There and everywhere, it’s a Round Up!

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Welcome back to the Regional Round up, drawing in news from the rest of the world to tickle your eye-lobes (yep totally a thing). But first, a pop quiz! What does a world-wide mosaic, a Minotaur in Toulouse, some bums, the world of design and some graffiti have in common? The answers lie within… Oh look! Collaborative art – draw a picture, … Read More

The Burning Stories project

Kiwiburn Media Team

Did you attend Burning Man this year (or any year)? Got a story to tell? The academic team at Burning Stories would love to hear it! We know that time in Black Rock City leads to real, impactful change in individuals and communities, but as of now there is little scientific research on the topic. The Burning Stories project is … Read More

Hey all you Rangers

Kiwiburn Media Team

Calling all past and present Black Sheep Rangers! We work hard and play hard on the paddock… now its time to have a reflection and kōrero about our aspirations as a ranger community and how we want to shape this going forward. Please get involved in our discussion group on the culture of Kiwiburn Rangers. If you would like to … Read More

Get yourselves to these Theme Camp fundraisers!

Kiwiburn Media Team

Rollup! Roll up! to the Funky Freaky Show! Hey all you funky freaky Burners out there, dress up as your funkiest freakiest selves and help a couple of Auckland-based Kiwiburn camps raise some much needed $$ to get them to the Paddock in 2019! Groove to the sounds of fabulous DJs (line up announced soon) at a good ol’ fashioned … Read More

Back on the Paddock!

Kiwiburn Media Team

Kiwiburn Incorporated has been granted a 10 year Resource Consent on our current site in Hunterville, starting from the next event in 2020. Consent has been subject to conditions, primarily around sound which has been the community’s main concern. To ensure there are no breaches of the Resource Consent, Kiwiburn will be putting new measures in place and Sound Camps … Read More

Vote for the Burning Seed 2019 theme!

Kiwiburn Media Team

It’s time to get voting! There’s a staggering 100 Burning Seed 2019 theme suggestions just waiting for your approval. Some of them are actually serious suggestions! You have until 22 November to vote for your favourite. The top five themes will then be voted on at the annual Burning Seed Summit, and the winning theme announced soon after. The poll … Read More

DeepSpace needs your help

Kiwiburn Media Team

DeepSpace has its roots within the Burner Community. Similar to the Zendo Project at Black Rock, DeepSpace aims to create a space which provides care for those who need some respite, with a confidential, trained person to hold space for them as they go through their experience to ensure everyone is safe and has a good time. DeepSpace is getting … Read More

A round up of sorts…

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Tēna koutou, here is some offshore news for your viewing pleasure. Ka pai world and thanks for all the fish. Dive into the past.. and into Burning Man mischief, the story-before-the-story… find out about BRC before it was even on the beach and where it’s gone in the meantime… as told on the Binnekring Blog. Also this.  For example! Commandeering … Read More

News from Tankwa Town

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Aiee! Tankwa Town (that’s Afrikaburn to you missy) is coming atcha, 29 April – 5 May next year and tickets are on sale now. Oh boy do they ever have some news… if you’re going, check out their website. They are recruiting for DPW, Rangers, fundraisers and oh so much more. Get it. Here’s a wee piece about consent culture … Read More

Regional Round-a-bout… now

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Dare we say it… welcome to summer? Here are some slirpy newsies from around the world to whet your appetite for the months to come. Swwwww… …watch this feature-length docu-genre news story about Burning Man, in German!  …MOOP-a-dupa. Watch this and you’ll see the empty desert after all the German doc-genre-news-story-makers have gone home. Pretty different to the grassy knoll … Read More

Regional Round up

Kiwiburn Media Team

Burning Seed 2019 needs a theme! Do you have an incredible idea while you were rolling around in the dust at Matong? Submit your idea now! Rewind: Sydney Decompression is happening in November. Details here. Burning Man Project’s Artumnal Gathering on Saturday, 17 November is an annual celebration of collaborators, artists, makers, creators, and inspirational communities of the worldwide Burning … Read More

The cultural direction of BRC

Kiwiburn Media Team

As the event in the desert has evolved and our culture gains more traction and attention in mainstream society, questions and concerns have been raised around the size of camps, relative inclusivity or exclusivity, requirements for interactivity, and the placement process. How might camps continue to grow and change?   If you have ever lived in Black Rock City, Burning … Read More

Burning Man news

Kiwiburn Media Team

Back in February 2007, Kiwiburn moved to the North Island and became a standalone event. A time of great change and growth, the theme was MEGAmorphosis, which gave rise to MEGAmorphosis Man featured on all our posters. Burning Man has announced its theme for 2019: Metamorphoses. “A celebration of change, and an exploration of uncertainty.” Read more about the theme here. … Read More

New Community Engagement Lead

Kiwiburn Media Team

Kiwiburn is full of all sorts of wonderful people like you! Kiwiburn is a community, not just an organisation, and it’s growing daily, so we have introduced a Community Engagement Lead to act as a conduit between the decision makers and those affected by the decisions. Kat Robbie will be facilitating information sharing and consultation to encourage active participation and … Read More

Regional Roundabout – news from where we aren’t.

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…or are we? With no Kiwiburn this year, it’s always nice take a look at regional events around the world (official or no) to either go to, or be inspired from. There is always something happening somewhere it seems! Not everyone has the means to travel physically but we can always attempt it in our minds or with our communities. … Read More

Regional Round Up

Kiwiburn Media Team

Burning Seed… starts this week! If you are heading to that other paddock across the ditch, make sure you have a ticket because the event has sold out. Check out their Facebook page, and their website for updates. And if you need a ride, find it here! Be in the know about the law before you go. Save the Date. 24 … Read More

Culture, Capital and Copycats in a Globalizing Burnerverse

Kiwiburn Media Team

On 2 June 2018, 49 Burners from Australia, New Zealand and China gathered in Melbourne to share skills and ideas, and to strengthen the network of Burner communities in the Southern Hemisphere. Read this keynote address at the recent Australia and New Zealand Burner Leadership Summit. 

Regional Round Up

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Burning Seed… is approaching fast, September 26 and counting. The tickets have sold out so if you are lucky enough to be going or want to keep up with the action anyway, check out their Facebook page, and their website for updates. Burning Man… Playa restoration is underway. What is restoration you ask? Well looky here and all your questions will … Read More

Register for Blazing Swan

Kiwiburn Media Team

Be as Happy as Larry next year in Western Australia. Register for tickets to Blazing Swan here.

Alternate Burn

Kiwiburn Media Team

Although Kiwiburn 2019 will not be happening, you can still burn in 2019! A small team of Auckland based Burners has found an absolutely beautiful piece of land and are currently in the Resource Consent phase for a one-off festival in January 2019. Location: Matamata (2 hours south of Auckland) Dates: Wednesday 23 – Monday 28 January This will be … Read More