Playa dust is in the air!

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Temple galaxia from Above via Drone Will Rogers

Photo by Will Roger   Burning Man 2019 is now less than two weeks away, and to whet your appetite even more (as if that was necessary), here are some snippets of news and info: Burning Man from Above Will Roger, a devotee who has been taking pictures of the Playa from the air over the years, has just compiled … Read More

Clarification

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We strive to always make sure only verified info is published, though sometimes things slip through the net. The story about looking for Greeter volunteers from last week had the photo attributed to the wrong person. The correct photographer was Amy Potenger. We’re grateful we get to use your photos, so it’s important we get it right. Apologies for the … Read More

2019 AGM minutes

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Kiwiburn is an Incorporated Society which means it is required to hold and Annual General Meeting (AGM) to vote in the financials, the committee and any changes to the Society rules. And, it is a chance for you to have your say. The 2019 AGM was held online as a webchat on Thursday 8 August. What was discussed? Read the minutes … Read More

Another (minor) T&Cs Update

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Following on from the recent updates to the Kiwiburn T&Cs last month, a few additional changes have been made to clarify some definitions. Nothing major, though we are legally obliged to keep you informed 😉 As always, if you want to check the current T&Cs out, they are on the website, along with all the Kiwiburn Policies.

Tickets: more Burners on the Paddock in 2020!

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Kiwiburn tickets will be on sale 10am, Saturday 14 September! Everything is going up! The population of the Paddock is increasing to 2000 and tickets for Kiwiburn 2020 will be $195.00 + booking fee. It is costing a lot more than it did two years ago to hold our unique event. Where does the ticket money go? Check out the … Read More

We need Greeters Leads!

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Greeters picture girls hugging

Photo by Amy Potenger Like the idea of ripping people out of their default-world norms and plunging them into the more awesome reality of Kiwiburn? Greeting is one of the most immediately rewarding volunteer roles within Kiwiburn. You are the warm and grinning ambassadors of Kiwiburn, welcoming everyone Home. The Kiwiburn community needs Greeters Leads familiar with Kiwiburn culture and well … Read More

Kiwiburn Organisational Structure

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How Kiwiburn operates: Our Organisational Structure You recently told us that you’d like to hear and learn more about how Kiwiburn operates and who helps make it happen. For for all of you who’ve ever wondered how Kiwiburn actually happens, here is the low-down: Basically, a crew of hard working volunteers dig in and get things done. This involves work … Read More

Final Month for Kiwiburn Art Grants Submissions!

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We’re still 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? Art Grants are open until 1 September! 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 turning, get … Read More

Kapow! Survey results are in

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You answered, we listened The Electric Fencepost Super Duper User Survey 3000 was created to make sure YOUR newsletter delivers what YOU want, and we are very happy with the feedback. We’re pleased to present the results from the nine questions we asked.  A HUGE thank you to the 93 of you who took the time (234 seconds on average) … Read More

Come Join the Communications Team

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Do you enjoy writing and editing articles, and dabble in social media? Are you good at graphic design or have a knack for all things website-y? Well, then have we got a job(s) for you! The hip and happenin’ super-awesome folks from the Communications Team are looking for a number of volunteer roles to be filled (full disclosure: current Communications … Read More

Burning Man Seeks a Sustainable Future

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Burning Man has released a new initiative to address climate change on a year-round basis amongst the Burning Man community, which centre on three new concepts to be realised of the next 10 years: No Matter Out of Place. Handle waste ecologically. Be Regenerative. Create a net positive ecological and environmental impact. Be Carbon Negative. Remove more carbon from the environment than we … Read More

Community news from Burners Without Borders

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All hail community initiatives! Check out the Community Conversations Series web series brought you by Burners Without Borders (BWB). They have just released their third video, where they feature the leads of BWB-North Texas speaking on How to build a local Civic Minded Community. Suza and Amber give some great tips and tricks on how to get your community involved, how … Read More

Meet Kali – Event Manager for Kiwiburn 2020

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head shot of Kali Zahira, Kiwiburn Event Manager 2020. 3/4 pose, smiling, black and white, long dark hair, wearing a white shirt.

In our series to introduce you to some of the behind-the-scene volunteers who help make Kiwiburn happen, we would like to introduce to you to… drumroll please… Kali, who is our brand-new Event Manager, a freshly created position for Kiwiburn 2020. However, Kali is not new to Kiwiburn, nor are the skills that she contributes. Kali has attended seven Kiwiburns, volunteering … Read More

Kids at Burning Man

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Ever wondered about children and what their place within the Burner culture is? Check out this great short documentary on kids at Burning Man. It highlights what Black Rock City means to the younger attendees, how they deal with that they observe and how it forms part of their childhood in the longer term. It chronicles some first timers as … Read More

Kiwiburn Facebook Page hits 10,000 Likes

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WElcome home on green grass speech bubble

Extra, Extra! We’ve hit 10,000 likes! Kiwiburn’s Facebook page has proven rather popular and is being followed by heaps of cool folk out there. Yep, that’s you! Not too shabby for wee little regional burning event at the bottom of the globe we say. Yay us! Keep up the good work and keep inviting your friends to this site. And there is also … Read More

Kiwiburn Support Services Summit

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Last weekend, a bunch of volunteers got together to ensure Kiwiburn 2020 is the safest event yet! Support Services. Sounds like exciting stuff, right? Well, maybe not though they sure were productive! Powered by pizza and a desire to improve communication, they gathered over a weekend representative from Rangers, Sanctuary, Deep Space, Consent Guardians, Site Managers and Operations to discuss … Read More

Art at Kiwiburn

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Every artist was first an amateur - quote from Ralph Walso Emerson

We thought we would give this Fencepost a bit of an artistic vibe, given the recent release of Art Grants and the call out for Effigy and Temple designs. We know that you peeps are amazingly creative, out-of-the-box thinking, artistically gifted individuals, so for the more reluctant of you, we want to tease out your inner artisan. Have you thought about … 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

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