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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

Now with mentors and dietitians! Take the challenge and receive resources and support 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?

Our Pie Awards registration is now open!

caresaver.jpg Get in with an early bird registration before 18th September or join the rest of the crowd before 22nd October with your registration.
This is the third year we have been running these awards, which become more popular every time, more pies, more flavours of pies and this year we have a new special category Commercial Wholesale Pies. Now our standing favourites at the petrol stations, dairies and supermarkets have their own category to compete in, creating a level playing field for all.
Are you a pie maker? Get your registration in now. If your favourite cafe or bakery makes an awesome vegan pie, encourage them to join in the awards. Let's find the best vegan pies in New Zealand!
Find out more here or go straight to register here.


caresaver.jpg Now you can invest in the things you care about! How much do you really know about the investments made on your behalf by your KiwiSaver scheme? Would you be shocked and dismayed to know that your hard-earned are heavily invested in the very things you vehemently oppose as a vegan? CareSaver is a first-of-its-kind ethical KiwiSaver that scrutinises all its investments to avoid exploitation and harm towards animals, people and the environment. CareSaver will make a one off $100 donation to The New Zealand Vegan Society- if your KiwiSaver is over $5k and you enter the referral code NZV when you switch. Read more and find out how to switch to CareSaver


World Egg Free Day 9th October

ScrambledTeggfu.jpg It's the first World Egg Free Day and the five nations of New Zealand, Australia, Belgium, Canada and The Netherlands have come together to put the chicken before the egg. World Egg Day is traditionally celebrated on the 2nd Friday of October, but now World Egg Free Day aims to eclipse and trump the outdated International Egg Commission's awareness day - reminding people of the cruelty of eggs and offering alternatives. Kiwi actors and vegan power couple, Emmett Skilton and Holly Shervey, have teamed up with the Vegan Society to speak out in support of chickens.


Veganism twice as popular

veganpieawards.jpg Veganism in New Zealand is now twice as popular as it was just five years ago! Google trends has shown clearly the rise in interest in veganism globally over the years. This article from Chef's Pencil shows how interest in veganism continues to grow worldwide and especially in countries with a traditional base in meat and dairy.


Upcoming events

Whanganui - World Vegan Day - Eat Kind | Saturday, 31 October 2020

Auckland - Monthly Vegan Potluck Kaitipu | Saturday, 31 October 2020

Christchurch - Vegan Night Makete | Saturday, 31 October 2020

Auckland - Monthly Vegan Potluck | Saturday, 7 November 2020

Christchurch - Christchurch Vegan Expo | Sunday, 8 November 2020

See the events page for more events and details.