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Becoming vegan is easy and we're here to help you

More and more people are becoming vegan and for all kinds of reasons. The great news is, all of them are positive! Eliminating animal products from our lives is good news for the environment, for our health and for the animals. Plants can provide all the nutrition we need. 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 too, 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.

Try vegan

Tips and resources to help you be vegan, including meal ideas, nutritional information, dairy alternatives, and more.

Why vegan

Why be vegan? For the animals, the environment, and your health. Find out more.

Recipes & resources

Recipes, and resources for vegans in New Zealand! Including shopping tips, travel tips, and where to eat out.

Member discounts

The Vegan Society have launched member discounts with participating business members, watch this space as more places are added.


The vegan society magazine, Green for Life, is sent out with your vegan society membership. You can also order online and read past articles.


Check out the Vegan Society's range of Tees and Hoodies and order online.

What's new?

Vegan certification launched

VeganCertified.png Launched on world vegan day, vegan certification for New Zealand. Administered by the NZ Vegetarian Society, in collaboration with the Vegan Society of Aotearoa New Zealand. See here for more details.

Latest vegan society news


FebNoDairy.jpg It's OUR chance to help our environment and our health by trialing plant alternatives to dairy products over February! Foregoing dairy foods for FebNoDairy could be good for our health, good for our rivers and great for reducing our global emissions. A recent Brunton Colmar poll suggests that over 80% of Kiwis would support action to clean up our rivers and by eliminating and reducing dairy you can take action yourself. With the costs of dairy products rising, you may be surprised by how cheap it is to go dairy-free :-) Of course it is great for those with allergies too.


Upcoming events

See the events page for more events and details.

News feed:

Date: Sunday, 17 February 2019

Sandra Kyle, Whanganui's 'Singing Vegan', is off to India to accept an international award for her work for animals. Known for singing to animals to comfort them as they are shipped to the meatworks, Sandra will be awarded the Philip Wollen Animal Welfare Award in the north Indian state of Haryana. The kicker is; she has no idea who nominated her for the award! C'mon, hands up, was it one of you? The future is vegan 😎🌻

Whanganui woman to visit Haryana and receive award for work on behalf of animals.

Date: Sunday, 17 February 2019

Twelve-year-old vegan activists Genesis Butler wants to offer the Pope a million dollars for charity if he goes vegan for Lent. No question that she’s an amazing young person, but do you think offering this to one of the wealthiest institutions on the globe is an effective strategy? Either way, the future is vegan 😎🌻

Genesis Butler became a vegan when she was six. Now 12, Butler is leading the Million Dollar Vegan campaign to encourage people to eat less meat and dairy products in order to fight climate change. The campaign is backed by celebrities including Paul McCartney and is offering Pope Francis a million....

Date: Sunday, 17 February 2019

That’s a wrap on another Auckland Lantern Festival 🏮🎊🐷💥 We found this excellent Vegan Eats stall, serving up fried faux prawns, drumsticks, noodles and more! Did you make any good vegan food finds this weekend?

Date: Saturday, 16 February 2019

Columnist Gwynne Dyer doesn't think we can rely on people to change their habits to save the planet, and is banking on tech companies to save us through "cell-based meat" 👩‍🔬🧫🥩❓ Would you eat lab-grown meat if it had no animal or environmental impact? Do you think the likes of Silicon Valley can be relied on to pave the way to a better future?

We need a significant overhaul, changing the world food system on a scale not seen before

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