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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.

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

Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale

bakesale.jpg 15th - 30th April We are pleased to announce that we are a partnership charity with the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale for the first time this year. We want your baking! This is a great opportunity to show the world that vegan baking is delicious, doesn't cost the earth or your pocket and of course, is great news for the animals and your health. With the cost of dairy in particular escalating, interest in vegan baking has never been bigger.


Upcoming events

Auckland - West Auckland Potluck | Saturday, 20 April 2019

Auckland - Auckland Potluck | Saturday, 4 May 2019

Auckland - West Auckland Potluck | Saturday, 18 May 2019

Auckland - Auckland Potluck | Saturday, 1 June 2019

Auckland - Auckland Potluck | Saturday, 6 July 2019

See the events page for more events and details.

News feed:

Date: Wednesday, 17 April 2019

The sweetest of holidays is nearly here, but we don't all have to be eggs about it: Check out this delicious Raspberry Chia Jam recipe from our pals at Be Good Organics for a sweet treat without the sugar hangover.

Raspberry Chia Jam

Raspberry Chia Jam

Date: Wednesday, 17 April 2019

You know things are going the right way when even columnists who think readers need to "bear with me here" for just mentioning a vegan sausage roll still land on plant-based as the best future for NZ 💪🏽💚 See you at the next potluck, Sue Allen? The future is vegan 😎🌻

OPINION: How a vegan sausage roll shows how NZ needs to take a new tack.

Date: Tuesday, 16 April 2019

WIN: It's chocolate holiday time! We have have some beautiful Bennetto Natural Foods Co. chocolate packs to giveaway! 🍫💚✌🏽 To enter, just like our page and tag a friend that you'd *maybe* consider sharing your loot with, if they are on their super-best behaviour. Not only is Bennetto chocolate delicious, it's also vegan, organic, fair trade and sustainably produced, so you won't have to worry about wracking up sins these holidays!

Date: Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Sunfed Meats continues its path to world domination and boss Shama opens up about the existential crisis that led her to ditch meat and create her own alternative. Do you remember the flash point that motivated you to veganism? (And we see you and your amazing Sunfed burger there, The Butcher’s Son) The future is vegan 😎🌻

Kiwi-developed Sunfed Foods is making at play at the vegan meats market.

Go to news page to read more.