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

Who got the Golden Tickets?!

Well... the lottery is out the gate! It certainly was a different year! There were a lot of changes to the general sale and ticketing process this year. The biggest change was bringing the Burner profiles into Kiwiburn which helps make the whole process much more...

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Registrations are Re-Open!

If you fell asleep and forgot to register, you can do it now! If you want to jump into the back of the STEP queue, or if you’re registering for a reserve ticket (artists, Theme Camps, crew etc.) hop on over here and get yourself registered.  You’ll still need to fill...

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The Tinkle Drum at Burning Man

We followed the journey of Tinkle Drum from conception to prototype and all the way to the Playa. Now we are proud to report that the musical, inclusive, sustainable people-powered-music-machine made it all the way through Burning Man, connecting, engaging and...

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Theme Camp Registrations

KB23 Theme Camp Registrations are LIVE! The moment you've been waiting for is here - your 2023 Theme Camp Registration Portal is now LIVE! Here's your link: Here's also some key dates, for your calendars; KB23 Key Dates Wed, 14...

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Infrastructure 2IC Call

Are you a dab hand at Jenga? Expert Age of Empires or Sims player? Then Kiwiburn 2023 needs your talents! The Burn draws nearer, and KB2023 needs an Infrastructure Facilitator 2IC! The position requires the kind of someone who likes things to be “just so” and is...

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It Ain’t Kiwiburn Without Art and Events!

Art and Events registrations for Kiwiburn 2023 Time Travel open tomorrow! You’ll be able to register your Art and/or Events from 21 September all the way through to 5 January, so if you haven’t quite got all the details sussed yet, don’t panic - you’ve got time…for...

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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...


Wow! What an adventure. The Tinkle Drum made it to Burning Man! Despite a plethora of obstacles along the way, the journey was equal parts fun, challenging, and exhausting. We couldn’t have done it...


A giant interactive music sculpture that people can walk in to create sound is picking up speed. People-Powered Music aka The Tinkle Drum Project is all about international collaboration, recycled...

​​The Thirty-Year-Old Birgin

Yes, unbelievably there are still people in the world who have yet to experience the magic and madness of a Burn. I am one of those unfortunate few. Burning Man and all its international mutant...

The Tinkle Drum: A Burning Man Art Project

“This piece is about art and music being for—and by—all of us. Music can be created by everyone, it's about sharing, participating, and creating together with what we have." - Bibi Bliekndaal, The...

Looking Back and Into the Future | KB11 Twisted Reality

Photo: “Cows with Guns” Effigy, Pete Lumos.

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.

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