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‘Burning Man is devoted to acts of gift giving. The value of a gift is unconditional. Gifting does not contemplate a return or an exchange for something of equal value.’ What does gifting mean to you? One of the 10 Guiding Principles of Burning Man written by founder Larry Harvey, it was inspired by Lewis Hyde’s “The Gift”.  “The Gift … Read More

Burrowing Pufferfish Fundraiser

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Who’s up for a PAAARTY? The Burrowing Pufferfish Theme Camp is throwing one epic weekend-long celebration to raise some much needed cash to help elevate their camp to the usual amazing experience that it is. It all starts on Friday 22 November and lasts until Sunday 24 November. You can still help shape Friday night’s festivities as those are being … Read More

Tickets. Register to buy or sell now

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Secure Ticket Exchange Program STEP is now open and anyone who wishes to sell or buy a ticket to Kiwiburn 2020 can register to do so. There has been huge interest, particularly from buyers. The queue will move slowly to start with so be patient and keep checking your place in the queue so you are ready when it’s your … Read More

STEP opens this Saturday

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Be ready: STEP opens this weekend on 5 October at 10am STEP be the place where you can sell your unwanted or surplus tickets, and subsequently buy those hot tamales if you did not succeed in the original sale. For more on how STEP works and what it is, see here.  Access STEP here Check out the Kiwiburn website for more … Read More

Juicy Kiwiburn Volunteer Roles up for grabs

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Volunteers still needed! Have a look on the website for all open opportunities. They include roles on ExCom (the executive committee of people helping making the event happen), year round options and on-Paddock openings, all of which are important and all of which have one component missing: YOU! You make Kiwiburn happen, so register your interest and get involved!

Get to know your Effigy and Temple Leads

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Nico with Helping Hand Art

Helping Hand by Nico Woodward, 2016   Kiwiburn is such a creative community! The designs for both the Effigy and the Temple have been chosen, the details of which will be revealed on the Paddock. Meanwhile, we’ve spoken to the visionaries behind these creations to learn a little more about them and their art.  Congratulations on your submission being chosen. … Read More

Regional Round Up

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A round up on Many of the Things not happening on our shores and some that are. Remember, if you have news you want to add to this tasty mailer flick us a line: The environment and Burning Man – consider your impact is a series of blog posts on the Burning Man Journal which asks you to consider … Read More

“We’re not competition, baby, I’m the only one that does what I do.”

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Cha-ching, help to bring Paddock Radio to the Paddock in 2020!  Paddock Radio is a solar powered, not for profit radio art project that plays 100% submitted content. He is fundraising to bring the bangin’ tunes and great vibes to Kiwiburn and other festivals in 2020. While much of the equipment already exists, they need to raise 1500 huck to … Read More

STEP Opens 5 October

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We know that y’all are burning (ha, see what we did there?) to hear about when STEP opens and how you can get your hands on tickets that others no longer need. STEP will open on Saturday 5 October at 10am. Secure Ticket Exchange Program (STEP) is a system offered by Quicket to facilitate the secure exchange of tickets between … Read More

Effigy and Temple Announcement!

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Time to get even more excited about Kiwiburn 2020 as the Temple and Effigy designs have been selected. Congratulations to both artists, and thank you to everyone who sent through their ideas. The Effigy is called ‘The Birthing Goddess’ and was submitted by Wellington Burner, Jeanne Dear. And the winning submission for Temple is ‘The Temple of the Future’ as … Read More

Any Go-Getters out there?

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Dedicated and energetic Volunteers interested in leadership wanted! Kiwiburn is looking for a number of Executive Committee (ExCom) members. Do you have what it takes for a year-round commitment? Would you like to be on the forefront of shaping the event? Are you able to dedicate a few hours a week (more in busy times) towards making executive decisions, collaborate … Read More

Calling all eager Helpers

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Got your ticket? Well, thats spiffy, ‘cos now its time to choose how you can make your Burn that much more special by volunteering. There are loads of options, from year round roles to on site, to general helpers, to specific, more skilled positions. Have a look what’s available, and fill in the form, or send the team an email with any questions. … Read More

Art, Theme Camps and Event Registrations

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Volker Huenert Art Piece KB18 hanging Umbrellas

Photo by Volker Huenert. Artwork by Andy Flint. The elements which make Kiwiburn a Burn are the amazing Art projects, the vibes and tunes coming from Theme Camps and the multitude of hosted events! What would the Paddock be without wondrous light installations, interactive sound art or sculpture that resonates with your mood?; without Theme Camps which engage or inspire, … Read More

Kiwiburn 2020 Sold Out – now what?

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Whoa, that was something else on Saturday morning. It was anticipated that tickets would go quickly, but no one expected an official sell-out time of 38 minutes, with all tickets in baskets awaiting final processing within five minutes! Your fingers were on fire! To call that a record is an understatement. Shout out to the Ticketing Team and Quicket, who … Read More

Now that you’ve got your ticket…Volunteer!

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Choose how you can help to make Kiwiburn 2020 the best ever! Congratulations, you’ve secured one of the hottest tickets in town. Kiwiburn is created by volunteers for volunteers, so how will you contribute to making Kiwiburn 2020 happen? There are heaps of opportunities open, including some on the ExCom, 2IC roles, and other year-round positions as well as on-site … Read More

Roll call – who will be on the Paddock?

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With the ever-increasing popularity of our beautiful little Burn, there has been some serious interest in the makeup of Kiwiburn 2020’s population. Will we be invaded by Europeans? Australians? Perhaps it will be entirely burgins (first timers), bringing to the Paddock their doe-eyed wonder? Our well-qualified troop of mathematical chimpanzees have been crunching the stats: 87% of tickets were purchased … Read More

Theme Camp News!

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Photo by Maxine Anderson Tickets: Check! Idea: Check! Getting Organised: In Progress! Theme Camp registrations are open, so get your thinking caps on and amaze fellow Burners with your creative and outrageous ideas for a Theme Camp. We can’t wait to see all the regulars and to welcome some new ideas into the mix on the Paddock. Bring chill spaces, … Read More

IT whizzes needed!

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Calling all software savvy wizards, it’s time for Round Two! You may remember some time ago we were on the lookout for a magic crew of software ninjas to help with a special software development project. Well, that project is off the ground now and Kiwiburn is in need of one or two people with skills in JavaScript and / … Read More

Tickets Tickets Tickets

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Kiwiburn 2020 Eclectic Decade winning poster design, by Erika Pearce

Last chance to create a Kiwiburner Profile before tickets to go on sale this weekend! In case you missed it, Kiwiburn 2020: Eclectic Decade tickets go on sale 14 SEPTEMBER from 10am (NZT). Yep, that’s this Saturday folks. All the information on tickets you could possibly want is here. And if you’re buying tickets from outside of New Zealand, check here … Read More

What you need to know about Kiwiburn 2020

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You’re interested in buying tickets but are not entirely sure what you might get yourself into? The Kiwiburn Survival Guide was recently updated with the latest information to help you answer a number of questions. Even seasoned Burners should have a look as a few things have changed since the 2018 event. Not entirely sure how Kiwiburn even works? Get … Read More