Latest News for Health Freedom - 2012
The Natural Health and Supplementary Products Bill has passed its second reading and is due to become legislation by 3rd January 2014.
After consulting with analysts, members of the natural health industry, our panel of experts and board of trustees, Health Freedom is now in a position to give you more information to help you draft your response to the Natural Health and Supplementary Products Bill.
A united front from consumers, wanting to preserve their full access to natural health products, is imperative to the success of getting a fair and reasonable regulating authority.
The Natural Health and Supplementary Products Bill is very light on detail. Analysts have described it as a ‘thin’ Bill, which gives very wide powers to whoever is charged with administering it. This is far from what is required to meet what Health Freedom supported in the agreed Joint Industry statement, which was very detailed. Read more here.
Latest News for Health Freedom - 2009
HFNZ on TV3 Sunshine for Folic Acid debate
Wed 15th July
Health Freedom appeared on TV3 Sunrise debating the Folic Acid issue. See the web broadcast here and our Press Release for information on why Folic Acid should not be added to our bread. Also read more on our objections and the history of this legislation, and see all Press releases on this issue here.
June/July 2009: FREE Movie Events
In association with Fluoride Action Network NZ, Health Freedom is pleased to announce a free movie viewing of The Fluoride Deception and Professional Perspectives on Fluoridation. Both films are approx 30mins duration.
Wellington (Courtesy of OpenUrEyes)
Monday 22nd June, 7.30pm
Southern Cross Garden Bar, 35 Able Smith Street
(please help us get the message out around Wellington and print and distribute this poster to local community notice boards and health food stores)
While the event has no cover charge we would appreciate you making a donation to FANNZ to assist with their costs in launching the nationwide Ban Fluoride campaign. Auckland (Courtesy of Nature Sunshine)
Friday 3rd July, 7.30pm
Nature Sunshine Building
334a Rosedale Road (cnr Douglas Alexander Rd / Greville Rd Northern Motorway Exit)
(please help us get the message out around Auckland and print and distribute this poster to local community notice boards and health food stores)
While the event has no cover charge we would appreciate you making a donation to HFNZ to assist us with our costs in launching our part of the nationwide Ban Fluoride campaign.
**If you would like to host or organise a movie event in your area/suburb please contact us at
June 5 2009: Hamilton Councillors Push for Removal of Fluoride
The Waikato Times reported: A group of Hamilton city councillors are pushing for the removal of fluoride from the city's water this time without a referendum. Three years after the city agreed in a public poll to keep fluoridation, a surprise move at a council meeting this week has put the issue back on the agenda. At Wednesday's long-term plan meeting, councillor Dave Macpherson asked to have the possibility of scrapping fluoridation discussed at a meeting on July 1.
The move was rejected 9-4 but if he and other councillors can agree on an appropriate timing for a showdown he may have the numbers to get rid of fluoride. Mr Macpherson told councillors that even "blind Freddy" recognised it was a matter of when, not if, and he felt the time had come.
"We know quite enough to make a decision now," he said. Councillors Joe Di Maio, Glenda Saunders and Roger Hennebry back Mr Macpherson.
Read the whole story here: http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/2475642/Fluoride-foes-set-for-new-battle
May 4 2009: Gardasil Vaccination Program Meeting With Resistance.
The Australian reported that the New Zealand Ministry of Health announced 78 schools refused to participate in the controversial vaccination program of Gardasil saying "the cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil is facing resistance in New Zealand where dozens of schools have refused to take part in the national immunisation program".
TVNZ One Breakfast news reported the same morning that the "Controversial Vaccine" had been rejected by 75 schools. However the story was pulled later on in the show and never reappeared on further TVNZ news bulletins that day.
Health Freedom NZ wrote to TVNZ news asking for more details on the story and why it was pulled. We received no response. No mention of it appears on their website list of stories for that day. It seems we'll have to rely on The Australian to inform us of what is going on in our own country.
Gardasil is the brain child of Merck & Co, the drug company that bought us Vioxx which killed 60,000 people and caused serious adverse reactions in over 100,000 people. The corporation now face a five billion dollar pay out in class action rulings against them. Click here for the full story of schools in NZ rejecting Gardasil.
May 4 2009: Health Freedom new Website!
We are excited to announce Health Freedom has launched our new website with updated content and several new campaigns. Please take the time to browse the new pages and inform yourself of some of the issues and challenges that face Health Freedom and our healthcare and food industry.
April 8 2009: A Memorandum of Understanding
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed between the Green Party and National on shared policy initiatives. Among them is an agreement to work together to develop a New Zealand based regulatory system for natural health products. Green MP Sue Kedgley will work with the Minister of Health Tony Ryall and Associate Minister Jonathan Coleman to develop a regulatory system that is specific to New Zealand, rather than the trans-Tasman model that had been proposed by the previous Labour led government. Click here for the full press release.