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

It has Begun….

The sheep are confused. The cows are scattered elsewhere. The sweet, sweet sound of drills, hammering, and questionable music is filling the Paddock.  Kiwiburn 2021 set up is underway! Temple and Effigy crews are doing their respective thing, MPW are working their...

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Events are up!

The Events Guide is live, online and updating daily! Check it out: If you have submitted an event, check the details are correct (and let know by 13 January if they are not!) If you are thinking of doing something, check for clashes. If you are...

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STEP Queue Update

With the influx of a couple hundred extra tickets last week, there has been some movement in the STEP queue. As of 13 January, you will only get 24 hours to secure your ticket after it is allocated, so keep an eye out for your place in line and in your inbox (and...

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Join the Consent Club

Kia ora e te whānau, the Consent Club is a violence prevention and informal support system that works to uphold consent, safety, and accountability at festivals. We are looking for some awesome Burners to join our Guardian whānau and support our kaupapa this upcoming...

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Temple Wants Your Plants

Do you have a favourite potted palm tree you can’t bear being without during Kiwiburn? Have a treasured lily that will wilt if you’re not there? Have a few pots filled with something indefinable that used to be green and could perhaps flourish again with a bit of...

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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...

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...

Gifting: The Second Principle

A Letter of Gratitude Dear Halcyon, The advice that you have gifted all of us, in my opinion, is hands-down the most thorough, most heartfelt, the most informative available for virgin and...

When You Know Better, Do Better

Thoughts on making Kiwiburn a more inclusive community By Ann K Addley Changing the World, One Burner at a Time I want to talk about Inclusion, and not in a preachy way. Not in a do this or else...

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.