Site Safety Facilitator wanted!

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Site Safety meme Leonardo Dicaprio toasting with a champagne glass

Kiwiburn needs a Site Safety Facilitator! Fancy yourself a safe and sensible partier? Kiwiburn’s ExCom has an open volunteer position for Site Safety Facilitator! Year round, help make strategic and crucial decisions for Kiwiburn and work alongside a dedicated Team of Ranger Leads, Site Managers, and Health and Safety boffins as their ExCom representative to help keep the Paddock safe, … Read More

Playa dust is in the air!

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Temple galaxia from Above via Drone Will Rogers

Photo by Will Roger   Burning Man 2019 is now less than two weeks away, and to whet your appetite even more (as if that was necessary), here are some snippets of news and info: Burning Man from Above Will Roger, a devotee who has been taking pictures of the Playa from the air over the years, has just compiled … Read More


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We strive to always make sure only verified info is published, though sometimes things slip through the net. The story about looking for Greeter volunteers from last week had the photo attributed to the wrong person. The correct photographer was Amy Potenger. We’re grateful we get to use your photos, so it’s important we get it right. Apologies for the … Read More

2019 AGM minutes

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Kiwiburn is an Incorporated Society which means it is required to hold and Annual General Meeting (AGM) to vote in the financials, the committee and any changes to the Society rules. And, it is a chance for you to have your say. The 2019 AGM was held online as a webchat on Thursday 8 August. What was discussed? Read the minutes … Read More

Are you sitting on your Effigy and Temple designs? Get them in quick smart!

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  Photo by Volker Huenert   Howdy ho, it really is time, and your last chance to submit an EOI for Effigy and/or Temple designs. Make your Big Art Dream a potential reality! For all of the details, click away! Apply to build Temple or apply to build Effigy. You have until Monday 19 August 2019 (oh hey that’s like… a week … Read More

Another (minor) T&Cs Update

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Following on from the recent updates to the Kiwiburn T&Cs last month, a few additional changes have been made to clarify some definitions. Nothing major, though we are legally obliged to keep you informed 😉 As always, if you want to check the current T&Cs out, they are on the website, along with all the Kiwiburn Policies.

Tickets: more Burners on the Paddock in 2020!

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Kiwiburn tickets will be on sale 10am, Saturday 14 September! Everything is going up! The population of the Paddock is increasing to 2000 and tickets for Kiwiburn 2020 will be $195.00 + booking fee. It is costing a lot more than it did two years ago to hold our unique event. Where does the ticket money go? Check out the … Read More

We need Greeters Leads!

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Greeters picture girls hugging

Photo by Amy Potenger Like the idea of ripping people out of their default-world norms and plunging them into the more awesome reality of Kiwiburn? Greeting is one of the most immediately rewarding volunteer roles within Kiwiburn. You are the warm and grinning ambassadors of Kiwiburn, welcoming everyone Home. The Kiwiburn community needs Greeters Leads familiar with Kiwiburn culture and well … Read More

Kiwiburn Organisational Structure

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How Kiwiburn operates: Our Organisational Structure You recently told us that you’d like to hear and learn more about how Kiwiburn operates and who helps make it happen. For for all of you who’ve ever wondered how Kiwiburn actually happens, here is the low-down: Basically, a crew of hard working volunteers dig in and get things done. This involves work … Read More

Sneak peek at 2019 Burning Man Art

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Step Forward, a conceptual art project at the 2017 Burning Man by Miguel Angel Martin Bordera with a giant puppet who walks and talks, and interacts with fellow participants. SCOTT LONDON

Photo by Scott London   Not long now! The Golden Spike has been hammered into the ground, which makes the ceremonial beginning of all things Burning Man and Black Rock City 2019. Lots of you are going, lucky sods, so we’re sure you don’t need many reasons to get even more excited (never mind a thinly disguised hint of jealousy … Read More

Final Month for Kiwiburn Art Grants Submissions!

