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Bringing art to Kiwiburn from across the ocean

Bringing art to Kiwiburn from across the ocean

Photo of Shadows by Peter Jennings In 2017, a group of artists from Seattle applied for an Art Grant and brought their interactive light and sound sculpture, Shadows, to Kiwiburn. An equilateral triangle (2.5m sides) suspended, point down. The edges of the triangle...

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The Operations Team responds to your 2017 Census feedback

Kiwiburn’s Operations Team Lead, Poppy has taken the time to respond to your questions and comments from this year’s Census. Her role involves overseeing and supporting all the onsite departments, Team Leads and managers, as well as liaising with the Council,...

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Volunteering for Kiwiburn

Volunteering for Kiwiburn

By Karl Matthews, Volunteer Team Co-Lead Kiwiburn is almost entirely organised and operated by volunteers, without whom there would be no Kiwiburn. The organisation is in a significant period of change with many of our wonderful Team Leads deciding to step down or...

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Kiwiburn’s Parking Policy for 2018 event

Kiwiburn’s Parking Policy for 2018 event

To make better use of the site, and help create a more people-friendly space, there is a new Parking Policy for the 2018 event*. Camping with cars will be at your own discretion. Participants should drop gear off at their camp, then park in the designated parking area...

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Kiwiburn Innovation Grant 2017

Kiwiburn Innovation Grant 2017

– by Alicia May Be For a number of years now Kiwiburn has given out Innovation Grants to projects which improve the festival experience in some way. The winners in 2016 were not beautiful solar flowers to light up our usually adventurous way to the loos, but something...

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Community Engagement Lead

Kiwiburn is full of all sorts of wonderful people like you! Kiwiburn is a community, not just an organisation, and it's growing daily, so we appointed a Community Engagement Lead to act as a conduit between the decision makers and those affected by the decisions. Jo...

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Planning for the 2017 event

Each Kiwiburn is different – as we grow the needs of our community change. There are some significant changes to ticketing for 2017 so we want you to be prepared before they go on sale on Wednesday 12 October. Firstly, a ticket to Kiwiburn will cost $170 +...

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We need YOU to help make Kiwiburn 2017 happen!

Have you ever wondered how many people it takes to successfully run Kiwiburn? A recent survey of our Operational Team Leads showed that over 300 volunteers make Kiwiburn run. That's one person for every five participants volunteering in some capacity; from doing just...

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