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


Vegan blogs

Latest blog Conversation stopper by Apollo.

Vegan Profile

Vegan profiles

Read profiles of New Zealand vegans. Latest profile: Uala Toamaka, Teacher - Grey Lynn School


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

What's new?

New for 2018, Vegan Society member discounts!

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

Upcoming events

Christchurch - Christchurch Vegan Expo | Sunday, 28 October 2018

See the events page for more events and details.

News feed:

Date: Thursday, 22 March 2018

Hopefully MPI will act accordingly. If not, they themselves are surely in breach of the law too?

Rodeos are illegal and must be banned, a new report from the Animal Law Association says.

Date: Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Let's hope more of this style of article continues to be published in msm.

Frightened animals being caged, killed and turned into food – we’d never dream of such evils in the western world, writes journalist and author Chas Newkey-Burden

Date: Tuesday, 20 March 2018

A literal vegan journey! Let's hope she continues to be vegan after her ride.

Waiheke Island's Robin Treadwell is preparing to bike to Wellington to call for action on climate change.

Date: Monday, 19 March 2018

Great to see this kind of thinking being published in mainstream media. The future is vegan 😎🌻

Rod Oram looks at the challenges for NZ's red meat farmers in a world where plant-based meat imitations are already being rolled out.

Go to news page to read more.