Who wants to get hitched at Kiwiburn 2020?

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Are any of you lovebirds considering getting married on the Paddock next year? There will be a registered celebrant for marriages and civil unions on site who would be very happy to help you arrange a matrimonial ceremony as her gift. Part of the process would need to be arranged beforehand, as you cannot legally be married at the spur … Read More

Of love and friendships

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How do relationships evolve and emerge intact from a Burn? Burner events have a reputation of being notoriously hard on romantic relationships and friendships alike. If you don’t prepare and communicate well with each other, then this can certainly be true. Any heightened sensory experience, such a Burn, is a highly individual thing and can lead to rifts and misunderstandings. … 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

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

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

Gifting

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‘Burning Man is devoted to acts of gift giving. The value of a gift is unconditional. Gifting does not contemplate a return or an exchange for something of equal value.’ What does gifting mean to you? One of the 10 Guiding Principles of Burning Man written by founder Larry Harvey, it was inspired by Lewis Hyde’s “The Gift”.  “The Gift … 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

Burrowing Pufferfish Fundraiser

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Who’s up for a PAAARTY? The Burrowing Pufferfish Theme Camp is throwing one epic weekend-long celebration to raise some much needed cash to help elevate their camp to the usual amazing experience that it is. It all starts on Friday 22 November and lasts until Sunday 24 November. You can still help shape Friday night’s festivities as those are being … Read More

Tickets. Register to buy or sell now

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Secure Ticket Exchange Program STEP is now open and anyone who wishes to sell or buy a ticket to Kiwiburn 2020 can register to do so. There has been huge interest, particularly from buyers. The queue will move slowly to start with so be patient and keep checking your place in the queue so you are ready when it’s your … 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

Adopt-a-Burner is up for Adoption!

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Do you think it’s important to acculturate our newbies? Are you keen to help connect first timers with experienced Burners? Then Adopt-a-Burner needs you! Adopt-a-Burner is a community organised programme which ran for the first time in 2018 for people going to Kiwiburn. New and old Burners who were keen to be involved filled out surveys about themselves, and a … Read More

Joining the Kiwiburn Facebook Group

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So you’ve got a ticket, or hope to get one soon, and would like to be in the know for all things Kiwiburn 2020? Why, as well as the website, there’s a Facebook Group page for that. It’s where you can go to get up-to-date news or reminders, and exchange all sorts of Kiwiburn related knowledge, making it almost as … 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

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.

STEP opens this Saturday

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Be ready: STEP opens this weekend on 5 October at 10am STEP be the place where you can sell your unwanted or surplus tickets, and subsequently buy those hot tamales if you did not succeed in the original sale. For more on how STEP works and what it is, see here.  Access STEP here Check out the Kiwiburn website for more … Read More

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