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Latest Vegan Society Aotearoa Press Releases​

Vegan Society Aotearoa Media mentions

Methane Vaccine – The Vegan View 16 May 2024 The Vegan Society We were approached by Mediaworks radio to comment on the …

Animal Genes in Soy is Unacceptable 9th May 2024 The Vegan Society Pig genes have been inserted into soy beans and are …

What’s in a Trademark? 29 March 2024 The Vegan Society As more companies start to become more aware of the ingredients in …

Experts Say We Can Eat Our Way Out of the Climate Crisis 26 October 2023 The Vegan Society For the past five …

October is Egg Free month! 2 October 2023 The Vegan Society During October we focus on putting the chicken before the egg …

Enjoyed reading this? We think you’ll enjoy these articles: July is Vegan Cheese Month 1st July 2023 The Vegan Society There has …

Second Time Winner at Vegan Sausage Awards 27 June 2023 The Vegan Society The fifth annual Vegan Sausage Awards, took place on …

The Eat Right Symposium 21 June 2023 The Vegan Society A huge thank you to all our amazing and diverse speakers, who …

Is Dunedin Serious About the Climate Emergency? 30 May 2023 The Vegan Society A growing coalition of organisations including the Vegan Society …

The New Zealand Vegan Sausage Awards Celebrating the craft and skill of Vegan sausage makers throughout Aotearoa. 2023 Registration Who doesn’t love …

2023 NZ Vegan Chocolate Awards 25th April 2023 The Vegan Society The Vegan Society Aotearoa is delighted to announce the second annual …

Call to Ban Commercial Fishing in NZ Waters 27 March 2023 The Vegan Society Today is World End of Fishing Day, and …

Mayor Challenged to Make Dunedin NZ’s First Plant-Based City 13 March 2023 The Vegan Society https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=novNf-QYh5c Listen to our interview on RNZ, …

No Eggs, No Problem 23 January 2023 The Vegan Society The national egg shortage is set to continue for a few months …

COP Officials Eating Our Resources 21 November 2022 The Vegan Society Although it is widely agreed that red meat is a leading …

It’s Official – Animal Exploitation is Unethical 4 October 2022 The Vegan Society Scoop Independent News Ponsonby News More than 400 academics …

Connecting the dots: animal exploitation and climate change 19 September 2022 The Vegan Society Scoop Independent News There is a growing body …

Call to End Speciesism 26 August 2022 The Vegan Society The Vegan Society Aotearoa is joining forces with a worldwide movement to …

Plant-based Price Parity 8 August 2022 The Vegan Society Scoop Independent News Let’s Go Vegan Viable Earth A Dutch survey found that …

We Must Protect All Life for Our Collective Future 28 June 2021 The Vegan Society A recent paper published in Neuroepidemiology calls …

Global Veganism now a Survival Imperative – IPCC expert 28 June 2021 Hamish Cardwell Radio New Zealand and One News Governments are …

To mark International Earth Day (22nd April), the Vegan Society has challenged the Climate Change Minister James Shaw, to eat vegan for 21 days.

It’s Earth Overshoot Day 29 July 2021 The Vegan Society The Solutions to Climate Change Lie with our Farming Scoop Independent News …

To mark International Earth Day (22nd April), the Vegan Society has challenged the Climate Change Minister James Shaw, to eat vegan for 21 days.

Almost all New Zealand rivers running through urban and farming areas (95-99%) carry pollution above water quality guidelines, while most of the nation’s wetlands (90%) have been drained, and many freshwater fish species (76%) are threatened or at risk.

The Vegan Society of New Zealand has issued the Minister for Women, Jan Tinetti, a challenge to go Dairy Free for 7 days to mark International Women’s Day. Celebrated world over, this day highlights the struggles of everyday women within the patriarchal society.

The Vegan Society have challenged Auckland’s Mayor, Phil Goff, to go vegan for the planet as part of their VIP March Challenge. Although there is a national climate change mitigation plan in place, few agencies are willing to actually put these plans into action.

