Illustration by Ruby Jones Tēnā koutou katoa, We are filled with aroha and compassion for our Muslim communities, for all migrants, for former refugees and for Ōtautahi/Christchurch after the heart breaking and evil terrorist attack on Friday. Our condolences and love to Muslim and Kiwiburn community members who have been hurt by this attack. As a community, we support … Read More
We missed being on the Paddock this year and are now looking to the future. What will the Kiwiburn 2020 theme be? The 2019 theme was to be Fractalicious, and we are going to automatically add it to the list for 2020. You have probably had some divine inspiration over the past year and we’d love to know your ideas! … Read More
Did you buy a ticket and attend last year’s 2018 Kiwiburn Event? If you did, you’ve been a Member of Kiwiburn Incorporated since then! Why should you become a Member? Membership entitles you to attend the Kiwiburn Annual General meeting (AGM), giving YOU a voice in the happenings of Kiwiburn Incorporated. So what happens when there is no event held to provide … Read More
Can you be too offensive at Burning Man? What is offensive when you follow radical self expression, shouldn’t you just walk away and practice some radical self-reliance? Read a Caveat rebuttal in the Burning Man Journal. Burning with Curiosity – a first timer attends Miami’s “Love Burn” and tells us all about it in this epic tale, way to go … Read More
Time is racing along and 2019 Burning Man Metamorphosis is not far away. Want to be there? Well, you can! Here is all the info on tickets and when you can buy them. Please only use the official page for ticket information buying tickets. FOMO (formerly known as Pre-Sale) registration begins on 13-15 March, with the actual FOMO sale starting on … Read More
Consent Club is a 100% volunteer run organisation helping make festivals and parties as safe as possible by offering harm reduction and a friendly and understanding face. The Guardian Volunteers work with festival goers and organisers to ensure there are resources for anyone in need, and also by educating and improving consent culture in the first place. We can all … Read More
Yonderman with the first Kiwiburn Effigy in January 2004. Mark Stirling, aka Yonderman, resigned from his role as one of New Zealand’s Regional Contacts (RC) this week. Mark founded Kiwiburn in 2003 after discovering Burning Man by accident in 1994, and has been involved ever since. He was our first RC and served on the Executive Committee at various … Read More
So you want to be more involved with the Kiwiburn community AND you want to help make the Magic Happen? By Jove, have we got the role for you. Kiwiburn is looking for a stellar new Arts Facilitator. It involves facilitating the pretty and getting sh*t done; you will be Communicative, you will be Exemplary, and baby you will be Fabulous. … Read More
The Burning Man network is always growing every year world-wide. Do you plan your travels around Regional events? You can alway find out what is on here.
Hey all you funky Burners out there, dress up as your funkiest freakiest selves and help three Theme Camps raise some $$ to bring even more deliciousness with them to the Paddock in 2020! This event will benefit three Kiwiburn Theme Camps! Funkhutt, Hijinxx, and MCC, the Mint Country Club. Please support them. Details here. What freak will you transform … Read More
Burning Wish is a community of survivors, caregivers and volunteers making Burning Man accessible to cancer patients and their families. Learn more here about how you can be involved.
Kiwiburn’s social media pages have been fairly undramatic and troll-free for all the years they have existed. Thanks for being such a polite community! Occasionally it is good to remind everyone there are guidelines for belonging to a Group, so always take the time to think before you post. The Kiwiburn Group guidelines are: “Kiwiburn is New Zealand’s Regional Burning … Read More
Membership Applications for the new Burning Seed Entity The Burning Seed restructure committee is seeking expressions of interest from people who want to be a member of the new entity that will run Seed into the future. Details here. Theme Camp Info Night – Melbourne A chance for those curious to bring a Theme Camp to Burning Seed in 2019 … Read More
Well hello everybody! If you want to look as cute as this boxer, all you need to do is help us write this newsletter. We are looking for creative and glorious humans (like yourself) to help get the interesting and important messages out to our online community. This is a year-round position for about 2 hours each week – less … Read More
The festival season is aaallllmost over, and although many of us are still riding the sunny waves of summer there can be dark clouds looming. Post Festival Blues is a thing! (During Festival Blues is a thing too, for that matter). Whether you had a great time, an awful time, or somewhere in between, coming back to your Regular Life can … Read More
Remember that time we told you Kiwiburn wasn’t happening and you pulled together like a humorously well-oiled machine and created something anyway? What if we told you that eggs-cellent feeling of achievement and “yea we showed ya, baquuuuerk” attitude can be duplicated in a Kiwiburn-related setting? Well now, that’s a plot twist if I ever saw one. Make like Snape … Read More
News from over there, there, and somewhere else… Project Citizenship – update on Burning Man’s efforts to re-address some problematic emerging culture of Black Rock City, launched in 2017. The ticketing changes (mentioned in this post) are one of the results of this. Do these things apply to Kiwiburn? On that note – symbol or logo; a discussion on the Burning … Read More
“Burning Man is anything but convenient, and therein lies its transformative potential!” – Maid Marian A shift in the culture of Burning Man is driving significant changes in ticketing for the 2019 event. Read here about the changes put in place to preserve and protect the community ethos and maintain the integrity of Burner culture.
Southern Smoulder is getting colder – this year, Pallet Town will take off in August, and tickets (at the time of writing) are going on sale in 24 days! Find out All of the Things on their website. If you’re really hankering for some southern love, never fear! Southern Simmer has your back. The weekend pre-event in Christchurch 9-10 March should … Read More
Dragon Burn in China needs your help to build their effigy. More details here. The Radical City: Dreamers, Makers, and Doers Each year, Burning Man Project hosts the European Leadership Summit (ELS) in a new place and in 2019, that place is Aarhus! This April, 200 Burning Man community leaders from 30 countries will gather in Aarhus on Saturday, 13 April. … Read More