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


Vegan blogs

Latest blog More man-versations 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?

Vegan Vault market in Wellington

vegan vault.png The vegan population in Wellington is growing faster than let's celebrate! The Vegan Vault on Victoria Street will be open the first Saturday of every month. Local vegan restaurants and vendors will be set up from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. to offer you the best cruelty-free food and merchandise that Wellington has to offer! There will also be live music for your entertainment. The Vegan Vault was created by Kristine Bartley, owner of the vegan bakery, Sweet Release Cakes and Treats, on Willis Street, to highlight all of the vegan options our city has to offer. All vegan vendors are welcome and encouraged to participate! For details see The Vegan Vault facebook page.

Upcoming events

Christchurch - Wholefood/Raw group | Sunday, 25 June 2017

Christchurch - Team vegan Monday running group | Monday, 26 June 2017

Auckland - Monthly Potluck | Saturday, 1 July 2017

Auckland - Monthly Potluck | Saturday, 5 August 2017

Auckland - Monthly Potluck | Saturday, 2 September 2017

See the events page for more events and details.

News feed:

Date: Friday, 23 June 2017

Who wants to help the SPCA have vegan cupcakes on their stall? Please email Alex if you can help Needs to be Auckland based...They would need to pick them up on Sunday 13th August for August 14th event. Best to email ASAP

Date: Thursday, 22 June 2017

Help us help the Maui dolphins through the 63 hour challenge

The Vegan Society Board have set themselves a challenge in order to raise funds and awareness for the last 63 Maui dolphins remaining in the world. As people who truly care about animals, they want to help protect the last 63 magical creatures. Our Challenge: Over the course of 63 hours on the weeke...

Date: Wednesday, 21 June 2017

I was fortunate to try this during a visit to Edinburgh last year. Definitely keen to repeat the experience!

Scottish food startup Sgaia Foods expands its business to New Zealand before its second birthday. Plant based living is on the...

Go to news page to read more.