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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.

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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.


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Latest blog Conversation stopper by Apollo.

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Vegan profiles

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


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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.

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News feed:

Date: Saturday, 17 February 2018

Our famous How to Vegan is back in Grey Lynn on 27th February. Tickets available from Eventfinder

Vegan 101, A friendly and practical workshop for those who are new to a vegan/plant-based ..., Auckland Trades Hall, Auckland, Auckland, 27 February 2018,

Date: Friday, 16 February 2018

If you're looking for something to do in Wellington this Sunday

*Please be early and prepared (clothing, water, charged devices). *If coming late please make yourself known to an organizer so they can give you a 1:1 briefing. *On time means on site, ready to go at 345pm for Briefing. *If driving, park on Tyers Road at 330pm so you have time to walk up to the vigil site. (***Strictly NO parking at vigil site***) *Briefing is important, it is where you will learn how these vigils will run safely and effectively. *Debriefing will be at 6pm sharp. Please respect your marshals and organizers. On Sunday, February 18th, organisers from Wellington Animal Save encourage you to join us in bearing witness to animals being sent to slaughter at Taylor Preston, Ngauranga Gorge. We believe in non-violence and the transformational power of compassion. We follow a Tolstoyian perspective in that we do not believe in turning away from suffering, but instead moving closer to it. Please bring a camera and your compassion. Please bring friends, family or come on your own! Whether we have a big or small presence, the animals need us! We would love for you to send through your photos and videos from the event to feature on our social media platforms. We also encourage you to livestream on the day to help get the word out and raise awareness! You will need to park at Tyers Road or there is a bus stop at the site or carpool. Carpool will be available, please get in touch with us directly for this. If you have any questions about this event or think that you may be interested in being a volunteer or organizer with our group, please message us or email us at --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MORE INFO ABOUT WELLINGTON ANIMAL SAVE The Save Movement is a global organisation thriving off compassion, empathy, awareness and transparency. It is comprised of people passionate about vegan activism and animal rights - meaning anyone can get involved! The movement's underlying method of raising awareness around animal agriculture is by bearing witness to the animals suffering, being present in the face of injustice and being their help, their voice and their protector. THE SAVE MOVEMENT CODE OF CONDUCT Mission Statement We hold peaceful vigils at slaughterhouses to bear witness to the millions of farmed animals whose lives are needlessly taken each day, and to bring public awareness to their plight. Bearing witness to the living animals that we consume has a profound effect on our choices and to our attitude towards these sentient beings who are mostly hidden from public view. To witness and to feel their suffering, to see them as the unique, individual lives that they are will strengthen our resolve to end this cruelty. We believe that ending violence and oppression must be done with love and kindness for all beings, regardless of sex, race or species. Respect to Animals • Stay Calm: Animals are very sensitive to our energy. Approach truck slowly, calmly and quietly so as not to frighten animals more than they are already. • Noise: Animals are extremely sensitive to noise and are already under a great deal of stress. Consider not speaking at all or, if you must, speak in a soft and quiet tone. • Water: Do not spray or throw water at them or in the truck. • Touching: Exercise discretion when engaging with and touching the animals; don't scare them. Safety • Safety marshals, wearing reflective vests, will be appointed to keep attendees safe near trucks. • Approach truck when safety marshal signals that it's safe. Truck drivers cannot see you. • Stay on the ground, do not climb trucks. • Bear witness on curb side of truck, not on traffic side. • Don't put arms in trucks. If truck moves or animals panic, you can be seriously injured. Interactions with Truck Drivers and Plant Employees • Speak to drivers, employees, and police with respect, even if they do not. We are there to promote peace. • Resist temptation to react/respond to provoking from employees in a negative manner. • Oppose violence with love and kindness. Public Outreach • Stay peaceful and positive. Avoid temptation to respond to negative comments with negative responses. • When not bearing witness, hold a sign at the road or leaflet. If you choose not to, please go to designated break area so as not to detract from the seriousness of our message. Let's make this short time speaking up for animals as effective as possible. They need us! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Date: Thursday, 15 February 2018

Vegans in Hamilton are in for a treat with this fabulous Food Festival

Welcome! We want to bring all the best Vegan food to you in Hamilton over the Summer! Our event is FREE! join us on the 17th February 2018

Date: Wednesday, 14 February 2018

And it could be end for rodeos too...

SAFE: 'Rodeo's time is up. This cruelty will soon be consigned to the history books.'

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