5 4 3 2 1

WDHB board members get behind Switch to Water campaign 24 October 2017

From left: WDHB Oral Health Services clinical manager Barb Dewson and WDHB board members Stuart Hylton and Dame Tariana Turia.

They know it’s not going to be easy, but Whanganui District Health Board (WDHB) board members Stuart Hylton and Dame Tariana Turia are committed to drinking water only to support next month’s Switch to Water campaign.


The New Zealand Dental Association is challenging the public to drink water only, for 30 days in November, in the hope it will encourage participants to carry on doing so once the challenge ends.


Mr Hylton and Dame Tariana are strong supporters of any effort to discourage Whanganui residents from consuming sugary drinks – and particularly children. They say anything that will help cut the level of decay in the teeth of Whanganui residents is a good move.