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Vegan for the environment

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

FebNoDairy 2020

FebNoDairySquare.jpg What is FebNoDairy? It is a growing movement to reduce and remove dairy from your diet. Cow’s milk is designed for calves and it therefore has poor health effects who consume it beyond the weaning years. Those who are concerned about the environment and think that the Amazon is being cut down to produce soy for vegans, may be surprised to find out that the soy grown there is 80% for the beef cattle industry. Meanwhile in New Zealand we are lucky to be able to choose organic soy beans grown in Australia for our soy milks. Even better is the new New Zealand grown oat milk, Otis.


A New Future

In the light of the Australian bush fires and the devestation caused there, we need to ensure a similar situation doesn't happen here in New Zealand. While on the face of it, the appalling fires seem to be hard to understand, the links between them and climate change are there. How do we forge a new future?


Upcoming events

Auckland - Vegan Living Talk | Saturday, 28 March 2020

See the events page for more events and details.