New Shiny Survival Guide

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Updated Survival Guide available now All you need to know to stay safe, sane (well, within reason) and well during Kiwiburn in 2020! Have a read and make sure you are well acquainted with the morsels of wisdom present. The Guide has had a complete overhaul for the first time in many years, instead of just band aids here and … Read More

Meet Geveta – Kiwiburn ExCom Secretary

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In our behind-the-scenes series on who makes Kiwiburn happen, we have the pleasure to introduce you to Geveta, who does/runs/organises/helps with ExCom at Kiwiburn. A dedicated attendee of Kiwiburn since 2012, Geveta joined Kiwiburn’s ExCom in 2017 as Secretary following her participation in The Giant Weta project. The collaborative art project by Auckland Burners featured at Burning Man 2016 then at Kiwiburn in 2017, … Read More

Coming to the Burn? Create your Kiwiburner Profile Now!

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Create or update your Kiwiburner Profile now! Dreaming of being back on the Paddock in 2020? Tickets will no doubt be coveted, rarer than hen’s teeth, and spun from gold, so to get your excited hands on them, you will need to be registered to purchase them. Everyone has to make a Kiwiburner Profile or update an existing Kiwiburner Profile … Read More

Crew Facilitator Wanted

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Be a voice for Crew Team Leads and your community! We are all volunteers and someone has to wrangle us! Kiwiburn is after a Crew Facilitator to manage crew and provide them resources both on an off the Paddock. As well as being an active member of the Kiwiburn Executive Committee (ExCom), a role involving being part of strategic and … Read More

What’s it like to build a Temple?

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Photo by Volker Huenert Please note that the deadline for Effigy and Temple designs has been extended to 1 September! In light of this, we are having a conversation with BJ Wilson, the person to built the most recent Temple, for Kiwiburn 2018. His Temple of Perennial Bloom was a highlight for many, and here he tells us a bit … Read More

We Want YOU!

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sput your hand up with love and show volunteers some love

Volunteers needed! You might have noticed we have been posting a fair share of open positions to fill with lovely people to help bring Kiwiburn to life. It ain’t gonna happen without your help, that is for sure. An extra 200 people on the Paddock also means an increase in resources required, so have a look at the list of … Read More

Meet Diia – The Kiwiburn Arts Facilitator for the 2020 event

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As part of our ongoing behind the scenes series on Kiwiburn volunteers, we’re delighted to introduce you to Diia, the Arts Facilitator for Kiwiburn, a member of ExCom and the KAC team. Her first Burn was Burning Seed in 2014 and she since been attending Trans Tasman Burns such as Seed and Kiwiburn, as well as Burning Man. Diia was … Read More

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