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Are you looking for the latest gossip, straight off the Kiwiburn press? Well look no further! Keep reading for the latest info, or use the archive and search below to find the relevant info.

You can also check our Facebook Page and Facebook Group, which contain official information from the organisation and discussions with the community respectively (though of course all official information will be released here and in our Weekly Digest too).

And if you have some news you’d like to share with the community, just contact the News Team. 

Burning Man: The Great Disappearing City

If you’re worried whether Burning Man will go ahead this year, then get your temporary fix with this interesting video about what goes into making Black Rock City happen (and then erase it from the face of the earth again).  

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Fancy yourself a writer?

You're currently enjoying this marvellous publication we lovingly call The Electric Fencepost, aren't you. And you're thinking, “hey I could be part of this. I could absolutely add whimsical, funny, thoughtful, pertinent stories to this excellent newsletter on a...

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Burners without Borders needs your help

Burners without Borders needs your help

With the Covid-19 pandemic dominating news (this newsletter being no different), you might feel helpless and wish there was something you could do. Well, there is! Burners without Borders is a community-led organisation that provides disaster relief and solution based...

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Will Burning Man go ahead?

Will Burning Man go ahead?

The little virus-that-could is hard to escape at present and is now threatening to impact the 2020 Burning Man. While officially the not-for-profit organisation is monitoring the Covid-19 situation, voices among Burners are getting louder that this year's event should...

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Growing list of cancelled Burn events

The Covid-19 crisis is hitting Burns around the world as cancellations come in thick and fast. Some of the events cancelled or postponed are: AfrikaBurn Blazing Swan Creme Brûlée (France) Dragon Burn (China) Kiezburn (Germany) Nowhere (Spain) Many smaller Burns are...

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Kiwiburn needs YOU!

Kiwiburn needs YOU!

Do you have some extra time on your hands? How about getting involved with Kiwiburn, maybe get yourself into an ExCom role and make a real difference for next year's event? Now is the time! Leadership roles available: Chairperson Health and Safety Manager, Arts...

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Kiwiburn community in lockdown

New Zealand is a few days into an unprecedented lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and of course the Kiwiburn community is also hunkering down. You all know the rules: Stay home and only leave to undertake essential trips, such as to the grocery store or the...

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Opportunities open within ExCom 

Opportunities open within ExCom 

Art at Kiwiburn 2020, photo by Andy Flint There are some roles that have recently opened up on the Executive Committee for Kiwiburn, so take advantage of being able to influence the Burn you love and cherish. Here are the leadership roles ExCom is looking to fill:...

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Stay safe out there

Stay safe out there

Today, New Zealand announced that  gatherings of more than 500 people are banned, which matches rules imposed in other countries, all in an effort to help stop the spread of the Covid-19 virus. This follows requirements to self-isolate for any visitor to a foreign...

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Radio GaGa a-gogo?

Were you allocated a radio during the event? We understand a lot of the crew get attached to them, though did you forget to return it and you still have one on you? Kiwiburn needs it back ASAP otherwise we’ll have to sacrifice the blood of a thousand volunteers to pay...

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