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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.

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

Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale

bakesale.jpg 15th - 30th April We are pleased to announce that we are a partnership charity with the Worldwide Vegan Bake Sale for the first time this year. We want your baking! This is a great opportunity to show the world that vegan baking is delicious, doesn't cost the earth or your pocket and of course, is great news for the animals and your health. With the cost of dairy in particular escalating, interest in vegan baking has never been bigger.


Upcoming events

Auckland - Auckland Potluck | Saturday, 4 May 2019

Auckland - West Auckland Potluck | Saturday, 18 May 2019

Auckland - Auckland Potluck | Saturday, 1 June 2019

Auckland - Auckland Potluck | Saturday, 6 July 2019

Auckland - Auckland Potluck | Saturday, 3 August 2019

See the events page for more events and details.

News feed:

Date: Sunday, 21 April 2019

If you Easter bunnies haven't already drowned yourselves in chocolate, here's a quick reminder that this is the last day to enter our massive chocolate giveaway! Just like our page and tag a friend on the original post to enter.

WIN: It's chocolate holiday time! We have have some beautiful Bennetto Natural Foods Co. chocolate packs to giveaway! 🍫💚✌🏽 To enter, just like our page and tag a friend that you'd *maybe* consider sharing your loot with, if they are on their super-best behaviour. Not only is Bennetto chocolate delicious, it's also vegan, organic, fair trade and sustainably produced, so you won't have to worry about wracking up sins these holidays!

Date: Sunday, 21 April 2019

Who has tried these? Which flavour is the best? Stuff reviews the fairly decent new veggie burger (or veggie disc, if you're in the EU 😂) options from Woolworths-owned Macro Organics. The future is vegan 😎🌻

Casey O'Byrne, a Registered Dietitian, has reviewed Macro Veggie Burgers.

Date: Saturday, 20 April 2019

Dirty agribusiness costs us the earth! PGG Wrightson Ltd and Carrfields NZ have plead guilty to recklessly dumping waste from the largest stock yards in the southern hemisphere into Feilding's Makino Stream. They have been fined $71,250 and $75,000, respectively, but is that really enough? "The Court noted that PGG Wrightsons and Carrfields are large companies who had been very careless about how they managed disposal of animal effluent." The future of ecological welfare is vegan 😎🌻

It involved significant animal effluent discharge from the Feilding stock yards into a Manawatu waterway.

Date: Friday, 19 April 2019

Female vegan bodybuilder muscles out crusty old pro-farming guy from NSW senate seat. I think that might be the best sentence I've got to write in quite some time. The future of political strength is vegan 😎🌻

"I plan to do whatever it takes to make changes for animals."

Go to news page to read more.