Vegan Pasifika resources

Talofa, Malo e Lelei, Kia Orana, Fakalofa Atu, Bula and a warm Pasifika Greeting to you all!

Meet Suli!

Suli is a proud Kiwi-Pasifika woman who is committed to her passions in veganism; vegan leadership; animal rights advocacy and wildlife conservation. Writing and volunteering for these causes has been a lifelong commitment. Suli assists the Board of The New Zealand Vegan Society to promote, educate and share the beauty and benefits of Veganism through her writing and speaking projects.

Suli manages our Pasifika outreach by promoting and advocating the benefits of veganism to the Pasifika community. Suli leads our vegan Pasifika cookalongs and 21 day Pasifika vegan challenge, while contributing her recipes and advice to our members. You’ll find all of Suli’s fantastic resources throughout this page. Here you can:

  • Check out delicious veganised Pasifika Recipes

  • Read about Vegan Pasifikas living their best lives

  • Find out about the simple and achievable Pasifika Vegan 21 Day Challenge

  • Join in on our monthly Cookalongs – simple dishes for busy people

Suli says ‘Get curious. Try vegan. You might like it… because life’s too short not to be your healthiest!’

Join in our regular Vegan Pasifika Cookalong.

Livestreaming from our Facebook page. Stock up, tune in, watch and cook along as the fabulous and talented Augustine Kopa demonstrates how to create delicious magic!

Augustine, a mother of 3, is passionate about creating quick and easy meals that don’t compromise on taste for her family. She offers over 12 years’ experience in the hospitality industry where she learnt fantastic cooking tips and ideas from the best Maître’D and head chef in the Rarotongan hospitality trade.
Augustine is a keen organic gardener who likes to source local produce wherever she can. In the future, her dream is to own and operate a seasonal vegan food and coffee cart, travelling up and down NZ.
Best of all, she will be focusing on affordable meals that you can prep in 30 minutes or less – winning!
She cannot wait to meet you all.


Our Pasifika recipes are delicious vegan dishes from everyday Pasifika Kiwis: