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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 Society Vegan Sausage Awards

VeganSausageAwards.jpg Last year we brought you the inaugural Vegan Pie Awards for World Vegan Day. This year we bring you the inaugural Vegan Society Sausage Awards, to be judged on 21st June at the end of Meat Free Week. There are some fabulous vegan sausages available in our supermarkets, shops and markets these days, and we would love to encourage more people to give them a try. We want to award the country's best sausages and their makers. Read more here

Latest vegan society news

I Love Cheese

CheesePlatter.jpg So said Jacinda Ardern at the Just Transition Summit last week. To be honest, she's not the only one. As any vegan will tell you, it's pretty much what everybody says if you suggest they go vegan to help the environment. I have always replied to these people, so go vegan apart from cheese then. It actually works. I have “converted” a few people by this method. Many are now full time vegan, having overcome their cheese addiction (and make no mistake, it IS an addiction, there are opioid compounds in cheese that the body becomes addicted to). We are sending a gift pack of the nation's finest vegan cheeses to Jacinda Ardern


Call for the NZ government to declare a climate emergency

We were interested to hear about the Zero Carbon Bill, hoping that it would show leadership for the world on how we tackle our emissions. Unfortunately, the Bill does not go far enough to actually make much difference. In spite of a 70% increase in dairy cow numbers over the last decade, the Bill does not suggest a reduction of stock, and barely a reduction in methane emissions, just 10%! This lack of action is exactly why we need to declare a climate emergency.


Upcoming events

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Auckland - Auckland Potluck | Saturday, 5 October 2019

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News feed:

Date: Saturday, 18 May 2019

For those gearing up for the Game of Thrones finale; a salute to the diminutive vegan badass, Lady Mormont. Proud 15-year-old vegan actor Bella Ramsey invests Lyanna Mormont with a bravery and warrior fierceness that belies her size. The future of epic fantasy is vegan 😎🌻

Date: Saturday, 18 May 2019

A sensible, passionate rebuttal of those occasional ‘vegan parents starve child’ articles that waft our way. “I’d argue that what all these stories have in common is not that that the families claimed to be vegan, but that they’re all fucking idiots.” The future is vegan 😎🌻

Stories linking cases of extreme child neglect to plant-based diets are peddling dangerous rhetoric, writes Jai Breitnauer. When I read about the malnourished toddler in Sydney this week, who at 19 months was so severely starved she looked like a newborn baby, I was heartbroken and outraged. But

Date: Friday, 17 May 2019

E-PACS Vegan Cafe & Vegetarian SuperMart NZ was pumping today, with the delicious eatery giving all profits from the day to various animal charities — including the Vegan Society! Thanks so much E-PACS! For the generosity and the scrumptious laksa, dumplings, roti, and steam buns 🍜🥟🍚 The future is vegan 😎🌻

Date: Friday, 17 May 2019

Vans and legendary illustrator Ralph Steadman team up to release a fully vegan range of sneakers dedicated to endangered species. The future of footwear is vegan 😎🌻

Popular footwear brand, Vans, has collaborated with artist Ralph Steadman and WildAid on creating vegan shoes, to raise awareness of endangered species.

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