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

More trees for the Kiwiburn site

Question: What does a Burner do on a weekend off?  Answer: Weekend? What’s one of them? And so it was that a bunch of us found our way to Hunterville this past Saturday to do some much needed tree planting on the Kiwiburn site. 10 hardy, spade swinging individuals got...

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Crew Facilitator 2iC Needed

Fancy yourself as a handy sidekick? Be the Robin to the Kiwiburn Crew's Batman, by volunteering as our Crew Facilitator 2iC. In this role, you'll support the Crew Facilitator in building strong communication and co-operation between the various Team Leads. This will...

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Theme Submissions – Last Chance!

We asked for more submissions, and boy did we get them! We now have 31(!) delectable, impossible, inspiring, some-more-serious-than-others ideas on how to shape our wonderful thing in the Paddock in 2022. We are rooting for Space Cowboy Dinosaur Pirates From Space...

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Embers Blazing in the Fyre

With the Trans-Tasman Bubble opening (now there is a science-fiction opening line), we are starting to look abroad, to see which Burns are re-igniting in 2021. Calm down, calm down, of course they are all sold out!  Blazing Swan just successfully ran in Australia...

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Virtual Burning Man 2021

Were you one of the 165,000 Burners who participated in the Burning Man virtual Multiverse in 2020?  Or did you miss out first time round and were hoping to get another crack at joining in a virtual Burn? Well good news folks, Virtual Burn is back in August 2021! Six...

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Photography at the Burn – what you said

Image: Experience of photography at the Burn and online, survey results Thank you to 161 fabulous Burners (8% of the population!) who answered the survey and gave feedback on photography at Kiwiburn! We are crunching the numbers, and more importantly, the words, and...

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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...

Adjusting to the Default World

It’s been a week now since the Paddock emptied its population of tired, sunburnt and burned-out yet blissful Burners into the rest of the land. Many of us have returned to our urban jungles and...

To Commodify or Not to Commodify? That is the Question.

Decommodification. It’s the Third Principle. Hey Fam, Navigator here. I’d like to share a personal story with you. At my first ever Burn, Kiwiburn Twisted Reality in 2011, there was a second Effigy...

Danger Cliff!

Saga three, help a girl out….. Can we have a chat about cliffs? You can fall off ‘em, they can fall on you. They are generally more hazardous  than expected and in the context of Kiwiburn...

Burning Relationships

How Not to Get Dumped at Kiwiburn Your relationship(s) may have survived many festivals over the years but believe us when we say that this event is very different. Attending a Burn is not like your...

How to Make Kiwiburn Better for Yourself and Better for Others

The 4th Principle: Radical Self-Reliance Burning Man encourages the individual to discover, exercise and rely on his or her inner resources. I’ve only had the pleasure of attending Burning Man once...

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.