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AfrikaBurn

"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! https://kiwiburn.com/participate/volunteer/kiwiburn-census/

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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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Kiwiburn 2016 dates confirmed!

It's official: Kiwiburn 2016 will be held from Wednesday 27 January until Monday 1 February. Mark it in your calendars and diaries, book the time off work and let all your friends know. And now that you know, there are no excuses; you have plenty of time to prepare...

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2016 Art Theme

Hey you clever burners, what will be the Art Theme for 2016? Put on your thinking hat for ideas for the thirteenth Kiwiburn – unlucky for some! For inspiration, here are the posters depicting the themes over the years. (LINK)     Email your fabulous ideas to...

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