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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. 

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 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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Map of the Paddock

Where will you be camping? What will be happening on the Paddock? Is there a Pot Luck dinner every night? You'll hardly be able to contain your emotions once you read the Event Guide, which is finalised and has gone to print! A copy is handed out at Gate when you...

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Event Guide

What will you be doing on the Paddock? Download the Event Guide – there are so many amazing events happening. You'll receive a printed copy at Gate when you arrive which also includes a site map! Have a read of the online version, being updated daily

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Early Entry

IMPORTANT: Only volunteers, artists and Theme Camp representatives with approved early entry will be allowed onsite before 10am, 27 January 2016 – NO EXCEPTIONS. We are on private property and need to keep our pre-event population to a minimum. NOTE: being a volunteer...

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Ticketing update

Saturday’s ticket sale didn’t go quite as planned! Kiwiburn is well and truly oversold. Maybe there were ghosts in the machine, or Mercury being in retrograde is playing havoc with technology. Whatever the cause, ALL THE OVERSOLD TICKETS WILL BE HONOURED. Every cent...

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Ticketing update after server crash

So many of you were trying to get tickets this morning that our server overloaded and died a horrible death, followed by the back up plan we had in place failing too. While we were trying to fix it all, a Kiwiburner unofficially posted a link taking you directly to...

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Surviving on the Paddock

Be prepared! Read the Survival Guide for essential information about the event, the site and for ideas on what to bring. Download the pdf now – here.

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