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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.

Green Protein Report: A greener and safer future for New Zealand

green protein report The long awaited Green Protein Report is now out! Written by co-authors Jasmijn De Boo, ex CEO of SAFE and Dr Andrew Knight, a vet and Professor of Animal Welfare and Ethics, this report details exactly what is wrong with New Zealand's current agricultural system and how it needs to change. With 315 references and over 90 pages, this dossier explores a more fruitful New Zealand. Read more...

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 Sausage Awards 2020

This year the Awards were hosted with vegan restaurant The Butcher's Son, judging the country's best and to celebrate our growing love of and preference for plant-based foods. The stiff competition of some 30 entrants from around 20 different companies was judged by celebrity vegan comedian Tom Sainsbury and our stalwart, former Head Chef at Heritage Hotel Auckland, Gerrard O'Keefe, who was keen to define the best taste, consistency and appearance of the winners. The results are in! Read more here.


A Greener Safer Future

Earthonfireog.jpg The incredible global response to the pandemic shows us that we can act, if we need to, to suddenly mobilise and ensure that people are safe. There is provision being made for people who have lost income. Our eyes have been forced open to a lot of revelations. What jobs we really need in our society. Who are the people that keep humanity together?


Animal agriculture causes pandemics and pandemonium

covid to animals.jpg Climate change, deforestation, ocean dead zones, wildlife habitat loss, overuse of resources and now pandemics. Animal agriculture is responsible for all of these, at least in part. So far we have resisted reducing our reliance on animal agriculture to help mitigate climate change. We have chosen to turn our heads at deforestation, ocean dead zones and habitat loss because we love the taste of steak and tuna. We squander so much land and water for needless animal production because we like cheese and couldn't live without it. COVID-19 is not the first animal sourced virus to jump species to humans and it certainly will not be the last. Are we prepared to sacrifice our health and freedom for sausages?


Upcoming events

Auckland - Vegan Living Talk | Saturday, 25 July 2020

Auckland - South Auckland Manukau Monthly Vegan Potluck Kai | Sunday, 26 July 2020

Auckland - South Auckland Manukau Monthly Vegan Potluck Kai | Saturday, 29 August 2020

Auckland - South Auckland Manukau Monthly Vegan Potluck Kai | Saturday, 26 September 2020

Tauranga - Vegan Vibes | Monday, 26 October 2020

See the events page for more events and details.