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BAY CHRONICLE, NOVEMBER 24, 2011
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Carving out a victory
Surf to city gallery: Craftsman Davey Briggs and his dog Alby take a breather before loading up Davey's handcrafted
surfboard -- destination Parnell. The kauri inset is carved by master carver Wil Ngakuru of Waimamaku. Laced kauri rugby
balls, examples at the base, are to be sent to Waikato University to be authenticated as made from 45,000-year-old kauri.
Inset: Tony Woodcock scores his famous try at Eden Park.
By KERI MOLLOY
WE LL never know for sure if the
intended mana from Davey Briggs
kauri rugby ball rubbed off on the
Davey is certainly not claiming
any credit for the All Blacks Rugby
World Cup victory but it was Tony
Woodcock who took charge of the
kauri rugby ball he gave to the team
and it was Woodcock who scored
that crucial try in the final against
France at Eden Park.
All Blacks Piri Weepu, Sonny Bill
Williams and Woodcock visited the
Far North just before the start of
the tournament. As they left
Kerikeri airport, Davey presented
them with one of his individually
crafted rugby balls, made from
Each ball, turned and adorned
with leather stitches, takes about
eight hours to make.
Davey recalls: Piri was outside
the terminal giving his signature to
kids so I didn t meet him. It was
Tony Woodcock who took the ball
into his hands for the journey back
to Auckland. And he was the guy
who scored the winning try.
When he presented the ball,
Davey suggested the team keep it in
the changing rooms throughout the
He wanted the players to put
their hands on it before each game,
as a source of mana, and he
suggested that at the end of the
tournament, the ball, worth about
$800, might be auctioned for the
team s choice of charity.
But last week he was delighted to
hear that the All Blacks have
decided to keep it and that it will
stay in their clubrooms in Welling-
I had a call saying they had car-
ried it with them throughout the
tournament, they loved it and they
want to keep it with them.
It s a big week for Davey on
another front too. One of his
uniquely crafted surfboards is to go
on show at Essenze art and design
gallery in Parnell.
He worked with master carver
Wil Ngakuru of Waimamaku to pro-
duce the longboard made of balsa
wood and kauri. It s designed to be
used in the surf but right now it s to
be displayed in the front window of
the up-market gallery, as an
example of contemporary Maori art.
New Zealand founded and based,
Essenze is responsible for the global
marketing, distribution and sales of
products that represent New Zea-
There are so many good
teens in Kerikeri missing
out because of the
actions of a few.
It s time for the community to
step up and boost the town s
teens, not grumble about a few.
There are so many good
teens in Kerikeri missing out
because of the actions of a few,
Sarah O Donnell says.
There are a lot of
programmes available that
help the bad teens but what
about the good? They deserve
to be supported and heard too.
Sarah is a member of the
Kerikeri Youth Centre Trust
and a key player in a move to
provide somewhere safe for
teens to hang out.
The trust aims to use the
Kerikeri Domain Pavilion as a
perfect, centrally located venue
-- giving all that the green
space of the domain offers and
situated near the popular
skate park and basketball
The trust has been working
for the past few years, getting
ideas and surveys complied.
We have a great foundation
for this project to move for-
ward, she says.
A public meeting to compli-
ment the work already carried
out by trust will be held at the
Domain Pavilion on December
1 at 5.30pm. All welcome.
Teens and parents are urged
to get involved in the project.
This space will be for teens
ning it. Parents need to accept
a providing and enabling role
rather than ownership. We
have the space so let us get it
going. Come to the meeting,
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