Welcome to the Kiwiburn Community!

Here you’ll find the latest news and info, as well as connect with other Burners (via Facebook), and keep in touch with the happening at Kiwiburn Organisation, through our annual Census and Afterburn Reports.

Also, stay in touch via our Facebook Page and Facebook Group, which contain official information from the organisation and discussions with the community respectively (though of course all official information will be released here and in our Weekly Digest too).

Burning Around New Zealand

Wanting to connect with local Burners? There’s a wide range of places on Facebook to get information about local Kiwiburn communities

Latest News

An update on refunds

We know you are awaiting news on refunds and here it is: Refunds are now ready and are expected to be processed this week on Thursday/Friday.  The amount that you will receive back is $170.42 per ticket - this is the original ticket cost of $195.00, less the pro rata...

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Burner Camping in the Wairarapa

Still not sure what to do with the Burn weekend? There is a plan afoot for a Camp Out in the the Wairarapa. Burner spirit, a lovely site, all the friendly faces - go forth and radically self express! The details:  Friday 28 January 3pm - Sunday 30 January 3pm...

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Paddock Radio Fundraiser

Paddock Radio, official radio broadcaster of Kiwiburn and staple of Burner and community events New Zealand over, is planning a light fundraiser afternoon concert on  7 February as a test for the new Paddock Radio touring truck setup, with performances by some local...

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Happy New Year 2022!

Welcome to a whole new, brand spanking new year! Summer is well underway, the weather has been glorious and it’s hard not to feel a bit more optimistic (yeah, even in a pandemic. Can’t last forever, can it. CAN IT?).  While there’s no Kiwiburn, the community has been...

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I smell something Mini-Burning

We have dried our tears and sighed our sighs, and loved the support from the community for the hard decision to cancel Kiwiburn this year. Now, the end of January approaches and many Burners are Doing A Thing, because we’re resourceful like that! The events are small...

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As the embers of Kiwiburn crackle and spit, a lone spark has traveled over land and sea, making its way to a new home deep in the heart of Te Waipounamu. A few dedicated souls have taken to fanning that spark into a flame and now in late January 2022, we’re inviting a...

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Recent Blog Posts

Moop, Moop, Moopity, Moop, Moop, MOOP!

The 8th Principle: Leave No Trace (LNT) Our community respects the environment. We are committed to leaving no physical trace of our activities wherever we gather. We clean up after ourselves and...

Looking Back and Into the Future | KB11 Twisted Reality

Photo: “Cows with Guns” Effigy, Pete Lumos.

Beginner Burners | What’s in a Paddock Name?

Don’t Panic – Chapter one for the newer burners out there... What is a Paddock / Playa name? How do you get one? And who cares anyway? A Paddock or Playa name is a respectful nickname given to you...

How the Burn Ruined My Life: Five Reflections on Ten Years of Participation with Kiwiburn

As the countdown to the 2022 Effigy Burn slips on, second by second, I am feeling excited and ever-more buoyant, but also quite humbled and emotive. Time Travel will be my tenth Burn with...

Debrief: the KB22 Ticket Lottery

Kia ora Burner whānau, Wow, that was a different general sale! This year, after KB21 tickets sold out in 10 minutes flat, we consulted with the community and implemented a new lottery system. ...

Surprise! YOU are the Event: Participation as a Principle

Photo Credit: You Are the Key by Ralitsa Ivanova, 2013 (Photo by Setareh Vatan) “Our community is committed to a radically participatory ethic. We believe that transformative change, whether in the...

Weekly News Digest

Kiwiburn Census

We want to get to know you better, take feedback, and learn how we can improve. The Census happens every year after the event, and the results provide insight into our community and a range of comments and suggestions.

Afterburn Reports

The Afterburn report is an annual summary, released after each Kiwiburn event, to keep the community up to date on what’s going on behind the scenes, and our plans to make the event even better.

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