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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

For a Kiwi summer of health and vitality try the 21 Day Vegan Challenge

VeganChallenge.jpg There is nothing quite like a stunning Kiwi summer — and you can be ready to enjoy it in great health, full of energy, and brimming with confidence by taking the 21 Day Vegan Challenge. Throughout Aotearoa, Kiwis are looking to eat better, look after their bodies, and have a positive impact on the environment; but it’s not easy to know how. That all changes with the introduction of the 21 Day Vegan Challenge.


Upcoming events

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News feed:

Date: Friday, 18 January 2019

Positive vegan coverage in a local mainstream paper 📰🍓🥦⁉️ Some of our friends talk about their vegan journey with Canvas in today’s NZ Herald. Fantastic job representing the vegan community, folks! The future is vegan 😎🌻

'I've got to the point where I don't want to sit there and look at pieces of corpse. '

Date: Friday, 18 January 2019

Vegans in spaaaace 👩‍🚀🍎🛰🍊 Plant-based proteins are likely key to sustaining astronauts on long deep space missions. The International Space Station is looking be be growing zero-gravity beans by 2021. The future of space exploration is vegan 😎🌻

Could Elon Musk's prediction of vegan colonies in space be coming true? The International Space Station could be growing plant-based foods as soon as 2021.

Date: Thursday, 17 January 2019

Help end cruel, flawed animal testing ✊🐭👨‍🔬✊ The NZAVS are calling for an end to inhumane and scientifically unsound Forced Swim Tests performed on animals at Victoria University of Wellington and University of Otago. Add your name to the petition against this horrific practice today.

The New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society (NZAVS) have just discovered that cruel and scientifically flawed “Forced Swim Tests” are being conducted on animals in New Zealand. Evidence has been found proving that researchers at Victoria University and th...

Date: Thursday, 17 January 2019

Wanted: Plant-based chef 👩‍🍳🥦🥕⚽️ The all-vegan Olé Football Academy is searching for a plant-based whole-foods chef, preferably with a background in nutrition, to the run the academy's kitchen. The role includes preparing breakfast, lunch and dinner for 10-15 people per day in their full service kitchen in Porirua. Contact for further details or to apply. The future of sport is vegan 😎🌻

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