Joining the Kiwiburn Facebook Group

Kiwiburn Media Team

If you are wanting to join the Group or inviting a friend to join, please answer the two simple questions so the team can add you. It helps the Communications team volunteers know that you’re not a fake profile. Yep, they are still around, though in lesser numbers. Once you’ve joined, familiarise yourself with the Group guidelines: Before you post, … Read More

#thankslarry, 21 June 2018

Kiwiburn Media Team

On Thursday 21 June 2018, Burners around the world gathered to pay tribute to Burning Man founder, Larry Harvey, who passed away after a stroke. His life was celebrated and honoured in many different ways. How did you show your gratitude? View some of the written and visual tributes from around the world here. #thankslarry

Peachy keen

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When you’re traveling south along Sate Highway 1 from Managweka and see the legendary Peach teats billboard, you know you’re almost Home. It’s iconic, and has been around for quater of a century. Read about the history of the billboard here.

The 2017 Black Rock Census is out!

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Volunteerism inspired more than half of Burners to learn or practice creating art after attending, with the majority of people finding those skills useful in their everyday lives. Read a summary of the Census results here. Read more about volunteering for Kiwiburn here.

Let the Town Planning team know your thoughts

Kiwiburn Media Team

Did you love the layout on the Paddock this year? Did you love your neighbours? Kiwiburn had a new Town Planning team for the 2018 event, and they are keen to hear your feedback! Let the team know how you felt about the layout. Take the Survey here.

Burner Express Bus PLUS tickets on sale

Kiwiburn Media Team

The Burner Express Bus PLUS tickets go on sale 12.00pm 13 June (PST). You can find more information here under the Burner Express Bus Plus heading. The Plus program is a Burner Express Bus ticket PLUS a Burning Man ticket and a great way for folks to grab a ticket who want to take the bus.

#thankslarry – A Global Day of Celebration

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#thankslarry Larry Harvey and Jerry James burned the first Man on San Francisco’s Baker Beach on the Summer Solstice, June 21, 1986. On June 21, 2018 we invite you to join a global celebration of Burning Man and day of gratitude for our original founder. Host a storytelling gathering, build some art, gift something, volunteer, organize a park cleanup, radically … Read More

2019 THEME ANNOUNCEMENT!

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Thank you for all your ideas. We had over 40 of them! The Art Theme for 2019 has been chosen, and things are going get even weirder and chaotic on the Paddock!   The theme is: FRACTALICIOUS   Congratulations to Kelly Kellective for her winning idea who explains: “We come to Kiwiburn to get a glimpse of another dimension. A space … Read More

Call for Participation in the 2018 Everywhere/ARTery Pavilion!

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Burners around the World are being called upon to help artfully activate the Everywhere/ARTery Pavilion with performance, art, and interactive experiences. What is the Everywhere/ARTery Pavilion? Operated by Burning Man Project, the Pavilion is a hub showcasing projects and initiatives sparked by the 10 Principles in Black Rock City. We are seeking art, performance, and participatory experiences drawn from the … Read More

Blazing Rangers

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What is it like Rangering at Blazing Swan? Most of Rangering is just being visible, walking the dirt, talking to participants and keeping an eye out for the rare bits of trouble. Read one Ranger’s experience here.

Australia and New Zealand Burner Leadership Summit Civic Ignition Grant

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Got a Burning idea? A collaborative, creative, and ten principles-focused project? What is the ANZLS Civic Ignition Grant? The ANZLS Civic Ignition Grant helps fund innovative community and civic projects within the greater Australia and New Zealand regions. Projects creating collaborations, producing direct actions, utilising several of the 10 Burning Man Principles, are reproducible, and creatively tackle local social problems, … Read More

Burning Man founder Larry Harvey passes away

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Photo: Burning Man founder Larry Harvey, by John Curley.   There will no doubt be many tributes to Larry Harvey being made at Baker Beach in San Francisco today and over the coming days. Many experiences and stories shared. Many tears shed. No-one could have imagined the global influence and impact created from a simple ceremony there 32 years ago. … Read More

Southern Smoulder the second

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The second annual Southern Smoulder was a great success, held 9-12 March 2018, with 300 tickets selling out the week beforehand! Many southern Burners took the opportunity of an event close to home to establish their own Theme Camps, filling the Paddock with new art and energy alongside veteran camps and spontaneous paddock camps. The event kicked off with an … Read More

New Kiwiburn Chairperson needed!

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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 a keen volunteer and is level headed, clear thinking and enthusiastic. Read the job description HERE. Sound like you? Apply now to be the Big Cheese! email volunteer@kiwiburn.com

Captured moments

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Kiwiburn is blessed with talented, creative people. Expressing themselves through photography this year was Andy Flint, whose photos can be seen here; Jamie Miller of Kasai Photography whose album is here; and Craig Neilson whose portraits are here.  Please respect their art. Ask permission to use any images for personal use, and credit their work if you do.  Show us … Read More

Hazards and falls

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There are teams of volunteers who work tirelessly year round, as well as on site, to help make Kiwiburn a safe place for participants to express themselves. They are people like you, they are your campmates, your neighbours, they are enthusiastic volunteers.     In unprecedented circumstances, two members of the public fell off a cliff nearby the Kiwiburn site, … Read More

WHAT WILL BE THE THEME FOR KIWIBURN IN 2019?

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The Paddock was both grand and bizarre this year! What will the 2019 theme be? We’re not suggesting there should be unicorns roaming the Paddock, men in spacesuits, or giant fish roaming the Paddock, though we’d love to know your ideas!  You can submit your idea using this form, with a short description of its meaning, by midnight on Friday … Read More

Good Conduct

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(photo courtesy of Amy Potenger) Hi everyone, we hope you all had a safe and happy burn! Our community is a diverse and fascinating one full of all sorts of people creating amazing experiences. However, it’s not always perfect. If you witnessed or experienced assault of any kind at Kiwiburn, please email the Conduct Committee. You can be assured that … Read More

Statement from Kiwiburn Inc 27 January

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The Kiwiburn Operations Team was made aware of a second incident near the festival site at 7.30am Saturday 27 January. Emergency Services were already in attendance.   Although neither incident occurred on the festival site, Kiwiburn has installed warning signs and danger tape, and has moved the Gate Security team forward by 500 metres. The roadway is fully fenced. The accident area is approximately … Read More

IMPORTANT SITE UPDATE

Kiwiburn Media Team

Due to current and predicted rain, movement around the Kiwiburn site needs to be minimised. The Paddock is muddy and boggy in some parts, and driving on the site will make this much worse, with the impact being felt during the festival. The weather will also make setting up Theme Camps and Art Installations very difficult. Early Entry passes are … Read More