Calling all past and present Black Sheep Rangers! We work hard and play hard on the paddock… now its time to have a reflection and kōrero about our aspirations as a ranger community and how we want to shape this going forward. Please get involved in our discussion group on the culture of Kiwiburn Rangers. If you would like to … Read More
Kiwiburn Incorporated has been granted a 10 year Resource Consent on our current site in Hunterville, starting from the next event in 2020. Consent has been subject to conditions, primarily around sound which has been the community’s main concern. To ensure there are no breaches of the Resource Consent, Kiwiburn will be putting new measures in place and Sound Camps … Read More
DeepSpace has its roots within the Burner Community. Similar to the Zendo Project at Black Rock, DeepSpace aims to create a space which provides care for those who need some respite, with a confidential, trained person to hold space for them as they go through their experience to ensure everyone is safe and has a good time. DeepSpace is getting … Read More
Dare we say it… welcome to summer? Here are some slirpy newsies from around the world to whet your appetite for the months to come. Swwwww… …watch this feature-length docu-genre news story about Burning Man, in German! …MOOP-a-dupa. Watch this and you’ll see the empty desert after all the German doc-genre-news-story-makers have gone home. Pretty different to the grassy knoll … Read More
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
The Kiwiburn Facebook Group privacy setting has changed from Public to Closed. Some community members had expressed that they preferred not to engage in discussion on a public forum. A week long poll withing the Group supported the change. The Group is still easily found when searching, and you are still required to request to join. There are also two questions … Read More
Thanks to all who attended the online AGM. We may have broken endurance records this year, coming in at over three and a quarter hours. No medals will be handed out to those that lasted the distance, though many thanks to all those who took the time to be in (virtual) attendance. The minutes can be read here.
[photo by Kasai Photography] In the 2018 Afterburn report, you can read about concerns some Team Leads have regarding the prevalent and increasing culture of irresponsible intoxication, leading to incidents with the potential to jeopardise the future of Kiwiburn. And how do we get more Burners to step up into key roles to help ease the workload being carried out … Read More
Each year we have a debrief after Kiwiburn to learn what worked well and where we could improve, and we produce an Afterburn report! Have a read here to understand more about where your ticket money goes, how the event was managed and what changes are recommended. Read the report before the AGM next week, to gain a better understanding … Read More
Get your fix! Things that are happening where we aren’t… but where you could be… In Australia: BURNING SEED TICKETS HAVE NOW SOLD OUT! Didn’t get your hands on a ticket in time? Need to sell your ticket? Their STEP (Secure Ticket Exchange Program) has launched, in order to match up those selling tickets with those needing them. And keep … Read More
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
Photo by Karl de Jong Each year, part of your ticket money goes towards bringing art to the Paddock, in the form of Art Grants, which help enable community members to make amazing art. The Paddock has seem some wondrous art over the years, and 2018 was no different. What is the process of applying for an Art Grant like? … Read More
Photo by Boyd Anderson The Lost Boys (Kiwiburn Theme Camp) want to help bring your dreams alive and we are there to collaborate. Their camp is looking to support talented visionaries whom need a bit of assistance to make their project a reality. They have a private $1000 grant up for grabs for the best submission and are looking … Read More
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
When you’re traveling south along Sate Highway 1 from Managweka and see the legendary Peach teats billboard, you know you’re almost Home. It’s iconic, and has been around for quater of a century. Read about the history of the billboard here.