The Artery needs you

Shelley Watson

The ARTery is a space at Kiwiburn dedicated to spreading the word about the amazing Art Grants on offer and ensuring people have a creative space on the Paddock – it needs your help! Do you have any spare art supplies lying around? Paint, pens, paper or anything else artsy and crafty that you want to share with other Burners … Read More

Camping at Kiwiburn

Shelley Watson

You’ve arrived! Take care driving down the hill from Gate to the Paddock – the road is loose gravel, steep in parts with sharp bends – so take it slowly on your way to Greeters and put your hazard lights on. After you have been greeted, drive slowly to the where you’ve been directed. The top paddock is where the Depot (information centre), Town Hall (Centre Camp), Effigy … Read More

Arriving at Kiwiburn!

Shelley Watson

We know you’re eager to get to the Paddock! Only volunteers, artists and Theme Camp representatives with approved early entry will be allowed onsite before Gate opens on 25 January 2017 – no exceptions. We will be enforcing a strict early entry policy as we are on private property and need to keep our pre-event population to a minimum. NOTE: being a volunteer does NOT get you on the … Read More

Theme Camps and Events registrations closing soon!

Shelley Watson

Planned a Theme Camp at Kiwiburn? The Paddock is filling up quickly so to get placed on site, and listed in the Event Guide, you’ll need to fill in the form on the website here before midnight Wednesday 11 January to register your Theme Camp (nb small camps only as all large camp spots are full). And if you’re hosting an … Read More

Camping in the Forest Update

Shelley Watson

The Forest on the way to the river is one of your favourite places to hang out at Kiwiburn, both day and night. The trees in the Forest have recently been assessed by a qualified arborist and their report shows considerable work needs to be done throughout to help ensure a safe environment. While we have engaged qualified people to … Read More

Volunteer Site Managers and more…

Shelley Watson

We need some more Site Managers for Kiwiburn. It’s a really important job in our community, so have a read here to check if you have the skills and the time.  The Parking Team is looking for 30-40 team members to help out sometime on Wednesday through Friday. The shifts are four hours long, and you can do more than one! You’d be helping … Read More

Outbreak!

Shelley Watson

Kiwiburn is aware of a recent outbreak of scabies within the Wellington Burner community. Scabies is highly contagious and has the potential to spread quickly in a festival environment. We strongly advise anyone with the disease to seek treatment before attending Kiwiburn, being mindful of their personal Civic Responsibility to the rest of the Kiwiburn Community. Do not turn up … Read More

Kiwiburn first release tickets sold out!

Shelley Watson

All tickets from the main sale for Kiwiburn 2017 have sold out! Thank you to everyone who bought them, and to all those who put their hand up to volunteer. 1300 tickets have been sold. Not sure what to expect? Have a read of our Survival Guide. We will be updating it later in the year, and there will be … Read More

Kiwiburn 2017 tickets are on sale!

Shelley Watson

The Robots are Coming… Tickets to Kiwiburn 2017 are now on sale online and instore at Cosmic Ticketing. There are 1300 available from today at NZ$170 + booking fee. Buy your tickets here! Please note: The children’s ticket process is separate from the adult ticket process so you will need to go through both to ensure you all have a … Read More

Ticket update for the 2017 event

Shelley Watson

116 days until the Man burns! Kiwiburn 2017 tickets go on sale on Wednesday 12 October. There are some significant changes to ticketing so we want you to be prepared. Firstly, a ticket to Kiwiburn will cost $170 +bf. This is primarily because we’ve been operating on tight budgets for a number of years; this year’s population jump exposed a … Read More

The Kiwiburn 2016 AGM

Shelley Watson

The Kiwiburn 2016 AGM was held at 8pm on 17 August in web chat format and was attended by a large number of Kiwiburners. Thanks to everyone who joined in. The transcript may be downloaded here. The Agenda was as follows: Review of the previous year; – Chairperson’s Report – Treasurer’s Financial Report – Festival Afterburn Report http://www.kiwiburn.com/afterburn/ – Financials for … Read More

Kiwiburn will NOT happen in 2017 unless…

Shelley Watson

Kiwiburn is a community not a company – this means YOU ARE Kiwiburn, and right now Kiwiburn needs people to volunteer for all sorts of jobs big and small. There are four key roles which are the bare minimum needed for Kiwiburn 2017 to go ahead: Administration Team Lead Operations Manager Purchasing Officer Volunteer Engagement Coordinator More info on these … Read More

Art Grants are open!

Shelley Watson

Tensegrity by Joel Pitt at Kiwiburn 2016

Art Grants applications are open! If you have a wonderful vision for art on the Paddock, have a read of the criteria online here, then apply by 12 September. We can’t want to see your ideas and help make your dream a reality on the Paddock in 2017 when the robots will be coming – get to it!

To burn or not to burn, that is the question.

Shelley Watson

Kiwiburn needs your help… many of our lead roles need to be filled, and soon, or The Robots may not be coming in 2017. 100% volunteer-run and growing each year, we need YOU to help make Kiwiburn 2017 happen! The robots might be scary, though what will be even scarier is if we don’t get enough of our community volunteering. … Read More

The 2017 poster competition winner(s)!

Shelley Watson

The Robots Are Coming to the Paddock and they look like they mean business! Thanks to the combined talents of Tara Fowler and Will Bennett, we have an amazing poster design for 2017. Tara’s concept of, “huge robots literally invading the Paddock created using a photomontage technique to portray a psychedelic explosion of combined cosmic and burner energy”, caught the … Read More

Call for Effigy and Temple designs!

Shelley Watson

The largest art pieces on the Paddock are created by passionate Kiwiburners like you. Do you have an idea? And a hankering to build large art? Make your ideas a reality – the ExCom is receiving Expressions of Interest (EOI) for both the Temple and Effigy crew managers.Your EOI needs to include: – An image of the design – A … Read More

The Giant Weta is taking shape!

Shelley Watson

The Giant Weta has only a few days left on its crowdfunding campaign and less than three weeks until it ships! Weta HQ in Auckland has been a hive of activity with the crew valiantly navigating the logistics of making art in New Zealand to ship 6,500 miles across the Pacific to Black Rock City! DONATE HERE NOW! And have a look … Read More

On the Fly

Shelley Watson

“What if we had a place to experiment with and apply the Ten Principles 365 days a year, in addition to the one-week event?” Burning Man has put its money where its mouth is and bought a thermal wonderland near Black Rock City! Read all about it here.

Camping in the Forest

Shelley Watson

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 over the years by our volunteers. Worksafe completed their investigation and decided it is not in the public … Read More

And the Art Theme for 2017 is…

Shelley Watson

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 the past and the distant, and not so distant future. Many will give … Read More