COVID Policy for Kiwiburn 2022

Sep 27, 2021

In light of tickets becoming available soon via the lottery (do not forget to register your Burner Profile in order to go into the draw), please be aware of the COVID Policy for Kiwiburn 2022

We have already run Kiwiburn 2021 in COVID times, and the approach remains much the same:

  • Kiwiburn will only go ahead of the entire country is in Level 1.
  • There will likely be screening questions asked at Gate based on Ministry of Health advice.
  • There will be contact tracing on site
  • We will continue to work closely with a number of government and health agencies, and communicate any impact to the community as quickly as possible. For example, for Kiwiburn 2021, this meant having a testing facility available on-site, staffed by local health workers and nurses. 
  • There will be hand sanitiser available on site and participants are encouraged to also bring their own.
  • Consent is always paramount, but please always ask before making physical contact and respect requests for physical distance. 
  • Please take extra care not to share utensils or other implements that could transmit this (or any other) virus and take other sensible measures to protect yourself and those around you. 

Kiwiburn will adhere to official government measures for holding events in level 1. If a vaccine-only mandate is announced by the government before the event, we will adhere to this as well. If no such official ruling is announced, or to establish further parameters within any guidelines, mandates or laws, thorough community consultation will be conducted. The outcome of any consultation will in turn inform ExCom decisions regarding holding a large-scale event in times of COVID. 

The safety and well-being of participants is our number one priority! 

Our Refund Policy has also changed slightly from our previous “no refund” approach:

Should Kiwiburn be cancelled as a result of COVID restrictions or their impact on Kiwiburn at any time up to the opening of the Gate on Wednesday 26 January 2022, the Organiser will offer a pro-rata refund based on expenditure at time of any cancellation. In total, $180 of the $195 face value of the ticket is refundable. A non-refundable amount of $15 goes towards the annual subscription fee to the Kiwiburn Society, which also covers basic year-round expenses and allows Kiwiburn to continue to function as an entity (even without an event).  Any ticketing agency fees or charges associated with the original Ticket purchase are non-refundable.

Like last year, every endeavour will be made to delay outgoings  to be as late as possible to manage expenditure in light of the pro-rata refund policy. Kiwiburn will also be completely transparent with how any refund is calculated.

If the cancellation occurs after Gates open then Kiwiburn’s standard “no refund” policy will apply.

The refund will be issued to the Ticket Purchaser  – which is not necessarily the same person as the Ticket Holder (the person whose Burner Profile is linked to the Ticket).

See below the graph on forecasted expenditure in relation the event start:




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