Ki­wiburn a self-suf­fi­ciency sur­vival

South Waikato News - - NEWS -

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.

Photo: FILE.

BURN­ING MAN: Ki­wiburn be­gins to­day at Whaka­maru Do­main, the event wraps up on Mon­day.

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