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: Sunday, 17 June 2018

Good news for Christchurch vegans 😎🌻

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

Date: Friday, 15 June 2018

#thefutureisvegan Great to see our Kiwi vegan brands being talked about in such glowing terms. 😎🌻Which is your favourite NZ vegan brand Or product?

Chicken without the bird, milk without the cow: meet the five Kiwi startups catapulting vegan alternatives into the mouths of mainstream consumers. Eggs Benedict, mac 'n' cheese, and spaghetti bolognese. I'm not just listing random foods – they're a selection of meals over the past year that I'v

Date: Friday, 15 June 2018

Great to see these vegan pledge me campaigns 😎🌻 Only 1 day to go, do not delay, get sweet treats in return for your investment

We want to share our vegan food knowledge with NZ!

Date: Thursday, 14 June 2018

Last day of World Meat Free Week, how did you do? Did you get anyone to reduce their animal intake? The NZ premier is due next week, go along and take a friend.

Go to news page to read more.