Rangering Part III and IV

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Check out the newest stories from our series on Kiwiburn volunteers and their experiences on our KB-log. These posts are part of a series about Rangering from the person who’s quite literally been there, done that – Pete Lumos. He has a few dusty T- Shirts to to show for his long standing association with Kiwiburn, Burning Man and a … Read More

National Volunteer Week

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‘Whiria te tangata – weaving the people together’ The theme of National Volunteer Week which started on 16 June. Kiwiburn is 100% volunteer run and there are many different ways to get involved – ranging from a one off shift with Greeters, to facilitating a team as part of the organising committee which works throughout the year. Learn more here. … Read More

Kiwiburn farewells veteran volunteer and Operations Lead, Poppy Norman

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Poppy Norman on the Paddock

Like a lot of our key volunteers, Poppy likes to avoid the limelight, however, having been such an integral part of Kiwiburn over the years, we couldn’t let her leave without saying a few words. Poppy has been a custodian of the event from its early days at Whakamaru to what it is today. Her roles within Kiwiburn have been … Read More

Do you even Electric Fencepost bro?

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Kiwiburn would like your feedback to make sure your pluckly little weekly newsletter is working for you, so please take five minutes to fill in the survey with as much detail as you can. It was emailed to all EFP subscribers last week, so help us volunteers out and go find it in your inbox. Chur to the chur!

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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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

Showing our volunteers the respect they deserve

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sput your hand up with love and show volunteers some love

Participation. It is a gift to the community. We all know Kiwiburn is 100% volunteer run, and that a handful of those amazing volunteers work year round to make the event happen. Are they crazy? A little. Do they love what they do? Absolutely. They give hundreds of hours of their time to help create a safe space for all … 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

Volunteers Needed!

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Hey Kiwiburners! Are you an HR Superstar? Do you make stuff happen and have a wee bit of spare time on your hands? Then we’re looking at you kid. Kiwiburn needs your expertise to help develop a Crew Management Policy in line with our revised Organisational Structure (coming soon). You’ll learn all there is to know about the ins and … Read More

More Volunteers Needed!

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In case we’re being too subtle, Kiwiburn really needs more Volunteers! Do you have a skill? In, like, anything whatsoever? Of course you do, so why not put it to good use? With a plethora of positions available at the moment, from lead roles to new roles, there is something to suit everyone and every skill! Remember, Kiwiburn happens on the … Read More

An Insight into Rangering

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Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes to make Kiwiburn a success? Follow us in this blog series as we hear from some of the volunteers describe their roles and what makes being a part of Kiwiburn so special. We kick off with a story about being a Ranger. Pete Lumos explains what its all about here    

Burning Man needs YOU!

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Recently we reported on the permit issues that Burning Man is having, which have been further complicated by unreasonable requests made by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) which are putting the future of Burning Man into serious jeopardy. Some of the requests would cost millions, though perhaps more importantly, they go directly against the fundamental elements of Burning Man. Read … Read More

Introducing the new Arts Facilitator for Kiwiburn – Diia Bourke

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye, a new Arts Facilitator is in town! We’re very pleased to introduce Diia Bourke as the new person in charge of managing Art at Kiwiburn. She has been involved with Ignition and Burning Seed, helped build art at Kiwiburn and always seems to have a smiling face on the Paddock. Diia is a fantastic asset to … Read More

Calling all software savvy wizards!

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Are you one of these mythical creatures who writes code for fun? Are you skilled in getting creative with building software? Is it time for you to lend a hand and have a lasting impact on our beloved community? If you’ve answered Yes to any of these questions, then we want you! The Kiwiburn Volunteer team is looking for people … Read More

Be cool, be hip, be Kiwiburn’s new Arts Facilitator

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So you want to be more involved with the Kiwiburn community AND you want to help make the Magic Happen? By Jove, have we got the role for you.  Kiwiburn is looking for a stellar new Arts Facilitator. It involves facilitating the pretty and getting sh*t done; you will be Communicative, you will be Exemplary, and baby you will be Fabulous. … Read More

Know your Regionals

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The Burning Man network is always growing every year world-wide. Do you plan your travels around Regional events? You can alway find out what is on here.

Feeling the love?

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Burning Wish is a community of survivors, caregivers and volunteers making Burning Man accessible to cancer patients and their families. Learn more here about how you can be involved.

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