There is no Vaccine for the Climate Crisis. 22 February 2022 The Vegan Society Scoop Independent News The recent weather events are …

Spotlight on a Sunset Industry. 1 February 2022 The Vegan Society Scoop Independent News FebNoDairy – Spotlight on a Sunset Industry. As global …

The Spin Off Ranks Vegan Sausages 27 Dec 2021 The Vegan Society First published March 19, 2021 The Spin Off We are …

FMCG BUSINESS
Bring Out Your Best Vegan Bangers
07/06/24

SCOOP
Animal Genes in Soy is Unacceptable
07/05/24

SCOOP
Kiwis vote for their dairy free favourites!
13/02/24

FMCG BUSINESS
Vegan Korma Pie voted Supreme Winner.

RNZ
Vegan Pie Awards: Piccolo Morso’s vegan korma pie takes the title.
25/10/23

SCOOP
Korma pie voted Supreme Winner.
25/10/23

STUFF
New Conservative Candidate calls vegans unhealthy, ‘sissy’ and mocks about sex.
12/10/23

VOXY
No Good End for a Bobby
25/08/23

HOSPITALITY BUSINESS
Harmonious wine & vegan cheese pairing a new first.
13/08/23

THE PRESS
Move over meat – vegan business is on the map.

WAIKATO TIMES
Move over meat – vegan business is on the map.

THE POST
The Vegan Dollar

WAIKATO TIMES
Move Over Meat – vegan business on the map.
08/07/23

THE POST
Move Over Meat – vegan business on the map.
08/07/23

NEWSBEEZER
Plan*t wins second title in the Vegan Sausage Awards, with star judge, Tom Sainsbury.
27/06/23

SUPERMARKET NEWS
Winners at the 2023 Vegan Sausage Awards.
27/06/23

FMCG BUSINESS
NZ Vegan Sausage Awards winner revealed.
27/06/23

RNZ
Listen on RNZ to commentary on the 2023 Vegan Sausage Awards.
27/06/23

FOODTICKER
Call out for Vegan Cheese Makers.
30/06/23

FOODTICKER
Plan*t makes it two in a row at the 2023 Vegan Sausage Awards.
01/07/23

SUPERMARKET NEWS
The 2023 Vegan Sausage Awards.
19/06/23

STUFF
The 2023 Vegan Sausage Awards.
27/06/23

SCOOP
Is Dunedin serious about the climate emergency?
30/05/23

VOXY
Deli meats to take part in Vegan Sausage Awards.
19/06/23

SCOOP
The hunt for the best vegan sausage in Aotearoa is underway!
19/06/23

RNZ
Dunedin Mayor challenged to go vegan.
16/03/23

BHN NEWS SHOW
Dunedin challenged to go vegan!
Segment starts at 6:07 minutes.

RNZ
No Eggs, No Problem!

VOXY
COP Officials Eating our Resources.

SCOOP
COP Officials Eating our Resources.

TVNZ BREAKFAST SHOW
The NZ Vegan Pie Awards on World Vegan Day

SCOOP
Connecting the Dots – animal exploitation and climate change.
19/09/22

RNZ
Dutch city to ban meat from advertising.
08/09/22

THE FEED
Research shows meat and vegan price parity
08/08/22

SCOOP
Plant-based price parity.
08/08/22

STUFF
Could going vegan slash your grocery bill by 40%
03/08/22

CARBON NEWS
Petition to support transition to plant-based agriculture.
29/07/22

STUFF
Cost of living: Eating vegan without blowing the budget.
29/06/22

FARMERS WEEKLY
Lettuce from the high country, anyone?
27/06/22

HEALTHIER LIVES NEWSLETTER
23/06/22

95FM
Veganism and Climate Change
10/06/22

THE PLATFORM NZ
Claire Insley on Global Veganism

NEWSTALK ZB
Claire Insley: Humanity needs to change the way that we do things.
08/06/22

ODT
Global Veganisation ‘now a survival imperative’
08/06/22

RNZ
Governments urged to transition to plant-based diets.
08/06/22

NEWSHUB
Google searches point to Kiwis’ hunger for vegan knowledge.
05/06/22

STUFF
The secret to making vegan chocolate is only using two ingredients.
15/05/22

RNZ
Vegan cheeses go under the knife in Auckland competition.
19/07/21