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’s A Date!

Kiwiburn 2021 will be held Wednesday 27 January – Monday 1 February. Discussions with the landowner and the Kiwiburn team took into account a variety of factors; earlier in January is not achievable due to set up constraints, and any later and we encounter fire...

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Scheming a Theme

What will the Art Theme be for 2021? Outrageous, colourful and out of the ballpark? Sedate, serious and sooooooo grown up? Whatever your brainwave, now is your chance to help shape next year’s event, so get your thinking caps and submit your idea along with its...

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A Huge Thanks To Sound Camps!

Photo of Funkhutt by Tristan Tolley The restrictions on sound this year were tighter than ever, though huge kudos to the Sound Camps because you guys did not once breach the limits. This goes such a long way towards maintaining healthy relationships with Council,...

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Regional Round Up

Burning Seed is calling out for submissions of concept designs for the 2020 Friday Burn! Information here.  Burning Man’s Global event planned for this May in Reno has been postponed for one year and will now happen in 2021. The explanation and reasons are here....

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Lost and Found!

Have you lost a precious item? Or found something amongst your stuff upon unpacking that you’re pretty sure isn’t yours? Check out the Depot led Lost and Found Facebook page where you can have a look what’s been handed in, or what other people found, as well as make a...

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Burning Man 2020 Ticketing info

Ready for your next Burn? Maybe check out the daddy of them all and pop along to the place they call Black Rock City? Info on tickets can be found here, so have a read and see what's involved and how to go about this.  There are a number of different types of tickets...

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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.