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What does vegan mean?

Vegans do not eat meat (fish, shellfish, livestock or poultry) eggs, dairy products, honey, gelatine or use leather, fur, silk, wool, cosmetics or soaps derived from animal products.

Why go vegan? For the animals, the environment and your health, read more here.

What does the Vegan Society do? Read about us here.

Go vegan

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

Recipes & resources

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


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


Vegan blogs

Latest blog Conversation stopper by Apollo.

Vegan Profile

Vegan profiles

Read profiles of New Zealand vegans. Latest profile: Kristine Bartley, Owner of Sweet Release Cakes and Treats


Check out the Vegan Societies range of Tees and Hoodies and order online.

What's new?

NEW! - Vegan Directory

Directory.png The vegan directory contains listings of vegan Society cafe or business members, plus many other vegan owned businesses, vegan friendly doctors and more. Please get in touch if you would like to add a listing or to get more details on how to become a business member and support us.

Upcoming events

See the events page for more events and details.

News feed:

Date: Saturday, 9 December 2017

Having lived in the area over the last 3 years, I watched these cow numbers skyrocket and seen the irrigation pipes and none of it belongs there. The nearby vineyards and summer fruit orchards make more dollars per hectare than the cows ever could, with minimal pollution of the land around. Those in Dunedin can hear him talk on Monday night at the uni

The inaugural Critic and Conscience of Society Award winner and environmental crusader Dr Mike Joy says Wanaka needs to reduce its cow numbers and...

Date: Saturday, 9 December 2017

Did you see this story earlier in the week?

Chicken-free chicken has been selling out since hitting our shelves. What's the deal with alternative proteins?

Date: Friday, 8 December 2017

Lucky vegans in the UK! 😅🌻

Retailer’s ‘cocktail avocado’ can be eaten whole and may help end problem of people slicing their hands while removing stone

Date: Thursday, 7 December 2017

An awesome place for your weekend breakfast?

We'd heard it dishes up the best vegan and omnivore brekkies in town, plus who can resist Oriental Parade views?

Go to news page to read more.