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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?

V1 Vegan Store opening in Wellington 22nd March!

v1veganstore.jpg News from V1 Vegan Store: The V1 Vegan Store will be moving in to the People's Palace building - 207 Cuba Street in late March, just in time for the Cuba Dupa festival. Super close to Aunty Mena's, The Cross, Midnight Espresso and many other favourite vegan spots, we'll be bring you all the choicest plant based goodies and goodness. We'll be stocking ready-to-eat baked goods from some of our favourite Wellington bakers, alongside all the vegan cheeses, snacks and plant meats.Oh, and did we mention the vegan pick and mix?!

Upcoming events

Wellington - What Fat Vegans of Wlg Eats April theme! "The internet!" | Sunday, 30 April 2017

Bay of Plenty - Food as medicine - the Plantrician Project | Thursday, 4 May 2017

Auckland - Monthly Potluck | Saturday, 6 May 2017

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

Auckland - Monthly Potluck | Saturday, 3 June 2017

See the events page for more events and details.

News feed:

Date: Saturday, 22 April 2017

Going to the Vegan Food Fair Sunday 23 April??? Come and visit our stand and join up to be a member and you will be in the draw for this hamper of goodies big thanks to Naturally Organic - come and say hi!!!

Date: Friday, 21 April 2017

If you're in Auckland, why not come along to this?

This is a public free event. Anyone can attend, you do not need to be a university student. The location is the library basement room B10 James Aspey conquered leukaemia, drug abuse and bulimia before becoming one of the world's most well-known animal rights activists. Grabbing global attention in 2015 after breaking a year long vow of silence in a powerful TV interview seen by millions, James has continued devoting himself to activism. In 2016 he was tattooed for 24 hours to raise money for charity. He travels all around the world giving entertaining speeches on his journey from being an apathetic meat eater to a passionate animal advocate. One of his online speeches has been viewed over 8 million times and is described as the most effective and inspiring animal rights speech ever delivered. Check out James Aspey's website for more info and to watch some of his prior speeches:

Date: Friday, 21 April 2017

A great way to vegucate a city! On Vegan Education Day today, buses, taxis and all manner of advertising space is taken by our friends at Go Vegan World!

300 buses are taking hard-hitting Go Vegan World onto the streets of Greater Manchester ahead of Vegan Education Day on 22nd April.

Go to news page to read more.