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Therapeutic Products Bill – Save our Supplements by Making a Submission Before 15 Feb 2023

Therapeutic Products Bill

Let’s tell Chris Hipkins that we are not standing for the Therapeutic Products Bill. It is easier than you may think to make a submission and very easy to sign a petition. What would happen if we could get a million people to say:

No, we don’t want Natural Health Products regulated.

We urge Kiwis to join together, putting aside our differences, which in the whole scheme of things is tiny. We all want health and happiness for ourselves and future generations.

For more information on how the government wants to restrict your access to common foods, plants and supplements see:

1. Dr. Guy Hatchard’s easy to read article here.

​​​​​​​2. Jodie Brunings article on her substack: Therapeutic Products Bill: Labyrinthine & unaccountable as it exits the starting gate? (substack.com)

3. The Therapeutic Bill iself hee (if you want to indulge in some light reading) Therapeutic Products Bill – New Zealand Parliament (www.parliament.nz)

4. Barbara Roberts blog page with specific information on relevant clauses here Barbara Roberts, Homeopath (homeopathbarbara.nz)

5. Gary Moller’s Therapeutic Bill suggestions and example here: Therapeutic Products Bill: Natural Health Practitioners (garymoller.com)

Rejecting the Therapeutic Products Bill

There are two easy ways you can add your name to the increasing number of people who are saying no without leaving the couch!

1. Make a submission

This might sound scary, but we can tell you it is not. We’ll talk you through it.

  1. Go to this webpage and start filling out your details. For those fired up you can request to make a submission in person but this is not compulsory.
  1. Add your submission. This can be uploaded as a document or typed directly on the webpage.
  2. Then simply click/press done!

Here are some hints about making a submission.

MPs are people too and they don’t like to read through screeds of evidence or hear your life story. They also won’t react well to you denigrating them either.

  • Keep it short
  • Make it personal but not long-winded
  • State what you want. You do not need to justify yourself. MPs work for us.

Useful comments you can add.

  • We don’t want natural health products regulated
  • Natural health products are much safer than many over-the-counter medications
  • We trust our own bodies and know what they need
  • Access to natural health supplements takes the pressure off the New Zealand health system by helping people to stay well
  • At least 50% of New Zealanders use supplements
  • As Maori, we have a right to easily access Rongoa, our traditional medicine
  • New Zealand boasts many people from diverse backgrounds. We all demand access to traditional medicine that has been used for centuries, whether it be Traditional Chinese Medicine or Traditional Western Herbal Medicine and everything in between.
Here is an example letter which you can use to help structure your opposition to the Therapeutics Bill. This example is long but gives you an idea of how to begin your objection.

2. Sign The Petition

When you sign this petition by lawyer and freedom fighter, Sue Grey, the government gets a message. Let’s get this to 1 million messages!

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