We built this city on rock and roll!

Kiwiburn Media Team

Photo by Kasai Photography   The city doesn’t build itself. The Ministry of Public Works (MPW) does. There is ongoing maintenance to be done on the Paddock and MPW is seeking volunteers for a working bee at the Kiwiburn site from 24 April – 1 May. Get in touch. Want to be involved in year round work or special MPW … Read More

Calling all software savvy wizards!

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Are you one of these mythical creatures who writes code for fun? Are you skilled in getting creative with building software? Is it time for you to lend a hand and have a lasting impact on our beloved community? If you’ve answered Yes to any of these questions, then we want you! The Kiwiburn Volunteer team is looking for people … Read More

Kiwiburn 2020 dates

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The dates for the next Kiwiburn have been finalised, drumroll please… …Kiwiburn will be held Wednesday 22 – Monday 27 January 2020! Ta da! Now you can plan, prepare, build, practice your yodeling (well, why not) and generally get excited! Keep an eye out for ticket information in the upcoming months.

What will be the Art Theme for 2020?

Kiwiburn Media Team

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

Renew your Kiwiburn membership

Kiwiburn Media Team

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

Praise be Yonderman

Kiwiburn Media Team

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

Be cool, be hip, be Kiwiburn’s new Arts Facilitator

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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

Keeping social media social

Kiwiburn Media Team

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

be nice to you

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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

Volunteering is really cool

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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

The Giant Weta finds a forever home

Kiwiburn Media Team

The Giant Weta Pukaha

Photo by Shelley Watson   A fantastical amazing journey has almost come to an end for The Giant Weta and the Auckland Burners team who created her! She was welcomed to her new home in the Waiararapa, in the most lush and beautiful site imaginable at Pūkaha, National Wildlife Centre. A small team travelled from Auckland to install her for … Read More

Dig deep for Deep Space

Kiwiburn Media Team

If you were at Kiwiburn, Ignition or numerous other festivals around New Zealand the last couple of summers you’ve probably at some point seen or maybe utilised DeepSpace Festival Care, a group of volunteers who provide a non judgemental, confidential safe space at festivals and events to reduce harm and deescalate situations through compassionate care. The van that carries their gear … Read More

Ignition ignited our hearts!

Kiwiburn Media Team

Thank you to all the organisers and volunteers who worked tirelessly to create an incredible burn-style event in a beautiful location in the Waikato region embracing the Ten Guiding Principles. The lush site with a backdrop of the Kaimai ranges was host to 800 Burners, 45 Theme Camps, most of them long-standing Kiwiburn camps, inspiring Art installations, and a diverse … Read More

Hey all you Rangers

Kiwiburn Media Team

Calling all past and present Black Sheep Rangers! We work hard and play hard on the paddock… now its time to have a reflection and kōrero about our aspirations as a ranger community and how we want to shape this going forward. Please get involved in our discussion group on the culture of Kiwiburn Rangers. If you would like to … Read More

Back on the Paddock!

Kiwiburn Media Team

Kiwiburn Incorporated has been granted a 10 year Resource Consent on our current site in Hunterville, starting from the next event in 2020. Consent has been subject to conditions, primarily around sound which has been the community’s main concern. To ensure there are no breaches of the Resource Consent, Kiwiburn will be putting new measures in place and Sound Camps … Read More

DeepSpace needs your help

Kiwiburn Media Team

DeepSpace has its roots within the Burner Community. Similar to the Zendo Project at Black Rock, DeepSpace aims to create a space which provides care for those who need some respite, with a confidential, trained person to hold space for them as they go through their experience to ensure everyone is safe and has a good time. DeepSpace is getting … Read More

Regional Round-a-bout… now

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Dare we say it… welcome to summer? Here are some slirpy newsies from around the world to whet your appetite for the months to come. Swwwww… …watch this feature-length docu-genre news story about Burning Man, in German!  …MOOP-a-dupa. Watch this and you’ll see the empty desert after all the German doc-genre-news-story-makers have gone home. Pretty different to the grassy knoll … Read More

New Community Engagement Lead

Kiwiburn Media Team

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

Facebook Group privacy

Kiwiburn Media Team

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

2018 AGM minutes

Kiwiburn Media Team

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.