We're here to show you that being vegan is easy.

Helping you live a kinder, healthier and more sustainable life.

For our planet

Eating vegan reduces your carbon footprint greatly. A plant based diet requires far less water and far less land than a diet heavy in animal products.

For our health

A plant-based diet is naturally high in fiber, vitamins and minerals and low in saturated fat and cholesterol. The economic benefits of vegan diets worldwide could be as much as US$31 trillion.

For the animals

We don’t need animal products to survive and be healthy, strong and fit, so is it right to take what we don’t need when they suffer so greatly?

Ban Misleading Labelling for Vegetarian and Vegan Products.

The Vegan Society and the NZ Vegetarian Society are demanding additional legislation requiring factual and clear labelling on consumer products. 
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Why go vegan?

More and more people are becoming vegan and for all kinds of positive reasons. Eliminating animal products from our lives is good news for the environment, for our health and for the animals and we can get all the nutrition we need from plants. There are new food groups to discover and new taste sensations to explore. 

You can help us grow veganism in New Zealand by supporting our work. We offer businesses the opportunities to connect to a vegan customer base and vice versa through our business membership.

Ready to take action? We're stronger with your help.

The Vegan Society of Aotearoa New Zealand is a national charity that encourages and supports vegans and vegan options. We support vegan businesses via our Vegan Awards Program and our Business Membership Scheme which recognise, promote and reward vegan business. We celebrate, advocate and promote at an international, national and local level so that veganism appears positively in the media, with policy makers and in the minds of the public. We educate people in ways that support their choices via our 21 Day Challenge, public talks, public events and vast online resources.

We create and maintain a vegan community via our lifestyle magazine, New Zealand Vegan and Plant Based Living, our Vegan Living Talks, our lively social media pages and at community events.

Becoming a member of the Vegan Society of Aotearoa New Zealand helps us grow as a society and as a community; enabling us to provide support for vegans and to promote a vegan lifestyle within New Zealand. Alternatively you can donate to our charity or even volunteer some time!