Kiwiburn is the name of our main New Zealand regional Burningman event, held every year since 2004. Kiwiburn has progressively grown in size and diversity, and is held for five days in the Mangakino area of the central North Island in late January (in the NZ summer). The regional contact does essential tasks like creating events and community in the regions, sharing/gleaning information from the worldwide Regional network, and maintaining connectivity between Kiwiburn and the Burningman office in San Francisco. Kiwiburn is also served by a talented, hard-working and dedicated executive committee (Ex-Com).
How did Kiwiburn start? I (Yonderman) lived in Reno Nevada for five years while completing a Ph.D., and in that time went to a number of the early Burningmans (1994-1997). Burningman was life-changing for me, and after moving back to New Zealand my inspiration was to create a New Zealand Burningman community so that I could share it with people downunder and create a wonderful burner community to have around me. Call it do-ocracy at its best! I still manage to make the pilgrimage to Burningman relatively frequently. Black Rock City and Nevada will always be my home away from home.
You can easily find out about our wonderful Kiwiburn community on the Kiwiburn website. Come and be part of us!
|main contact:||Mark Stirling/Yonderman|
“Thats a big campsite. Lets go check it out”
(comment to my wife Jane when driving across the Black Rock Desert in 1994 and making our accidental life-changing discovery of Burningman)
|email:||New Zealand Regional|
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|related urls:||New Zealand
Spotlight on the Burning Man website
Kiwiburn - this is our main website for kiwiburn community and forums
|event photos:||check out photo archive on Kiwiburn|
|local event calendar:||Don't forget to check the Calendar for year around events in your area.|
Kiwiburn festivals in the North Island town of Mangakino have been held since February 2007. The first theme was MegaMorphosis, which was an appropriate name for the massive growth of the festival from its "gestation period" in the hippielands of the South Island's Golden Bay. We've also had CombustInUnity, Future History, Elementality, and Twisted Reality in 2011.
Parties, dance events and simple gatherings now take place all year round In Wellington, Auckland and Christchurch. Our first Kiwiburner wedding occurred on Waiheke Island In March 2007.
Please check back for even more information about the Burning Man community in your area. We're gathering more details coming soon!