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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?

Coming soon - vegan directory

We are working on a vegan directory for the website which will include vegan owned businesses, vegan food businesses, and vegan friendly doctors and medical professionals, just to name a few. If you would like to submit a listing or get in touch about becoming a Vegan Society business member and supporting us then please contact us.

Upcoming events

Oamaru - Vegan potluck | Saturday, 29 July 2017

Christchurch - Team vegan Monday running group | Monday, 31 July 2017

Auckland - Monthly Potluck | Saturday, 5 August 2017

Auckland - Monthly Potluck | Saturday, 2 September 2017

Auckland - Monthly Potluck | Saturday, 7 October 2017

See the events page for more events and details.

News feed:

Date: Thursday, 27 July 2017

We thought many of you might be interested in this awesome book 😎🌻

In this thought-provoking book, Tobias Leenaert leaves well-trodden animal advocacy paths and takes a fresh look at the strategies, objectives, and communication of the vegan and animal rights movement. He argues that, given our present situation, with entire societies dependent on using animals,...

Date: Wednesday, 26 July 2017

You may have seen the horrible footage obtained by SAFE and Farmwatch, here's a petition to sign and share

House of Representatives: End Pig Cruelty in New Zealand

Date: Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Awesome news from our friends at Go Vegan World 😎🌻

Landmark Ruling for Animal Rights ASA Rules in favour of Go Vegan World ad In a landmark decision the Advertising Standards Authority (“ASA”) has ruled in favour of the Go Vegan World campaign, finding that our ad that lets people know that dairy is inherently inhumane is not misleading. This indepe...

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