Regional Round ’em up!

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Kia ora koutou katoa (please excuse me, I lost my macrons…), hope you all enjoyed the long weekend. This is what is happening in the Burning world around us, starting with the Big Kahuna. Burning Man needs your input – if you’ve ever been to the Mother Burn, are from USA, or even just have a vested interest in the … Read More

Paddock Radio is Streaming Now!

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Wanna listen to some cool Kiwi made tunes, maybe even your own sure-to-win a Grammy masterpiece? The folk(s) at Paddock Radio are streaming music live, and they are happy to showcase your own diddies to an increasing audience. The first successful stream was on Monday 15 April , so why not be one of the first to have your music … Read More

Burning Man news

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  Leadership Summit The sixth annual European Leadership Summit was held last week in Denmark. Read about it here. Tickets to TTITD The Main Sale didn’t go so smoothly last week and a lot of you missed out on tickets. Burning Man says: “Due to technical issues, Wednesday’s Main Sale was a rough experience for many. We are deeply committed … Read More

Regional Round-Up

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Lots is happening in the network of Regional Burns! First off is Blazing Swan, held in Western Australia’s Kurin from 17 April- 23 April. Each year, the effigy has to be in the shape of a Swan, which is worth seeing we reckon.  So grab one of the last tickets and hop on a plane.   The next major burn … Read More

Christchurch is still in our hearts

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Time moves on, headlines change, and events get pushed to the back of our heads. What happened in Christchurch that terrible day in March has forever changed us, and while its important to move on with life on one hand, on the other, we need to remind ourselves that help is there when we needed it. All you have to … Read More

Burning Man needs YOU!

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Recently we reported on the permit issues that Burning Man is having, which have been further complicated by unreasonable requests made by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) which are putting the future of Burning Man into serious jeopardy. Some of the requests would cost millions, though perhaps more importantly, they go directly against the fundamental elements of Burning Man. Read … Read More

Introducing the new Arts Facilitator for Kiwiburn – Diia Bourke

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Hear Ye, Hear Ye, a new Arts Facilitator is in town! We’re very pleased to introduce Diia Bourke as the new person in charge of managing Art at Kiwiburn. She has been involved with Ignition and Burning Seed, helped build art at Kiwiburn and always seems to have a smiling face on the Paddock. Diia is a fantastic asset to … Read More

We built this city on rock and roll!

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Photo by Kasai Photography   The city doesn’t build itself. The Ministry of Public Works (MPW) does. There is ongoing maintenance to be done on the Paddock and MPW is seeking volunteers for a working bee at the Kiwiburn site from 24 April – 1 May. Get in touch. Want to be involved in year round work or special MPW … Read More

Have you forgotten already…?

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Well, then let us remind you 🙂 Membership: Kiwiburn still needs your membership submissions to fulfill its legal requirements. In short, because no Kiwiburn was held  in 2019, everyone’s membership, which comes automatically with ticket purchase, has lapsed. We need a minimum of 15 members in attendance at the AGM in order to remain an Incorporated Society, which is quite important. … Read More

Paddock Radio: online

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Paddock Radio has come so far, it’s now online. What’s this noise you ask? Here is TripleFFF to explain what it’s all about… Paddock Radio started as an art project for Kiwiburn about three years ago. It’s a 100% solar powered, mobile, independent radio station built out of hobby gear and slapped into the back of a house truck. It’s … Read More

Decommodification vs Burning Man art on a runway

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An internationally renowned fashion designer and veteran Burner decides to make Burning Man the focal point of his newest collection debuting during Paris Fashion Week, and Burning Man was not impressed. Where is the line between fashion, commerce and preserving the integrity of art displayed on the Playa, even when the artist gives consent? Read all about it in our KB-log … Read More

Calling all software savvy wizards!

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Are you one of these mythical creatures who writes code for fun? Are you skilled in getting creative with building software? Is it time for you to lend a hand and have a lasting impact on our beloved community? If you’ve answered Yes to any of these questions, then we want you! The Kiwiburn Volunteer team is looking for people … Read More

Kiwiburn 2020 dates

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The dates for the next Kiwiburn have been finalised, drumroll please… …Kiwiburn will be held Wednesday 22 – Monday 27 January 2020! Ta da! Now you can plan, prepare, build, practice your yodeling (well, why not) and generally get excited! Keep an eye out for ticket information in the upcoming months.

Time to decompress.  So is it ok to call your event a Decompression?

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It’s been a few months since the last frolicking in a field, when we escaped the default world and immersed ourselves in a culture of creativity, freedom of expression and possibly some nudity (all those who loved not wearing clothes for a few days say aye. Aye). Around this time of year, us Burners get together for events to relive … Read More

Permit tribulations for Burning Man 2019

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It seems that having difficulty obtaining consent and permits from authorities is a universal problem for Burner events, and the original is not exempt. Burning Man details its difficulties to align with recommendations (372 page document and 11 technical reports) by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) here. This authority is responsible for issuing a new 10 year permit, so the … Read More

Maslenitsa – Russian Shrovetide festival

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Humans burning things is deeply entrenched in many cultures, religions and folklore. The Russian festival of Maslenitsa is no different. Held just prior to Lent, the 40 day fast preceding Easter observed by Christian and Orthodox followers, the event has been celebrated for centuries.   It features the making, and subsequent eating of an unlimited supply of pancakes (yum!) and … Read More

Aroha for our community

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Illustration by Ruby Jones   Tēnā koutou katoa, We are filled with aroha and compassion for our Muslim communities, for all migrants, for former refugees and for Ōtautahi/Christchurch after the heart breaking and evil terrorist attack on Friday. Our condolences and love to Muslim and Kiwiburn community members who have been hurt by this attack. As a community, we support … Read More

What will be the Art Theme for 2020?

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We missed being on the Paddock this year and are now looking to the future. What will the Kiwiburn 2020 theme be? The 2019 theme was to be Fractalicious, and we are going to automatically add it to the list for 2020. You have probably had some divine inspiration over the past year and we’d love to know your ideas! … Read More

Renew your Kiwiburn membership

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Did you buy a ticket and attend last year’s 2018 Kiwiburn Event? If you did, you’ve been a Member of Kiwiburn Incorporated since then! Why should you become a Member? Membership entitles you to attend the Kiwiburn Annual General meeting (AGM), giving YOU a voice in the happenings of Kiwiburn Incorporated. So what happens when there is no event held to provide … Read More

Regional Round Up, nice to see you again

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Can you be too offensive at Burning Man? What is offensive when you follow radical self expression, shouldn’t you just walk away and practice some radical self-reliance? Read a Caveat rebuttal in the Burning Man Journal. Burning with Curiosity – a first timer attends Miami’s “Love Burn” and tells us all about it in this epic tale, way to go … Read More