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 such a win ~ for the animals, for the environment and for your own health.Read More >>

Vegan Recipes

Recipes and Resources

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


Vegan friendly business

Vegan-friendly Businesses

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


Latest Vegan Society news

Plant based Asia Summit

Plant Based Asia Summit 1-4 November

by | Oct 5, 2021 | News | 0 Comments

Join us for the Plant Based Asia Summit with a Virtual all access pass! Inspiring a healthier and more sustainable Asia Pacific, join in this 3 days with a line up of...

Pathfinder Kiwi Saver

NZVS Partners with Pathfinder – The Ethical KiwiSaver Providers

by | Sep 12, 2021 | News | 0 Comments

How much do you really know about the investments made on your behalf by your KiwiSaver scheme? And would you be shocked and dismayed to know that your hard-earned...

Take the Dairy Free Challenge

7 Day Dairy Free Challenge!

by | Aug 25, 2021 | News,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...

Earth Overshoot Day – We Cannot Continue to Borrow from the Future

by | Jul 29, 2021 | News | 0 Comments

29th July 2021 It's Earth Overshoot Day again. Two years ago it was 26th July, last year, mostly due to Covid, Earth Overshoot Day was 22nd August, so globally the...

Support our farmers

Incentivise NZ farmers to diversify for a sustainable future

by | Jun 24, 2021 | News | 0 Comments

Incentivise NZ farmers to diversify for longevity Imagine a future where the rivers run clean, the land is full of native bush, there is an abundance of permaculture...

Green Protein Report

The Green Protein Report

by | Jun 23, 2021 | News | 0 Comments

A Greener and Safer Future for New Zealand 09 April 2021 The long awaited Green Protein Report is now out! Written by co-authors Jasmijn De Boo, ex CEO of SAFE and Dr...

Kids Laughing

Vegan Children Have Better Cardiometabolic Health

by | Jun 10, 2021 | News | 0 Comments

10th June 2021 Vegan Children Have Better Cardiometabolic Health A recent study looking at a small sample of children came out with findings that the media interpreted...

Why does meat still maketh the man?

by | Apr 29, 2021 | News | 0 Comments

WHY DOES MEAT STILL MAKETH THE MAN? More than half of New Zealanders still associate eating meat with ‘manliness’ 69% of New Zealand men surveyed would rather die...

Why do we need to export dairy?

by | Apr 6, 2021 | News | 0 Comments

Why do we need to export dairy? 6th April 2021 It is well documented that the bulk of our emissions come from the agricultural sector, with our ruminant herds making up...


It’s Official – We Have Too Many Cows

by | Feb 9, 2021 | News | 0 Comments

Date: 03 February 2021 Author: The Vegan Society Aotearoa The draft report from the Climate Change Commission states that we are not on target to meeting our global...

Get Ready for the 21 Day Pasifika Vegan Challenge!

Starts July 9th
Kia ora, Talofa, Malo e Lelei, Bula Vinaka, Kia Orana, Fakalofa Atu and welcome to a great new Vegan Challenge. Designed with Pasifika in mind, we have veganised many Island favourites so you can enjoy the flavours of home. There are some great recipes to try so have a look or simply pre-register now.

Not sure if it’s for you?  Listen to Suli’s interview on Pasifika Radio >>

Vegan Cheese Awards

Welcome to the Vegan Cheese Awards

We are delighted to present our first awards for excellence in vegan cheese.  With the many vegan cheese options here in NZ we too can enjoy a fancy cheese board or a cheesy pizza or pie.

Our awards will celebrate the best vegan cheeses that NZ has to offer.  Judging takes place on 19th July at The Butcher’s Son.   Read more >>



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