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We’re still calling all artists! (clue: that’s you) Have you got an epic idea for Kiwiburn 2020 and need a little help to make it happen? Art Grants are open until 1 September! It’s been a long time coming, your ideas and dreams have been stewing – now comes the time to collaborate and take action! Get those cogs turning, get … Read More

The Kiwiburn Ticketing Team needs YOU!

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Raised Fist Effigy photo by Andy Flint

Photo courtesy of Andy Flint   Help us make it all happen! Stoked on that good Kiwiburn energy and wanna stay connected to support your Burner community throughout the year? Ticketing is an integral part of Kiwiburn which affects literally every participant. If you’re tech-savvy, and good at communication and organising, you’d be a good fit for Kiwiburn’s Ticketing Team! … Read More

Updates to Privacy Policy and T&Cs of Entry

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Technical Stuff Announcement! Update of Kiwiburn Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions of Entry In not-so-exciting-technical news, some superstars from Kiwiburn’s Leadership Team have been hard at work clarifying our policies to ensure Kiwiburners have their best possible experience at events, and within the Kiwiburn community! Our goal is to be as open and transparent with our members, attendees and … Read More

Kapow! Survey results are in

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You answered, we listened The Electric Fencepost Super Duper User Survey 3000 was created to make sure YOUR newsletter delivers what YOU want, and we are very happy with the feedback. We’re pleased to present the results from the nine questions we asked.  A HUGE thank you to the 93 of you who took the time (234 seconds on average) … Read More

Come Join the Communications Team

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Do you enjoy writing and editing articles, and dabble in social media? Are you good at graphic design or have a knack for all things website-y? Well, then have we got a job(s) for you! The hip and happenin’ super-awesome folks from the Communications Team are looking for a number of volunteer roles to be filled (full disclosure: current Communications … Read More

Burning Man Seeks a Sustainable Future

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Burning Man has released a new initiative to address climate change on a year-round basis amongst the Burning Man community, which centre on three new concepts to be realised of the next 10 years: No Matter Out of Place. Handle waste ecologically. Be Regenerative. Create a net positive ecological and environmental impact. Be Carbon Negative. Remove more carbon from the environment than we … Read More

Meet Jo – Lead of the Conduct Committee and of Site Management

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Jo Conduct Committee and Site Management

Here is the latest installment of our behind-the-scenes series on Kiwiburn volunteers, and it is our pleasure to introduce you to Jo, who heads up the Conduct Committee and Site Management.  The Conduct Committee was set up in late 2017 to provide a safe and robust process for dealing with incidents and misconduct within the community, and to provide support, … Read More

Ahhh… the sweet smell of tickets…

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….will be filling your nostrils soon. DON’T PANIC Grab your towel, hang on to your hats, stick your thumb out and wait for a passing spaceship… errr or maybe just wait patiently for the announcement. Because it is on its way. The terrific Ticketing team is currently working hard to get their pesky little ducks in a row so they … Read More

Community news from Burners Without Borders

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All hail community initiatives! Check out the Community Conversations Series web series brought you by Burners Without Borders (BWB). They have just released their third video, where they feature the leads of BWB-North Texas speaking on How to build a local Civic Minded Community. Suza and Amber give some great tips and tricks on how to get your community involved, how … Read More

Meet Kali – Event Manager for Kiwiburn 2020

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head shot of Kali Zahira, Kiwiburn Event Manager 2020. 3/4 pose, smiling, black and white, long dark hair, wearing a white shirt.

In our series to introduce you to some of the behind-the-scene volunteers who help make Kiwiburn happen, we would like to introduce to you to… drumroll please… Kali, who is our brand-new Event Manager, a freshly created position for Kiwiburn 2020. However, Kali is not new to Kiwiburn, nor are the skills that she contributes. Kali has attended seven Kiwiburns, volunteering … Read More