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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, Vegan New Zealand, 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

Supercharge your health for Nutrition Month

ChallengeHealthBanner.jpg Few things are more important to a good life than nutrition, but sadly Aotearoa shows up some pretty sombre statistics when it comes to nutrition and health — but that’s something we can change.


Upcoming events

Auckland - West Auckland Potluck | Saturday, 23 March 2019

Tauranga - Community Event: screening of the kiwi doco: "The Big Fat Lie" | Wednesday, 10 April 2019

Auckland - West Auckland Potluck | Saturday, 20 April 2019

Auckland - West Auckland Potluck | Saturday, 18 May 2019

See the events page for more events and details.

News feed:

Date: Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Lush has announced it will no longer use eggs in any of its products. The cosmetics company says it has awoken to the reality that, even when labelled free-range, the egg production system is too brutal to tolerate. "We can visit hens and see them living freely and eating good quality organic food, but millions of eggs at commercial hatcheries, the sorting of the chicks into the females to sent on to farms to lay eggs and the male chicks to straight to their deaths by methods so brutal that it would be impossible to present on our website.” The future is vegan 😎🌻

Global cosmetics retailer, Lush, has announced that it will no longer be using egg in any of its products. Lush previously used free-range eggs in some items, and during their search to switch suppliers, the company

Date: Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Next month the award-winning kiwi doco, The Big Fat Lie, is screening in Tauranga. Grab a ticket for the April 10 event and you'll also have the chance to participate in a Q&A session with local health experts. The Big FAT Lie - Tauranga Premiere Screening The future is vegan 😎🌻

Date: Monday, 18 March 2019

Beyond Meat wants its products to be cheaper than animal product equivalents. I'm going to take a stab and say that's something we'd all like very much, too! Beyond products are so yum... but so expensive. The future is vegan 😎🌻

Plant-based meat manufacturer Beyond Meat plans to make its vegan protein, such as its Beyond Burger and Beyond Sausage, cheaper than animal products.

Date: Monday, 18 March 2019

Behold, our delicious 21 Day Vegan Supply Pack, with hundreds of dollars' worth of vegan goodies to go to one lucky supporter. Check the giveaway post pinned to the top of our Facebook page for entry details! The future is vegan 😎🌻

Go to news page to read more.