Maori should support fluoridation in our water system in Whakatane and Ohope. Johanna Wilson and Rudi Johnson both from the BOP Health Department are encouraging supporters to this topic.

Johanna Wilson has gone ancient for an example to her involvement in fluoride in our drinking water to help save our childrens teeth.

Both women say children are going to school with badly decayed teeth and suffering the pain at school and then at home for any length of time until someone does something to take to a doctor or to hospital.

Johanna Wilson said our ancestors had beautiful teeth before the arrival of Europeans because they ate natural foods which already were already naturally fluoridated.

Me tautoko te iwi Maori ki te purutanga o te pukowhai ki roto i te wai e inumia ana e nga hapori o Whakatane me Ohope. He korero akiaki na Johanna Wilson o Hauora-a-Toi raua ko Rudi Johnson wahine tiaki  niho o Hauora-a-Toi tonu. Hoi ano kua tiki a Johanna Wilson i nga korero nehera hei tauira mana kia whakahau i te iwi Maori kia rata ki te pukowhai ki roto i te wai inu kia haumaru i nga niho o a tatau tamariki. Ta te mea kei ki mai nga wahine tokorua ina ke te pirau o nga niho o nga tamariki e haere ana ki te kura otira ka noho mamae tonu ki te kainga mo hia nei te roa katahi ka whakaaro ka haere ki te Rata ki te hohipera ranei whakatika ai i te mamae niho.