Acting Chair Announcement

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Kiwiburn’s ExCom has appointed Andy Justice as Acting Chair. It is a busy time for the ExCom, so the decision was made to put the search for a new Chairperson on the back-burner until after the event next year. Thanks Andy for stepping up to the plate. Andy also holds the Treasurer role, aka “The Beancounter” (beanie). As such, he … Read More

Behind the Scenes: Meet Holly – Crew Facilitator

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A new installation of our Behind-The-Scenes series to introduce some of the crafty volunteers who make Kiwiburn happen. Meet Holly, who facilitates the Crew department within Kiwiburn, and is also an ExCom member.  Holly has been a part of Kiwiburn for coming up to six years now. She has also attended Nowhere in Spain, and Burning Seed in Australia. And … Read More

Art Projects and Theme Camps Registration Closed

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In case you missed it, the deadline for Theme Camp and Art Project registrations has closed. You can still bring your project or Theme Camp, but you’ll have to put it where there is room. Thanks to all who registered – its gonna be a bumper year! We welcome back some grand ole’ favourites and there are a few newbies as … Read More

Funky Freaky Precompression!

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Roll up, roll up! Come one! Come all! to The Funky Freak Show: A Fundraiser – Precompression! Hey all you funky freaky Burners out there, dress up as your funkiest freakiest selves and help three Theme Camps raise some $$ to bring even more deliciousness with them to the Paddock in 2020! This event will benefit three Kiwiburn Theme Camps! Well … Read More

Behind the Scenes: Meet Carvy – Safety Facilitator

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man eating large sandwich

Another installation of our Behind-The-Scenes series to introduce some of the crafty volunteers who make Kiwiburn happen. Meet Carvy, who recently joined ExCom to help facilitate Safety at Kiwiburn Having been to three Burns (two times to Kiwiburn and once to Ignition), Carvy wanted to step up his level of contribution to the community from his usual fermentation, flavour, and … Read More

Join the Kiwiburn Sustainability team

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Kiwiburn is looking to create a team of like-minded individuals keen to make the event as sustainable and as kind to our surroundings and nature as possible. So how environmentally woke are you?  The team will: encompass measuring and offsetting our carbon footprint enhance the way Kiwiburn interacts with surrounding flora and fauna identify what we as a community can … Read More

Build It And They Will Come!

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Kiwiburn needs you! Effigy and Temple Structural Assessment Kiwiburn is on the hunt for a skilled human to help us up our game when it comes to assessing the safety of our large temporary structures on site. Kiwiburn is after someone with an eye for structural engineering (specifically regarding art and sculpture) to help us review the designs for the … 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

And our new Chairperson is….

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… JOKES… we don’t have one. But if reading that made you sad and think you should have applied earlier, now’s your chance to GET IN THERE. Read the job description to make an informed decision. Want to know more before you take the plunge? Email volunteer@kiwiburn.com If you know someone or are someone that would kill it in this role, … Read More

Did Someone say Be a Volunteer?

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Well, yes. We did. A few times actually. So get off your bum and check out the vacancies. The event cannot be a success without your input, nor can it grow and accommodate all who clearly want to come along. Every single one of you should contribute something, and whilst some go above and beyond (thank you!), others seem to … Read More

Burners without Borders

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If you’ve not yet heard of this amazing group, then let us introduce you to them: Burners without Borders (BWB) is a volunteer driven international organisation comprised of Burners who work with local communities to bring about meaningful change. They offer aid, organisation and community services after major disasters, such as a Hurricane or wildfires among others. One of the … 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.

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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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

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

The Future of Auckland Burners

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The Giant Weta at Kiwiburn 2017

The Giant Weta on the Paddock in front of the Effigy, Kiwiburn 2017. Photo by Paul Chaffe. The Giant Weta told the tale of what is possible for a larger scale Art project.  Now its conceptual home needs help from you to keep going. Auckland Burners Society Inc. is on the verge of being dissolved unless enough people express interest … 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

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