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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

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

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.

Member discounts

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


The vegan society magazine, Green for Life, 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.

What's new?

Vegan certification launched

VeganCertified.png Launched on world vegan day, vegan certification for New Zealand. Administered by the NZ Vegetarian Society, in collaboration with the Vegan Society of Aotearoa New Zealand. See here for more details.

Latest vegan society news

Surprise Sweep at New Zealand’s First Vegan Pie Awards

VeganPieAwards1.jpg A local bakery new to the vegan cuisine scene has swept a vast majority of the awards up for grabs at the inaugural New Zealand Vegan Supreme Pie Awards.


Upcoming events

Auckland - Vegan Living Display | Thursday, 1 November 2018

Auckland - Talk on vegan living | Saturday, 24 November 2018

Auckland - Vegan Society Potluck | Saturday, 1 December 2018

See the events page for more events and details.

News feed:

Date: Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Great piece by Philip McKibbin. Did you see his articles in our last mag? 🥑🥕 The future is vegan 😎🌻

Vegan, kaimanga, kapa kaiota, whekana – whatever you call it, a movement towards a harm free, plant-based lifestyle is being championed by Māori looking to protect Papatūānuku. Across Aotearoa, people are ditching dairy and moving away from meat in an effort to live healthier and more sustainab...

Date: Monday, 19 November 2018

More plant based mince! The future is vegan! 😎🌻 Vegan Visionary Funky Fields has launched their Vegan Plant Based Minced product in Countdown stores nationally this week.

Date: Sunday, 18 November 2018

The Vegan Society of Aotearoa, New Zealand shared a link.

Almost everything we eat involves some kind of animal suffering – but we can do our best to minimise it

Date: Saturday, 17 November 2018

They do an amazing Vegan Thrive Grill, home braised puy lentils with sundried tomato and eggplant, fluffy lemon pancakes with berry chia compote and coconut yoghurt, and so many other options can be customised !!! Their chef is the best!! Ponsonby St, Auckland 😎🌻

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