Back in February 2007, Kiwiburn moved to the North Island and became a standalone event. A time of great change and growth, the theme was MEGAmorphosis, which gave rise to MEGAmorphosis Man featured on all our posters. Burning Man has announced its theme for 2019: Metamorphoses. “A celebration of change, and an exploration of uncertainty.” Read more about the theme here. … Read More
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 have introduced a Community Engagement Lead to act as a conduit between the decision makers and those affected by the decisions. Kat Robbie will be facilitating information sharing and consultation to encourage active participation and … Read More
…or are we? With no Kiwiburn this year, it’s always nice take a look at regional events around the world (official or no) to either go to, or be inspired from. There is always something happening somewhere it seems! Not everyone has the means to travel physically but we can always attempt it in our minds or with our communities. … Read More
Burning Seed… starts this week! If you are heading to that other paddock across the ditch, make sure you have a ticket because the event has sold out. Check out their Facebook page, and their website for updates. And if you need a ride, find it here! Be in the know about the law before you go. Save the Date. 24 … Read More
On 2 June 2018, 49 Burners from Australia, New Zealand and China gathered in Melbourne to share skills and ideas, and to strengthen the network of Burner communities in the Southern Hemisphere. Read this keynote address at the recent Australia and New Zealand Burner Leadership Summit.
Burning Seed… is approaching fast, September 26 and counting. The tickets have sold out so if you are lucky enough to be going or want to keep up with the action anyway, check out their Facebook page, and their website for updates. Burning Man… Playa restoration is underway. What is restoration you ask? Well looky here and all your questions will … Read More
Although Kiwiburn 2019 will not be happening, you can still burn in 2019! A small team of Auckland based Burners has found an absolutely beautiful piece of land and are currently in the Resource Consent phase for a one-off festival in January 2019. Location: Matamata (2 hours south of Auckland) Dates: Wednesday 23 – Monday 28 January This will be … Read More
Factoids from Burning Man 2018: Dates: 25 August – 3 September Location: Black Rock City, Nevada. As the crow flies that’s 8 miles NNE of Gerlach… 100 miles NNE of Reno… and 7000 miles NE of New Zealand Temples burned: 2 Plane crashes: 1 (no injuries) Carjackings: 1 (the car was soon recovered) Arrests: 44, which is 14 fewer than … Read More
The Kiwiburn Facebook Group privacy setting has changed from Public to Closed. Some community members had expressed that they preferred not to engage in discussion on a public forum. A week long poll withing the Group supported the change. The Group is still easily found when searching, and you are still required to request to join. There are also two questions … Read More
An amazing account of anecdotes and articles from areas far away from Aotearoa. In America – the big kahuna Burning Man is overrrr, but only just. A whopping 70,000 dust monsters will be dragging their heels across the country/planet as you read this, and the crew gearing up for strike. Here are some things from over there, in list form: … Read More
Read “The Future of Seed”, Burning Seed’s Community Engagement Report 2018. It includes All of the Things: views and opinions, what has happened, what could happen, data, analysis of data, recommendations… and so much more…
Thanks to all who attended the online AGM. We may have broken endurance records this year, coming in at over three and a quarter hours. No medals will be handed out to those that lasted the distance, though many thanks to all those who took the time to be in (virtual) attendance. The minutes can be read here.
Since 2013, Art of Trees has planted 40,000 seedling trees to replenish wood burned at Burning Man. This Burn year, Art for Trees will honour Larry Harvey and Burning Man through a legacy project: the Larry Harvey Memorial Grove. Read more about how you can contribute to the Indiegogo campaign, here.
Not on the playa this year? Wish you were there? Burning Man 2018 has begun and you can watch live here!
Artists head to the desert to build a utopia. But does their work hold up in the real world? Read more here.
From a huddle of hippies on a beach to a city of 70,000 in the desert, here’s how a festival became a lifestyle. Read what the Washington Post has to say here.
[photo by Kasai Photography] In the 2018 Afterburn report, you can read about concerns some Team Leads have regarding the prevalent and increasing culture of irresponsible intoxication, leading to incidents with the potential to jeopardise the future of Kiwiburn. And how do we get more Burners to step up into key roles to help ease the workload being carried out … Read More
Each year we have a debrief after Kiwiburn to learn what worked well and where we could improve, and we produce an Afterburn report! Have a read here to understand more about where your ticket money goes, how the event was managed and what changes are recommended. Read the report before the AGM next week, to gain a better understanding … Read More
Photo of Larry Harvey by John Curley “We don’t book acts or provide entertainment. NO velvet ropes, NO barricades that separate you from truly participating in BRC. What happens at Burning Man is up to you, as a citizen of BRC. We value who you are, not what you have. And when given the opportunity participants are turned into … Read More