Facebook Group rules 

Kiwiburn Media Team

The Kiwiburn facebook Group has 10 rules to abide by which have recently been updated. They are all pretty much commonsense, though it is helpful to have clear guidelines in place, for those rare moments when the admins have to take some action. Keep being kind, and read on:   1. Be kind and courteous We’re all in this together … Read More

Last call for poster designs

Kiwiburn Media Team

Do you have an incredible idea for the KB20 poster? Untold glory and appreciation await! Thanks to those who have already submitted entries. Eclectic Decade poster designs are due by midnight tonight! Info here.

Burning Man news

Kiwiburn Media Team

SPARK – connect with the community, noticeboard style. Discussing the theme, Metamorphoses, in a series of blog posts. Part one here and part two here. Plan your camp so that it is sustainable and Leaves No Trace—Earth Guardians has compiled this handy list of tips and resources, from how to reduce your carbon (and plastic) footprint to laying out an eco-plan … Read More

Burners in Action

Kiwiburn Media Team

Last month a collective of Wellington based burners rose to the call of “Burners in Action”. What is Burners in Action? It’s still taking shape, but here’s a bit of what we have so far… A space to actively re-energise, a forum to pitch ideas, a place to mobilise and outreach to the local community. A home to build and … Read More

Paddock Radio, listening to you

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Thundering around on our own home turf is the mighty Paddock Radio, now equipped with his own proper good-times youtube channel with 100% submitted content, 100% used with permission. Broadcasting straight into your ear-holes every Sunday from wherever Triple FFF is in Aotearoa, ye-haa! And if you miss it, don’t fret! You can catch up later (just don’t get too … Read More

Ah Regional Round Up

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Black Rock City (BRC) has a Wiki – for all of you information hungry Burners, not completely… complete, but great for some art-spiration or theme camp motivation. Pity Kiwiburn doesn’t get a mention, but surely someone can update that… right? Ah Metamorphoses, we’ve theme’d there, done that. The pink Burning Man regular talks us through BRC’s theme for 2019. As … Read More

Lōemis: a magical event with burn-esque leanings…

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This just in! If you are hip enough to be in Wellington and maybe missing Kiwiburn a wee bit, check this out… There is a cool weeee arts festival called Lōemis. From their website: “It is our offering towards Maruaroa o Takurua; the winter solstice, which connects with and takes place around the rise of Matariki and Puanga.” They are … Read More

Showing our volunteers the respect they deserve

Kiwiburn Media Team

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

Calling Members of Kiwiburn!

Kiwiburn Media Team

Did you buy a ticket and attend the 2018 Kiwiburn Event? If you did, you’ve been a Member of Kiwiburn Incorporated since then! Membership entitles you to attend the Kiwiburn Annual General meeting (AGM), giving YOU a voice in the happenings of Kiwiburn Incorporated. The purchasing of a ticket to a Kiwiburn Event, along with attendance at Kiwiburn, guarantees Membership for one … Read More

Enter the Kiwiburn 2020 poster competition!

Kiwiburn Media Team

Do you have an amazing idea? Every year, Kiwiburn chooses a different theme to inspire art on the Paddock. And we need a design to use for posters, facebook, tickets, wristbands and patches. How are your 2020 Eclectic Decade poster designs looking? Keen to enter? Details here.

Regional round up

Kiwiburn Media Team

Burning Man news Feeling dusty? Looking for a ticket for Burning Man? STEP is now open so make sure to register because that Man burns in 106 days and counting! Details here. Fly Ranch: Writers of colour to become heroines of their own stories. Read more here. Burners Without Borders and Southeastern Regionals combine forces to support more civic projects. … 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

Burning Seed tickets

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There has been reasonable interest from our Trans-Tasman friends in attending Kiwiburn 2020, so it’s only fair we head to their fair land for Burning Seed, happening 25 September – 1 October. Held in New South Wales, in the Matong State Forest, the theme this year is Zoophemism, which sounds positively animalistic. Tickets have just been released, so get ya … 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

Radical Regional Round Up

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News from where we (probably) aren’t…   Diversity! Ten Principles! The culture chat continues; how do we apply this to our own country and community? Does it even apply? Read on! And make up your own damn mind. (PS: we hear there will be a whole series on these elusive principles… here is another one, keep your eyes out for … Read More

Tackling the Summit

Kiwiburn Media Team

Every year after the event Kiwiburn’s volunteer executive committee, the ExCom, meet up over a weekend to debrief. With no event this year, the Summit agenda was all about planning for 2020, which is kinda important ‘cos Kiwiburn doesn’t pop up in a paddock like magic. Thank you to all who gave up their weekend and continue to help organise the event … Read More

Holy newsletter Batman! What is the EFP?

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Kia ora koutou, This is a friendly reminder that you are probably reading the Electric Fencepost. Here are some (potentially) little known facts about your favourite weekly read, at least one is a lie: Electric Fencepost can shortened to the acronym ‘EFP’, it just rolls off the tongue it’s named after our electrifying experiences at Whakamaru Domain, circa 2007 (and … Read More

Drum roll please for the 2020 art theme!

Kiwiburn Media Team

THE ART THEME FOR 2020 IS: Eclectic Decade   Thank you for all your art theme ideas – the winner is Jessica Smith, who explains: “Ten year resource consent means that as long as we keep doing the mahi, we have ten years of treats to look forward to! What kinds of changes do you think we will see by … Read More

Burners Without Borders want to give YOU money

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Burners Without Borders (BWB) has announced a grant opportunity specifically for Australia and New Zealand! (HINT: that means us). They really want to fund your creative and collaborative community-based social impact project (say that ten times fast). With $1,500 USD available to kick-start your civic project, why wouldn’t you? To find out more and apply, take a look at their website. … Read More