Vegan for your health

Vegan for the environment

Vegan for the animals

Join the Vegan Society

Welcome!

Becoming vegan is easy and we're here to help you

More and more people are becoming vegan and for all kinds of reasons. The great news is, all of them are positive! Eliminating animal products from our lives is good news for the environment, for our health and for the animals. Plants can provide all the nutrition we need. There are new food groups to discover and new taste sensations to explore. Find some inspiration here. Here’s what some others have said about becoming vegan

You can help us grow veganism in New Zealand too, by supporting our work. We offer businesses the opportunities to connect to a vegan customer base and vice versa through our business membership.

The Vegan Society of Aotearoa NZ is a registered charity.


Try vegan

Tips and resources to help you be vegan, including meal ideas, nutritional information, dairy alternatives, and more.

Why vegan

Why be vegan? For the animals, the environment, and your health. Find out more.

Recipes & resources

Recipes, and resources for vegans in New Zealand! Including shopping tips, travel tips, and where to eat out.

Member discounts

The Vegan Society have launched member discounts with participating business members, watch this space as more places are added.

Magazine

The vegan society magazine, Green for Life, is sent out with your vegan society membership. You can also order online and read past articles.

Clothing

Check out the Vegan Society's range of Tees and Hoodies and order online.


What's new?

Vegan certification launched

VeganCertified.png Launched on world vegan day, vegan certification for New Zealand. Administered by the NZ Vegetarian Society, in collaboration with the Vegan Society of Aotearoa New Zealand. See here for more details.


Latest vegan society news

FebNoDairy

FebNoDairy.jpg It's OUR chance to help our environment and our health by trialing plant alternatives to dairy products over February! Foregoing dairy foods for FebNoDairy could be good for our health, good for our rivers and great for reducing our global emissions. A recent Brunton Colmar poll suggests that over 80% of Kiwis would support action to clean up our rivers and by eliminating and reducing dairy you can take action yourself. With the costs of dairy products rising, you may be surprised by how cheap it is to go dairy-free :-) Of course it is great for those with allergies too.

Read more...


Upcoming events

Auckland - Vegan Living | Saturday, 23 February 2019

Auckland - West Auckland Potluck | Saturday, 23 February 2019

Auckland - Vegan Society Potluck | Saturday, 2 March 2019

Auckland - West Auckland Potluck | Saturday, 23 March 2019

Auckland - West Auckland Potluck | Saturday, 20 April 2019

See the events page for more events and details.



News feed:

Date: Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Following up on this morning's post, here's an oldie but a goodie from Stuff to stem any vegan child-raising panic you might have been feeling. 👩🏼‍👦🏼❤️🍎 "It's weird that stories focus on parents being vegan or not as opposed to giving nutritious food to their kids or not." Word, Flip Grater. The future of our tamariki is vegan 😎🌻

Two-year-old Anaïs chooses olives over cake. She's the healthiest kid around.

www.stuff.co.nz


Date: Tuesday, 19 February 2019

Unfit parents 'nearly starve their baby to death' Hey Newshub, we fixed your headline for you. I'm glad the baby is doing better now. And the vegan burning hysteria is getting pretty tired, old media. Hot news tip: The future is vegan 😎🌻 *NOTE* The original wording of this post contained a reference to the subjects' mental health that was both baseless and insensitive. To anyone who was made to feel uncomfortable or distressed by the earlier wording, you have my sincerer apologies and a promise to do better around this issue in the future. - Adrian

The emaciated baby was found "close to possible death".

www.newshub.co.nz


Date: Monday, 18 February 2019

Our friends and supporters The Butcher’s Son, Tart Bakery and Little bird organics & The Unbakery are making faves in the media 🥦🌊 It really is astounding to see how much the vegan food scene has developed in Auckland in just a few short years. The Vegan Society is very proud to be the organisation leading the charge for individuals, businesses and institutions in Aotearoa. The future of dinning out is vegan 😎🌻

Rebecca Zephyr Thomas meets the Auckland chefs ensuring vegan food is delicious and pious-free.

www.viva.co.nz


Date: Monday, 18 February 2019

Today on FebNoDairy Action News we cross to guerrilla investigative reporter Chris Huriwai as he eviscerates Dairy NZ's latest propaganda offensive. Shifting the blame for contaminated waterways from dirty dairy to urban individuals? Yeah, nah. The future of clean waterways is vegan 😎🌻 #FebNoDairy

Top 10 Tips to Protect Water - "Powered by DairyNZ"

Chris Huriwai

Join me as I go over the top 10 freshwater protection tips from DairyNZ 'The Vision Is Clear' is the new public relations campaign from DairyNZ, their goal is to shift the conversation away from dairy farmers and onto general members of the public. Is this fair? Is the current conversation really as imbalanced as DairyNZ say? Should we be giving them a break?? If you find this video informative, please share it with your friends! If you see an ad under the title of DairyNZ or The Vision Is Clear, make sure to tell them your feelings on this issue! And don't forget, if you see cows in waterways or any other dirty dairy nonsense, tag DairyNZ, nzherald.co.nz, NZME. and hashtag #dirtydairy #februdairy #fonterra #dairynz #dairyfree #dairyfreekiwi

Join me as I go over the top 10 freshwater protection tips from DairyNZ 'The Vision Is Clear' is the new public relations campaign from DairyNZ, their goal is to shift the conversation away from dairy farmers and onto general members of the public. Is this fair? Is the current conversation really as imbalanced as DairyNZ say? Should we be giving them a break?? If you find this video informative, please share it with your friends! If you see an ad under the title of DairyNZ or The Vision Is Clear, make sure to tell them your feelings on this issue! And don't forget, if you see cows in waterways or any other dirty dairy nonsense, tag DairyNZ, nzherald.co.nz, NZME. and hashtag #dirtydairy #februdairy #fonterra #dairynz #dairyfree #dairyfreekiwi

www.facebook.com



Go to news page to read more.