On the 6th August 10,000 people marched through Dunedin to support Neurosurgery in Dunedin.
On this page I’m collating media coverage and along with photos from participants.
Video from Anthony Baikie shows about half the march from opposite the Golden Centre.
ODT “up to 10,000 marched through central Dunedin at lunchtime today protesting the possible loss of neurosurgery services”.
Octagon webcam grab (thanks Lana)
Pete Hodgson in the Octagon
Leaving the Octagon
Looking back towards Octagon
From the back, just leaving the Octagon (from Andy Francis via fb)
Rescue helicopter (from Gretchen Howard)
Great King/Frederick (Sandra Salis via fb)
Stacey Anderson’s pictures (facebook album)
Rounding corner to hospital (from Gretchen Howard)
Ring Cumberland Street (image Sandra Salis via fb)
Dee Carran’s album (facebook)
More Circle of Support: Michelle Bissenden,
Perhaps the most exciting bit for me was when the front of the march lapped the hospital and found the rear still on Hanover and even George St.
Sam and Channel 9
Great coverage from TV One News’ Tom McRae. Thank you Tom, I think you well captured the strength of feeling and the spirit of the event.
Channel 9 (video)
TV3 news video (unfortunately doesn’t really give an impression of the size of the crowd). Thank you Charlotte for sharing your story again.
TV One news. Tom McRae on the phone during the march, and a track of Peter Chin.
ODT coverage: Can they dare ignore this?
Voxy: Pete Hodgson “The onus now is squarely on Mr Ryall to signal that one service using two-site delivery is the Government’s preferred option, and ask his panel to provide him with details about how that might be implemented.”