The Save Invermay Campaign

Written By: - Date published: 10:24 am, February 23rd, 2015 - 8 comments
Categories: farming, national, science - Tags: ,

National is letting the regions wither. None more so than (Labour voting) Dunedin, with the closure of the Hillside Workshop, the underfunding of Dunedin Hospital, and the planned closure of the agricultural research center at near-by Invermay. For background to the planned closure see the Save Invermay campaign.

Dunedin North MP David Clark has also worked hard on this issue. His latest blog post (please go check it out) includes this video update:

If you can help out the petition to save Invermay the resources you need are here.

8 comments on “The Save Invermay Campaign”

  1. greywarshark 1

    I had a go at downloading the petition on the link as a PDF. Took a print off it but it is too squashed up. The rows on the table for the petitioners to sign need to be bigger as at present they don’t provide room for normal-sized writing. I was thinking of putting it round in a few suitable places but I can’t alter it so the names and details will be clear. So that’s the pdf as I have received it. And I lost control of my screen and have to reset it.. If the form can be altered at source suitable for downloading and printing that would be best.

    I’m going back in to see what happens when I use the coloured button at the side, which is probably for an individual to sign in.
    So I did that but it just takes me to the same link for the PDF.
    I will run off some when I can get them in a suitable format. So if someone can do so I will do my bit.

  2. Skinny 2

    Yes the good people of Dunedin are punished for being Labour voters.

  3. SMILIN 3

    This system of economics hasnt got a clue to the value of the research that has come from Invermay over the best part of a century .It is world wide in its value to agriculture and just like the Hillside workshops the people who have trained and worked in these places have skills and research valuable in the international market
    These politicians have a conveyer belt attitude to these industries ie if it doesnt look in place with their political economic theory they axe it ,it is totalitarian in fact.
    There is no way that the current approach of buying businesses just to shut them down or political gerrymandering the govt services in this case Stephenmandering can be justified to such a valuable asset to NZ agriculture
    Stipend Joyce what an autocrat get rid of him.

  4. ghostwhowalksnz 4

    Isnt this all part of deal maker extraordinaire Steven Joyce’s master plan ?

  5. Michael 5

    I reckon saving Dunedin’s public hospital is more important. If it gets downgraded, as people closely associated with Auckland University’s Medical School and Honest John have been advocating for years, so too does Otago University’s Medical School and the University itself, because of the importance of health sciences to its functions. The spineless perfomance of the OU med school prof (name escapes me), who publicy dissociated the University from the hard-hitting and fairly accurate “annex” to the university’s submission on the SDHB’s strategic plan, is reason for alarm and quality political organisation. David Clark’s great claim to fame (and public office) is the supposed quality of his relationships with the university hierarchy. Let’s see him put his networking and political skills into action to save the hospital and the university. Otherwise …

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