Vegan for your health

Vegan for the environment

Vegan for the animals

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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: Uala Toamaka, Teacher - Grey Lynn School


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

What's new?

World Meat Free Week

wmfw.jpg Kiwis eat over 70 kg of meat per annum and it’s killing our planet. World Meat Free Week kicks off in New Zealand today (11th -17th June) and the seven day global initiative encouraging people to improve the health of our planet, by the simple act of going meat free, is supported by New Zealand Vegan Society. The initiative supports a “less is best” approach to eating meat, encouraging consumption of a greater variety of plant-based foods instead- for the sake of our own health and the well-being of our planet. read more...

Upcoming events

Auckland - Kangaroo Movie | Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Westport - Kangaroo Movie | Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Wellington - Cooking: Real Life Vegan Food | Saturday, 23 June 2018

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

Kapiti - Vegan Expo | Wednesday, 19 September 2018

See the events page for more events and details.

News feed:

Date: Monday, 18 June 2018

#thefutureisvegan It's not if, it's when...

New Zealand, known for its livestock farming, is looking ahead to the future of meat and milk and it's likely to be vegan, says leading food industry experts. The island nation is seeking to better understand the plant-based protein market and its potential.

Date: Monday, 18 June 2018

Comment now to win! We have 2 double passes to the Auckland showing of this important new film premiering this week! First 2 to comment gets them. Make sure you can attend tonight! Go!

Date: Sunday, 17 June 2018

Packed full of exciting recipes, interesting articles, fabulous interviews and a review of the Vegie Delights new product range, our quarterly magazine is fast becoming a hit. Subscribe now to ensure you don't miss out on your copy!

Date: Sunday, 17 June 2018

Good news for Christchurch vegans 😎🌻

The New Zealand Vegetarian Society splinters owing to a proposal to rebrand as vegan.

Go to news page to read more.