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Your one-stop source to vegan news. Whether it’s about trending topics, a dive into cultural and historical perspectives, climate change or festivities, the Vegan Society Aotearoa have got you covered. We write on a wealth of subjects, aiming to increase veganism in the media and make a positive impact.

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Why does meat still maketh the man?

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 younger than give up meat Meat-eating and masculinity remain inextricably linked in the New Zealanders...

Why do we need to export dairy?

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 the majority of the methane. With Fonterra producing a whopping 20% of the total climate emissions,...

It’s Official – We Have Too Many Cows

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 agreements for reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. It suggests actions that need to take place to...

Plant Based Predictions for 2021

Date: 07 Jan 2021Author: The Vegan Society Aotearoa Media Release from The Vegan Society Aotearoa New Zealand With over 440,000 people worldwide signing up to Veganuary, it's clear that the plant-based movement is continuing to skyrocket. Kiwis are as keen as ever to...

We Need Climate Action

Date: 02 Dec 2020Author: The Vegan Society Aotearoa The world is rapidly running out of time to act on climate change and yet still our leaders dally. New Zealand is failing to meet it's Paris Agreement and rapidly falling off the list of countries taking effective...

World Vegan Day New Zealand Style

Date: 01 Nov 2020Author: The Vegan Society Aotearoa 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...

Duncan Garner will be vegan for a year

Date: 20 Oct 2020Author: The Vegan Society Aotearoa 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...

World Egg Free Day 9th October

Date: 09 Oct 2020Author: The Vegan Society Aotearoa Move over Egg Day, make way for the chicken It's the first World Egg Free Day and the five nations of New Zealand, Australia, Belgium, Canada and The Netherlands have come together to put the chicken before the egg....

Veganism twice as popular

Date: 14 Sep 2020Author: The Vegan Society Aotearoa New Zealand ranks 5th globally for veganism Veganism in New Zealand is now twice as popular as it was just five years ago! Google trends has shown clearly the rise in interest in veganism globally over the years....

Vegan Vibes 23 September 2017

Date: 26 Sep 2017
Author: The Vegan Society Aotearoa Vegans and non-vegans alike certainly felt the vibe this month at one of the Bay of Plenty’s dedicated Vegan Festivals. This festival is in its second year and showcases a selection of vegan food, food products,...