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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

Tips and resources to help you be vegan, including meal ideas, nutritional information, dairy alternatives, and more.

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.

Member discounts

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


The vegan society magazine, Green for Life, 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

For a Kiwi summer of health and vitality try the 21 Day Vegan Challenge

VeganChallenge.jpg There is nothing quite like a stunning Kiwi summer — and you can be ready to enjoy it in great health, full of energy, and brimming with confidence by taking the 21 Day Vegan Challenge. Throughout Aotearoa, Kiwis are looking to eat better, look after their bodies, and have a positive impact on the environment; but it’s not easy to know how. That all changes with the introduction of the 21 Day Vegan Challenge.


Upcoming events

Hamilton - 'The Big FAT Lie' screening | Wednesday, 12 December 2018

See the events page for more events and details.

News feed:

Date: Monday, 10 December 2018

I was lucky to try the chorizo 🌽🥕🍆🥒 The future is vegan 😎🌻

Flip Grater's vegan food outlet another small businesses capitalising on industrial Sydenham.

Date: Sunday, 9 December 2018

Any vegan breastfeeding mums out there that can help? Please get in touch via the helping hearts fb page, not us, thank you

A baby with a life-threatening allergy is running out of breast milk after her mum was hospitalised.

Date: Sunday, 9 December 2018

We love these stories! 🌶🍍🌽🍆 The future is vegan, it really is 😎🌻

"If you care about animals, the answer isn’t 'humane meat'," said the now-vegetable farmer

Date: Saturday, 8 December 2018

If you're in Hamilton on the 12th, check this out 🍆🥒🥕🌽 The future is vegan 😎🌻

Note: check that you're booking in the right town/city. Half of screening proceeds donated to the Vegan Society of Aotearoa New Zealand. Foyer event opens at 7:30pm, screening starts at 8pm. "In what is becoming a field of near-identical documentaries featuring similar experts, research, and opinion...

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