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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 Asshole vegan 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

Wellington - Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary Art Auction | Monday, 29 May 2017

Christchurch - Team vegan Monday running group | Monday, 29 May 2017

Auckland - Monthly Potluck | Saturday, 3 June 2017

Kapiti - Vegan buffet at the Winemaker's Daughter | Sunday, 18 June 2017

Christchurch - SAFE New Volunteer's Intro Hour | Wednesday, 21 June 2017

See the events page for more events and details.

News feed:

Date: Sunday, 28 May 2017

Get the facts and learn all you need to know

Learn about the vegan lifestyle and diet, and how to set up a vegan nutritionist practice and conduct client sessions.

Date: Saturday, 27 May 2017

Did you see this last week? Our charitable status was questioned and our co leader set them right. Comes up as one of the last questions around 20 mins in

Join the team and find the answers to the questions that matter. Made with the support of NZ on Air.

Date: Thursday, 25 May 2017

Our favourite vegan director who buys up dairy farms in NZ and turns them into horticultural farms is doing this:

James Cameron will release a doco this year that follows athletes who eat nothing but plants.

Go to news page to read more.