Regional Round Up

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A round up on Many of the Things not happening on our shores and some that are. Remember, if you have news you want to add to this tasty mailer flick us a line: news@kiwiburn.com The environment and Burning Man – consider your impact is a series of blog posts on the Burning Man Journal which asks you to consider … Read More

“We’re not competition, baby, I’m the only one that does what I do.”

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Cha-ching, help to bring Paddock Radio to the Paddock in 2020!  Paddock Radio is a solar powered, not for profit radio art project that plays 100% submitted content. He is fundraising to bring the bangin’ tunes and great vibes to Kiwiburn and other festivals in 2020. While much of the equipment already exists, they need to raise 1500 huck to … Read More

STEP Opens 5 October

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We know that y’all are burning (ha, see what we did there?) to hear about when STEP opens and how you can get your hands on tickets that others no longer need. STEP will open on Saturday 5 October at 10am. Secure Ticket Exchange Program (STEP) is a system offered by Quicket to facilitate the secure exchange of tickets between … Read More

Effigy and Temple Announcement!

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Time to get even more excited about Kiwiburn 2020 as the Temple and Effigy designs have been selected. Congratulations to both artists, and thank you to everyone who sent through their ideas. The Effigy is called ‘The Birthing Goddess’ and was submitted by Wellington Burner, Jeanne Dear. And the winning submission for Temple is ‘The Temple of the Future’ as … Read More

Any Go-Getters out there?

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Dedicated and energetic Volunteers interested in leadership wanted! Kiwiburn is looking for a number of Executive Committee (ExCom) members. Do you have what it takes for a year-round commitment? Would you like to be on the forefront of shaping the event? Are you able to dedicate a few hours a week (more in busy times) towards making executive decisions, collaborate … Read More

Calling all eager Helpers

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Got your ticket? Well, thats spiffy, ‘cos now its time to choose how you can make your Burn that much more special by volunteering. There are loads of options, from year round roles to on site, to general helpers, to specific, more skilled positions. Have a look what’s available, and fill in the form, or send the team an email with any questions. … Read More

Art, Theme Camps and Event Registrations

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Photo by Volker Huenert. Artwork by Andy Flint. The elements which make Kiwiburn a Burn are the amazing Art projects, the vibes and tunes coming from Theme Camps and the multitude of hosted events! What would the Paddock be without wondrous light installations, interactive sound art or sculpture that resonates with your mood?; without Theme Camps which engage or inspire, … Read More

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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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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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