The importance of a Pirate Ship

The Electric FencepostArt, Grants, Kiwiburn, Volunteer

home made Pirate ship on a hazy lake

How to make Art Grants work for you, by Pete Lumos Wyatt It is January 2008 in a paddock next to the Mangakino MX track, in the middle of the North Island. I am here because my friend Polly Lind suggested I should be. There are 182 people here, mostly youngsters, and I only know a couple of them.  Currently … Read More

Rangering, my gift IV

Kiwiburn Media TeamKiwiburn, The Effigy, Volunteer, Volunteers

Part four by Pete Lumos Wyatt I have talked about Dirt/Dust Rangers who walk the Paddock/Playa (that is my passion), Shift leads who work with the event managers, Dust leads who are senior problem solvers but there is so many more skills and variation in the Ranger Family, and yes we are a family within the greater Burn family, because … Read More

Rangering, my gift III

Kiwiburn Media TeamKiwiburn, Volunteer, Volunteers

Part three by Pete Lumos Wyatt My next burn for the year was AfrikaBurn, the biggest of the regional burns, it is very much like a smaller or younger version of Burning Man back in 1998 with around 13,000 participants, a pretty flat dusty playa to provide dust storms, lots of art cars and Theme Camps. Here we are known … Read More

New Arts Facilitator – Diia Bourke

The Electric FencepostKiwiburn, Volunteer

arts facilitator diia bourke appointed 2019. wearing top hat with red band.smiling, with painted face.

Kiwiburn’s new Arts Facilitator is Diia Bourke. She tells us: “I have been burning since 2014, after a friend, who happened to be a Kiwiburner, commented that they thought the lifestyle and ethos I was living was very much like that of Burning Man. Of course I had no idea what they were talking about! And now I’ve been to … Read More

Volunteering for Kiwiburn

Kiwiburn Media Team2ICs, Team Leads, Volunteer, Volunteers

The Depot at Kiwiburn 2015

By Karl Matthews, Volunteer Team Co-Lead Kiwiburn is almost entirely organised and operated by volunteers, without whom there would be no Kiwiburn. The organisation is in a significant period of change with many of our wonderful Team Leads deciding to step down or change roles. Consequently, we’ll soon be launching a full scale recruitment drive to uncover new leaders who … Read More