In-Depth look at The 10 Guiding Principles, Part V

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Burning Man and associated Regional Events base themselves on some fundamental guidelines, or the 10 Principles. In this series over the next 10 weeks we will focus on each Principle in detail. This week features Principle 5: Radical Self-Expression This Principle embodies the idea that no one can make a Burn what it is except you. This connects the ideas … Read More

Event Manager 2ICs wanted!

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Kiwiburn is looking for Event Manager 2ICs Do you have experience in event management or operations? Are you interested in up-skilling your event skills and learning to balance the multiple moving parts that is festival management? I’m Kali, the Event Manager for Kiwiburn 2020. I want some 2ICs to train up as I’m stepping down after the next event. Ideally, … Read More

Want to help on site? Have a ticket?

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Kiwiburn 2020 is only a few weeks away and we are gearing up to fill the last few on-site volunteering roles so everyone can do their bit and help. The Kiwiburn Site Office is looking for friendly helpers to complete the team for Kiwiburn 2020! You will be supporting the on site crew and all their needs, handling a wide range … Read More

In search of Graphic Designers

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Kiwiburn is expanding it’s pool of volunteer graphic designers, and is especially in need of people with layout experience. Have you designed books, brochures, reports and other large documents? Keen to share your talents with Kiwiburn? We would love to hear from you! Have a read of the Job Description. If you would like to volunteer, please fill out the form here. … Read More

Site Management 2ICs wanted!

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Roll call: Site Management 2ICs needed! You’re the type of person who eats drama for breakfast, laughs in the face of trouble, and is more capable than a Chuck Norris meme! Kiwiburn’s Site Management team is looking for more superstar applicants to fill 2IC roles. What’s the skinny? Site Managers oversee the safe and smooth running of the event and … Read More

Acting Chair Announcement

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Kiwiburn’s ExCom has appointed Andy Justice as Acting Chair. It is a busy time for the ExCom, so the decision was made to put the search for a new Chairperson on the back-burner until after the event next year. Thanks Andy for stepping up to the plate. Andy also holds the Treasurer role, aka “The Beancounter” (beanie). As such, he … Read More

In-Depth Look at The 10 Guiding Principles, Part IV

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Burning Man and associated Regional Events base themselves on some fundamental guidelines, or the 10 Principles. In this series over the next 10 weeks we will focus on each Principle in detail. This week features Principle 4: Radical Self-Reliance This Principle encourages every attendee to only rely on their own resources and experiences. This means that you should come to … Read More

Check your STEP!

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Kiwiburn’s Ticketing Team is being bombarded with questions, many of which can be answered on the website. Here is how you can check your place in the STEP queue: Step 1: Log in to your Quicket account Step 2: Click on the Access STEP here link Step 3: Click on ‘I want to buy tickets’ Yes, as expected, it is … Read More

Behind the Scenes: Meet Holly – Crew Facilitator

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A new installation of our Behind-The-Scenes series to introduce some of the crafty volunteers who make Kiwiburn happen. Meet Holly, who facilitates the Crew department within Kiwiburn, and is also an ExCom member.  Holly has been a part of Kiwiburn for coming up to six years now. She has also attended Nowhere in Spain, and Burning Seed in Australia. And … Read More

Art Projects and Theme Camps Registration Closed

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In case you missed it, the deadline for Theme Camp and Art Project registrations has closed. You can still bring your project or Theme Camp, but you’ll have to put it where there is room. Thanks to all who registered – its gonna be a bumper year! We welcome back some grand ole’ favourites and there are a few newbies as … Read More

Funky Freaky Precompression!

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Roll up, roll up! Come one! Come all! to The Funky Freak Show: A Fundraiser – Precompression! Hey all you funky freaky Burners out there, dress up as your funkiest freakiest selves and help three Theme Camps raise some $$ to bring even more deliciousness with them to the Paddock in 2020! This event will benefit three Kiwiburn Theme Camps! Well … Read More

Burning Man stories

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Black Rock Yacht Club celebrates that wind. Read about them here. Ever bring your family to Burning Man? Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (insanely famous actor, founder of HitRecord) have a chat here. Fly Ranch is an opportunity to create a year-round rural incubator for sustainability and creativity in the world. Burning Man Project and the Land … Read More

Planning a Fire Activity and/or bringing a Mutant Vehicle?

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Kiwiburn is collecting information about who would like to bring a mutant vehicle and or burn something other than the obvious structures at Kiwiburn 2020. These need to be pre-approved before the event, so you should ideally submit an application. Apply by 30 November. Fire Activity: https://forms.gle/VEgKeXrMD1WKbfRs8 Mutant Vehicle: https://forms.gle/NwxACSFQQPqzpk878 For clarification, this excludes fire spinning, which is only to be done … Read More

Last Chance to Register your Theme Camp

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Still faffing about trying to get your Theme Camp off the ground? Well, you’ve got less than a week to get it sorted before registrations close. The deadline is 30 November! That is in five days, so get registering. We ain’t gonna say it again, because well, not trying to be mean, but that deadline is before the next EFP, … Read More

In-Depth Look at The 10 Guiding Principles, Part III

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Burning Man and associated Regional Events base themselves on some fundamental guidelines, or the 10 Principles. In this series over the next 10 weeks we will focus on each Principle in detail. This week features Principle 3: Decommodification This idea is based in part on the idea behind Principle 2, Gifting. For participants to truly  preserve the spirit of gift … Read More

In-Depth look at The 10 Guiding Principles, Part II

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Burning Man and associated Regional Events base themselves on some fundamental guidelines, or the 10 Principles. In this series over the next 10 weeks we will focus on each Principle in detail. This week features Principle 2: Gifting A Burn event does not have vendors, and no money changes hands for anything, other than perhaps ice. Instead, the act of … Read More

Behind the Scenes: Meet Carvy – Safety Facilitator

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Another installation of our Behind-The-Scenes series to introduce some of the crafty volunteers who make Kiwiburn happen. Meet Carvy, who recently joined ExCom to help facilitate Safety at Kiwiburn Having been to three Burns (two times to Kiwiburn and once to Ignition), Carvy wanted to step up his level of contribution to the community from his usual fermentation, flavour, and … Read More

Join the Kiwiburn Sustainability team

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Kiwiburn is looking to create a team of like-minded individuals keen to make the event as sustainable and as kind to our surroundings and nature as possible. So how environmentally woke are you?  The team will: encompass measuring and offsetting our carbon footprint enhance the way Kiwiburn interacts with surrounding flora and fauna identify what we as a community can … Read More

Theme Camp registrations deadline looms

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Just another wee nudge to make y’all aware that the deadline for submitting Theme Camp registrations is 30 November. You can still show up with your Theme Camp, but you won’t get some of the privileges, such as possible allocation of extra tickets or input on where your camp will be located. It’s gonna be a bumper year for Theme … Read More

In-depth look at The 10 Guiding Principles

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Burning Man and associated Regional Events base themselves on some fundamental guidelines, or the 10 Principles. In this series over the next 10 weeks we will focus on each Principle in detail. This week features Principle 1: Radical Inclusion This idea centers on the fact that anyone, and from anywhere is invited to attend and participate in a burn style … Read More