you’re getting a widdle wound-up…

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Kia ora koutou, Monday 10th December is International Human Rights Day, celebrating that adoption of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. That’s exactly 70 years ago! So that’s cool.  Listen up! Here is just a little bit of regional news for you – Community conversations – launched by Burners Without Borders, kicked off by BWB Vancouver. A wee … Read More

fire on all cylinders – ignition is go

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As you may well have heard, resource consent for Ignition Festival in Matamata this January 23-28 has been granted. Woohoo! Will this be a time machine back to Kiwiburn 2000-and-ages-ago, or a whole new adventure? Tickets are sold out, so if you are still looking to buy keep your eye/s on Facebook and you may get lucky. Remember, sell them at cost! … Read More

Round up your Regionals…

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Cool conversations currently occurring concerning community and collaboration… and… …Like this one, on how Afrikaburn is managed. For the geek in you! …A burning book – by South Afrikan photographer Simon O’Callaghan. Any profits go to Afrikaburn. …Burn2… the world’s first and only official virtual Regional event. Yep, a cyberburn. Thus year it took place at the beginning of November; participants … Read More

Support your camps and community

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There are two special Burner events happening this weekend around the North Island, and both are fundraisers which will benefit Camp Nipple Clamp, Pillowtopia, Hijinxx, Funkhutt and a (nameless) new kid on the block! Go have FUN and help RAISE some much needed funds to help get a bunch of Theme Camps to Ignition festival in 2019. The Paddock needs them … Read More

2019 Burning Seed theme

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After almost 100 theme submissions, the Burning Seed Theme for 2019 is… Zoophemism  How will you interpret Zoophemism for Burning Seed 2019? You could follow the description submitted by Jesseca: “Imagine a world where all euphemisms are animal related and puns are considered currency” or you can come up with your own interpretation. One thing is for sure, this Burning Seed theme … Read More

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

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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

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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