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

Fancy yourself a writer?

You're currently enjoying this marvellous publication we lovingly call The Electric Fencepost, aren't you. And you're thinking, “hey I could be part of this. I could absolutely add whimsical, funny, thoughtful, pertinent stories to this excellent newsletter on a...

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Burners without Borders needs your help

With the Covid-19 pandemic dominating news (this newsletter being no different), you might feel helpless and wish there was something you could do. Well, there is! Burners without Borders is a community-led organisation that provides disaster relief and solution based...

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Will Burning Man go ahead?

The little virus-that-could is hard to escape at present and is now threatening to impact the 2020 Burning Man. While officially the not-for-profit organisation is monitoring the Covid-19 situation, voices among Burners are getting louder that this year's event should...

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Growing list of cancelled Burn events

The Covid-19 crisis is hitting Burns around the world as cancellations come in thick and fast. Some of the events cancelled or postponed are: AfrikaBurn Blazing Swan Creme Brûlée (France) Dragon Burn (China) Kiezburn (Germany) Nowhere (Spain) Many smaller Burns are...

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Kiwiburn needs YOU!

Do you have some extra time on your hands? How about getting involved with Kiwiburn, maybe get yourself into an ExCom role and make a real difference for next year's event? Now is the time! Leadership roles available: Chairperson Health and Safety Manager, Arts...

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Kiwiburn community in lockdown

New Zealand is a few days into an unprecedented lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and of course the Kiwiburn community is also hunkering down. You all know the rules: Stay home and only leave to undertake essential trips, such as to the grocery store or 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.