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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

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.


The vegan society magazine, Green for Life, 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.

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.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.


Upcoming events

See the events page for more events and details.

News feed:

Date: Friday, 15 February 2019

The vegan Magnums have landed in time for FebNoDairy. Who’s tried them? Will the fact that Unilever, the company that makes them, tests on animals influence your purchasing decision? #FebNoDairy

Date: Friday, 15 February 2019

West Auckland Vegans are spoiled for choice this month! Our very own Amanda Sorrenson will be holding court at the Glen Eden Library as she explains the effects our food choices have on the planet, animals and our health. Running Saturday, Feb 23, 11am - 12pm, it's the perfect event to bring curious family and friends to, ahead of dazzling them with a vegan banquet at the West Auckland Vegan Pot Luck later that evening.

Date: Friday, 15 February 2019

Do we have any Broad City fans in the vegan house? Watch the creators and stars of the hit comedy eat progressively spicier vegan hot wings while attempting to keep their cool for a Hot Ones interview. The future of binge-able entertainment is vegan 😎🌻

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer are the creators and stars of Broad City, the beloved TV comedy now in its fifth and final season, Thursdays on Comedy Central...

Date: Thursday, 14 February 2019

Remember when we told you Canada had re-jigged its Food Guide to downplay meat and dairy? Looks like the people were listening, and now poor old Canada has a tofu shortage! The future is vegan 😎🌻

The new 2019 Canada Food guide encourages Canadians to eat plant-based proteins. Now there’s not enough tofu to go around.

Go to news page to read more.