Vegan events


The Official Animal Rights March 2018

UNITE FOR THE ANIMALS! Now it’s Auckland’s turn to bring more support, and help end - with the aim to abolish - unnecessary animal torture, suffering and slaughter. Come and march with us towards a vegan future! Join us and make this inaugural march BIG. Invite your friends, tell everyone you know, this is the day that we unite, where we rise up, and say "No more!", as we march together for a more compassionate world for Animals! All details, including the route, will be published closer to the date. Save the date, spread the word - and let’s make history for the animals.

Date: Saturday, 25 August 2018 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Contact: Avalua Tavui


Phone: 021 764 151

Raw vegan group

The Auckland Raw Food Workshop If you wish to attend the Raw Food Workshops please sign up on our meet up page

Youth group

Active for Animals is a youth group for vegetarians and vegans, and those who would like to be vegetarian or vegan, aged 8 – 13. The cost is $7 and vegan food is provided. Parents are welcome too. RSVP and parental permission are required. Held on the 4th Tuesday of the month

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Waiheke island events

See the Vegans of Waiheke facebook group

Location: Waiheke

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Bay of Plenty

Support on vegan food and events coming soon

Cert in plant based nutrtion. CATE. Loretta is based in Kawerau and is offering her support on Vegan food and eductation and plans to have food gatherings in the future. Watch this space!

Contact: Loretta


Phone: 021 236 1859


Christchurch Vegan Expo

Christchurch will celebrate World Vegetarian and World Animal Days at Christchurch Vegan Expo on Sunday, October 28, 2018. The expo has been fully vegan since 2012. The expo will also move to the Horncastle Arena of New Zealand, where there's more space and lots of on-site parking. Christchurch is New Zealand’s vegetarian capital with more on offer for vegetarians and vegans than anywhere else in the country. Over 10,000 vegetarians live here and the Vegan Expo is our Big Day Out where all are welcome to come and share a day with us. Enjoy great vegan food, watch top veggie chefs display their cooking secrets, learn about vegetarian living and enjoy celebrating cruelty-free, pro-planet lives with Christchurch’s vegetarian and vegan community. Whether you are vegetarian or not, you will love the variety of foods and entertainment on offer. Tickets $5 on the door. All welcome.

Location: Horncastle Arena, Christchurch

Date: Sunday, 28 October 2018

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Contact: Christchurch Vegetarian Centre


Phone: 03 940 9483

Hawkes Bay

Monthly vegan potluck

Second Sunday of the month (usually)

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Contact: Donna



Motueka meetup group

The Motueka Vegan/Vegetarian social group This group is for meeting up for picnics; quiz nights, family friendly events etc. You can now find them on Facebook.


Contact Georgina to find out about future events and get togethers.

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Contact: Gorgina


Phone: 021 083 74745


Taupo Events

To find out about events in Taupo please contact Samantha

Contact: Samantha


Taupo raw food group

This group is for anyone who is interested in adding more Raw Live Food to their daily life, and want to connect with like minded people. Share knowledge, recipes, ideas. Life Journey Stories. Lets get together and share a raw food potluck meal once a month, for evening or picnics in the summer. For more information, please visit our meetup page.

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Monthly cooking classes, Food Garden

Vegetarian/Vegan food is tasty and nutritious and often cheaper to make than meat-based meals. Our cooking classes are aimed at growing your collection of non-meat recipes, and increasing your confidence to make them. Even the vegetarian dishes tend to favour vegan dishes, and with most there is the option to add cheese/eggs or not. Classes begin at 6.30pm at the café, and during the first part we show you how to make the featured recipes. At around 7.45pm we sit down to dinner, to share the dishes we have made. Participants are welcome to bring along wine to share, or juice, coffee and tea are available to purchase. Classes are limited to 12 maximum. The cost is $35.00 per person, payable beforehand to confirm your place, or on the night by special arrangement. See the website for more information and to register

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Meetup group

Please contact Fee for more information or join the group through the meet up group online. People will have to be members of the Vegan Living Tauranga meetup group to get the address and details here

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Contact: Fee



Waikato Events

Join the Waikato Vegans Group on facebook for details about events, potlucks and lots of information about things vegan in the Waikato. Waikato Vegans facebook group You can also find out about meet-ups on Hamilton Vegans Meetup


Plant-Based Nutrition for Sport

Plant-Powered Sport - Is it actually possible? How do you get the protein? Do you have enough energy? Fitness Locker Cuisine presents a 2hr workshop that covers the fundamentals of a plant-based approach for endurance athletes, answering the common questions, providing guidelines on how to implement into your daily routine, and even a taste sample! (this includes an additional 30min of additional discussion and Q&A) Your presenter Ben Eitelberg has over 20 years triathlon & multisport competitive experience. As a Triathlon NZ Level 3 accredited coach, he has been operating his endruance sports coaching business, Fitness Locker, for over 8 years. Whilst an emphasis has always been placed on real food nutrition, the journey to a completely wholefood plant-based approach has been an extremely favourable one worth sharing.

Location: The Botanist, 219 Onepu Road, Lyall Bay

Date: Sunday, 27 May 2018 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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Cooking: Real Life Vegan Food

Veganism is the largest food trend in the Western world right now. Join our qualified chef and his partner and learn to make tasty vegan food! Yes, it’s vegan, but it also has to taste great! Make vegan burger patties, nut paté, vegan chocolate cake with raw date caramel filing and much more in this one-day workshop, as well as get to taste a range of contemporary vegan delicacies. Your tutors have been vegetarians/vegans for many years and can tell you about the challenges and benefits and why they have moved between vegetarianism and veganism. They can also tell you what mainstream products just happen to be vegan. They firmly believe that veganism is a great way to live, but that it ought to be a gourmet experience and not just about getting food that is animal products free. By the end of the workshop, you’ll be able to: - Debate the merits of veganism - Make several vegan dishes - Recognise the benefits of “activating” (soaking) nuts before use - Evaluate the myths and common understandings around protein - Recognise the different philosophical reasons people follow a vegan lifestyle - Observe some vegan dishes being made All ingredients provided but bring an apron, tea towels and a dish cloth and containers for any leftovers. Note: Courses need a minimum number to go ahead so if we don't have enough enrolments a few days before the start date, we have to cancel. We'll let you know by email so please check yours regularly. If you need to cancel your registration see the website for details.

Location: Wellington High School

Date: Saturday, 23 June 2018 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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Monthly vegan drinks

Last Friday in the month. Please get in touch for the location this month.

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Contact: Hannah


Phone: 0210391202


Whangarei vegans weekly "veg-ups"

Location: Whangarei

Contact: Cathy


Phone: 0276304628

Vegan North

Please keep in touch with the Vegan North Facbook page for events coming up.

Location: Whangarei

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