Vegan for your health

Vegan for the environment

Vegan for the animals

Join the Vegan Society

What does vegan mean?

Vegans do not eat meat (fish, shellfish, livestock or poultry) eggs, dairy products, honey, gelatine or use leather, fur, silk, wool, cosmetics or soaps derived from animal products.

Why go vegan? For the animals, the environment and your health, read more here.

What does the Vegan Society do? Read about us here.

Go vegan

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

Recipes & resources

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


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


Vegan blogs

Latest blog My Nephew/Niece by Apollo.

Vegan Profile

Vegan profiles

Read profiles of New Zealand vegans. Latest profile: Kristine Bartley, Owner of Sweet Release Cakes and Treats


Check out the Vegan Societies range of Tees and Hoodies and order online.

What's new?

NZ vegan review 2016

The Vegan Society of Aotearoa New Zealand now have a you tube channel! Watch our NZ vegan review for 2016 here.

Upcoming events

Wellington - Pot Luck and Movie night | Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Wellington - Earthlings Experience | Friday, 24 February 2017

Auckland - March forth! Auckland vegan potluck | Saturday, 4 March 2017

Invercargill - INVSOC Potluck - March | Wednesday, 8 March 2017

Auckland - Vegan Lunch (12-2pm) | Tuesday, 14 March 2017

See the events page for more events and details.

News feed:

Date: Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Ditch dairy now! Not good for the cows, the environment or us!

A scientist is warning the increasing amount of oestrogen excreted by dairy cows is a "ticking time bomb" for the New Zealand environment.

Date: Tuesday, 21 February 2017

How many classic omni excuses can you find in this story?

A row has broken out in Angela Merkel’s government after the environment minister banned meat at official functions.

Date: Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Great video from our friends at SAFE


A Kiwi favourite: they didn’t expect that….

A Kiwi favourite: they didn’t expect that….

Go to news page to read more.