Kiwiburn is New Zealands regional burn of Burning Man.
Kiwiburn is a participatory festival. The people that choose to go, bring and make things that they want to have there. It is through this way of thinking that people create an amazing atmosphere where every performance, set up, art piece and so on are all there because people want to contribute.
I definitely enjoyed my time there and I would suggest to get in early and get next years ticket when you can!
The army, two fire trucks and the police called into Sundaes Festival both during and after the flood of the festival site Friday night/Saturday morning. The river rose to chest level and created panic, evacuation and waves across the main festival site causing house trucks, cloths stock, cars and heaps of beautiful work by the festival organizers to be destroyed. With the help from the salvation army, police, fire brigades, the army, festival organizers and individuals there were no injuries, however, it was not a pleasant experience and there are some that have left the site with less then what they arrived with. My regards goes out to all the festival beings that have shared this experience with me.
In this video you see and hear a little about New Zealands first Tiny House workshop. This workshop has been receiving coverage on varies medias including New Zealand Herald. The house is being built for the couple Leo and Tara. Leo is a DJ and a sustainability consultant at Why Waste. They have had help from Ben Garret which is the Director at Tiny Healthy Homes and Rosa Henderson an earth builder at Sculpted Earth and Brenton Stockman is a Freeman
10-12 February more than 400 pilot whales were successfully refloated in Farewell Spit with about 200-250 whales dying. Some believe that this could be one of the highest numbers of stranded whales rescued in the world! I was there and these are some of my thoughts, emotions and observations from this experience. Feel free to share this video, comment and or express your thoughts about what happened.
This movie gives a quick peep into a beekeepers job and what they do.
A big shout out to the awesome Fire twirlers in the Dunedin Fire and Circus club and The Extravaganza for putting on a good show. Playing with fire is an amazing art that one should also take care with. So if you decide to do it at home, please have safely precautions.
“A Jandal Christmas” is about my experience of having christmas in New Zealand (a jandal is what others call, flipp flopp and thong. similar to a sandal) I explain the differences of the traditions and how some kiwis celebrate the season.
Merry Christmas to you all and Happy New Year