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Art is a very important part of Kiwiburn and we encourage everyone to create – be it with your Karaoke performance of 80's synth pop or that large neon structure you've always dreamed of building. Anything you wish to bring with you or create on site is welcome (as...

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Theme Camp Setup Guide

Theme Camp Setup Guide BEFORE THE BURN THEME CAMP REGISTRATIONS If you are planning to build a Theme Camp and don’t register your intention, we cannot guarantee that space will be available for you to build your camp. STAGES Kiwiburn has no main stage, though there...

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Theme Camps

What is a Theme Camp? Image credit: Kasai PhotographyTheme Camps are an essential part of the heart and soul of Kiwiburn. They are social meeting places where anything can happen, and often does. Featuring art and activities, Theme Camps are interactive in nature....

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History of Kiwiburn

Mark ‘Yonderman’ Stirling's lengthy association with Burning Man began while he was living in Reno, Nevada doing his PhD. He and his partner Jane discovered Burning Man by accident in 1994 while on a camping trip in the Black Rock Desert. Mark became the New Zealand...

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Gate Information

Kiwiburn 2021 Gate Information Please read on after Gate Hours for more Gate related information. EVENT GATE HOURS Wednesday 27 January  Open: 8am Close: 12am (midnight) Thursday 28 January Open: 10am Close: 10pm Friday 29 January Open: 10am Close: 10pm Saturday 30...

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Terms and Conditions

Terms & Conditions of Ticket Purchase and Entry Effective date: 27 July, 2019.Last updated: 26 September, 2020 (addition of COVID-19 Policy) (“Terms and Conditions”) This ticket is sold subject to Kiwiburn Incorporated, Society number 1973668 (“Kiwiburn”) and any...

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Location/Getting There Kiwiburn is held at: 136 Cooks Rd, Hunterville.  This site is approximately 190kms from Wellington and 460kms from Auckland, with the closest large regional centre being Palmerston North. Remember to check out our Gate Hours, so you know when to...

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Guiding Principles

Image Credit: Madeline Fountain Kiwiburn is built on the ten principles of Burning Man. These are: 1. Radical Inclusion Anyone may be a part of Burning Man. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community. 2. Gifting...

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What is Kiwiburn?

Photo of the Effigy at Kiwibun 2017 courtesy of Tangent. Kiwiburn is a participatory festival, where we, the participants, bring and make the things that we want to have here. There are no central stages or headline acts, no queues and few crowds, just a series...

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