Dunedin Neurosurgery March

Posted on August 6, 2010

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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”.

(unless otherwise named, photos from Samuel Mann or Paul Allen via Flickr).

Octagon

Keep Neurosurgery in Dunedin

Keep Neurosurgery in Dunedin

Keep Neurosurgery in Dunedin

Keep Neurosurgery in Dunedin

Keep Neurosurgery in Dunedin

Keep Neurosurgery in Dunedin

Keep Neurosurgery in Dunedin

Keep Neurosurgery in Dunedin

Keep Neurosurgery in Dunedin

Keep Neurosurgery in Dunedin

Keep Neurosurgery in Dunedin

Keep Neurosurgery in Dunedin

Octagon webcam grab (thanks Lana)

Keep Neurosurgery in Dunedin

Keep Neurosurgery in Dunedin

Pete Hodgson in the Octagon

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Leaving the Octagon

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Keep Neurosurgery in Dunedin

Keep Neurosurgery in Dunedin

Keep Neurosurgery in Dunedin

Looking back towards Octagon

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Keep Neurosurgery in Dunedin

Keep Neurosurgery in Dunedin

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)

Keep Neurosurgery in Dunedin

Keep Neurosurgery in Dunedin
Ring Cumberland Street  (image Sandra  Salis via fb)

Keep Neurosurgery in Dunedin

Keep Neurosurgery in Dunedin

Dee Carran’s album (facebook)

Keep Neurosurgery in Dunedin

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.

Keep Neurosurgery in Dunedin

Keep Neurosurgery in Dunedin

Aftermath

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Keep Neurosurgery in Dunedin

Sam and Channel 9

Keep Neurosurgery in Dunedin

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)

ODT slideshow

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 video (including helicopter shots)

ODT coverage: Can they dare ignore this?

National radio checkpoint  (audio 1, 2.41,  audio 2, 4.21)

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.”

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