Southern Smoulder the second

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The second annual Southern Smoulder was a great success, held 9-12 March 2018, with 300 tickets selling out the week beforehand! Many southern Burners took the opportunity of an event close to home to establish their own Theme Camps, filling the Paddock with new art and energy alongside veteran camps and spontaneous paddock camps. The event kicked off with an … Read More

New Kiwiburn Chairperson needed!

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Kiwiburn is looking for a new Chairperson. One of three officer positions, it’s usually held by a Kiwiburner who has been involved for a few years, been a keen volunteer and is level headed, clear thinking and enthusiastic. Read the job description HERE. Sound like you? Apply now to be the Big Cheese! email volunteer@kiwiburn.com

Captured moments

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Kiwiburn is blessed with talented, creative people. Expressing themselves through photography this year was Andy Flint, whose photos can be seen here; Jamie Miller of Kasai Photography whose album is here; and Craig Neilson whose portraits are here.  Please respect their art. Ask permission to use any images for personal use, and credit their work if you do.  Show us … Read More

Hazards and falls

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There are teams of volunteers who work tirelessly year round, as well as on site, to help make Kiwiburn a safe place for participants to express themselves. They are people like you, they are your campmates, your neighbours, they are enthusiastic volunteers.     In unprecedented circumstances, two members of the public fell off a cliff nearby the Kiwiburn site, … Read More

WHAT WILL BE THE THEME FOR KIWIBURN IN 2019?

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The Paddock was both grand and bizarre this year! What will the 2019 theme be? We’re not suggesting there should be unicorns roaming the Paddock, men in spacesuits, or giant fish roaming the Paddock, though we’d love to know your ideas!  You can submit your idea using this form, with a short description of its meaning, by midnight on Friday … Read More

Good Conduct

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(photo courtesy of Amy Potenger) Hi everyone, we hope you all had a safe and happy burn! Our community is a diverse and fascinating one full of all sorts of people creating amazing experiences. However, it’s not always perfect. If you witnessed or experienced assault of any kind at Kiwiburn, please email the Conduct Committee. You can be assured that … Read More

IMPORTANT SITE UPDATE

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Due to current and predicted rain, movement around the Kiwiburn site needs to be minimised. The Paddock is muddy and boggy in some parts, and driving on the site will make this much worse, with the impact being felt during the festival. The weather will also make setting up Theme Camps and Art Installations very difficult. Early Entry passes are … Read More

Getting help on the Paddock

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Medical Emergencies Medics are located in the blue building  in front of the crew area located at the back corner of Temple Paddock. Find someone with a radio (Rangers, Depot, Security, Site Manager) and get them to call the medics if the person is unable to be moved. Serious problems, noise complaints, hazard warnings The Site Manager handles day to … Read More

Event Guide and Site Map online

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The 2018 Event Guide is now able to be downloaded here. Weighing in at a whopping 20 pages this year, it also includes a site map. Where will you be camping? Consider bringing a bicycle this year as the Paddock has expanded a little and it might help you get around. Have a read of all the magical events planned … Read More

Parking onsite at the 2018 event

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Parking with cars will be at your own discretion. Participants should drop gear off at their camp, then park in the designated parking area (if practical), in order to maximise the camping areas of the main paddocks for everyone. This also applies to Theme Camps. Please drive slowly and carefully at all times Please comply with directions from Gate, Greeters … Read More

Tickets released into STEP!

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STEP UP! Kiwiburn has released 150 tickets into STEP overnight. They are surplus Direct Distribution Tickets (DDT) allocated for Crew and Theme Camps. Keep a close eye on your email, including SPAM folders, as you only have 48 hours to purchase the tickets. Did you sign up to buy a ticket on STEP and no longer need it? Please remove … Read More

Live music at Kiwiburn 2018

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There’s a facebook group for musicians, engineers and volunteers interested in getting live instruments going at Kiwiburn 2018. Check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1733798503581884/

Drink-spiking

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Drink-spiking at festivals is becoming more common so your best defense is to be aware. Observe these guidelines to help keep you and your friends safe: Keep your drink on you at all times Be wary of accepting drinks from others If you notice a strange taste in your drink or you start to feel weird, let someone know immediately. … Read More

What’s happening on the Paddock in January?

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Helping Hand by Nico. Photo by Tangent

Theme Camps and Art Installations already registered are on the Kiwiburn website, so have a browse and start getting excited! Registered Theme Camps Registered Art NB Art and Theme Camp registrations close on 23 December. Helping Hand by Nico. Photo by Tangent

Paddock Art Series #1

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Photo by Rob Tangent. It’s that time of year when everyone is hard at work planning, designing, creating and constructing fantastic creations to bring to Kiwiburn! On the Paddock we get to enjoy the final products of all this work, though what goes into making it happen? Hayley Ware has been chatting with some of the Kiwiburners who received Art … Read More

Calling all Sound and Theme Camp leads!

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Dancealot Camp

Photo of Dancealot by Peter Jennings   Kiwiburn is in the process of creating a Sound Policy to govern the use of sound systems on the Paddock and we need you to be involved! How? We will run a series of three chaired video conference meetings to discuss the use of amplified sound and how best to manage it, and … Read More

Conduct Committee being formed

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The Conduct Committee is being set up to handle incidents within our community. Kiwiburn is seeking expressions of interest for the new roles – a Team Lead and Committee members. Is this something you’d see yourself doing? Or have someone in mind you think these roles would suit? You can read more about what’s involved here. And apply for roles … Read More

The Electric Fencepost readership survey

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Electric Fencepost masthead 2017

Kiwiburn is keen to understand more about how you view and read The Electric Fencepost (EFP). On average, about 20% of people signed up read the EFP. It takes a lot of effort from our volunteers to put it together for the community, and while we’d love more of you to read it, we understand it’s often hard to keep … Read More

STEP into (ticketing) action!

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KB18 grand-bizarre home page web banner

Wow! Tickets to Kiwiburn 2018 only took 40 hours to sell out! If you missed out on a ticket, you can now sign up for the Secure Ticket Exchange Program (STEP) to buy or sell tickets. STEP opens at midday on Thursday 12 October, 2017. If you want to BUY tickets you’ll be placed in a queue, so sign up … Read More