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All about the MOOP

Leaving No Trace – Important message from the Kiwiburn MOOP ARMY Kiwiburn is almost here, and with it comes the danger of MOOP (Matter Out Of Place). It is every Burner’s responsibility to ensure that the Paddock is left tidy and clean - MOOP free - when we leave. If...

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Kiwiburn 2020 Community Talks on Burner Culture

by Jax Watt This is not an article written by a purist. If anything, it is written by an enthusiast – a Burner who has embraced the 10 Principles and is singing it from the rooftop. I’m a long-time Burner, and the Principles shouldn’t be anything new to me. But they...

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The EFP reader survey: unraveled

The Electric Fencepost Super Duper Reader Survey 3000 was created to make sure YOUR newsletter delivers what YOU want, and we are very happy with the feedback. A HUGE thank you to the 93 of you who took the time (234 seconds on average) to fill this in. You are all...

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The importance of a Pirate Ship

The importance of a Pirate Ship

How to make Art Grants work for you, by Pete Lumos Wyatt It is January 2008 in a paddock next to the Mangakino MX track, in the middle of the North Island. I am here because my friend Polly Lind suggested I should be. There are 182 people here, mostly youngsters, and...

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Rangering, my gift IV

Rangering, my gift IV

Part four by Pete Lumos Wyatt I have talked about Dirt/Dust Rangers who walk the Paddock/Playa (that is my passion), Shift leads who work with the event managers, Dust leads who are senior problem solvers but there is so many more skills and variation in the Ranger...

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Rangering, my gift III

Rangering, my gift III

Part three by Pete Lumos Wyatt My next burn for the year was AfrikaBurn, the biggest of the regional burns, it is very much like a smaller or younger version of Burning Man back in 1998 with around 13,000 participants, a pretty flat dusty playa to provide dust storms,...

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Rangering, my gift II

Rangering, my gift II

Part two by Pete Lumos Wyatt Rangers are not police or event security, we are simply participants who volunteer a portion of our time in service of the safety and well-being of the community. Rangers act as non-confrontational community mediators, providers of...

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Rangering, my gift I

Part one by Pete Lumos Wyatt Unconditional Gifting is one of our Burner principles, and to give of yourself is I believe one of the greatest gifts. For many years I have been a Ranger because as a sober elder I am always keeping a watch over my Burner family anyway....

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New Arts Facilitator – Diia Bourke

New Arts Facilitator – Diia Bourke

Kiwiburn’s new Arts Facilitator is Diia Bourke. She tells us: “I have been burning since 2014, after a friend, who happened to be a Kiwiburner, commented that they thought the lifestyle and ethos I was living was very much like that of Burning Man. Of course I had no...

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