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Be the next Kiwiburn Services or Safety Facilitator

Be the next Kiwiburn Services or Safety Facilitator

Photo by Tristan Tolley Kiwiburn is in need of two sparkly new Facilitators (sparkles optional). One to oversee the safety aspects and one to manage the services department. Facilitators are part of the ExCom, the group that makes key decisions about the event. Each...

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Sound about right?

Sound about right?

Photo of Funkhutt by Tristan Tolley Do you love all things sound? Have a background in audio engineering or sound tech? Kiwiburn has requirements that we need to meet as part of our resource consent, including how LOUD we get to play our tunes. To help make this...

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Celebrating International Kiwiburners

Celebrating International Kiwiburners

Now that New Zealand is in Level 1, and the cap on the number of people attending public gatherings has been lifted, it looks like Kiwiburn can go ahead in January more-or-less as normal. Except for one major difference: our borders will likely still be closed to most...

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Reminder: Volunteer positions still open!

Reminder: Volunteer positions still open!

Have you been thinking about it? We are still looking for a Services Facilitator, a Safety Facilitator, and, you know, the Big Kahuna, the Chair. This show ain’t gonna run itself! And the best Burn is a Burn you helped make. Apply now!

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BLM at BM

BLM at BM

This conversation isn’t stopping anytime soon, and rightly so. The Guardian has a fascinating article this week where Black Burners talk about why there are so few of them, why those who make the journey do so, and what it’s like to be a Black Burner. Our cultures are...

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Keep on Burnin’

Keep on Burnin’

Don’t forget that this year’s Burning Man Multiverse is still happening in August! The format is rapidly evolving and changing as Burners figure out how to take the spirit of the Burn online. While it’s sad that BM is not at Black Rock City this year, this does mean...

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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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