Site Safety Facilitator wanted!

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Site Safety meme Leonardo Dicaprio toasting with a champagne glass

Kiwiburn needs a Site Safety Facilitator! Fancy yourself a safe and sensible partier? Kiwiburn’s ExCom has an open volunteer position for Site Safety Facilitator! Year round, help make strategic and crucial decisions for Kiwiburn and work alongside a dedicated Team of Ranger Leads, Site Managers, and Health and Safety boffins as their ExCom representative to help keep the Paddock safe, … Read More

2019 AGM minutes

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Kiwiburn is an Incorporated Society which means it is required to hold and Annual General Meeting (AGM) to vote in the financials, the committee and any changes to the Society rules. And, it is a chance for you to have your say. The 2019 AGM was held online as a webchat on Thursday 8 August. What was discussed? Read the minutes … Read More

Another (minor) T&Cs Update

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Following on from the recent updates to the Kiwiburn T&Cs last month, a few additional changes have been made to clarify some definitions. Nothing major, though we are legally obliged to keep you informed 😉 As always, if you want to check the current T&Cs out, they are on the website, along with all the Kiwiburn Policies.

Tickets: more Burners on the Paddock in 2020!

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Kiwiburn tickets will be on sale 10am, Saturday 14 September! Everything is going up! The population of the Paddock is increasing to 2000 and tickets for Kiwiburn 2020 will be $195.00 + booking fee. It is costing a lot more than it did two years ago to hold our unique event. Where does the ticket money go? Check out the … Read More

We need Greeters Leads!

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Greeters picture girls hugging

Photo by Amy Potenger Like the idea of ripping people out of their default-world norms and plunging them into the more awesome reality of Kiwiburn? Greeting is one of the most immediately rewarding volunteer roles within Kiwiburn. You are the warm and grinning ambassadors of Kiwiburn, welcoming everyone Home. The Kiwiburn community needs Greeters Leads familiar with Kiwiburn culture and well … Read More

Kiwiburn Organisational Structure

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How Kiwiburn operates: Our Organisational Structure You recently told us that you’d like to hear and learn more about how Kiwiburn operates and who helps make it happen. For for all of you who’ve ever wondered how Kiwiburn actually happens, here is the low-down: Basically, a crew of hard working volunteers dig in and get things done. This involves work … Read More

The Kiwiburn Ticketing Team needs YOU!

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Raised Fist Effigy photo by Andy Flint

Photo courtesy of Andy Flint   Help us make it all happen! Stoked on that good Kiwiburn energy and wanna stay connected to support your Burner community throughout the year? Ticketing is an integral part of Kiwiburn which affects literally every participant. If you’re tech-savvy, and good at communication and organising, you’d be a good fit for Kiwiburn’s Ticketing Team! … Read More

Updates to Privacy Policy and T&Cs of Entry

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Technical Stuff Announcement! Update of Kiwiburn Privacy Policy and Terms and Conditions of Entry In not-so-exciting-technical news, some superstars from Kiwiburn’s Leadership Team have been hard at work clarifying our policies to ensure Kiwiburners have their best possible experience at events, and within the Kiwiburn community! Our goal is to be as open and transparent with our members, attendees and … Read More

Kapow! Survey results are in

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You answered, we listened The Electric Fencepost Super Duper User Survey 3000 was created to make sure YOUR newsletter delivers what YOU want, and we are very happy with the feedback. We’re pleased to present the results from the nine questions we asked.  A HUGE thank you to the 93 of you who took the time (234 seconds on average) … Read More

Meet Jo – Lead of the Conduct Committee and of Site Management

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Jo Conduct Committee and Site Management

Here is the latest installment of our behind-the-scenes series on Kiwiburn volunteers, and it is our pleasure to introduce you to Jo, who heads up the Conduct Committee and Site Management.  The Conduct Committee was set up in late 2017 to provide a safe and robust process for dealing with incidents and misconduct within the community, and to provide support, … Read More

Meet Kali – Event Manager for Kiwiburn 2020

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head shot of Kali Zahira, Kiwiburn Event Manager 2020. 3/4 pose, smiling, black and white, long dark hair, wearing a white shirt.

In our series to introduce you to some of the behind-the-scene volunteers who help make Kiwiburn happen, we would like to introduce to you to… drumroll please… Kali, who is our brand-new Event Manager, a freshly created position for Kiwiburn 2020. However, Kali is not new to Kiwiburn, nor are the skills that she contributes. Kali has attended seven Kiwiburns, volunteering … Read More

Kiwiburn Facebook Page hits 10,000 Likes

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WElcome home on green grass speech bubble

Extra, Extra! We’ve hit 10,000 likes! Kiwiburn’s Facebook page has proven rather popular and is being followed by heaps of cool folk out there. Yep, that’s you! Not too shabby for wee little regional burning event at the bottom of the globe we say. Yay us! Keep up the good work and keep inviting your friends to this site. And there is also … Read More

Kiwiburn Support Services Summit

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Last weekend, a bunch of volunteers got together to ensure Kiwiburn 2020 is the safest event yet! Support Services. Sounds like exciting stuff, right? Well, maybe not though they sure were productive! Powered by pizza and a desire to improve communication, they gathered over a weekend representative from Rangers, Sanctuary, Deep Space, Consent Guardians, Site Managers and Operations to discuss … Read More

Art at Kiwiburn

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Every artist was first an amateur - quote from Ralph Walso Emerson

We thought we would give this Fencepost a bit of an artistic vibe, given the recent release of Art Grants and the call out for Effigy and Temple designs. We know that you peeps are amazingly creative, out-of-the-box thinking, artistically gifted individuals, so for the more reluctant of you, we want to tease out your inner artisan. Have you thought about … Read More

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

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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!