HAWKES BAY HOCKEY – • HAWKES BAY, NEW ZEALAND • POLIGRAS OLYMPIA COOLPLUS • 01 August 2014 – Polytan
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Hawkes Bay Hockey Pitch, NZ
Sports Technology International NZ was contracted to construct one full size and one half size hockey pitch to FIH standards at The Sports Park, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. Utilising our world renowned system Poligras Olympia COOLPlus, designed in Melbourne by our manufacturing company, Advanced Polymer Technology Asia Pacific (APTA).
The successful project features state-of-the-art water storage and harvesting capabilities, which allows for recycling to pitch irrigation. In addition the drainage design, with detailed subsurface infra-structure and permeable pavement construction, allows for continued play even during the heaviest downpours.
The new installation and surface was recently put to test under extreme condition during the “Festival of Hockey” held in April.  Despite torrential rainfall the drainage proved successful as teams from Argentina, Australia, China, Japan, Korea and New Zealand were able to continue play.
Following this very successful event, tournament organisers were most impressed with the drainage, the great foot traction and commented that it was the best field they had ever seen or played on in Australia or New Zealand!

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