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Art Grants open!

Do you have something tasty planned for the Paddock next year? The most delectable art creation Kiwiburn has ever seen? We currently have two rounds of Art Grants to help make your dreams a reality. As Grants pay for only a portion of production costs, artists should...

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Nothing to complain about

What happens when you take the time to make a formal complaint? Well, we listen and we follow up. We received one complaint about Kiwiburn processes, and as a result these have been reviewed and updated to address the concerns. Kiwiburn received complaints about the...

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"For one week each year, a temporary village blossoms in the desert of the Tankwa Karoo. To some, it’s home to an orgy of self-expression, psychedelics, and dancing. Beneath it lies an ethos that’s about finding new ways to solve old societal problems. At a time when...

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Auckland Pre-burn: A Picnic of the Profound and the Profane

Save the date! Auckland is throwing a Pre-burn: A Picnic of the Profound and the Profane at Whammy Bar in K Rd on Saturday 17 October from 8pm – 3am. It’s a picnic, though not in a park! We’re laying out a veritable smorgasbord of aural and visual delights for you to...

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It’s a poster of pot luck and emotions!

Thanks to everyone who entered the poster competition this year! It was a close fought battle and we have a winner. Congratulations to Shelley Watson from Auckland, the ExCom voted her design as their favourite. She says: “I was thinking, if it were a meal, Kiwiburn...

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Build the Temple at Kiwiburn in 2016!

The Temples of Kiwiburn are special places where people gather. What would be your idea for creating a space for Burners to share? If you think you have what it takes to design / lead / build the Temple, take a look at the job descriptions. Applications are now open...

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Want to build the Effigy for the 2016 event?

The largest art pieces on the Paddock are created by passionate Kiwiburners and have been amazing achievements over the years. Now it’s your turn to make your ideas a reality – the ExCom is receiving letters of interest. Do you have a vision for the Man? Read more...

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Help Nepal – Burners Without Borders (BWB) 128 Initiative

Nepal has been struck by overwhelming tragedy recently with two large earthquakes. Longtime Kiwiburner Peter Brierley-Millman is helping out by raising the roof at Cloud9 to raise money to help them rebuild their devastated country. Gather your friends and bring them...

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2015 Census results

Kiwiburners! Who are you and where are you from? Find out the answers to these questions, and more. The 2015 Census is out – read it now!

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2016 Theme and Poster Competition

The theme for Kiwiburn 2016 is: Pot luck and emotion "Come one, come all. Camp, cook, celebrate; Laugh, cry, levitate. What’s better than a shared lunch with your work mates? A sensory feast with your burning besties! Dine on dance, masticate on music, and gorge your...

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