Kiwiburn farewells veteran volunteer and Operations Lead, Poppy Norman

Kiwiburn Media Team

Poppy Norman on the Paddock

Like a lot of our key volunteers, Poppy likes to avoid the limelight, however, having been such an integral part of Kiwiburn over the years, we couldn’t let her leave without saying a few words. Poppy has been a custodian of the event from its early days at Whakamaru to what it is today. Her roles within Kiwiburn have been … Read More

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

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

Praise be Yonderman

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Yonderman with the first Kiwiburn Effigy in January 2004.   Mark Stirling, aka Yonderman, resigned from his role as one of New Zealand’s Regional Contacts (RC) this week. Mark founded Kiwiburn in 2003 after discovering Burning Man by accident in 1994, and has been involved ever since. He was our first RC and served on the Executive Committee at various … Read More

Be cool, be hip, be Kiwiburn’s new Arts Facilitator

Electric Fencepost

So you want to be more involved with the Kiwiburn community AND you want to help make the Magic Happen? By Jove, have we got the role for you.  Kiwiburn is looking for a stellar new Arts Facilitator. It involves facilitating the pretty and getting sh*t done; you will be Communicative, you will be Exemplary, and baby you will be Fabulous. … 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

Cancellation of Kiwiburn 2019

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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of Kiwiburn 2019. Kiwiburn has submitted a resource consent application to the Rangitikei District Council which is still with the Council and unfortunately will not be processed in time to hold the 2019 event. The main factor slowing the consent process is the noise Kiwiburn creates and the impact that … Read More

New Chair for ExCom

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Kiwiburn Inc has a new Chairperson, Jasmine Hunter, who is the ninth member of the Executive Committee (ExCom). She tells us a little about herself: “I attended my first Kiwiburn in 2012 with my 10 month old daughter, and have returned every year since. I started volunteering at Kiwiburn in 2014 on Gate, becoming Gate Lead for the 2016–2018 events. … Read More