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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

Submission on the Zero Carbon Bill

Zero carbon bill The Vegan Society Aotearoa NZ has made a submission on the Zero Carbon Bill. We feel this could be a very important piece of legislation and one that should be reducing our dairy herds but is not. We would like to see the government incentivising farmers to diversify and produce more crops, creating a transition away from animal based agriculture, this Bill is a potential start for that. Thus we are suggesting our supporters might like to make their own submissions on this Bill.

We have included some points that you may wish to make and some longer paragraphs and further reading to help with your submission. Read more and make your submission

What's new?

Vegan Society Vegan Sausage Awards

VeganSausageAwards.jpg Last year we brought you the inaugural Vegan Pie Awards for World Vegan Day. This year we bring you the inaugural Vegan Society Sausage Awards, to be judged on 21st June at the end of Meat Free Week. There are some fabulous vegan sausages available in our supermarkets, shops and markets these days, and we would love to encourage more people to give them a try. We want to award the country's best sausages and their makers. Read more here

Latest vegan society news

Winners of the 2019 Vegan Sausage Awards Announced

VeganSausageAwards2019_WINNER.jpg Results are in for our first ever Vegan Sausage Awards to time with the end of World Meat Free Week. Over thirty 100% plant based sausages entered the awards from 16 companies, all of which are available right here in New Zealand!


I Love Cheese

CheesePlatter.jpg So said Jacinda Ardern at the Just Transition Summit last week. To be honest, she's not the only one. As any vegan will tell you, it's pretty much what everybody says if you suggest they go vegan to help the environment. I have always replied to these people, so go vegan apart from cheese then. It actually works. I have “converted” a few people by this method. Many are now full time vegan, having overcome their cheese addiction (and make no mistake, it IS an addiction, there are opioid compounds in cheese that the body becomes addicted to). We are sending a gift pack of the nation's finest vegan cheeses to Jacinda Ardern


Upcoming events

Auckland - Vegan living public meeting | Saturday, 29 June 2019

Auckland - Auckland Potluck | Saturday, 6 July 2019

Auckland - West Auckland Potluck | Saturday, 20 July 2019

Auckland - Auckland Potluck | Saturday, 3 August 2019

Auckland - West Auckland Potluck | Saturday, 17 August 2019

See the events page for more events and details.

News feed:

Date: Monday, 24 June 2019

They might be new to the vegan sausage scene, but they've got an old soul... Howler Hotdogs' Vege Dog took out our first Nostalgia Award at the NZ Vegan Sausage Awards! Check out the the full Award results here: Who has tried these brand new classics?

Date: Sunday, 23 June 2019

Introducing the best NZ-made vegan sausage for 2019 🥁... The Bambino from Ananda simply wholefoods in Christchurch! See the full results of our NZ Vegan Sausage Awards here:

Date: Friday, 21 June 2019

If you missed it, here’s Seven Sharp’s... interesting... coverage of our Vegan Sausage Awards! Because the professional journalists didn’t bother to mention it, that is The Vegan Society’s Amanda Sorrenson with guest judge Aaron Brunet Masterchef NZ (not Burnette). How about Hillary’s sauce joke at the end, eh? What a goose. The future of quality broadcasting is vegan 😎🌻

Every snag entered is full of nothing but vegies.

Date: Thursday, 20 June 2019

Be sure to tune your viewing devices to TVNZ 1 at 7pm tonight, because the Vegan Society and Seven Sharp are taking NZ's best vegan sausages to the streets! The future of current affairs is vegan 😎🌻

Date: Thursday, 20 June 2019

Aotearoa's Supreme Vegan Sausage has been crowned! 🌱🌭👑 Congratulations to Beyond Meat and Lord of the Fries. See the full winners list here:

Go to news page to read more.