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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).

And if you have some news you’d like to share with the community, just contact the News Team. 

Camping in the Forest

After a Serious Harm Incident at Kiwiburn this year, Worksafe undertook an investigation, standard procedure for an event of this nature. Kiwiburn has been diligent in providing them with all information relating to our set up and processes which have been developed...

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And the Art Theme for 2017 is…

Thank you for all your entries – the Art Theme for 2017 has been chosen and robots are coming to invade the Paddock! Congratulations to Karl Matthews for his winning idea: THE ROBOTS ARE COMING... "Robots of all shapes and sizes, from exotic and strange lands, from...

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Help The Giant Weta get to the Playa

Help The Giant Weta get to the Playa

The Giant Weta is a 2016 Black Rock City Honoraria project from New Zealand which will bring a large steel weta to Burning Man, Kiwiburn and beyond. Older than some dinosaurs, the endangered Giant Weta needs your help! Not known for it’s beauty, the world’s heaviest...

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2017 dates announced

We have some exciting news! Kiwiburn 2017 will be held from Wednesday 25 January through to Monday 30 January. Mark it in your calendars and diaries, book the time off work and let all your friends know. What will you bring? You have plenty of time to prepare and come...

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2017 Kiwiburn Art Theme – call for ideas!

Do you have ideas for an Art Theme yet for Kiwiburn 2017? We're not suggesting there should be unicorns roaming the Paddock, men in spacesuits or people falling down rabbit holes, though we'd love to know what you're thinking! Inspired? Head here to fill out the form...

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MOOP Map released

MOOP = Matter Out Of Place. Kiwiburn is a Leave No Trace event which means you are responsible for the condition of your campsite and nearby public areas on the Paddock. Kiwiburn's first ever MOOP map, created by our first ever MOOP team, is now online here and shows...

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Kiwiburn 2016 in the papers

Some of the local media came along to the Paddock to check out Kiwiburn. Click on the name of the publications to read their impressions: Kiwiburn festival comes back to Hunterville by Suff.co.nz art writer, Carly Thomas. Kiwiburn blazes by the Rangitikei from The...

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Local paper on the Paddock

The Manawatu Standard arrived on the Paddock on Wednesday and our media team showed them round the site. Their observations are here.

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Radical Self-reliance

Kiwiburn is built on the ten principles of Burning Man. Number four is Radical Self-reliance; you need to bring EVERYTHING you need to survive with you, including water, whether you’re a Theme Camp or a happy camper. There will be no access to farm water. It is not...

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Respect our Burn Perimeter!

At the Effigy and Temple burns, we take special safety precautions to make sure our participants and the firefighters who help us with our burns are safe. DO NOT CROSS THE BURN PERIMETER! It is clearly marked out around each big burn and patrolled by volunteers and...

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