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May You Live In Interesting Times

May You Live In Interesting Times

Blessing or curse, the times we live in are nothing if not interesting! The conversation about race, inclusivity and diversity has been intense in the past days in all areas of our lives, and that includes at Kiwiburn. Our Facebook page has been a place for vibrant...

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Who’s the Boss?

Who’s the Boss?

Well, at the moment, it’s Andy Justice, who has kindly and ably filled the position of Acting Chair since last November (you’re a star, Andy!). However, now that Kiwiburn 2021 is a reality and the work of creating that magical thing in the Paddock is truly underway,...

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Safety Facilitator Needed

Safety Facilitator Needed

Kiwiburn can only happen because a dedicated team of volunteers spend part of their Burn helping us all to avoid impaling ourselves on stray tent pegs, or suffering harm should the Effigy unexpectedly set fire to precariously stacked bales of hay… and these volunteers...

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Services Facilitator Needed

Services Facilitator Needed

The Services Facilitator is Kiwiburn’s coordinator extraordinaire. They work with each of the Team Leads for our Depot, Gate, Greeters, Ticketing, and Town Hall departments, while also ensuring these teams combine into a functioning whole. It is essentially a project...

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The Communications Team – Shelley’s Legacy

The Communications Team – Shelley’s Legacy

One of Kiwiburn’s more well known and long term members, Shelley Watson, recently stepped down from the Communications Facilitator role, but not before leaving behind a lasting legacy of a complete team marked by its depth and enthusiasm. We now have EFP writers,...

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Civic Responsibility and Radical Self-Expression

Civic Responsibility and Radical Self-Expression

The Ten Guiding Principles that started at Burning Man have been adopted by every regional Burn, including Kiwiburn. While some of these principles may be more exciting than others, they are all important, and they also function in balance with each other. In...

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Kiwiburn 2021 Poster Winner!

Kiwiburn 2021 Poster Winner!

We were truly blessed with four entries for the poster competition this year, all from women. The ExCom was on voting duty this year and it was super close – the winner is Brandy Davis. Thanks to everyone who entered the competition, and to the ExCom!   Brandy...

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Reminder for Temple and Effigy EOI

Reminder for Temple and Effigy EOI

photo by Andy Flint Temple and Effigy 2021 Applications are closing 31 May The due date to submit Expressions of Interest (EOIs) to design the 2021 Temple and Effigy is rapidly approaching – make sure you get your applications in by 31 May. Don’t worry if you haven’t...

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Changes in ExCom – A Note from the Acting Chair

Brace yourselves, it's a long one,  Lots of changes are afoot within Kiwiburn as we farewell four members of ExCom.   Carvy, Safety Facilitator, retired from ExCom in March after stepping into the breach last year, contributing significant time and expertise to help...

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A Penny for your Website Thoughts

Okay, we lied. There are no pennies here. But we would love your thoughts! Some students from Victoria University of Wellington are completing a Masters project on the User Experience of the Kiwiburn website, and would love your help with their assignment. They've...

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