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

Have your say…

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It’s a well known fact that one cannot please everyone all the time, and when future Kiwiburns should take place is one of those topics for discussion. We’re thinking ahead to 2021 and beyond! Check out this poll on Facebook asking for your opinion on preferred dates for Kiwiburn 2021. It is your chance to  help shape the future, ‘cos … Read More

Build It And They Will Come!

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Kiwiburn needs you! Effigy and Temple Structural Assessment Kiwiburn is on the hunt for a skilled human to help us up our game when it comes to assessing the safety of our large temporary structures on site. Kiwiburn is after someone with an eye for structural engineering (specifically regarding art and sculpture) to help us review the designs for the … Read More

Last few weeks to register Theme Camps

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Photo my Kasai Photography Calling all Theme Camp organisers! Registrations for Theme Camps close on 30 November, so get organised, gather your fellow Themecampians and ensure register your space to be official. You can still bring your Theme Camp to Kiwiburn even if you don’t register, you just won’t get the benefits that come with being officially registered, such as the … Read More

Remember, remember… that fireworks can be dangerous

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It’s that time of the year when the British (and affiliates) traditionally celebrate a failed coup by a chap called Guy Fawkes (and affiliates) to overthrow their government way back in 1605. These days of course this involves fireworks being shot into the night sky accompanied by ubiquitous Oohs and Aahs emitting from any crowd wowed by this display. And … Read More

Who wants to get hitched at Kiwiburn 2020?

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Are any of you lovebirds considering getting married on the Paddock next year? There will be a registered celebrant for marriages and civil unions on site who would be very happy to help you arrange a matrimonial ceremony as her gift. Part of the process would need to be arranged beforehand, as you cannot legally be married at the spur … Read More

Of love and friendships

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How do relationships evolve and emerge intact from a Burn? Burner events have a reputation of being notoriously hard on romantic relationships and friendships alike. If you don’t prepare and communicate well with each other, then this can certainly be true. Any heightened sensory experience, such a Burn, is a highly individual thing and can lead to rifts and misunderstandings. … Read More

Temple of Spirals… in pictures and twisted words

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We spiral, ‘tis the shape of our nature. We come from these twists and turns, gnashing at our tethers and clawing at our kennels, to seek our primal origin which outshines even these great fires. As we begin to spiral out of control the Temple is our tether for the zoo that is existence. All our creatures in connection, wild, … Read More