Better for the animals

We don’t need animal products to survive and be healthy, strong and fit, so is it right to take what we don’t need when they suffer so greatly?

Better for the environment

Better for your health

A plant-based diet is naturally high in fibre, vitamins and minerals and low in saturated fat and cholesterol.

Becoming vegan is easy and we’re here to help you.

More and more people are becoming vegan and for all kinds of positive reasons. Eliminating animal products from our lives is good news for the environment, for our health and for the animals and we can get all the nutrition we need from plants. 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 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.

Take the easy challenge

Take the Vegan Challenge

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


Why go vegan?

Why Go Vegan?

Discover why going vegan
is a win ~ for the animals,
for the environment,
for your own health.

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Recipes and Resources

All things vegan! Recipes
and resources, tips and
links for vegans in New Zealand!


Vegan friendly business

Vegan-friendly Businesses

Vegan certified products,
vegan eateries and
vegan-friendly businesses
around New Zealand.


Vegan Clothing

Vegan Merch and Clothing

Check out the Vegan
Society’s range of t shirts,
stickers and badges.
Order yours online.


Vegan magazine

Get the Vegan Magazine

Order the vegan magazine
or join now and receive it
with your membership.


NZ Vegan food awards

NZ Vegan Awards

Check out the best vegan
pies, cheeses, sausages
and dairy free foods!


Monique Gladding

NZ Vegans - our people

Meet Monique Gladding
Olympic Athlete and founder
of @one vegan body care products


Latest Vegan Society news

Plants are here to stay

Move Over Dairy ~ plants are here to stay

by | Dec 31, 2021 | News | 0 Comments

30th December 2021. Move Over Dairy, Plants are Here to Stay - 2022 Forecast There will be a continued boom in plant-based products, especially in new markets such as...

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Eating More Plants Trends High For 2022

by | Dec 31, 2021 | News,Uncategorized | 0 Comments

30th December 21. The arrival of fabulous new plant-based products from big name brands such as Bird's Eye, Pam's and Let's Eat, shows that the market for vegan foods...

Vegan Pies Battle It Out

The Best Vegan Pies Are In!

by | Dec 6, 2021 | News | 0 Comments

6th December 2021. The Best Vegan Pies are In!A recent newcomer to the competition, Wild Grain Bakery of Silverdale, Auckland, won the Supreme Winner Award with their...

Have your say cows

Eliminate animal agriculture by 2050

by | Nov 24, 2021 | News,Uncategorized | 0 Comments

24th November 2021Eliminate animal agriculture by 2050. The Vegan Society has called for a reduction in livestock by 20% by 2025 and continued phased reduction until...

Greta Thunberg

Fuck the kids, I want a burger

by | Nov 16, 2021 | News | 0 Comments

15th November 2021 As the latest round of Cop talks ends, with many pledges made but no real action plans in place, it seems as if once again, it is business as usual...

Cows emissions

Emissions Reduction : Have your say

by | Nov 11, 2021 | News | 0 Comments

We have until 24th November to make submissions on the government's Emissions Reduction Plan, which you can read about and make submissions on here:...

Lets all go vegan

It’s Never Too Late To Go Vegan

by | Nov 5, 2021 | News | 0 Comments

5th November 2021 Kiwi actor Thomasin McKenzie, comedian Tom Sainsbury, All Black TJ Pereana, entertainer Miss Geena, musician Tom Bailey, fire fighter Maaka McKinnie,...

Vegan Pies Battle It Out

Vegan Pies Battle It Out

by | Nov 2, 2021 | News | 0 Comments

2nd December 2021. Vegan Pies Battle It Out ...It is the fourth year of the infamous Vegan Pie Awards and they will be going ahead on 3rd December, thanks to The...


Australasian Leaders Challenged to Go Vegan for COP26

by | Nov 1, 2021 | News | 0 Comments

1st November 2021 Australasian Leaders Challenged to Go Vegan for COP26 As the world's latest round of climate talks, COP26, begins, having been postponed last year due...

Jacinda urged to go vegan

PM Challenged to Go Vegan for the Planet

by | Oct 29, 2021 | News | 0 Comments

29th October 2021 PM Challenged to Go Vegan for the Planet In an email sent to Jacinda Ardern yesterday, the Vegan Society of New Zealand Te Rōpū Whēkana o Aotearoa...

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Pasifika Vegan Cookalong

Join the Pasifika Cookalong

by | Jan 10, 2022 | Whats New | 0 Comments

Join in our regular Vegan Pasifika Cookalong.Streaming live online, our next demo is on Saturday January 29th at midday ~ join us for brunch!We're cooking up Vegan Ota...


Veganuary ’22

by | Jan 3, 2022 | Whats New | 0 Comments

There has never been a better year to try vegan! (whether you are brand new to veganism or just want to ramp up your meals) Our 21 day Easy and Pasifika Vegan...

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A Festive and Vegan December

by | Nov 30, 2021 | Whats New | 0 Comments

Have yourself a Veggy Merry Christmas! December brings us the start of summer and the run up to Xmas. Whether you need to find yummy treats for kids, Xmas lunch...

Dairy Free Awards 2022

Dairy Free Awards 2022

by | Nov 20, 2021 | Whats New | 0 Comments

The best Dairy Free?   YOU DECIDE! We are running our third Dairy Free Awards over this coming February and we want your help to make it better than ever. Our Dairy...

Take the Dairy Free Challenge

7 Day Dairy Free Challenge!

by | Oct 25, 2021 | Whats New | 0 Comments

MILKED “A powerful wake-up call that the world is getting milked.” MILKED is a feature documentary that exposes the whitewash of New Zealand’s multi-billion-dollar...


NZ Vegan Pie Awards 2021

by | Sep 30, 2021 | Whats New | 0 Comments

Announcing the best Vegan Pies of 2021 The Vegan Society of Aotearoa New Zealand is proud to reveal the winners in our fourth annual contest to discover the very best...

Down Under Vegan Pie

Down Under Vegan Pies

by | Sep 3, 2021 | Whats New | 0 Comments

September 3 has become known as World Vegan Pie Day!This year, we have joined with Vegan Australia to search for the most true blue Down Under vegan pie flavour. Let’s...

Vegan Art Month

September is Vegan Art Month

by | Sep 3, 2021 | Whats New | 0 Comments

September is Art Month in our vegan calendar so make sure you are connected to our social media accounts where you can find out more about the amazing range of NZ...

October Egg free day

October is Egg Free Month!

by | Aug 30, 2021 | Whats New | 0 Comments

Let's put the chicken before the egg!During October we want to focus on putting the chicken before the egg and answer the age old question :-)The World Egg Industry has...

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