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The festival season is aaallllmost over, and although many of us are still riding the sunny waves of summer there can be dark clouds looming. Post Festival Blues is a thing! (During Festival Blues is a thing too, for that matter). Whether you had a great time, an awful time, or somewhere in between, coming back to your Regular Life can … Read More

Volunteering is really cool

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Remember that time we told you Kiwiburn wasn’t happening and you pulled together like a humorously well-oiled machine and created something anyway? What if we told you that eggs-cellent feeling of achievement and “yea we showed ya, baquuuuerk” attitude can be duplicated in a Kiwiburn-related setting? Well now, that’s a plot twist if I ever saw one. Make like Snape … Read More

The Giant Weta finds a forever home

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The Giant Weta Pukaha

Photo by Shelley Watson   A fantastical amazing journey has almost come to an end for The Giant Weta and the Auckland Burners team who created her! She was welcomed to her new home in the Waiararapa, in the most lush and beautiful site imaginable at Pūkaha, National Wildlife Centre. A small team travelled from Auckland to install her for … Read More

Dig deep for Deep Space

Kiwiburn Media Team

If you were at Kiwiburn, Ignition or numerous other festivals around New Zealand the last couple of summers you’ve probably at some point seen or maybe utilised DeepSpace Festival Care, a group of volunteers who provide a non judgemental, confidential safe space at festivals and events to reduce harm and deescalate situations through compassionate care. The van that carries their gear … Read More

Ignition ignited our hearts!

Kiwiburn Media Team

Thank you to all the organisers and volunteers who worked tirelessly to create an incredible burn-style event in a beautiful location in the Waikato region embracing the Ten Guiding Principles. The lush site with a backdrop of the Kaimai ranges was host to 800 Burners, 45 Theme Camps, most of them long-standing Kiwiburn camps, inspiring Art installations, and a diverse … Read More

Hey all you Rangers

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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

Back on the Paddock!

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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 needs your help

Kiwiburn Media Team

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

Regional Round-a-bout… now

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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

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

Facebook Group privacy

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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

2018 AGM minutes

Kiwiburn Media Team

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.

Where are we as a community, and where we are headed?

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[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

Kiwiburn 2018 Afterburn Report

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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

Where in the world? Regional Round-up

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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

Cancellation of Kiwiburn 2019

Kiwiburn Media Team

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

Kiwiburn Art Grants

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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

2018 Census

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Who are we? What attracts us to Kiwiburn? What did you have to say? Find out more about our community in the Kiwiburn Census! Download and read the 2018 Census here.

The Lost Boys grant

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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

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