Burning Man news and tips

Kiwiburn Media Team

“We don’t book acts or provide entertainment. NO velvet ropes, NO barricades that separate you from truly participating in BRC. What happens at Burning Man is up to you, as a citizen of BRC. We value who you are, not what you have. And when given the opportunity participants are turned into active contributors to the character of a community. … Read More

Leave no trace all year round

Kiwiburn Media Team

Supermarkets and the Government are phasing out single use plastic bags. There are many other ways of reducing waste and helping your environment. Here’s a handy guide to recycling in New Zealand 

AfrikaBurn2019 tickets

Kiwiburn Media Team

Planning to go to AfrikaBurn in 2019? You’ll need to register a Burner Bio, and if you already have one, check your details and update them if need be. Go to the ticketing page here for all the information.

Burning Seed Theme Camps

Kiwiburn Media Team

The Burning Seed 2018 event has already sold out. What will be happening on their paddock? See which camps have registered already – check them out here.

Where in the world? Regional Round-up

Kiwiburn Media Team

Get your fix! Things that are happening where we aren’t… but where you could be…  In Australia: BURNING SEED TICKETS HAVE NOW SOLD OUT! Didn’t get your hands on a ticket in time? Need to sell your ticket? Their STEP (Secure Ticket Exchange Program) has launched, in order to match up those selling tickets with those needing them. And keep … Read More

Cancellation of Kiwiburn 2019

Kiwiburn Media Team

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of Kiwiburn 2019. Kiwiburn has submitted a resource consent application to the Rangitikei District Council which is still with the Council and unfortunately will not be processed in time to hold the 2019 event. The main factor slowing the consent process is the noise Kiwiburn creates and the impact that … Read More

Surviving on the playa

Kiwiburn Media Team

Going to Burning Man in a few weeks? How will you survive in the desert? Read this handy guide for all you need to know, to be as prepared as you can be.

The Golden Spike

Kiwiburn Media Team

Laying out the town plan of Black Rock City starts at the centre, where the Man will be built upon the desert floor. The Golden Spike is hammered into the ground, then the streets are marked out by the small team who have gathered to build the city. “…this was about coming together as we always do, to mark the … Read More

Join the Communications team!

Kiwiburn Media Team

Do you like to write and would be keen to develop stories for the Kiwiburn newsletter, the website, and social media, get in touch. We would love to hear from you! Check out the Communications Team roles here. Do you like to design? We are also looking for graphic designers keen on lending a hand throughout the year. There is … Read More

Building the Temple with no nails or screws

Kiwiburn Media Team

Photo courtesy of Pete Lumos   The Temple at Modifyre (the Queensland Regional burn) was built using deconstructed pallets turned into boxes using wooden dowel instead of screws or nails. The entire Temple did not contain a single piece of metal, just wood and some glue, perfect for simplifying the burn clean-up, and a positive spiritual way to build a temple. … Read More

The first ever sound camp at Burning Man

Kiwiburn Media Team

Electronic music wasn’t always part of Burning Man, but it does go back a very long way, to 1992, the seventh year of the event and the third year on the playa. ​​Read the story here.

Make your voice heard in Burning Man’s 10-Year Environmental Impact Process

Kiwiburn Media Team

Burning Man is applying for a 10-year permit with the Bureau of Land Management to ensure our future building Black Rock City in the Black Rock Desert, and we need your help! The Environmental Impact Statement process examines a range of issues and how they affect the environment, the surrounding communities and the government’s ability to manage the Special Recreation … Read More

Mentoring and being mentored

Kiwiburn Media Team

A recent feature added to Groups on Facebook is matching people wanting to learn something, with a mentor willing to inpart their knowledge. We’re learning how it works as we go. Only one mentee can be matched with a mentor at any one time. Many of you who have signed up are keen to learn about carpentry and solar power, … Read More

Kiwiburn Art Grants

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Photo by Karl de Jong Each year, part of your ticket money goes towards bringing art to the Paddock, in the form of Art Grants, which help enable community members to make amazing art. The Paddock has seem some wondrous art over the years, and 2018 was no different.  What is the process of applying for an Art Grant like? … Read More

What in the world? It’s the Regional Round-up!

Electric Fencepost

Holy worldwide community Batman, take a look at what’s happening where most of us aren’t! In South Africa: Check out AfrikaBurn 2018 in illustrations. And, the 2019 theme has been announced! It is Ephemeropolis and they are currently calling out for poster submissions. Release the artist in you.  In Israel: Memories from Midburn – read all the snippets about what happened this … Read More

2018 Census

Kiwiburn Media Team

Who are we? What attracts us to Kiwiburn? What did you have to say? Find out more about our community in the Kiwiburn Census! Download and read the 2018 Census here.

Collective ritual

Kiwiburn Media Team

Photo by John Curley. You can hear a pin drop at the Temple at Burning Man on Sunday night as thousands of people gather to see their written words, photos and tributes go up in flames. This year, many community members will be honouring Larry Harvey in their individual ways, paying tribute to and remembering the man that started it … Read More

WhatWhereWhen 2018

Kiwiburn Media Team

Heading to BRC this year? Hosting an event? Get it listed in the WWW. Only the first 1,500 events submitted to be published will make it into the print guide (all events will be available in the online guide). Details are here.

The Lost Boys grant

Kiwiburn Media Team

Photo by Boyd Anderson   The Lost Boys (Kiwiburn Theme Camp) want to help bring your dreams alive and we are there to collaborate. Their camp is looking to support talented visionaries whom need a bit of assistance to make their project a reality.   They have a private $1000 grant up for grabs for the best submission and are looking  … Read More

New Chair for ExCom

Kiwiburn Media Team

Kiwiburn Inc has a new Chairperson, Jasmine Hunter, who is the ninth member of the Executive Committee (ExCom). She tells us a little about herself: “I attended my first Kiwiburn in 2012 with my 10 month old daughter, and have returned every year since. I started volunteering at Kiwiburn in 2014 on Gate, becoming Gate Lead for the 2016–2018 events. … Read More