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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

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


The vegan society magazine, Vegan New Zealand, 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 Pie Awards 2019 - Results Now In!

pies2019.jpg New Zealand vegan pie awards were held on world vegan day, 1st November. See the results here and some images from the day here.

Latest vegan society news

Meet the winners of New Zealand’s Vegan Pie Awards

pies2019Winner.jpg We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2019 Vegan Pie Awards. Richoux Patisserie put on a very good show this time round, winning and co-winning several categories at the event organised by the Vegan Society of Aotearoa New Zealand to coincide with World Vegan Day on 1st November. However, this time they were pipped to the Supreme Winner Award by Oviedo, a cafe from Wellington, with their amazing BBQ Jackfruit with Cheese, a Cafe Boutique entry. In a blind taste testing the judging panel awarded marks in the Vegan Steak and Vegan Cheese, Vegan Mince and Vegan Cheese, Vegan Chicken, Vegetable, Café Boutique, Gluten Free and Fruit categories to find the best vegan pies and the ultimate Supreme Winner.


VWA World Leader Challenge

whichfuture.jpg In an unprecedented world first, four vegan societies are challenging their Prime Ministers to try a vegan challenge for a month. As part of our commitment to a vegan world, the Vegan Society Aotearoa has teamed up with other members of the Vegan World Alliance to collectively challenge their leaders.


Upcoming events

Auckland - Vegan Living Display | Friday, 1 November 2019

Auckland - Vegan Living Display | Friday, 15 November 2019

Auckland - Vegan Living Talk | Saturday, 23 November 2019

Auckland - Plant-Based for Athletic Performance, and Health | Sunday, 24 November 2019

Auckland - Vegan Living Talk | Saturday, 30 November 2019

See the events page for more events and details.