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Kiwiburn 2020 Eclectic Decade winning poster design, by Erika Pearce

Last chance to create a Kiwiburner Profile before tickets to go on sale this weekend! In case you missed it, Kiwiburn 2020: Eclectic Decade tickets go on sale 14 SEPTEMBER from 10am (NZT). Yep, that’s this Saturday folks. All the information on tickets you could possibly want is here. And if you’re buying tickets from outside of New Zealand, check here … Read More

Bringing a Theme Camp?

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Photo by Kasai Photography   Registrations for Theme Camps are now open! Read about Theme Camps to find out what you need to know and do in order to register yours. There is some important information to be aware of which you can find here. Bringing a Sound Camp? Have a nosey at our new and improved Sound Policy, which is … Read More

What you need to know about Kiwiburn 2020

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You’re interested in buying tickets but are not entirely sure what you might get yourself into? The Kiwiburn Survival Guide was recently updated with the latest information to help you answer a number of questions. Even seasoned Burners should have a look as a few things have changed since the 2018 event. Not entirely sure how Kiwiburn even works? Get … Read More

Hostest with the Mostest

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Create an event and host it at Kiwiburn Have you ever dreamt of teaching others how to throat sing? Or holding a workshop on making mermaid costumes? Kiwiburn can be the blank canvas to your creative idea. Got a cool idea? Bring it to the Paddock, whether as part of your Theme Camp, or without camp affiliation. You can hold … Read More

In Memoriam – Shane Billingham

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Shane Billingham kiwiburner who tragically passed away at Burning Man 2019

It is with heavy hearts we share some very sad news. Shane Billingham, a well known and beloved Kiwiburner, passed away at Burning Man last week. He died of carbon monoxide poisoning due to a generator placed too close to his vehicle’s air intake while he was taking a nap inside to cool down. It was a truly tragic accident. He … Read More

Impressions from Burning Man 2019

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photo courtesy of Diia Bourke   The last of the human inhabitants of what was Black Rock City are busy MOOPing. They are making sure all remnants of the temporary city which annually rises from the dust in the Nevada desert are removed, and the site is returned to the barren landscape it started out as a few weeks ago. … Read More

Regional Round up

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  Midburn is back! Midburn is holding a smaller than usual Burn this October. While the Midburn  did not happen as hoped this year, a special, smaller Burn, Burn in Motion, is taking place this 30 October through 2 November. For details, stay tuned to the website and facebook page.   AfrikaBurn tickets will be on sale 29 October 2019.   The … Read More

Tickets are a-comin’!

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Tickets are the talk of the town. Less than two weeks to go until you can all get your hands on these hot tamales, as they go on sale on 14 September. Yeah Baby! In order for you to be able to buy a ticket, you have to register. Create your Kiwiburner Profile: Questions? Read the ticketing page: If … Read More

Theme Camp Registrations

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Dancealot Camp

Photo by Peter Jennings   Calling all Theme Camp Organisers! So you wanna have the raddest, most outlandish, swishest Theme Camp known to man? Or maybe a chilled out space with pillows is more your thang? Whichever way your Theme Camp wind blows, start putting your thinking caps on as registrations for Theme Camps will start on 14 September. Yup, that’s … Read More

Looking for the next Master of the Kiwiburn Universe

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Will you be the next Kiwiburn Chairperson? Leader of the Pack, Captain of the Ship, Overlord, Ringleader, Big Cheese, Top Gun! In the early days, the Chairperson was known as the Big Nob! Kiwiburn is looking for a new Chairperson. One of three Officer positions, it’s usually held by a Kiwiburner who has been involved for a few years, been … Read More

Re-shuffle in Kiwiburn ExCom

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Kiwiburn has a ‘New’ Services Facilitator! Committee Chair changes ExCom seats to focus on her true passion Kiwiburn ExCom Chairperson Jaz Hunter’s commitment to Kiwiburn has been strong for eight years now (wow!). Apart from her time as Chair, she has served as Gate Lead, Site Manager, Swag Lead and is currently Ticketing Lead and on the Event Management Team.  … Read More

Join the ExCom!

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The only constant is change  “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.” – Jack Welch The ExCom is comprised of long standing volunteers working hard to create a sustainable structure which helps all volunteers get the good things done. Some of our long serving ExCom … Read More

Coders, look no further

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Calling all software savvy wizards, it’s time for round two! You may remember some time ago we were on the lookout for a magic crew of software ninjas to help with a special software development project. Well, that project is off the ground now and we are in need of one or two people with skills in JavaScript and / … Read More

Goodbye to Anne – Art and Theme Camps Coordinator

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Anne is stepping down as Art and Theme Camps Coordinator Yup, it’s true.  I have been the Art and Theme Camp Coordinator (A&TC) for Kiwiburn since 2012 so I feel qualified to say that this is absolutely the best volunteer job at Kiwiburn. As A&TC, I have been the first person to find out what crazy art and Theme Camps … Read More

Goodbye Jamie, and thanks for all the fish.

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From humble beginnings, he emerged, and now he is born again. Our Crew Facilitator Jamie is stepping down from his role. Keeping it real since 2017, Jamie has facilitated the crew with the panache of a suave French waiter, but with more dinner breaks. Thank you Jamie for all the mahi you have done over the past ye-ye-years; developing emotional … Read More

Get your Kiwiburner Profiles created and updated

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Planning to be on the Paddock in January 2020? Then you MUST set up or renew your Kiwiburner profile in order to purchase tickets when they become available on 14 September. They will likely sell out quickly, so you will want to have our profile sorted before then. Oh yes you will! Create your Kiwiburner Profile: Questions? Read the … Read More

Free Money!

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Kiwiburn Art Grant design Poster

Ha, that got your attention, didn’t it? The Art Grants applications deadline is 1 September! There are a number of grants available (Large: over $500, Small: under $500, and Innovation: $800), so hurry and make sure you get some of that moolah in your grubby hands to create, build, enchant and achieve your Kiwiburn dream in 2020. It will literally only … Read More

Effigy. Temple. Effigy. Temple

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Effigy 2018 by Andy Flint. Minotaur built of palettes with horns

Photo of Effigy 2018 by Andy Flint Deadline for Effigy and Temple submissions 1 September Have you ever dreamt of building a thing, sharing it with your fellow Burners on the Paddock and then setting it ablaze? This is your year! Get your Effigy and Temple designs submitted and see your creation come to life. It all starts on the back … Read More

New Shiny Survival Guide

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Updated Survival Guide available now All you need to know to stay safe, sane (well, within reason) and well during Kiwiburn in 2020! Have a read and make sure you are well acquainted with the morsels of wisdom present. The Guide has had a complete overhaul for the first time in many years, instead of just band aids here and … Read More

Burning Man is On. Literally.

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Burning Man 2019 is well and truly underway. A number of Kiwiburners are congregating in the dust at Black Rock City (BRC) as we speak (lucky sods). Here are a few stories from this years event: The Folly is a significant art project at BRC this year. Who built it? Get the lowdown. Are influencers ruining Burning Man? hashtag read … Read More