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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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Burning Man Imagery appears at Paris Fashion Show

by J Damrow What happens at a burn stays at a burn, unless all involved give explicit permission, right? Most would agree that this is a clearly understood and entrenched concept. So how would you feel if your intimate messages, inner most thoughts and written...

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Karl de Jong on his artwork, ‘Nebula’, Kiwiburn 2018

Karl de Jong on his artwork, ‘Nebula’, Kiwiburn 2018

Photo by Karl de Jong   Please give a brief overview of the story of your project – what was it? What inspired the idea? I stumbled across Firmament (a Burning Man art piece) and loved how much of an impact the lights had while soft music was played. I couldn't...

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Paddock Art Series #3: Human Canvas

Yuli Heled’s Effigy-inspired piece from Kiwiburn 2017. Photo by Yuli Heled. You are the Canvas at the Grand Bizarre! By Hayley Ware     The third in the Paddock Art Series is here! This time I’ve been talking to Yuli Heled, an accomplished body painter who...

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Paddock Art Series #1: Nebula

Karl de Jong’s 2017 Paddock Art, 'Birdie McBirdface'. Photo by Tangent Awesome Art Coming to the Grand Bizarre! By Hayley Ware     It’s that time of year when everyone is hard at work planning, designing, creating and constructing fantastic creations to...

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Adopt a Burner

Veteran Kiwiburners and aspiring Kiwiburners helping each other out   By Hayley Ware     Hi, I’m Hayley, and 2017 was my first Kiwiburn! I was lucky enough to have a group of experienced friends to go with, though I know that’s not the case for...

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