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Wait for dugouts too long

Opinion Piece

I would like to express my disappointment in the Poverty Bay Hockey Association. We have waited nearly a year for the dugouts to be completed, so players on the sideline are kept sheltered from the wind and rain, and more importantly away from spectators.

I am told the dugouts do not meet health and safety regulations because there are “a few sharp edges” and the contractor who did the construction no longer has the business, hence why they have not been completed.

I just don’t understand why it is so difficult to fix. We pay over $400 in hockey fees, so surely they can use some of this money to hire another contractor to complete the construction?

Frustrated hockey player??

Footnote response from Poverty Bay Hockey Association chairperson Julie Hollamby:

We are currently working to make these dugouts fit for purpose to meet health & safety requirements.