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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.

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'Neill.


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: Thursday, 19 July 2018

HOPE What You Eat Matters is an award-winning documentary that looks at the effects of the typical Western diet on our health, the environment and animals, it features experts including Jane Goodall, T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn and has been endorsed by Sir Paul McCartney. The film shows how we can improve our health, the health of the planet, and reduce industrialised cruelty to animals by embracing a plant-based diet. It has a clear message: By changing our eating habits, we can change the world.

"H.O.P.E. What You Eat Matters" is a life-changing documentary uncovering and revealing the effects of our typical Western diet on our health, the environmen...

Date: Wednesday, 18 July 2018

The writing is on the wall! The future is vegan and mainstream media are coming round to this truth. Great piece showing why veganism is here to stay 😎🌻

In a time of shifting consumer tastes, mounting health trends, environmental issues and the rise of alternative proteins, meat-eating farm boy Daniel Eb looks to a vegan future. For many Kiwi food producers, the future of meat is hard to stomach. Two recent events underscore the anxiety of a

Date: Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Join us in asking for an increase in horticulture and a reduction of animal agriculture, add in your own ideas and let's get some action taken! 😎🌻

So far, we've received over 9,000 submissions! It's not too late to have YOUR say on The Zero Carbon Bill. Public consultations close on Thursday, 5pm. Visit

Date: Monday, 16 July 2018

Who would you crown as most beautiful vegan? Check out the profiles on our website for ideas!

Benedict has made no secret of the fact he follows a strict vegan diet to keep in shape.

Go to news page to read more.