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Welcome!

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

Take the 21 day vegan challenge, plus find tips and resources to help you be vegan.

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.

Certified products and vegan friendly businessess

Find vegan certified products, vegan-friendly businesses, plus member discounts and specials

Magazine

The vegan society magazine, Vegan New Zealand, is sent out with your vegan society membership. You can also order online and read past articles.

Clothing

Check out the Vegan Society's range of Tees and Hoodies and order online.


Latest vegan society news

Shoddy science stokes stroke panic

A recent report stated that the EPIC dietary study of heart and stroke disease incidences found that vegans had a higher rate of stroke than meat eaters. Contrary to the media report, the main outcome from this study is entirely consistent with nearly all previous studies in this topic which is that there were very significantly lower rates of heart disease in vegetarians and vegans - 10 less per 1000 population over 10 years. Given the limitations of this study and how it was conducted this was a significant finding.

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Media hype on vegan health continues

The BBC recently published an article stating that vegans had a higher likelihood of stroke. Nothing more than sensationalist headlining, but it was leapt upon by media outlets worldwide, loudly proclaiming “oh your vegan diet, not so great after all, is it?” Except that of course, it was simply untrue. The report indicated no such thing. There were many reasons why the report was flawed, a rather large one being that vegans were lumped in with the vegetarians. So the headline itself was rather curious. In fact this study was unable to provide any statistically significant data on vegans, due to the low number of vegans in the study and the fact that they were included in with the vegetarians.

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Upcoming events

Bay of Plenty - Vegan Vibes | Saturday, 28 September 2019

Auckland - Auckland Potluck | Saturday, 5 October 2019

Auckland - Auckland Potluck | Friday, 1 November 2019

Auckland - Auckland Potluck | Saturday, 7 December 2019

See the events page for more events and details.