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What does vegan mean?

Vegans do not eat meat (fish, shellfish, livestock or poultry) eggs, dairy products, honey, gelatine or use leather, fur, silk, wool, cosmetics or soaps derived from animal products.

Why go vegan? For the animals, the environment and your health, read more here.

What does the Vegan Society do? Read about us here.

Go vegan

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

Recipes & resources

Recipes, and resources for vegans in New Zealand! Including shopping tips, travel tips, and where to eat out.


The vegan society magazine is sent out with your vegan society membership. You can also order online and read past articles.


Vegan blogs

Latest blog Conversation stopper by Apollo.

Vegan Profile

Vegan profiles

Read profiles of New Zealand vegans. Latest profile: Kristine Bartley, Owner of Sweet Release Cakes and Treats


Check out the Vegan Societies range of Tees and Hoodies and order online.

What's new?

NEW! - Vegan Directory

Directory.png The vegan directory contains listings of vegan Society cafe or business members, plus many other vegan owned businesses, vegan friendly doctors and more. Please get in touch if you would like to add a listing or to get more details on how to become a business member and support us.

Upcoming events

Waikato - Zealong "Veganuary" High Tea | Saturday, 27 January 2018

See the events page for more events and details.

News feed:

Date: Tuesday, 16 January 2018

More signs that vegans will be finding it easier to eat out this year

Flowers, Middle Eastern spices and tons of tofu are what the cool kids are eating.

Date: Monday, 15 January 2018

Vegetarian actor turned vegan by his role

Trivialized by many as a pig movie for children, Chris Noonan's Babe proved many people wrong and captured the hearts and minds of children and adults alik

Date: Sunday, 14 January 2018

We have a great recipe for Tofish and chips in our summer issue of the Vegan Society magazine... great to see vegan pubs

The Spread Eagle in east London marks a cultural shift towards a plant-based lifestyle

Date: Saturday, 13 January 2018

If you missed the radio interview you can catch it here

Spokespersons from both the rodeo industry and an animal welfare group join Summer Drive for a healthy debate on whether rodeos are cruel to animals.

Go to news page to read more.