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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.

Latest vegan society news

Try a week without dairy for World Plant Milk Day

Milk-Day-Brayden-02.jpg August 22 is World Plant Milk Day and to mark the occasion the Vegan Society of Aotearoa New Zealand is challenging Kiwis to try a week of dairy-free eating and drinking, from August 22-29.


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.


Upcoming events

Auckland - Auckland Potluck | Saturday, 7 September 2019

Bay of Plenty - Vegan Vibes | Saturday, 28 September 2019

Auckland - Auckland Potluck | Saturday, 5 October 2019

Auckland - Auckland Potluck | Friday, 1 November 2019

Auckland - Auckland Potluck | Saturday, 7 December 2019

See the events page for more events and details.

News feed:

Date: Friday, 23 August 2019

Week Without Dairy Day 3: Ironman athlete Josh Howell and soy milk! Josh fuels himself with nutritious vegan food in order to compete in long-distance Ironman triathlons, marathon running and endurance cycling events. When he isn't performing staggering feats of athleticism he puts his energy towards animal activism. Soy Milk: The most well-known milk alternative, soy milk packs the nutritional profile most similar to cow milk. It is rich in protein, fiber, calcium, iron, and B-complex vitamins. Made from the ever versatile soy bean, soy milk contains far less saturated fat than cow milk and no cholesterol. Studies have linked consuming soy milk with lowering cholesterol, fighting heart disease and combating certain kinds of cancer. It can also ease symptoms of osteoarthritis and menopause. Soy milk can taste great on its own, or as a flavoured beverage (watch for added sugar though). It goes terrifically on breakfast cereals, in coffee, and as a baking ingredient for cakes and muffins. Check out the full guide to Dairy Alternatives on our website:

Date: Thursday, 22 August 2019

Week Without Dairy Day 2: Ashlee Spencer and coconut milk! Ashlee is a professional wrestler who competes under the name ₳₴₱₦. She has been meat-free since her teens and went vegan in 2016. Coconut Milk: A very popular milk alternative for good reason, coconut milk is thick, rich and creamy, with many health benefits. Made from the flesh of mature brown coconuts (not to be confused with naturally occurring coconut water), different coconut milk products will have different nutritional content, but all are rich in important vitamins and minerals. Because it can be made to various consistencies, coconut milk has a wide range of uses; in coffee, on cereal, as a base for creamy soups, thick curries, in oatmeal and it's perfect for smoothies and protein shakes. Coconut milk is also a caloric-rich food and high in fat, though it is mostly beneficial fats that have a positive affect on body function when consumed in moderation. Check out the full guide to Dairy Alternatives on our website:

Date: Thursday, 22 August 2019

Docs are the latest product to feel that sweet, sweet vegan sales bump. The future of footwear is vegan 😎🌻

The brand says they "empower rebellious self-expression" for millions.

Date: Wednesday, 21 August 2019

A thought-provoking article about the need to remain diligent as 'vegan' becomes a profit-boosting buzzword. Not all vegan products are sustainable, ethical or healthy. We have to continue to critically examine the food systems we engage with and the practices we support. The future is vegan 😎🌻

The carbon footprint of seemingly virtuous vegan food is not always clear.

Date: Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Tino pai rawa atu, Rosie! This year 12 student is heading to Brazil off the strength of her Simply Healthy e-book, featuring 25 plant-based recipes using organic Northland ingredients. The future of entrepreneurship is young and vegan 😎🌻

Kerikeri teen's trip to Brazil to learn how businesses operate in Latin America.

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