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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

Submission on the Zero Carbon Bill

Zero carbon bill The Vegan Society Aotearoa NZ has made a submission on the Zero Carbon Bill. We feel this could be a very important piece of legislation and one that should be reducing our dairy herds but is not. We would like to see the government incentivising farmers to diversify and produce more crops, creating a transition away from animal based agriculture, this Bill is a potential start for that. Thus we are suggesting our supporters might like to make their own submissions on this Bill.

We have included some points that you may wish to make and some longer paragraphs and further reading to help with your submission. Read more and make your submission

Latest vegan society news

July is Vegan Cheese Month

cheeseplatter1.jpg In a world first, the Vegan Society Aotearoa has declared July to be Vegan Cheese Month in New Zealand, to celebrate the incredible array of plant-based cheeses now available to us.


Winners of the 2019 Vegan Sausage Awards Announced

VeganSausageAwards2019_WINNER.jpg Results are in for our first ever Vegan Sausage Awards to time with the end of World Meat Free Week. Over thirty 100% plant based sausages entered the awards from 16 companies, all of which are available right here in New Zealand!


Upcoming events

Auckland - Vegan Cheese and Kombucha Tasting Evening | Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Auckland - Auckland Potluck | Saturday, 3 August 2019

Auckland - Animal Rights March Auckland | Saturday, 17 August 2019

Auckland - West Auckland Potluck | Saturday, 17 August 2019

Auckland - Auckland Potluck | Saturday, 7 September 2019

See the events page for more events and details.

News feed:

Date: Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Only ten tickets left to the biggest show in town when it comes to alternative protein opportunities in Aotearoa: ProteinTECH 2019! Vegan Society members can get a 10% discount with this code: PT19VS10. The future of protein production is vegan 😎🌻

Date: Tuesday, 23 July 2019

What's Earth Overshoot Day? The Vegan Society's Claire Insley lays it out for RNZ's Jesse Mulligan. Spoiler: It's not great news for our planet. The future of sustainability is vegan 😎🌻

Next Monday is Earth Overshoot Day. That's the day when we've used up a year's worth of resources. It's a global average - New Zealand hit its overshoot day back in May.

Date: Monday, 22 July 2019

Vegan everything is the next big thing! Do you have any favourite websites or apps for finding cruelty-free furnishings? The future is vegan 😎🌻

Vegan interiors are set to be the next big ethical fashion, here is how you can do it in your own home.

Date: Sunday, 21 July 2019

Study finds poor diet may harm young children! Fixed your headline for you, In fact, the report actually says a well-planned vegan diet is healthy for young children. But I guess that's not so clickbait-y. The future of accurate reporting is vegan 😎🌻

Nutritionists in the UK warn parents to think twice before putting kids on a vegan diet.

Date: Saturday, 20 July 2019

We've got another Vegan Cheese Month giveaway lined up, this time from The Alternative Dairy Co.! Just like this post and tag a friend who could really use a cheesy treat for a chance to win. Have you tried this range of vegan cheese yet? The bold parmesan, melty mozzarella and tasty cheddar grates, melts and tastes amazing – perfect for celebrating Vegan Cheese Month! Pick up a pack at Pak’n'Save or New World and try for yourself. The future is vegan 😎🌻

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