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

Theme Announcement!

The Theme for Kiwiburn 2024 is officially here! It’s BIGGER, it’s BADDER, it’s DECADANCE.  This Theme was submitted by long-time Burner K-Bar, who had this to say about their submission:  “It's been 20 years since the first Kiwiburn. It's been 10 years since our first...

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Poster Design Competition

The 2024 Theme of DECANDANCE has been selected and now we need some stellar visuals to accompany it. If you’re a graphic artist, or if you’ve a great idea and know someone who can do the graphic artsy part on your behalf, this is your chance to gain immeasurable...

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Effigy and Temple Expressions of Interest

The Effigy and the Temple are, without a doubt, two of the most important Art pieces at Kiwiburn. Each year, these extraordinary works spark wonder and amazement in the hearts of Kiwiburners. If you’ve ever wanted to design, lead, and build the Effigy or the Temple,...

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We Need Facilitators!

The Arts Facilitator role has been reviewed, refreshed, and rejuvenated, and we now have a new and improved Arts Facilitator position that needs filling, along with a brand spankin’ new Theme Camp Facilitator role. Arts Facilitator: this position enables the Arts...

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ExCom Monthly Meeting Minutes

At the beginning of the month, the hardworking legends that make up (soon-to-be-renamed-but-for-now-still-known-as) ExCom, gathered for a good ol’ fashioned monthly catch-up. As they do, you know, monrhly.   As always, loads to discuss! But here are a few juicy...

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Reminder: Community Tree Planting Discussion

Today! Tuesday 30 May, 6pm - 7pm Are you passionate about tree-planting, community regeneration efforts or carbon responsibility? Come join us for a chat to discuss how we might collectively address some of the Kiwiburn Leave No Trace mahi yet to be completed (hint:...

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Recent Blog Posts

How to Start a Theme Camp #2 – The Application Process

Welcome to the ‘How to Start a Theme Camp’ blog series. Today we’re going to discuss how to apply to Kiwiburn to have your Theme Camp on the Paddock.

Let there be photos!

Check out the photos from KB23!

How to start a Theme Camp #1 – A General Overview

The first piece in the ‘How to start a Theme Camp’ blog series is ready for reading! This week’s entry is a very high level overview of how to start your very own, shiny new Theme Camp. It’s a great starting point for preparing and planning what you need to do.

Covid and the Paddock

If you’re anything like me, you love reading anything about anything Burn related, whether it’s about our beloved Kiwiburn, or if it’s about the big Burn over the far horizon. Now, if this is the...

Birgin Experience

It’s done. My first Burn of any kind is over and here I sit, processing, reliving, questioning, pondering, aching about every single moment I spent on that glorious Paddock with each and every one...

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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