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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 Zero Carbon Bill

Zero carbon bill The Vegan Society Aotearoa NZ has made a submission on the Zero Carbon Bill. We feel this could be a very important piece of legislation and one that should be reducing our dairy herds but is not. We would like to see the government incentivising farmers to diversify and produce more crops, creating a transition away from animal based agriculture, this Bill is a potential start for that. Thus we are suggesting our supporters might like to make their own submissions on this Bill.

We have included some points that you may wish to make and some longer paragraphs and further reading to help with your submission. Read more and make your submission

Latest vegan society news

July is Vegan Cheese Month

cheeseplatter1.jpg In a world first, the Vegan Society Aotearoa has declared July to be Vegan Cheese Month in New Zealand, to celebrate the incredible array of plant-based cheeses now available to us.


Winners of the 2019 Vegan Sausage Awards Announced

VeganSausageAwards2019_WINNER.jpg Results are in for our first ever Vegan Sausage Awards to time with the end of World Meat Free Week. Over thirty 100% plant based sausages entered the awards from 16 companies, all of which are available right here in New Zealand!


Upcoming events

Wellington - Nikau's vegan market | Saturday, 20 July 2019

Auckland - West Auckland Potluck | Saturday, 20 July 2019

Auckland - Vegan Cheese and Kombucha Tasting Evening | Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Auckland - Auckland Potluck | Saturday, 3 August 2019

Auckland - Animal Rights March Auckland | Saturday, 17 August 2019

See the events page for more events and details.

News feed:

Date: Thursday, 18 July 2019

Its back – the fabulous Hectors Restaurant, Heritage Auckland Hotel Mid-Winter Vegan Feast on Saturday 20 July from 5 PM onwards. Enjoy a delicious set six-course vegan dinner created by Gerrard O’Keefe executive chef of Heritage Auckland Hotel. Adults $65 (GST inc). Children under 14 years $32.50 (GST inc). Price includes a sparkling drink on arrival. For bookings call Hectors restaurant on 09 979 7434 or email No door sales sorry.

Date: Thursday, 18 July 2019

Poor old Kate Hawkesby seems to have a pretty limited idea of how activism works, as well as fair amount of sympathy for those who hate. "But please also know, that we will turn vegan if we choose to, without you ramming the cause down our throats with your sticker sabotage campaign..." And gee, I wonder if part of choosing to go vegan might involve being exposed to pertinent facts around the issue? The future of informed choices is vegan 😎🌻

COMMENT: Can you still be Vegan if you haven't told anyone within 10 minutes? - one of many memes about vegans. But why do vegans get such a bad name? We

Date: Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Vegan Happy Hour at Auckland's Satya South Indian Restaurant! Vegan Society members can get 50% off Satya's delicious vegan menu to celebrate the restaurant's 20th anniversary. Conditions follow: - Valid until August 15th -Available at Great North Rd Band Mt Eden Rd branches only - 5.30-6.30pm, 7 days. - Tables must be vacated by 6.45pm - Special applies vegan items only (no drinks) - Some menu items may be converted to vegan but no discount applies - Applies to walk ins and phone bookings only (no website) The future is vegan 😎🌻

Date: Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Win a vegan set menu for two (including vegan wine) at Saan! Eat Drink Love Ponsonby is a month-long celebration of food and drink in Ponsonby. For the festival, Saan is offering a $40pp vegan set menu featuring six dishes over three courses. Dishes include roasted eggplant chilli mushroom dip and crispy tofu red curry with snake beans and bamboo hearts. Available from 15 July to 16 August. To enter, simply like this post and tag the person who you would share this Saan feast with.

Date: Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Interested in alternative protein opportunities in New Zealand? Then you have to get to ProteinTECH 2019! Tickets are going fast and Vegan Society members can get a 10% discount with this code: PT19VS10. The future of protein production is vegan 😎🌻

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