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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 Conversation stopper 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?

NEW! - Vegan Directory

Directory.png The vegan directory contains listings of vegan Society cafe or business members, plus many other vegan owned businesses, vegan friendly doctors and more. Please get in touch if you would like to add a listing or to get more details on how to become a business member and support us.

Upcoming events

Waikato - Zealong "Veganuary" High Tea | Saturday, 27 January 2018

See the events page for more events and details.

News feed:

Date: Friday, 19 January 2018

Check out this vid for an easy guide

Take note, New Zealand: Tomato sauce isn't vegan if it is on a mince and cheese pie.

Date: Thursday, 18 January 2018

Ever wanted to make your own version of those yummy Midnight Espresso muffins?

These vegan muffins are a tasty treat and surprisingly easy to make.

Date: Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Ever wanted to write something for our magazine? New look, new name coming in Autumn. Please send your vegan related articles to No more than 1000 words, ideally with high res photos. Did you attend one of the anti-rodeo demos this year? Been to a great café recently? Had an insight on health and nutrition? All articles remain copyright of authors and are given voluntarily. Looking forward to seeing your news!

Date: Tuesday, 16 January 2018

More signs that vegans will be finding it easier to eat out this year

Flowers, Middle Eastern spices and tons of tofu are what the cool kids are eating.

Go to news page to read more.