Showing our volunteers the respect they deserve

Kiwiburn Media Team

sput your hand up with love and show volunteers some love

Participation. It is a gift to the community. We all know Kiwiburn is 100% volunteer run, and that a handful of those amazing volunteers work year round to make the event happen. Are they crazy? A little. Do they love what they do? Absolutely. They give hundreds of hours of their time to help create a safe space for all … Read More

Calling Members of Kiwiburn!

Kiwiburn Media Team

Did you buy a ticket and attend the 2018 Kiwiburn Event? If you did, you’ve been a Member of Kiwiburn Incorporated since then! Membership entitles you to attend the Kiwiburn Annual General meeting (AGM), giving YOU a voice in the happenings of Kiwiburn Incorporated. The purchasing of a ticket to a Kiwiburn Event, along with attendance at Kiwiburn, guarantees Membership for one … Read More

Enter the Kiwiburn 2020 poster competition!

Kiwiburn Media Team

Do you have an amazing idea? Every year, Kiwiburn chooses a different theme to inspire art on the Paddock. And we need a design to use for posters, facebook, tickets, wristbands and patches. How are your 2020 Eclectic Decade poster designs looking? Keen to enter? Details here.

Regional round up

Kiwiburn Media Team

Burning Man news Feeling dusty? Looking for a ticket for Burning Man? STEP is now open so make sure to register because that Man burns in 106 days and counting! Details here. Fly Ranch: Writers of colour to become heroines of their own stories. Read more here. Burners Without Borders and Southeastern Regionals combine forces to support more civic projects. … Read More

Volunteer Stories: Rangering, Part II

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A couple of weeks ago we ran the first of a behind-the-scenes series at what some of our volunteers actually get up to. As part of this, Rangering – My Gift, Part II is now available to read on the KB-log webpage. Find out more from Pete Lumos about what it means to be a Ranger at Burns across the world, … Read More

Burning Seed tickets

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There has been reasonable interest from our Trans-Tasman friends in attending Kiwiburn 2020, so it’s only fair we head to their fair land for Burning Seed, happening 25 September – 1 October. Held in New South Wales, in the Matong State Forest, the theme this year is Zoophemism, which sounds positively animalistic. Tickets have just been released, so get ya … Read More

Volunteers Needed!

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Hey Kiwiburners! Are you an HR Superstar? Do you make stuff happen and have a wee bit of spare time on your hands? Then we’re looking at you kid. Kiwiburn needs your expertise to help develop a Crew Management Policy in line with our revised Organisational Structure (coming soon). You’ll learn all there is to know about the ins and … Read More

More Volunteers Needed!

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In case we’re being too subtle, Kiwiburn really needs more Volunteers! Do you have a skill? In, like, anything whatsoever? Of course you do, so why not put it to good use? With a plethora of positions available at the moment, from lead roles to new roles, there is something to suit everyone and every skill! Remember, Kiwiburn happens on the … Read More

Radical Regional Round Up

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News from where we (probably) aren’t…   Diversity! Ten Principles! The culture chat continues; how do we apply this to our own country and community? Does it even apply? Read on! And make up your own damn mind. (PS: we hear there will be a whole series on these elusive principles… here is another one, keep your eyes out for … Read More

Tackling the Summit

Kiwiburn Media Team

Every year after the event Kiwiburn’s volunteer executive committee, the ExCom, meet up over a weekend to debrief. With no event this year, the Summit agenda was all about planning for 2020, which is kinda important ‘cos Kiwiburn doesn’t pop up in a paddock like magic. Thank you to all who gave up their weekend and continue to help organise the event … Read More

Holy newsletter Batman! What is the EFP?

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Kia ora koutou, This is a friendly reminder that you are probably reading the Electric Fencepost. Here are some (potentially) little known facts about your favourite weekly read, at least one is a lie: Electric Fencepost can shortened to the acronym ‘EFP’, it just rolls off the tongue it’s named after our electrifying experiences at Whakamaru Domain, circa 2007 (and … Read More

Drum roll please for the 2020 art theme!

Kiwiburn Media Team

THE ART THEME FOR 2020 IS: Eclectic Decade   Thank you for all your art theme ideas – the winner is Jessica Smith, who explains: “Ten year resource consent means that as long as we keep doing the mahi, we have ten years of treats to look forward to! What kinds of changes do you think we will see by … Read More

Burners Without Borders want to give YOU money

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Burners Without Borders (BWB) has announced a grant opportunity specifically for Australia and New Zealand! (HINT: that means us). They really want to fund your creative and collaborative community-based social impact project (say that ten times fast). With $1,500 USD available to kick-start your civic project, why wouldn’t you? To find out more and apply, take a look at their website. … Read More

Remembering Larry Harvey

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Photo by John Curley The iconic and passionate co-founder of Burning Man, Larry Harvey, passed one year ago on 28 April. An artist, philanthropist and noted speaker, he was possibly best known for writing the 10 Guiding Principles of Burning Man. He saw Burning Man grow from a small gathering in 1986 on a beach near San Francisco into the … Read More

Regional Round-up

Kiwiburn Media Team

It began in AfrikaBurn Burners are descending upon Tankwa Town this week for some Ephemerality (from Greek – ephemeros) – the concept of things being transitory, existing only briefly.   Happy as Larry! Blazers! Make sure to tag your photos and stories with #blazingswan and #happyaslarry so everyone can see what you got up to.   Burning Man tickets ShowClix, the … Read More

Burning Man faces existential threat

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We’ve reported a few times recently on the ongoing permit issues that Burning Man has with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), who want to impose a number of significant demands. For more background info, have a look here. As part of this wrangling over the permit, which would also include an increase of attendance from 70,000 to 100,000 over … Read More

An Insight into Rangering

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Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes to make Kiwiburn a success? Follow us in this blog series as we hear from some of the volunteers describe their roles and what makes being a part of Kiwiburn so special. We kick off with a story about being a Ranger. Pete Lumos explains what its all about here    

The Giant Weta found a home

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Photo by: Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre/Sarah Watkins The 50:1 scale giant (previously flame throwing) weta sculpture has travelled far and wide, from Aotearoa to Black Rock Desert and back, to the Paddock, Corban’s Estate and MOTAT in Auckland, and now to the Wairarapa at the Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre, it’s new, permanent home. Read the story, and maybe visit one day!

Regional Round ’em up!

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Kia ora koutou katoa (please excuse me, I lost my macrons…), hope you all enjoyed the long weekend. This is what is happening in the Burning world around us, starting with the Big Kahuna. Burning Man needs your input – if you’ve ever been to the Mother Burn, are from USA, or even just have a vested interest in the … Read More

Paddock Radio is Streaming Now!

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Wanna listen to some cool Kiwi made tunes, maybe even your own sure-to-win a Grammy masterpiece? The folk(s) at Paddock Radio are streaming music live, and they are happy to showcase your own diddies to an increasing audience. The first successful stream was on Monday 15 April , so why not be one of the first to have your music … Read More