In-Depth Look at The 10 Guiding Principles, Part III

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Burning Man and associated Regional Events base themselves on some fundamental guidelines, or the 10 Principles. In this series over the next 10 weeks we will focus on each Principle in detail. This week features Principle 3: Decommodification This idea is based in part on the idea behind Principle 2, Gifting. For participants to truly  preserve the spirit of gift … Read More

Temple of Spirals… in pictures and twisted words

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We spiral, ‘tis the shape of our nature. We come from these twists and turns, gnashing at our tethers and clawing at our kennels, to seek our primal origin which outshines even these great fires. As we begin to spiral out of control the Temple is our tether for the zoo that is existence. All our creatures in connection, wild, … Read More

Temple of Entropy, Arrow of Time – want to know more?

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This just in from the Australian Regional Contact Justin McGhee… Our ol’ friend Bradley Ogden, a leading Effigy and Temple builder from over the Tasman has designed and put together an application for Burning Man Temple 2020. You may have bumped into Mr Bradley Ogden at a Kiwiburn long ago, and he also helped out our favourite Karl building the … Read More

A delightful dusting, a delicate dispatch

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Here are some things we have gathered that you should now about. There will be a quiz about this next week, with some *sick* prizes, so read up! Pufferfish Fundraiser! Last week we wrote a thing about a Pufferfish fundraiser but failed miserably at telling you that it will be in Wellington. Pretty sure their Facebook profile is the only … Read More

Tankwa Town found a new home – yay!

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News from the southern tip of Africa! AKA South Africa! Or more specifically – AfrikaBurn! You might know this already but now you will know again. Monique, their Regional Contact, shared the wonderful news that they have found a new home after searching far and wide for seven long years. This is extra special! It has taken a while as … Read More

Round up the Regionals!

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Here’s your slick summary of other burning events from around the globe – what’s on, what happened and what the hell?! You may learn a thing or to about Kiwiburn while you’re at it… Going to AfrikaBurn next year? It’s on 27 April – 3 May tickets are on sale soon! And perhaps you’d like to go to Blazing Swan … Read More

Bandits of Coco Mafia Support Fund

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Imagine returning home from your local Burn, exhausted from having put all the hard graft in, and still buzzing from the amazing experience, only to find your home has been ransacked and burgled? Well, exactly that happened to Tanner Grove- Nty (Coco Poco Loco) Toni (BBB and The Syncity Supper Klub) Ali (Middle Eastern Mafia) and Shaye (President – Site … Read More

Notes from Burning Seed and Burning Man

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Circadian Migration, Melburn Decompression 2019 event is being held in November. Details here. Decompression is a thing. Read more from Halcyon here. An aerial view of build week at Burning Man 2019. The air and the playa here. Want to build the Temple at Burning Man in 2020? Applications now open.

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: news@kiwiburn.com 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

Seed update: a rare sighting of the elusive Karl

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Content warning: FOMO, Karl Burning Seed looms, and we have news from our underground network of spies that this year is going to be Karl. You’ve probably heard of Karl before, you just might not know it yet. Rumours of this likely lad have been spiraling out of control and it makes us wonder… who is Karl, really? A grumbling … Read More

Regional Round up

Kiwiburn Media Team

  Midburn is back! Midburn is holding a smaller than usual Burn this October. While the Midburn  did not happen as hoped this year, a special, smaller Burn, Burn in Motion, is taking place this 30 October through 2 November. For details, stay tuned to the website and facebook page.   AfrikaBurn tickets will be on sale 29 October 2019.   The … 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

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

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.

Regional Round up

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Poster for Burning Japan 2019. Theme is Hidden World

Burning Japan 2019 is coming in October! The sixth Burning Japan happens 12–14 October at the same venue as last year, Tumagoi, Gunma. This year’s art theme is Hidden World. As the name implies, it is a hidden world: A fairy tale picture book I read when I was little. An unforgettable song I heard hundreds of times. The words left by … Read More

Seed planted 10 years ago

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Neil Power says: “And so it was that on this weekend 10 years ago the very first Seed event took place in Bellingen, NSW. Just called Seed, the idea was to get a bunch of people interested in organisng a proper event together and see what sprouted, and12 months later in June 2010 the first ticketed Burning Seed took place … Read More

Ah Regional Round Up

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Black Rock City (BRC) has a Wiki – for all of you information hungry Burners, not completely… complete, but great for some art-spiration or theme camp motivation. Pity Kiwiburn doesn’t get a mention, but surely someone can update that… right? Ah Metamorphoses, we’ve theme’d there, done that. The pink Burning Man regular talks us through BRC’s theme for 2019. As … Read More

Regional round up

Kiwiburn Media Team

Burning Man news Feeling dusty? Looking for a ticket for Burning Man? STEP is now open so make sure to register because that Man burns in 106 days and counting! Details here. Fly Ranch: Writers of colour to become heroines of their own stories. Read more here. Burners Without Borders and Southeastern Regionals combine forces to support more civic projects. … Read More

Volunteer Stories: Rangering, Part II

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A couple of weeks ago we ran the first of a behind-the-scenes series at what some of our volunteers actually get up to. As part of this, Rangering – My Gift, Part II is now available to read on the KB-log webpage. Find out more from Pete Lumos about what it means to be a Ranger at Burns across the world, … Read More

Burning Seed tickets

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There has been reasonable interest from our Trans-Tasman friends in attending Kiwiburn 2020, so it’s only fair we head to their fair land for Burning Seed, happening 25 September – 1 October. Held in New South Wales, in the Matong State Forest, the theme this year is Zoophemism, which sounds positively animalistic. Tickets have just been released, so get ya … Read More