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

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

Kiwiburn 2020 Sold Out – now what?

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Whoa, that was something else on Saturday morning. It was anticipated that tickets would go quickly, but no one expected an official sell-out time of 38 minutes, with all tickets in baskets awaiting final processing within five minutes! Your fingers were on fire! To call that a record is an understatement. Shout out to the Ticketing Team and Quicket, who … Read More

Now that you’ve got your ticket…Volunteer!

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sput your hand up with love and show volunteers some love

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

Roll call – who will be on the Paddock?

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With the ever-increasing popularity of our beautiful little Burn, there has been some serious interest in the makeup of Kiwiburn 2020’s population. Will we be invaded by Europeans? Australians? Perhaps it will be entirely burgins (first timers), bringing to the Paddock their doe-eyed wonder? Our well-qualified troop of mathematical chimpanzees have been crunching the stats: 87% of tickets were purchased … Read More

Theme Camp News!

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Sensory Dispensory Maxine Andersonso

Photo by Maxine Anderson Tickets: Check! Idea: Check! Getting Organised: In Progress! Theme Camp registrations are open, so get your thinking caps on and amaze fellow Burners with your creative and outrageous ideas for a Theme Camp. We can’t wait to see all the regulars and to welcome some new ideas into the mix on the Paddock. Bring chill spaces, … 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

More impressions of Burning Man emerge

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The dust has settled and the Playa has returned to be a desolate, barren landscape. All that remains are memories –here are a few more links to indulge in all things Burning Man 2019: An interesting account of a first time Burner who has entered from one strange world straight into another in ‘Burning Man 2019 Through the Eyes of … Read More

Tickets Tickets Tickets

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Kiwiburn 2020 Eclectic Decade winning poster design, by Erika Pearce

Last chance to create a Kiwiburner Profile before tickets to go on sale this weekend! In case you missed it, Kiwiburn 2020: Eclectic Decade tickets go on sale 14 SEPTEMBER from 10am (NZT). Yep, that’s this Saturday folks. All the information on tickets you could possibly want is here. And if you’re buying tickets from outside of New Zealand, check here … Read More

Bringing a Theme Camp?

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Photo by Kasai Photography   Registrations for Theme Camps are now open! Read about Theme Camps to find out what you need to know and do in order to register yours. There is some important information to be aware of which you can find here. Bringing a Sound Camp? Have a nosey at our new and improved Sound Policy, which is … Read More

What you need to know about Kiwiburn 2020

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You’re interested in buying tickets but are not entirely sure what you might get yourself into? The Kiwiburn Survival Guide was recently updated with the latest information to help you answer a number of questions. Even seasoned Burners should have a look as a few things have changed since the 2018 event. Not entirely sure how Kiwiburn even works? Get … Read More

Hostest with the Mostest

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Create an event and host it at Kiwiburn Have you ever dreamt of teaching others how to throat sing? Or holding a workshop on making mermaid costumes? Kiwiburn can be the blank canvas to your creative idea. Got a cool idea? Bring it to the Paddock, whether as part of your Theme Camp, or without camp affiliation. You can hold … Read More

In Memoriam – Shane Billingham

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Shane Billingham kiwiburner who tragically passed away at Burning Man 2019

It is with heavy hearts we share some very sad news. Shane Billingham, a well known and beloved Kiwiburner, passed away at Burning Man last week. He died of carbon monoxide poisoning due to a generator placed too close to his vehicle’s air intake while he was taking a nap inside to cool down. It was a truly tragic accident. He … Read More

Impressions from Burning Man 2019

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photo courtesy of Diia Bourke   The last of the human inhabitants of what was Black Rock City are busy MOOPing. They are making sure all remnants of the temporary city which annually rises from the dust in the Nevada desert are removed, and the site is returned to the barren landscape it started out as a few weeks ago. … Read More

Regional Round up

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  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

Tickets are a-comin’!

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Tickets are the talk of the town. Less than two weeks to go until you can all get your hands on these hot tamales, as they go on sale on 14 September. Yeah Baby! In order for you to be able to buy a ticket, you have to register. Create your Kiwiburner Profile: Questions? Read the ticketing page: If … Read More

Theme Camp Registrations

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Dancealot Camp

Photo by Peter Jennings   Calling all Theme Camp Organisers! So you wanna have the raddest, most outlandish, swishest Theme Camp known to man? Or maybe a chilled out space with pillows is more your thang? Whichever way your Theme Camp wind blows, start putting your thinking caps on as registrations for Theme Camps will start on 14 September. Yup, that’s … Read More

Looking for the next Master of the Kiwiburn Universe

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Will you be the next Kiwiburn Chairperson? Leader of the Pack, Captain of the Ship, Overlord, Ringleader, Big Cheese, Top Gun! In the early days, the Chairperson was known as the Big Nob! Kiwiburn is looking for a new Chairperson. One of three Officer positions, it’s usually held by a Kiwiburner who has been involved for a few years, been … Read More

Re-shuffle in Kiwiburn ExCom

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Kiwiburn has a ‘New’ Services Facilitator! Committee Chair changes ExCom seats to focus on her true passion Kiwiburn ExCom Chairperson Jaz Hunter’s commitment to Kiwiburn has been strong for eight years now (wow!). Apart from her time as Chair, she has served as Gate Lead, Site Manager, Swag Lead and is currently Ticketing Lead and on the Event Management Team.  … Read More

Join the ExCom!

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The only constant is change  “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” – Jack Welch The ExCom is comprised of long standing volunteers working hard to create a sustainable structure which helps all volunteers get the good things done. Some of our long serving ExCom … Read More