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Vegan for the animals

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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

MPI Livestock Export Survey

The Ministry for Primary Industries is seeking submissions about exports of livestock from New Zealand. The MPI has no control over what happens to animals once they reach their intended destination. Currently regulations are that only animals to be used for breeding purposes are allowed to be exported.

It is very easy to make a submission and the easiest way is to complete the survey before 5pm on Wednesday, 22 January 2020. (This was extended from an original deadline of Monday 06 January 2020).

Read more and take the survey

What's new?

2019 year in review

yearinreview.jpg Thanks to all our members and support we were able to achieve so much this year! Watch our short clip here.

Latest vegan society news

International Volunteer Day

volunteersatstall.jpg 5th December is International Volunteer Day and we would like to thank our 30 odd volunteers who have given us hundreds of hours of their time this year. Volunteering for the Vegan Society is a fairly thankless task as you do not even get to stroke or hang out with fluffy animals, like many who work in animal charities do. Our volunteers have an awesome skillset, from designers who help us produce professional looking leaflets, posters and adverts to those who love chatting to people at stalls. Our volunteers are working to bring positive change to the country through their advocacy work.


Meet the winners of New Zealand’s Vegan Pie Awards

pies2019Winner.jpg We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 Vegan Pie Awards. Richoux Patisserie put on a very good show this time round, winning and co-winning several categories at the event organised by the Vegan Society of Aotearoa New Zealand to coincide with World Vegan Day on 1st November. However, this time they were pipped to the Supreme Winner Award by Oviedo, a cafe from Wellington, with their amazing BBQ Jackfruit with Cheese, a Cafe Boutique entry. In a blind taste testing the judging panel awarded marks in the Vegan Steak and Vegan Cheese, Vegan Mince and Vegan Cheese, Vegan Chicken, Vegetable, Café Boutique, Gluten Free and Fruit categories to find the best vegan pies and the ultimate Supreme Winner.


Upcoming events

Auckland - Vegan Living Talk | Sunday, 23 February 2020

Auckland - Vegan Living Talk | Saturday, 28 March 2020

See the events page for more events and details.