Kiwiburn a self-sufficiency survival
Kiwiburn returns to Mangakino today.
The New Zealand interpretation of Nevada’s Burning Man festival begins today at Whakamaru Domain, with action wrapping up on Monday.
Kiwiburn is based on the principles of Burning Man, where attendees are encouraged to participate in all elements of the festival from art and performance to organisation and planning.
Just like the Nevada burn there is no money on site. Festival goers must bring everything they need to survive five days in the New Zealand sun away from the city.
There is no paid entertainment at Kiwiburn. Participants build the event by themselves for themselves. Festival goers create art installations, music, hold workshops and set up themed camps.
For the first time, this year’s theme, Twisted Reality, was chosen by the Kiwiburn community.
Both the Man and the Temple are designed with the theme in mind and are built by teams of volunteers.
The spectacular burns will take place over two nights with the man burnt on Saturday night and the temple on Sunday night.
BURNING MAN: Kiwiburn begins today at Whakamaru Domain, the event wraps up on Monday.