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

Reminder for Temple and Effigy EOI

photo by Andy Flint Temple and Effigy 2021 Applications are closing 31 May The due date to submit Expressions of Interest (EOIs) to design the 2021 Temple and Effigy is rapidly approaching – make sure you get your applications in by 31 May. Don’t worry if you haven’t...

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Changes in ExCom – A Note from the Acting Chair

Brace yourselves, it's a long one,  Lots of changes are afoot within Kiwiburn as we farewell four members of ExCom.   Carvy, Safety Facilitator, retired from ExCom in March after stepping into the breach last year, contributing significant time and expertise to help...

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A Penny for your Website Thoughts

Okay, we lied. There are no pennies here. But we would love your thoughts! Some students from Victoria University of Wellington are completing a Masters project on the User Experience of the Kiwiburn website, and would love your help with their assignment. They've...

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Introducing Jo – New Communications Team member

Tell us a little about yourself My name is Jo Legutko, I just moved to Wellington from South Africa (SA). I have never been to Kiwiburn (!) but I have done six AfrikaBurns - running various Theme Camps and helping build a couple of Mutant Vehicles.  Firstly, what does...

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Introducing Tris – Another new Communications Team member

Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Tristan Cordelia (she/her pronouns), known as Tris. I’m a musician and historian from Wellington, and have been to three Kiwiburns, most recently as part of the Museum of Inconvenient Teapots Theme Camp. Firstly, what does...

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Meanwhile, Something Burned In Africa…

AfrikaBurn, like many international Burns, was a victim of Covid-19 this year… though like a digital Phoenix rising from the ashes, AfrikaBurners were not to be kept down: Enter HomeBurn, the virtual incarnation of AfrikaBurn 2020. The event was hosted online on the...

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Recent Blog Posts

All about the MOOP

Leaving No Trace – Important message from the Kiwiburn MOOP ARMY Kiwiburn is almost here, and with it comes the danger of MOOP (Matter Out Of Place). It is every Burner’s responsibility to ensure...

Kiwiburn 2020 Community Talks on Burner Culture

by Jax Watt This is not an article written by a purist. If anything, it is written by an enthusiast – a Burner who has embraced the 10 Principles and is singing it from the rooftop. I’m a long-time...

The EFP reader survey: unraveled

The Electric Fencepost Super Duper Reader Survey 3000 was created to make sure YOUR newsletter delivers what YOU want, and we are very happy with the feedback. A HUGE thank you to the 93 of you who...

The importance of a Pirate Ship

How to make Art Grants work for you, by Pete Lumos Wyatt It is January 2008 in a paddock next to the Mangakino MX track, in the middle of the North Island. I am here because my friend Polly Lind...

Rangering, my gift IV

Part four by Pete Lumos Wyatt I have talked about Dirt/Dust Rangers who walk the Paddock/Playa (that is my passion), Shift leads who work with the event managers, Dust leads who are senior problem...

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.