New photos, music, videos and a magic hat.
Two of our boats have left to Fiji. After 3 months of working in Whangarei we are super excited and all our energy is now focused on Noalani, Plastic and Huia, our three other community boats that will leave soon. The owner of Noalani, Paul, decided to change his life, fix his boat up with us and join our community at least until Vanuatu. He has a beautiful 42-foot boat and two days ago we painted her red. She looks so beautiful, you want to marry her!
We have almost finished the outside. Paint and Antifoul are on and we are close to getting her back into the water. Now we are focussing on her insides. She came as a blank canvas and we are now building all the interior out of plywood. We are also equipping her with the essentials for sailing. From the crowdfunding money we will buy an EPIRB for emergencies and a handheld VHF. But we still need to organise safety harnesses, a life raft, a pressure cooker, a winch handle, a compass, paper charts, a wind indicator, solar panels, an electrical system with lights and so on and so forth. Putting a boat together is so much more complex than I would have thought but we are planning on being ready within a week or two! At the moment there are 5 people working full time on different missions, out busking, building, painting, cooking, dumpstering. The only thing that is a little tight, as always, is money.
Now we have received so much love over the past months, from the crowdfunding that all of you beautiful people made possible (which bought us a new gear box for our first community boat Starseeker), to people supporting us when we were busking and the local community in Whangarei that gave us more than we could have ever imagined. Thank you, beautiful people, without you we could not do what we do!
Now we are almost there. We want to finish the boat, which is hauled out right now in the next 3 days! Our mission will be to sail over Fiji to Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands to help out where ever we can there, especially on remote islands that are cut off from normal aid missions. We will bring some things and pick up basics like nails and seeds on bigger islands to distribute them.
Rainbow Crystal Land Fiji
A few of us are taking photos and videos of what is happening around the group, which is the art we share with everyone for free. I would like to offer an online magic hat, something we have not tried yet in this form.
We uploaded a little package, which includes
- 32 photographs of New Zealand landscapes, taken by Ramin over the last year (as wallpapers and in high-res for printing)
- all the photos of the last months in Whangarei working on the boats
- a downloadable audio file of our amazing Kristelle playing with Jono at Prana Festival 2015.
If you like what we do it would be absolutely fantastic if you can support us! To get Noalani ready for sea we need a few hundred dollars! So if you can help us on the last few challenges, please do so, even if it is just a few dollars. If every person who reads this gives 5$ to the project now we can fix her up and use the rest of the money to buy supplies for the people on the islands! Let’s do this family! We are close!
Every dollar brings us a step closer and we are many, many people now!
I personally love the idea that if everyone gives a little, we can achieve big things.
Here is the donation button and everything we prepared for you!
(You can donate via PayPal and Credit Card if you don’t have an account. Just choose “Don’t have a PayPal account?” in the bottom left corner) 🙂
The Video of the first half of our show at the Butter Factory
Last month we had two big Circus shows in the Butter Factory in Whangarei. It was a big success for everyone and heaps of fun. Here is a little video for you until we get the chance to meet somewhere in the world.
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