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

Do you even Electric Fencepost bro?

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Kiwiburn would like your feedback to make sure your pluckly little weekly newsletter is working for you, so please take five minutes to fill in the survey with as much detail as you can. It was emailed to all EFP subscribers last week, so help us volunteers out and go find it in your inbox. Chur to the chur!

More insights into Rangering

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Some of the International Rangers who crewed at AfrikaBurn 2019

Some of the AfrikaBurn Ranger team   Have you been following Pete Lumos Wyatt’s KB-log series on Rangering? Lumos is an experienced Ranger at Kiwiburn and recently ventured back to Blazing Swan and onto AfrikaBurn. Parts three and four are now online. Do his stories make you want to volunteer at Kiwiburn? Read more here.

Regional Round up

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Burning Japan 2019 is coming in October! The sixth Burning Japan happens 12–14 October at the same venue as last year, Tumagoi, Gunma. This year’s art theme is Hidden World. As the name implies, it is a hidden world: A fairy tale picture book I read when I was little. An unforgettable song I heard hundreds of times. The words left by … Read More

Seed planted 10 years ago

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Neil Power says: “And so it was that on this weekend 10 years ago the very first Seed event took place in Bellingen, NSW. Just called Seed, the idea was to get a bunch of people interested in organisng a proper event together and see what sprouted, and12 months later in June 2010 the first ticketed Burning Seed took place … Read More

Conduct Committee dealing with incidents

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A recent post in our facebook Group sparked a robust discussion around dealing with community members exhibiting behaviours which breach our Conditions of Entry.  It is important to understand: Incidents can be reported on site to Rangers or the Site Manager when they occur, or any time after the event to the Conduct Committee. Organisers do not know everything about … Read More

Photos taken at Kiwiburn

Kiwiburn Media Team

If you are using a photo to illustrate an Event, a Page, or a Group on facebook (or IRL) that you have found online, please remember to gain permission first, and credit the photographer. It is their gift to give, not yours to take. You may also need to get the permission of the people in that photo if they are easily … Read More

Burning Man community

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Aerial View of Black Rock City

What does it mean to be part of an ever-growing global Burning Man community? Burning Man Project’s CEO Marian Goodell talks about the challenges here. What does being a Burning Man influencer mean to you? Burning Man needs your help to reclaim the narrative around what it means to be a Burner. Read on. Read about the Project Citizenship Toolkit here. … Read More

Facebook Group rules 

Kiwiburn Media Team

The Kiwiburn facebook Group has 10 rules to abide by which have recently been updated. They are all pretty much commonsense, though it is helpful to have clear guidelines in place, for those rare moments when the admins have to take some action. Keep being kind, and read on:   1. Be kind and courteous We’re all in this together … Read More

Last call for poster designs

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Do you have an incredible idea for the KB20 poster? Untold glory and appreciation await! Thanks to those who have already submitted entries. Eclectic Decade poster designs are due by midnight tonight! Info here.

Burning Man news

Kiwiburn Media Team

SPARK – connect with the community, noticeboard style. Discussing the theme, Metamorphoses, in a series of blog posts. Part one here and part two here. Plan your camp so that it is sustainable and Leaves No Trace—Earth Guardians has compiled this handy list of tips and resources, from how to reduce your carbon (and plastic) footprint to laying out an eco-plan … Read More

Burners in Action

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Last month a collective of Wellington based burners rose to the call of “Burners in Action”. What is Burners in Action? It’s still taking shape, but here’s a bit of what we have so far… A space to actively re-energise, a forum to pitch ideas, a place to mobilise and outreach to the local community. A home to build and … Read More

Paddock Radio, listening to you

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Thundering around on our own home turf is the mighty Paddock Radio, now equipped with his own proper good-times youtube channel with 100% submitted content, 100% used with permission. Broadcasting straight into your ear-holes every Sunday from wherever Triple FFF is in Aotearoa, ye-haa! And if you miss it, don’t fret! You can catch up later (just don’t get too … Read More

Lōemis: a magical event with burn-esque leanings…

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This just in! If you are hip enough to be in Wellington and maybe missing Kiwiburn a wee bit, check this out… There is a cool weeee arts festival called Lōemis. From their website: “It is our offering towards Maruaroa o Takurua; the winter solstice, which connects with and takes place around the rise of Matariki and Puanga.” They are … Read More

Showing our volunteers the respect they deserve

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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

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

More Volunteers Needed!

The Electric Fencepost

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

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

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