Vegan for your health

Vegan for the environment

Vegan for the animals

Join the Vegan Society

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, Green for Life, 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: Uala Toamaka, Teacher - Grey Lynn School


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

What's new?

New for 2018, Vegan Society member discounts!

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

Upcoming events

Wellington - Plant-Based Nutrition for Sport | Sunday, 27 May 2018

Wellington - Cooking: Real Life Vegan Food | Saturday, 23 June 2018

Auckland - The Official Animal Rights March 2018 | Saturday, 25 August 2018

Christchurch - Christchurch Vegan Expo | Sunday, 28 October 2018

See the events page for more events and details.

News feed:

Date: Saturday, 19 May 2018

HELP! Does anyone on here have a printer they can donate to the Vegan Society? Must be reliable, just something you have no use for. Maybe you upgraded yours? Please contact to arrange delivery. We will pay postage or pick up in Auckland. Thanking you all

Date: Friday, 18 May 2018

Nice interview with a professor of nutrition, who says plant based foods are your best sources 😁🌻

David Cameron-Smith is a professor of nutrition at the Liggins Institute. He joins us to debunk fad diets, and answer questions about staying healthy as we age. Do we need to change what we eat?

Date: Thursday, 17 May 2018

Fosterers wanted... ask your local lab, uni or college what happens to the animals they use...

Thousands of laboratory-tested animals have been denied new lives because a government committee has rejected a plea to rehome them instead of euthanise, animal welfare group say.

Date: Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Awesome news for the UK, meanwhile in NZ the Royal Oak Pak n Save has just had a vegan week! Without even a dedicated vegan bit in the chillers and freezers, NZ supermarkets are way behind the rest of the world.

The health food chain says the time is ripe for vegan supermarkets. Holland & Barrett

Go to news page to read more.