Better 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?

Better for the environment

Better for your health

A plant-based diet is naturally high in fibre, vitamins and minerals and low in saturated fat and cholesterol.

Welcome! Becoming vegan is easy and we’re here to help you.         

More and more people are becoming vegan and for all kinds of reasons. The great news is, all of them are positive! Eliminating animal products from our lives is good news for the environment, for our health and for the animals. Plants can provide all the nutrition we need. There are new food groups to discover and new taste sensations to explore. Find some inspiration here. Here’s what some others have said about becoming vegan.

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

The Vegan Society of Aotearoa NZ is a registered charity.

Try vegan

Take the 21 day vegan challenge to find tips and resources to help you be vegan.

Why vegan

Why be vegan? For the animals, the environment, and your health.

Recipes & resources

Recipes, and resources for vegans in New Zealand!


The Vegan Society magazine, New Zealand Vegan and Plant Based Living is sent out with your Vegan Society membership.

Vegan-friendly products and businesses

Find vegan certified products, vegan-friendly businesses, plus member discounts and specials.


Check out the Vegan Society’s range of Tees and Hoodies and order online.

What’s new?

Petition to Support Farmers to Diversify for a Sustainable Future

Imagine a future where the rivers run clean, the land is full of native bush, there is an abundance of permaculture horticultural endeavours and Aotearoa’s greenhouse gas emissions are the lowest per capita. All our power comes from renewable resources, our public transport options have increased and all public vehicles run on electric power.

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Dairy Free Awards 2021

Our second annual Dairy Free Awards were held over February, with votes from members coming in for all your favourite dairy free goodies. We have six categories of products: Butter, Cheese, Chocolate, Ice Cream, Milk and Yoghurt. Check out the winners and see if your favourite is listed.

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Latest Vegan Society News

The Green Protein Report

The long awaited Green Protein Report is now out! Written by co-authors Jasmijn De Boo, ex CEO of SAFE and Dr Andrew Knight, a vet and Professor of Animal Welfare and Ethics, this report details exactly what is wrong with New Zealand’s current agricultural system and how it needs to change. With 315 references and over 90 pages, this dossier explores a more fruitful New Zealand.

Read more   Download your Green Protein Revolution Report 2020 (2)

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