Amanda is from Auckland has been a board member and the national coordinator since 2011. She has been vegetarian since childhood and vegan since 2003. As a board member she’d like to ensure that the vegan society continues to increase its resourcing and building of the vegan community so that we can help people become and remain vegan in New Zealand.
Claire became vegan in 2000, having been vegetarian since she was 15. She has been a board member since February 2015. Her passion for our planet and all who live on her has led her to work with the Society as a media spokesperson. Improving the visibility of veganism in mainstream media is part of her mission. Claire is on the working group committee for the ISO draft standard of foods suitable for vegans, ensuring globally that vegan food is actually vegan. She currently lives a low carbon lifestyle on the West Coast in Buller, teaching tai chi and offering holistic healing.