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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 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 - Autumn Drinks | Friday, 31 March 2017

Auckland - April vegan potluck | Saturday, 1 April 2017

Invercargill - April potluck | Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Dunedin - Combined DOVeS/VARS vegan potluck | Sunday, 9 April 2017

Canterbury - Vegan Camp | Friday, 14 April 2017

See the events page for more events and details.

News feed:

Date: Monday, 27 March 2017

Due to increasing membership we need a volunteer to help us with production and printing of our magazine Vegan. Can you use the membership emails to send out the pdf of the magazine? liaise with others plus collate the membership spreadsheets to get printing totals for the print order arranging the print order and following up any problems collating the membership spreadsheet to generate a mail merge for print labels, printing the labels, and sending them to the mail out team. If so please contact Amanda Sorrenson at

Date: Sunday, 26 March 2017

Check out the RNZ interview with Wellington based Sweet Release Cakes and Treats

Date: Sunday, 26 March 2017

Good news from this small scale Gisborne based study

Go to news page to read more.