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Are you looking for the latest gossip, straight off the Kiwiburn press? Well look no further! Keep reading for the latest info, or use the archive and search below to find the relevant info.

You can also check 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).

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Introducing Jo – New Communications Team member

Introducing Jo – New Communications Team member

Tell us a little about yourself My name is Jo Legutko, I just moved to Wellington from South Africa (SA). I have never been to Kiwiburn (!) but I have done six AfrikaBurns - running various Theme Camps and helping build a couple of Mutant Vehicles.  Firstly, what does...

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Introducing Tris – Another new Communications Team member

Introducing Tris – Another new Communications Team member

Tell us a little about yourself. My name is Tristan Cordelia (she/her pronouns), known as Tris. I’m a musician and historian from Wellington, and have been to three Kiwiburns, most recently as part of the Museum of Inconvenient Teapots Theme Camp. Firstly, what does...

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Meanwhile, Something Burned In Africa…

Meanwhile, Something Burned In Africa…

AfrikaBurn, like many international Burns, was a victim of Covid-19 this year… though like a digital Phoenix rising from the ashes, AfrikaBurners were not to be kept down: Enter HomeBurn, the virtual incarnation of AfrikaBurn 2020. The event was hosted online on the...

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Kiwiburn 2021 is going ahead…

... well, as far as we know. Given the impact of COVID-19 on Burns around the world, you might be wondering if Kiwiburn is happening in January 2021. The answer is yes, it is. With the information currently available, Kiwiburn is progressing as planned. Like you, the...

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Temple and Effigy 2021 Applications Are Now Open!

Temple and Effigy 2021 Applications Are Now Open!

Photo of Temple of the Future courtesy of Andy Flint   Applications are open for artists and designers to submit expressions of interest for building the Kiwiburn 2021 Temple and Effigy. The Arts Team has been busy developing new tools, and this year we have a...

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Extension to 2021 Poster competition

Extension to 2021 Poster competition

How are your poster designs looking? We have extended the deadline for the poster design submissions until 17 May at midnight, so get kraken and submit your ideas, doodle or concept and your artwork might feature on everything related to the Kiwiburn 2021...

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Burning Man in the age of Covid

The little virus that could is changing the world after than you can say 'hand sanitiser' and of course this means the Burner Community has to change as well. We've been reporting on a number of Burns having to cancel, yet this community is nothing if not resistant...

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Auckland Burners’ virtual Decompression a HUGE success

Auckland Burners’ virtual Decompression a HUGE success

Who says you can’t have a kicking party during lockdown? Auckland Burners proved that notion very much wrong over the past weekend when they hosted a massive 17 hour non-stop decom hosted online through Twitch, featuring DJs spinning a wide range of styles, fire...

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Help make Burning Man “Multiverse” happen

Help make Burning Man “Multiverse” happen

We have previously reported that even the big Daddy, Burning Man (BM) itself won’t happen this year due to Covid-19.  However, the organisers have decided to make the most out of this year’s theme “Mulitverse” and intend to have an event in a virtual way. You can help...

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Get your (virtual) Burn fix

As one Burn after another falls prey to Covid-19 and has to be cancelled, the Burner community is exploring the possibilities of still making Burn events happen, either virtually via streaming platforms or via avatars in digitalscapes.   Check out the growing list of...

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