Call out for Effigy and Temple designs for Kiwiburn 2020

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Photo by BJ Wilson   CALL FOR KIWIBURN 2020 EFFIGY AND TEMPLE DESIGNS! The largest art pieces on the Paddock are created by passionate Kiwiburners like you. Do you have an idea? And a hankering to build large art? Make your ideas a reality – Kiwiburn is receiving Expressions of Interest (EOI) for both the Temple and Effigy crew managers. … Read More

Kiwiburn Art Grants are NOW OPEN!

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Kiwiburn Art Grant design Poster

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? Well, today is your lucky day! Art Grants are now open! 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 … Read More

Rangering Part III and IV

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Check out the newest stories from our series on Kiwiburn volunteers and their experiences on our KB-log. These posts are part of a series about Rangering from the person who’s quite literally been there, done that – Pete Lumos. He has a few dusty T- Shirts to to show for his long standing association with Kiwiburn, Burning Man and a … Read More

The future of Burning Man, NV

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Aerial View of Black Rock City

Over the past few months we’ve been reporting on the ongoing conversation between Burning Man Project and BLM (Bureau of Land Management) about a number of guidelines, restrictions and limits that BLM wanted to impose on Burning Man as part of a 10 year permit renewal. Burning Man also sought permission to increase participation numbers to 100,000, should they want … Read More

Hear thee, hear thee! The Electric Fencepost is looking for your feedback

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A couple of weeks ago we invited you to shout our house down and let us know what y’all think about the Electric Fencepost, it’s your newsletter after all! Thanks heaps for the responses we’ve had so far, we’ve been enjoying them greatly…yet there are still a few of you who’ve not filled it in, what could possibly be more … Read More

Eclectic Decade winning poster design

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Kiwiburn 2020 Eclectic Decade winning poster design, by Erika Pearce

Wow! We had the most ever entries for the poster competition (six) this year which made for tough decision making for the Kiwiburn Arts Committee (KAC). It was super close, and the winner is Erika Pearce. Thanks to everyone who entered the competition, and to the KAC team!   Erika talks about her poster design: “I felt very inspired by … Read More

National Volunteer Week

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‘Whiria te tangata – weaving the people together’ The theme of National Volunteer Week which started on 16 June. Kiwiburn is 100% volunteer run and there are many different ways to get involved – ranging from a one off shift with Greeters, to facilitating a team as part of the organising committee which works throughout the year. Learn more here. … Read More

Kiwiburn farewells veteran volunteer and Operations Lead, Poppy Norman

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Poppy Norman on the Paddock

Like a lot of our key volunteers, Poppy likes to avoid the limelight, however, having been such an integral part of Kiwiburn over the years, we couldn’t let her leave without saying a few words. Poppy has been a custodian of the event from its early days at Whakamaru to what it is today. Her roles within Kiwiburn have been … Read More

Do you even Electric Fencepost bro?

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Kiwiburn would like your feedback to make sure your pluckly little weekly newsletter is working for you, so please take five minutes to fill in the survey with as much detail as you can. It was emailed to all EFP subscribers last week, so help us volunteers out and go find it in your inbox. Chur to the chur!

More insights into Rangering

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Some of the International Rangers who crewed at AfrikaBurn 2019

Some of the AfrikaBurn Ranger team   Have you been following Pete Lumos Wyatt’s KB-log series on Rangering? Lumos is an experienced Ranger at Kiwiburn and recently ventured back to Blazing Swan and onto AfrikaBurn. Parts three and four are now online. Do his stories make you want to volunteer at Kiwiburn? Read more here.

Regional Round up

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Burning Japan 2019 is coming in October! The sixth Burning Japan happens 12–14 October at the same venue as last year, Tumagoi, Gunma. This year’s art theme is Hidden World. As the name implies, it is a hidden world: A fairy tale picture book I read when I was little. An unforgettable song I heard hundreds of times. The words left by … Read More

Seed planted 10 years ago

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Neil Power says: “And so it was that on this weekend 10 years ago the very first Seed event took place in Bellingen, NSW. Just called Seed, the idea was to get a bunch of people interested in organisng a proper event together and see what sprouted, and12 months later in June 2010 the first ticketed Burning Seed took place … Read More

Conduct Committee dealing with incidents

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A recent post in our facebook Group sparked a robust discussion around dealing with community members exhibiting behaviours which breach our Conditions of Entry.  It is important to understand: Incidents can be reported on site to Rangers or the Site Manager when they occur, or any time after the event to the Conduct Committee. Organisers do not know everything about … Read More

Photos taken at Kiwiburn

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If you are using a photo to illustrate an Event, a Page, or a Group on facebook (or IRL) that you have found online, please remember to gain permission first, and credit the photographer. It is their gift to give, not yours to take. You may also need to get the permission of the people in that photo if they are easily … Read More

Burning Man community

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Aerial View of Black Rock City

What does it mean to be part of an ever-growing global Burning Man community? Burning Man Project’s CEO Marian Goodell talks about the challenges here. What does being a Burning Man influencer mean to you? Burning Man needs your help to reclaim the narrative around what it means to be a Burner. Read on. Read about the Project Citizenship Toolkit here. … Read More

Facebook Group rules 

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The Kiwiburn facebook Group has 10 rules to abide by which have recently been updated. They are all pretty much commonsense, though it is helpful to have clear guidelines in place, for those rare moments when the admins have to take some action. Keep being kind, and read on:   1. Be kind and courteous We’re all in this together … Read More

Last call for poster designs

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Do you have an incredible idea for the KB20 poster? Untold glory and appreciation await! Thanks to those who have already submitted entries. Eclectic Decade poster designs are due by midnight tonight! Info here.

Burning Man news

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SPARK – connect with the community, noticeboard style. Discussing the theme, Metamorphoses, in a series of blog posts. Part one here and part two here. Plan your camp so that it is sustainable and Leaves No Trace—Earth Guardians has compiled this handy list of tips and resources, from how to reduce your carbon (and plastic) footprint to laying out an eco-plan … Read More

Burners in Action

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Last month a collective of Wellington based burners rose to the call of “Burners in Action”. What is Burners in Action? It’s still taking shape, but here’s a bit of what we have so far… A space to actively re-energise, a forum to pitch ideas, a place to mobilise and outreach to the local community. A home to build and … Read More

Paddock Radio, listening to you

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Thundering around on our own home turf is the mighty Paddock Radio, now equipped with his own proper good-times youtube channel with 100% submitted content, 100% used with permission. Broadcasting straight into your ear-holes every Sunday from wherever Triple FFF is in Aotearoa, ye-haa! And if you miss it, don’t fret! You can catch up later (just don’t get too … Read More