Vegan for your health

Vegan for the environment

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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

Take the 21 day vegan challenge, plus find tips and resources to help you be vegan.

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.

Certified products and vegan friendly businessess

Find vegan certified products, vegan-friendly businesses, plus member discounts and specials


The vegan society magazine, Vegan New Zealand, is sent out with your vegan society membership. You can also order online and read past articles.


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

Take action

Submission on the Dairy Industry Restructuring Amendment Bill

The government is asking the public for feedback about how the dairy industry is structured. We think it has made a rather large omission:
We are asking the government to reduce dairy herds in order to help keep us in line with our Paris Agreement and to meet the demands of the Zero Carbon Bill. This Bill currently holds no intention to reduce the herd numbers which needs to happen as soon as possible.

We have included some points that you may wish to make.
Read more and make your submission

Waterways submission on action plan

The Government wants to improve the current management of freshwater and the Ministry for the Environment is currently seeking the public's opinion on these proposals.

We have included some points that you may wish to make.
Read more and make your submission

Latest vegan society news

New Zealand’s 2019 Vegan Pie Competition is now Open

VeganPieAwardsLogo.png We are excited to announce that entries for our 2019 vegan pie competition have opened. After the overwhelming success of last year’s inaugural vegan pie competition that attracted over 90 entries and saw just two Auckland Bakeries scoop up awards in all categories, we definitely felt compelled to continue recognizing excellence within the field of vegan pie-making.


New Zealand is top of the world for Bowel Cancer

New Zealand has the sad honour of having the highest rate of bowel (colorectal) cancer in the world. Thousands of people are affected annually and even more are affected indirectly - family members and loved ones dealing with the heartbreak and often loss of sufferers. The real travesty is that with the right diet, a high proportion of these can be prevented, maybe 50% or more.


Upcoming events

Auckland - Vegan Living Display | Monday, 21 October 2019

Hawkes Bay - World Vegan Day celebration at Restaurant Indonesia | Friday, 1 November 2019

Auckland - Vegan Living Display | Friday, 1 November 2019

Auckland - Auckland Potluck | Friday, 1 November 2019

Auckland - Vegan Living Talk | Saturday, 9 November 2019

See the events page for more events and details.