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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.


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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.

Magazine

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

Blogs

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

Clothing

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: Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Local radio show hosts go vegan. Why not challenge your local radio hosts to do the same?

Liv Goes Vegan "The Hits Southland"

Invercargill Vegan Society

Liv from The Hits Southland is going vegan! Due to spinning the wheel of "mis"fortune" and landing on vegan, Liv gets to be animal friendly vegan for a whole week, woohoo! Haha, Invercargill Vegan Society founder Jordan joined James and Liv in studio, to talk about going vegan for a dare/2007 New Year's Resolution, and sticking with it for life - both your life, and for the animal's lives :-) Bringing in banana chocolate chip muffins to share, we joked that there was "nothing from a nipple or a bum!" Liv: “this is what we’ve been joking about, it seems like when you’re on a very strict diet or a life style choice, like veganism, paleo is another one, if you do cross fit, it seems to be the first rule, the first thing you get when you become a vegan, is the knowledge that you must always talk about being a vegan! And we don’t mean to be disrespectful, because that is what it is, kinda not like its something like “hey I’m a vegan”, I’m showing off, its more that I’m a vegan and I’ve got a reason behind it and you’re kinda campaigning?” Jordan: “Absolutely, it’s the opposite of Fight Club you could say, veganism, its friend club, helping animals, our animal friends.” We fully support "soy"thlanders going vegan, standing up for animals in need, being a friend to the animals. We also rudely told Liv to "go to hell" - Hell Pizza that is, for their great animal friendly, dairy free Angel Food vegan cheese :-) Mozzarella, cheddar, parmesan, sour cream.......also available at a supermarket near you, like New World Elles Road www.invsoc.org.nz/newworld/ Check out recipes for Sea Shepherd New Zealand's "Sea Shepherd Pie" (no sheep harmed!) https://www.diannesvegankitchen.com/2015/03/23/cookin-up-a-storm-recipe-and-cookbook-giveaway/ and the other great recipes on the Invercargill Vegan Society website, including our awesome banana chocolate chip muffins! http://www.invsoc.org.nz/recipes

Liv from The Hits Southland is going vegan! Due to spinning the wheel of "mis"fortune" and landing on vegan, Liv gets to be animal friendly vegan for a whole week, woohoo! Haha, Invercargill Vegan Society founder Jordan joined James and Liv in studio, to talk about going vegan for a dare/2007 New Year's Resolution, and sticking with it for life - both your life, and for the animal's lives :-) Bringing in banana chocolate chip muffins to share, we joked that there was "nothing from a nipple or a bum!" Liv: “this is what we’ve been joking about, it seems like when you’re on a very strict diet or a life style choice, like veganism, paleo is another one, if you do cross fit, it seems to be the first rule, the first thing you get when you become a vegan, is the knowledge that you must always talk about being a vegan! And we don’t mean to be disrespectful, because that is what it is, kinda not like its something like “hey I’m a vegan”, I’m showing off, its more that I’m a vegan and I’ve got a reason behind it and you’re kinda campaigning?” Jordan: “Absolutely, it’s the opposite of Fight Club you could say, veganism, its friend club, helping animals, our animal friends.” We fully support "soy"thlanders going vegan, standing up for animals in need, being a friend to the animals. We also rudely told Liv to "go to hell" - Hell Pizza that is, for their great animal friendly, dairy free Angel Food vegan cheese :-) Mozzarella, cheddar, parmesan, sour cream.......also available at a supermarket near you, like New World Elles Road www.invsoc.org.nz/newworld/ Check out recipes for Sea Shepherd New Zealand's "Sea Shepherd Pie" (no sheep harmed!) https://www.diannesvegankitchen.com/2015/03/23/cookin-up-a-storm-recipe-and-cookbook-giveaway/ and the other great recipes on the Invercargill Vegan Society website, including our awesome banana chocolate chip muffins! http://www.invsoc.org.nz/recipes

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Date: Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Nice long piece on veganism on the BBC. Starts at 4.20 to 11.15 in this clip. The future is vegan!

Charlotte Smith hears about the rise in veganism and the reaction of farmers.

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Date: Monday, 24 April 2017

The Vegan Society of Aotearoa, New Zealand added a new photo to the album: Timeline Photos.

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