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Taranaki council wins Supreme Court legal fight to put fluoride in water


A Taranaki council has won a landmark legal fight to add fluoride to the water supply in two towns, and the Supreme Court decision has been praised by New Zealand's dentists.

On Wednesday the court ruled against anti-fluoride campaigners following a five-and-a-half-year, $385,000 legal battle over the water supply in Patea and Waverley.

South Taranaki District Council decided to add fluoride in December 2012.  Read more