One of the most useful online resources are the many vegan recipe websites, blogs, and documentaries. Here are some favourites

New Zealand links

Veganism related

Invercargill Vegan Society - Founded by Jordan Wyatt, find Invercargill related events as well as recipes and vegan info.

DOVES (The Dunedin/Ōtepoti Vegan Society) - Ran by a group of people in Dunedin, find Dunedin events, news, and vegan info.

Food related

Clean Food - Auckland based vegan cooking classes, as well as recipes online.

Green Dinner Table - Christchurch based vegan meal ingredients and instructions delivery.

SAFE vegan recipes - Cruelty free recipes from SAFE New Zealand

The Saucy Vegan NZ - NZ recipe blogger via facebook

A Guide to Vegan - Vegan product listings found in NZ, as well as recipes and meal ideas. Coming soon as a website

Health related

Two Zesty Bananas - founded by New Zealand doctors and whole plant-based food enthusiasts Dr Luke Wilson and Dr Mathew Hobbs. Recipes and nutritional advice.

High Carb Health - Nutritional advice, recipes, 30 day challenge, and more by Auckland based brothers Shamiz Kachwalla and Shukul Kachwalla.

Animal rights related

SAFE (Save Animals from Exploitation) - NZ based animal rights organisation with bases in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, and volunteers NZ wide.

DAA (Direct Animal Action) - Auckland based animal rights group.


Fuel my veganism - Blog and recipes by Laura, who chose to go vegan at just age 6.

Immi the vegan - facebook blog and vlog traveling New Zealand.

Recipe links

Fat free vegan - A member-contributed vegan recipes website, all of which are low in fat.

Minimalist baker - simple, delicious recipes that require 10 ingredients or less, one bowl, or 30 minutes or less to prepare.

Mouthwatering vegan recipes - Delicious, nutritious, cholesterol-free vegan food for Compassionate Eating

Oh she glows - an award-winning recipe blog featuring over 500 healthy recipes.

One green planet - all vegan recipes including recipes for specialty diets like raw, gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, paleo, wheat free, clean, healthy, low-calorie, low-fat, low-carb, oil-free, sugar-free & more.

The post punk kitchen - website of recipes by the author of many vegan recipe books such as Veganomicon and Vegan cupcakes take over the world.

The vegan 8 - eight ingredient or less vegan recipes.

The vegan stoner - quick, easy, cheap vegan recipes.

Veggieful - vegan recipes and more including vegan 101 and for baby.

Other links

Simple happy kitchen - possibly the cutest little informative vegan website there is!

Thrive Cuisine - dedicated to spreading scientific information about the healthfulness and disease preventing power of vegetables, fruits, mushrooms and overall plant-based eating.

The UK Vegan Society - the longest running vegan society has some great resources and information.

Cruelty free lifestyle - resources and info for all things cruelty free.

Documentary - animals

Peaceable Kingdom : The Journey Home - Explores the awakening conscience of several people who grew up in traditional farming culture and who have now come to question the basic assumptions of their way of life.

The emotional world of farm animals - A delightful documentary for viewers all ages about the thinking and feeling side of animals that are all too often just viewed as food.

Earthlings - A documentary film about humankind's total dependence on animals for economic purposes. presented in five chapters (pets, food, clothing, entertainment and scientific research). Warning, contains graphic images.

Specisism - Takes viewers on a sometimes funny, sometimes frightening adventure, crawling through the bushes that hide these factories, flying in airplanes above their toxic “manure lagoons,” and coming face-to-face with their owners. You'll never look at animals in the same away again.

Documentary - environment

Cowspiracy : The Sustainability Secret - a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, and is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry.

Meat The Truth - demonstrates that livestock farming generates more greenhouse gas emissions worldwide than all cars, lorries, trains, boats and planes added together, which is so often ignored by other climate change documentaries.

Documentary - health

Forks over knives - Forks Over Knives examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.

A Diet For All Reasons - Dr. Michael Klaper, M.D. explores and explains the relationship between diet and health. From the benefits of plant-based foods to the deleterious effects of meat and dairy-laden diets and their relation to disease, his down-to-earth approach makes the subject very accessible and interesting.

H.O.P.E What You Eat Matters - is an award-winning documentary that looks at the effects of the typical Western diet on our health, the environment and animals, it features experts including Jane Goodall, T. Colin Campbell and Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn and has been endorsed by Sir Paul McCartney. The film shows how we can improve our health, the health of the planet, and reduce industrialised cruelty to animals by embracing a plant-based diet. It has a clear message: By changing our eating habits, we can change the world.