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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, Green for Life, 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: Elizabeth O'Neil.


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

What's new?

New for 2018, Vegan Society member discounts!

discounts.jpg The Vegan Society have launched member discounts with participating business members, watch this space as more places are added. See directory listings - discounts

Upcoming events

Auckland - The Official Animal Rights March 2018 | Saturday, 25 August 2018

Kapiti - Vegan Expo | Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Christchurch - Christchurch Vegan Expo | Sunday, 28 October 2018

See the events page for more events and details.

News feed:

Date: Monday, 25 June 2018

Good to see our institutions are taking plant-based on board 😎🌻

Plant-based Cookery Course at Otago Polytechnic! :) “Wanting to move to a plant-based diet for health or ethical reasons? Want to develop your kitchen skills? These classes will provide you with the opportunity to learn the art of plant-based cookery and perfect your culinary skills.” Where: Manaaki Building, Harbour Terrace, Otago Polytechnic When: There will be five sessions, each on a Wednesday evening from 6pm - 9pm • July 4th - Breakfast • July 11th - Lunch and snacks • July 18th - 5 days of lunch from one day of prep • July 25th - Casual dinners • August 1st - Dinner menu Cost: $200 for all classes and food Enrolments: Enrolments close on 27th June Contact: Contact Sylvia on 03 479 6172 or email to enrol, and/or for more details. Use this Facebook link if you want to 'Invite' friends and family or 'Share' the event via Facebook.

Date: Sunday, 24 June 2018

Plant-based living can really save your life! There are many good reasons for becoming vegan, here's a few to consider. Peer reviewed scientific research

A recent review examines plant-based diets and heart health. It concludes that vegetarian and vegan diets significantly improve cardiovascular health.

Date: Sunday, 24 June 2018

Our members get this awesome magazine free when they sign up to help grow veganism and plant-based living. Read an interesting interview with Dr Mike Joy on gardening without animal inputs as well as our regular column on vegan parenting and so much more!

Date: Friday, 22 June 2018

Whats your favourite recipe? Let us know your most delicious meal ideas. Stuck for inspiration? We have a few to get you started right here

Go to news page to read more.