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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. 

The Operations Team responds to your 2017 Census feedback

Kiwiburn’s Operations Team Lead, Poppy has taken the time to respond to your questions and comments from this year’s Census. Her role involves overseeing and supporting all the onsite departments, Team Leads and managers, as well as liaising with the Council,...

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Volunteering for Kiwiburn

Volunteering for Kiwiburn

By Karl Matthews, Volunteer Team Co-Lead Kiwiburn is almost entirely organised and operated by volunteers, without whom there would be no Kiwiburn. The organisation is in a significant period of change with many of our wonderful Team Leads deciding to step down or...

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Kiwiburn’s Parking Policy for 2018 event

Kiwiburn’s Parking Policy for 2018 event

To make better use of the site, and help create a more people-friendly space, there is a new Parking Policy for the 2018 event*. Camping with cars will be at your own discretion. Participants should drop gear off at their camp, then park in the designated parking area...

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Kiwiburn Innovation Grant 2017

Kiwiburn Innovation Grant 2017

– by Alicia May Be For a number of years now Kiwiburn has given out Innovation Grants to projects which improve the festival experience in some way. The winners in 2016 were not beautiful solar flowers to light up our usually adventurous way to the loos, but something...

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Community Engagement Lead

Kiwiburn is full of all sorts of wonderful people like you! Kiwiburn is a community, not just an organisation, and it's growing daily, so we appointed a Community Engagement Lead to act as a conduit between the decision makers and those affected by the decisions. Jo...

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Planning for the 2017 event

Each Kiwiburn is different – as we grow the needs of our community change. There are some significant changes to ticketing for 2017 so we want you to be prepared before they go on sale on Wednesday 12 October. Firstly, a ticket to Kiwiburn will cost $170 +...

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We need YOU to help make Kiwiburn 2017 happen!

Have you ever wondered how many people it takes to successfully run Kiwiburn? A recent survey of our Operational Team Leads showed that over 300 volunteers make Kiwiburn run. That's one person for every five participants volunteering in some capacity; from doing just...

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Faces of Kiwiburn: from participant to volunteer

Hana Tuwhare shares her experiences of becoming involved with Kiwiburn: "I first heard about this Burning Man thing while I was in high school from a family friend named Kiwi. He never ceased to rant and rave about it. By the time I left high school, he had...

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Camping in the Forest

  Each Kiwiburn, many things happen which we learn from to improve the overall experience. This year we had a Serious Harm Incident where a participant was badly injured when part of a tree landed on her, leading to an investigation. Kiwiburn has been working...

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Introducing the new central hub of Kiwiburn: The Village!

Introducing the new central hub of Kiwiburn: The Village!

Located in the upper paddock, The Village is designed to be a vibrant cultural and informational hub. In this space you will find the The Depot (info and ice sales), The Artery and the new and improved Centre Camp. This hub is also a space for art, music, lounging,...

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