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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

Tips and resources to help you be vegan, including meal ideas, nutritional information, dairy alternatives, and more.

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.

Member discounts

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


The vegan society magazine, Green for Life, 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

Supercharge your health for Nutrition Month

ChallengeHealthBanner.jpg Few things are more important to a good life than nutrition, but sadly Aotearoa shows up some pretty sombre statistics when it comes to nutrition and health — but that’s something we can change.


Upcoming events

Auckland - West Auckland Potluck | Saturday, 23 March 2019

Tauranga - Community Event: screening of the kiwi doco: "The Big Fat Lie" | Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Auckland - West Auckland Potluck | Saturday, 20 April 2019

Auckland - West Auckland Potluck | Saturday, 18 May 2019

See the events page for more events and details.

News feed:

Date: Monday, 18 March 2019

Behold, our delicious 21 Day Vegan Supply Pack, with hundreds of dollars' worth of vegan goodies to go to one lucky supporter. Check the giveaway post pinned to the top of our Facebook page for entry details! The future is vegan 😎🌻

Date: Sunday, 17 March 2019

The Gordon Ramsey vegan roast saga continues, as the celebrity chef advises professional douchebag, Piers Morgan, to "go f**k yourself". And we have no doubt he will do just that. The future is vegan 😎🌻

The celeb chef told the broadcaster to "go f**k himself" over a roast dinner.

Date: Sunday, 17 March 2019

Time for a red meat tax? That's what the UN reckons in it's latest Global Environment Outlook report, a plan that it estimates could save one billion tonnes of carbon dioxide-equivalent per year. The future is vegan 😎🌻

No more steak?

Date: Saturday, 16 March 2019

Gordon Ramsey's u-turn on veganism has ruffled feathers. The non-vegans think he's cashing in on a trend, the vegans still remember how mean he was to them in the past. What's a hot-headed celebrity chef to do? Is it just me, or does that vegan roast not look *that* great anyway? Still, more vegan options is always good news. The future is vegan 😎🌻

Previously claiming he was 'allergic to vegans ', why has this chef changed his tune?

Go to news page to read more.