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

Arts Facilitator 2IC Needed

Fancy yourself a bit of an art connoisseur? Know your Bansky from a Hirst? Good for you, though not really necessary for this role. What we do need though is someone who can lead in a calm manner, who can talk to Theme Camp leads, work with Paddock artists, enforce...

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Bring Your ART, Bring Your EVENTS!!

Registrations for events and art pieces are still alive and kicking, so if your creativity has been tickling you with some special piece you know the Paddock needs then don’t delay. The glow-in-the-dark shnazzledrum or the doodlebitsabob with electrical display and...

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The Sustainability Team is Seeking Crew/Scrum Supporter 

A new role is to be filled in the sustainability team: crew/scrum supporter. In a nutshell, this role revolves around making the sustainability leads' work smoother, facilitate weekly catch-ups online, and prepare for the set-up of a physical space at the event. While...

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Burning Man 2022 Announces Theme: Waking Dreams

The 2022 Burning Man theme will explore the transformative power of dreams, both literal and figurative, and celebrate the dreamers who channel this potent energy in eye-opening, often surrealistic, sometimes life-changing ways. After a long hazy blur of pandemic...

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How the Burn Ruined My Life!

Kiwiburn’s resident blogger Navigator is back this week with some reflections on how the Burn ruined her life - or in other words, how the experience and principle of Burning destroyed the old Navigator and rebuilt her anew. Read on here. Photo: Mike Nelson/Getty...

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How did we like them odds? A ticket update.

Ticket Day 2021 has come and gone. Some celebrated, many wept, most went, what just happened? Here are some stats: 2300 total participants with 1150 tickets available via the lottery. The other 1150 are reserved for crew, artists and Theme Camps. 3900 registered...

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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...

How the Burn Ruined My Life: Five Reflections on Ten Years of Participation with Kiwiburn

As the countdown to the 2022 Effigy Burn slips on, second by second, I am feeling excited and ever-more buoyant, but also quite humbled and emotive. Time Travel will be my tenth Burn with Kiwiburn. ...

Debrief: the KB22 Ticket Lottery

Kia ora Burner whānau, Wow, that was a different general sale! This year, after KB21 tickets sold out in 10 minutes flat, we consulted with the community and implemented a new lottery system. ...

Surprise! YOU are the Event: Participation as a Principle

Photo Credit: You Are the Key by Ralitsa Ivanova, 2013 (Photo by Setareh Vatan) “Our community is committed to a radically participatory ethic. We believe that transformative change, whether in the...

Call for Participation in Virtual Burn

You know what the best thing about Virtual Burn is? Everyone can participate - no matter where you are in the world.  Check out this tantalizing teaser...

A Glitch in the Art Grants

Last year, I received an Art Grant to build Reality Glitch, the little bit of mystical living room corner which appeared in the new forest section at Kiwiburn 2021. You may be thinking of applying...

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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