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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.

Take action

Diversify farming towards plant-based agriculture

This petition was launched on 4th November 2020 and calls on the new government to offer advice and support to farmers wanting to diversify towards plant-based agriculture. Currently many farmers may feel trapped in their current circumstances and cannot see a way towards diversification and making a transition towards growing plants. We want to see government think tanks and grants towards increasing our horticultural industry. We are lucky to have a wealth of knowledge in the horticultural sector and exports are rising every year, last year topping $8 billion.

Read more and sign the petition

What's new?

Supreme Vegan Pie Awards Results Now In!

judges 2020 The Vegan Society of Aotearoa New Zealand is proud to reveal the winners in our third annual contest to discover the very best vegan pies of all kinds from pie-makers throughout the country.


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 Vegan Day New Zealand Style

VS FILLER 2020.jpg The first World Vegan Day was in 1994 to celebrate 60 years of the UK Vegan Society and to highlight what was then very much a minority position. Times have certainly changed as New Zealand ranks 5th for veganism in Google searches worldwide and we have some great vegan food produced right here in Aotearoa. Whether you are part of this growth for the animals, for your health, for the environment or for a bet, you will certainly be in good company. All Black TJ Pereana, Govenor General Dame Patsy Reddy, comedian Tom Sainsbury and TV host Duncan Garner are some of our most famous vegans.


Duncan Garner will be vegan for a year

The AM Show's Duncan Garner said in July that if Labour won the election, he would go vegan. The Vegan Society is delighted to see a Labour government and we feel confident that after a year of being vegan, reaping the health benefits such as having more energy and losing a few kilos, Duncan may decide that he likes the new version of himself. He certainly would not be the first person to say “I'll never go vegan” and then some time later be saying “I wish I had gone vegan sooner”


Upcoming events

Auckland - Monthly Vegan Potluck | Saturday, 5 December 2020

Auckland - Monthly Vegan Potluck Kaitipu | Saturday, 12 December 2020

Auckland - Vegan Living Public Meeting | Sunday, 13 December 2020

Auckland - Monthly Vegan Potluck Kaitipu | Saturday, 30 January 2021

See the events page for more events and details.