Kiwiburn Art Grants are NOW OPEN!

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Kiwiburn Art Grant design Poster

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? Well, today is your lucky day! Art Grants are now open! 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 … 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

Eclectic Decade winning poster design

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Kiwiburn 2020 Eclectic Decade winning poster design, by Erika Pearce

Wow! We had the most ever entries for the poster competition (six) this year which made for tough decision making for the Kiwiburn Arts Committee (KAC). It was super close, and the winner is Erika Pearce. Thanks to everyone who entered the competition, and to the KAC team!   Erika talks about her poster design: “I felt very inspired by … 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

Kiwiburn farewells veteran volunteer and Operations Lead, Poppy Norman

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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

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.

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

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.

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!

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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

Enter the Kiwiburn 2020 poster competition!

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Do you have an amazing idea? Every year, Kiwiburn chooses a different theme to inspire art on the Paddock. And we need a design to use for posters, facebook, tickets, wristbands and patches. How are your 2020 Eclectic Decade poster designs looking? Keen to enter? Details here.

More Volunteers Needed!

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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

Tackling the Summit

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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

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

An Insight into Rangering

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Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes to make Kiwiburn a success? Follow us in this blog series as we hear from some of the volunteers describe their roles and what makes being a part of Kiwiburn so special. We kick off with a story about being a Ranger. Pete Lumos explains what its all about here    

We built this city on rock and roll!

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Photo by Kasai Photography   The city doesn’t build itself. The Ministry of Public Works (MPW) does. There is ongoing maintenance to be done on the Paddock and MPW is seeking volunteers for a working bee at the Kiwiburn site from 24 April – 1 May. Get in touch. Want to be involved in year round work or special MPW … Read More

Calling all software savvy wizards!

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Are you one of these mythical creatures who writes code for fun? Are you skilled in getting creative with building software? Is it time for you to lend a hand and have a lasting impact on our beloved community? If you’ve answered Yes to any of these questions, then we want you! The Kiwiburn Volunteer team is looking for people … Read More

Kiwiburn 2020 dates

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The dates for the next Kiwiburn have been finalised, drumroll please… …Kiwiburn will be held Wednesday 22 – Monday 27 January 2020! Ta da! Now you can plan, prepare, build, practice your yodeling (well, why not) and generally get excited! Keep an eye out for ticket information in the upcoming months.

What will be the Art Theme for 2020?

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We missed being on the Paddock this year and are now looking to the future. What will the Kiwiburn 2020 theme be? The 2019 theme was to be Fractalicious, and we are going to automatically add it to the list for 2020. You have probably had some divine inspiration over the past year and we’d love to know your ideas! … Read More