Ignition news – (sorry for the FOMO)

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​Going to Ignition next week? Here are some things you probably already know but we are going to tell you anyway.  Check for updates on the Facebook page. Reduce your stinky gas emissions and make friends, join the Carpool Club.  Plan ahead – check the online event guide so you know what’s going on… and while your at it! (and possibly … Read More

Here is a podcast from some Seeders

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Have a listen to episode #2 of Strange Frequency, a podcast made by some Burning Seeders. It’s cool, the accents are great and the content is tops.  hashtag ten principles and regional burns. 

Happy holidays!

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Pleeeeeaaaase be safe these holidays! Festivals can be so much fun with a lot to pack in over a few days, phew! When preparing to leave, it is important to be well rested and under the legal drive limit, especially when you’re responsible for your friends’ lives as well as your own. If you need to, find a nearby camping … Read More

Burning Man news

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Burning Man 2019 will feature The Temple of Direction by Geordie Van Der Bosch. Read about it here. Burners Without Borders (BWB) has launched Community Conversations, a video series about how to create communities and projects focused on civic engagement and social impact. Check out the first conversation by BWB-Vancouver lead Kristy Abel, who talks about the five-year project Christmas Isn’t Over. … Read More

The Froot Tree

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Your help is needed to grow an amazing camp, ‘The Froot Tree’, a space for younger Western Australian burners. Specifically created for older teens/young adult burners, this camp provides an open but completely weather proof indoor hideaway. A spacious cosy, beautiful, creative and comfortable bell tent to dance, play games, make music, make friends and make sure everybody is happy, welcomed, … Read More

Transformational Event Cultures

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A two-day symposium – Burning Man and Transformational Event Cultures – took place at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland in late November. With non-exclusive attention to Burning Man and its movement, the symposium was intended to explore the wide parameters of transformational event cultures. Read more here.

#startwhereyouare

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A Detroit Burner has been making a difference to homeless people in her community for many years. From a simple idea and a lot of initiative, Doxie has engaged the help of hundreds of volunteers to help hundreds of homeless, and inspired many along the way. Watch her story here. More information at Burners Without Borders. What are you doing in … Read More

Art Grants for Ignition – thanks Auckland Burners!

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Here, look! Want to make art for Ignition festival? Auckland Burners could help you fund it! Auckland Burners will grant $250 each to two different art projects to help them make their dream a reality at Ignition Festival in 2019. To be considered, apply by 5pm, Thursday 20 December 2018 using this form on their website. Who knew those JAFAs could be … Read More

Ignition news!

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Hey you, the Igintion team area working really hard to make sure the event happens and they need you to check your email and respond asap if you: applied to be a Theme Camp applied to for an Art Grant volunteered for Gate volunteered as a Consent Guardian volunteered for Ministry of Barn Works volunteered to be a Ranger If … Read More

you’re getting a widdle wound-up…

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Kia ora koutou, Monday 10th December is International Human Rights Day, celebrating that adoption of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. That’s exactly 70 years ago! So that’s cool.  Listen up! Here is just a little bit of regional news for you – Community conversations – launched by Burners Without Borders, kicked off by BWB Vancouver. A wee … Read More

fire on all cylinders – ignition is go

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As you may well have heard, resource consent for Ignition Festival in Matamata this January 23-28 has been granted. Woohoo! Will this be a time machine back to Kiwiburn 2000-and-ages-ago, or a whole new adventure? Tickets are sold out, so if you are still looking to buy keep your eye/s on Facebook and you may get lucky. Remember, sell them at cost! … Read More

Round up your Regionals…

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Cool conversations currently occurring concerning community and collaboration… and… …Like this one, on how Afrikaburn is managed. For the geek in you! …A burning book – by South Afrikan photographer Simon O’Callaghan. Any profits go to Afrikaburn. …Burn2… the world’s first and only official virtual Regional event. Yep, a cyberburn. Thus year it took place at the beginning of November; participants … Read More

Support your camps and community

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There are two special Burner events happening this weekend around the North Island, and both are fundraisers which will benefit Camp Nipple Clamp, Pillowtopia, Hijinxx, Funkhutt and a (nameless) new kid on the block! Go have FUN and help RAISE some much needed funds to help get a bunch of Theme Camps to Ignition festival in 2019. The Paddock needs them … Read More

2019 Burning Seed theme

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After almost 100 theme submissions, the Burning Seed Theme for 2019 is… Zoophemism  How will you interpret Zoophemism for Burning Seed 2019? You could follow the description submitted by Jesseca: “Imagine a world where all euphemisms are animal related and puns are considered currency” or you can come up with your own interpretation. One thing is for sure, this Burning Seed theme … Read More

There and everywhere, it’s a Round Up!

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Welcome back to the Regional Round up, drawing in news from the rest of the world to tickle your eye-lobes (yep totally a thing). But first, a pop quiz! What does a world-wide mosaic, a Minotaur in Toulouse, some bums, the world of design and some graffiti have in common? The answers lie within… Oh look! Collaborative art – draw a picture, … Read More

The Burning Stories project

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Did you attend Burning Man this year (or any year)? Got a story to tell? The academic team at Burning Stories would love to hear it! We know that time in Black Rock City leads to real, impactful change in individuals and communities, but as of now there is little scientific research on the topic. The Burning Stories project is … Read More

Hey all you Rangers

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Calling all past and present Black Sheep Rangers! We work hard and play hard on the paddock… now its time to have a reflection and kōrero about our aspirations as a ranger community and how we want to shape this going forward. Please get involved in our discussion group on the culture of Kiwiburn Rangers. If you would like to … Read More

Get yourselves to these Theme Camp fundraisers!

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Rollup! Roll up! to the Funky Freaky Show! Hey all you funky freaky Burners out there, dress up as your funkiest freakiest selves and help a couple of Auckland-based Kiwiburn camps raise some much needed $$ to get them to the Paddock in 2019! Groove to the sounds of fabulous DJs (line up announced soon) at a good ol’ fashioned … Read More

Back on the Paddock!

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Kiwiburn Incorporated has been granted a 10 year Resource Consent on our current site in Hunterville, starting from the next event in 2020. Consent has been subject to conditions, primarily around sound which has been the community’s main concern. To ensure there are no breaches of the Resource Consent, Kiwiburn will be putting new measures in place and Sound Camps … Read More

Vote for the Burning Seed 2019 theme!

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It’s time to get voting! There’s a staggering 100 Burning Seed 2019 theme suggestions just waiting for your approval. Some of them are actually serious suggestions! You have until 22 November to vote for your favourite. The top five themes will then be voted on at the annual Burning Seed Summit, and the winning theme announced soon after. The poll … Read More