or not to re-fluoridate the City’s water supply.

This follows a decision to remove it following a Tribunal in June and a subsequent referendum in October that saw 70% of voters asking for fluoride to be put back. 
The decision to defer is to enable the Council give consideration to the High Court decision in Taranaki. 
At this stage it is not clear when the decision will be reconsidered.
Those who supported this motion:
Cr Yeung
Cr Forsyth
Cr Pascoe
Cr O'Leary
Cr Macpherson
Cr Green
Cr Mallett.
Those who did not support this motion:
Mayor Hardaker
Cr Chesterman
Cr King
Cr Tooman
Cr Wilson
Cr Gallagher - declared an interest and did not take part in voting on this item.
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