A dirty and stained A4 sheet of paper, printed with purple images and text in a monospaced font. A logo including a sun, with an ocean wave cresting inside it, in a shape vaguely reminiscent of a tongue ringed by sharp teeth. A large headline reading Last Resort News Report with the tagline Where Else Would You Want To Go? and the date May 19th, Year 2
Body text, headline in all caps: Machete Party
Harvest is over, and it’s time we celebrated those who have demonstrated the responsibility to be seen as adults in our community! There are few changes in life as big as the one from bladeless to bladed, and it only comes after showing dedication and reliability in service to all.
This year, something even more special: two blades were awarded with points cut at the back to make a stabbing point. These are harder to make and care for, but make even better weapons, which is why a “clip point” is the mark of a scout, those rare individuals who can range the wilderness, bringing back the things we need, not least information! One of these blades has gone to Nyala Balacha, in recognition of the place she’s earned in our community. The other is going to Katie Coles, 19, who is joining Rob as his apprentice! (New column) Other blade recipients making the transition to adulthood are:
Aaron Rochester, 19, of Cabin 8
Ezekiel Webb, 12, of Cabin 11
Kara McClaren, 14, of Cabin 23
Jenna Ng, 15, of Cabin 1
Rangi Hobbs, 13, of Cabin 21
Ricky Henare, 15, of Cabin 5
Jenny Johnson, 16, of BCW
Erica Michels, 12, of Cabin 14
James Holder, 17, of Cabin 28
Congratulations to you all! This is a big change in your lives, and we look forward to seeing all the wonderful things you do for our community!
Headline in all caps: Floating Farewell
With so many of our loved ones lost at sea, we took the time last weekend to say farewell in the best way we could. Prayer leaders from several of our faith communities offered blessings to a small boat, made for the purpose by our carpentry team, which was then filled with small items that belonged to, or had resonance for, each of the lost. It was then set to float out from our pier with the departing tide, to hopefully drift to them, wherever they are.