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Anti-fluoride group lose Supreme Court of NZ cases

The Supreme Court has dismissed both appeals from an anti-fluoride group.

New Zealand’s highest court, backed earlier Court of Appeal rulings, ruling that adding fluoride was not inconsistent with the NZ Bill of Rights Act, which gives people the right to refuse medical treatment, also ruling that South Taranaki District Council's power to add the fluoride was a "justified limit" on that right.

South Taranaki District Council was given the go-ahead to fluoridate water in Waverley and Patea after a Court of Appeal ruling in 2016.

The Supreme Court has ruled that South Taranaki Council can add fluoride to the water supply

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