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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

Take the 21 day vegan challenge, plus find tips and resources to help you be vegan.

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.

Certified products and vegan friendly businessess

Find vegan certified products, vegan-friendly businesses, plus member discounts and specials


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.

Take action

MPI Livestock Export Survey

The Ministry for Primary Industries is seeking submissions about exports of livestock from New Zealand. The MPI has no control over what happens to animals once they reach their intended destination. Currently regulations are that only animals to be used for breeding purposes are allowed to be exported.

It is very easy to make a submission and the easiest way is to complete the survey before 5pm on Wednesday, 22 January 2020. (This was extended from an original deadline of Monday 06 January 2020).

Read more and take the survey

What's new?

Dairy Free Awards 2020 - Results now in!

DairyFreeAwards.jpg Celebrating excellence in the plant-based alternatives our Dairy Free Awards are an opportunity for companies to show us the best they can offer in terms of taste, texture, mouth-feel and versatility. We have separate awards for imports and NZ made in each product category, just as we do for our Sausage Awards. Read more and find out the results.

Latest vegan society news

Stay Home and Stay Safe

heart.jpg A special message to all our web visitors in these strange, uncertain, unusual and confusing times. Firstly, we would like to say a huge thanks to all the emergency services and key workers at this time, who are risking their lives so we can continue ours. Thank you and kia kaha.


Nutrition Month Challenge

veganchallenge_march.jpg There are so many high profile vegans these days, it seems everyone from Arnold Swarzenegger, Harrison Ford and Bill Clinton are eschewing meat and dairy in favour of plant-based alternatives. Our most high profile vegan, Dame Patsy Reddy, Governor-General, has been vegan since watching Forks Over Knives several years ago. She and her husband have both experienced the health benefits of going dairy free after losing weight and clearing up chronic laryngitis and sinusitis. They remain vegan for health and taste preferences.


Upcoming events

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