Jono Lester

Jono LesterProfessional Racing Driver “I initially adopted a whole food plant based diet with my athletic performance and long-term health in mind. Its been an enlightening journey for me during which I’ve come to embrace the ethical, planetary and animal welfare...

Kristian Fanene Schmidt [Krit]

Krit was born and raised in Porirua, Aotearoa/New Zealand while both his parents hail from Samoa. He earned a conjoint degree in Law and Arts majoring in Pacific Studies from the University of Auckland and a Master’s in Education at Lehigh University as a recipient of...

Chris Tan

Bodybuilder, Mental Health Advocate & Foodie I made my decision to go vegan in 2017 soon after I was diagnosed with cyclothymic disorder. I started regular therapy sessions alongside pharmacological treatment, which progressively improved my ability to manage my...

Dame Patsy Reddy

Dame Patsy Reddy is the Governor-General for New Zealand. She is now also the country’s most high-profile vegan, an advocate for sustainability, a film buff who has ­championed some of our most ­successful movies during her tenure as Film ­Commission chairwoman, a...

Chloe Swarbrick MP

Chlöe Charlotte Swarbrick is the Green MP for Central Auckland , not only a politician but also an entrepreneur, who was elected as a member of the New Zealand Parliament at the age of 23. Chloe is the second Green Party MP to become vegan, following on from Gareth...

Nadia Lloyd

Hello, I’m Nadia Lloyd and I’m a proud Kiwi living in Melbourne, Australia since 2008. I committed to being a vegan for the animals in 2015 and not long after followed my passion for cooking and started my own vegan business –  Plants and Knives. The main...