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.

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

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. Find some inspiration here. Here’s what some others have said about becoming vegan.

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.

The Vegan Society of Aotearoa NZ is a registered charity.

Take the easy challenge

Take the Vegan Challenge

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


Why go vegan?

Why Go Vegan?

Discover why going vegan
is a win ~ for the animals,
for the environment,
for your own health.

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Recipes and Resources

All things vegan! Recipes
and resources, tips and
links for vegans in New Zealand!


Vegan friendly business

Vegan-friendly Businesses

Vegan certified products,
vegan eateries and
vegan-friendly businesses
around New Zealand.


Vegan Clothing

Vegan Merch and Clothing

Check out the Vegan
Society’s range of t shirts,
stickers and badges.
Order yours online.


Vegan magazine

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Order the vegan magazine
or join now and receive it
with your membership.


NZ Vegan food awards

NZ Vegan Awards

Check out the best vegan
pies, cheeses, sausages
and dairy free foods!


Monique Gladding

NZ Vegans - our people

Meet Monique Gladding
Olympic Athlete and founder
of @one vegan body care products


Latest Vegan Society news


Ministers to Reduce Emissions by up to 75%

by | Apr 23, 2022 | News,Uncategorized | 0 Comments

[Earth Day 22nd April] The Vegan Society Aotearoa is calling on government ministers to go vegan for our Earth on Earth Day. Not just for one day, but to start their...

James Shaw Challenge to try Vegan

Petition Climate Change Minister for Earth Day

by | Apr 8, 2022 | News,Uncategorized | 0 Comments

[8th April 2022] To mark International Earth Day (22nd April), the Vegan Society has challenged the Climate Change Minister James Shaw, to eat vegan for 21 days. There...

James Shaw

Climate Change Minister challenged to help the Climate

by | Mar 22, 2022 | News,Uncategorized | 0 Comments

[22nd March 2022] To mark International Water Day, the Vegan Society has challenged the Climate Change Minister James Shaw, to eat vegan for 21 days.Almost all New...

Jan Tinetti

Vegan Society Challenges Minister for Women

by | Mar 8, 2022 | News,Uncategorized | 0 Comments

[8th March 2022] 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...

Phil Goff

Mayor Challenged To Go Vegan To Combat Climate Change

by | Mar 1, 2022 | News | 0 Comments

[1st March 2022] 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...


How Vutterly Boring, a Little Island in Raglan

by | Feb 28, 2022 | News,Uncategorized | 0 Comments

[28th February 2022]This is the third of the annual Dairy Free Awards, which highlight and showcase the best of New Zealand's available plant-based dairy alternatives....

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There is no Vaccine for the Climate Crisis

by | Feb 22, 2022 | News,Uncategorized | 0 Comments

 [22nd February 2022] The recent weather events are a reminder that the climate crisis has not gone away. We need leadership on this issue and it is not forthcoming!As...

Spotlight on a sunset industry

Spotlight on a Sunset Industry

by | Feb 1, 2022 | News,Uncategorized | 0 Comments

1st February 22 FebNoDairy – Spotlight on a Sunset Industry. As global economists predict the collapse of the dairy industry within 10 years, New Zealand should be...

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Move Over Dairy ~ plants are here to stay

by | Dec 31, 2021 | News | 0 Comments

30th December 2021. Move Over Dairy, Plants are Here to Stay - 2022 Forecast There will be a continued boom in plant-based products, especially in new markets such as...

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Eating More Plants Trends High For 2022

by | Dec 31, 2021 | News,Uncategorized | 0 Comments

30th December 21. The arrival of fabulous new plant-based products from big name brands such as Bird's Eye, Pam's and Let's Eat, shows that the market for vegan foods...

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Pasifika Vegan Cookalong

Join the Pasifika Cookalong

by | May 8, 2022 | Whats New | 0 Comments

Join in our regular Vegan Pasifika Cookalong. Streaming live online, our next demo is on Sunday May 15th at 2pm ~ join us for lunch! We're cooking up Garden Pasta The...

Meat Free May

Join us for Meat Free May!

by | May 1, 2022 | Whats New | 0 Comments

It's never too late to make a difference!  Join us for Meat Free May by trying vegan this month!Jump onto May's challenge anytime up to 10th May and experience an...

Vegan Chocolate Awards 2022

by | Apr 30, 2022 | Whats New | 0 Comments

Welcome to NZ’s first Vegan Chocolate Awards ~ 2022 The Vegan Society of Aotearoa New Zealand is proud to present our very first Vegan Chocolate Awards!  With so many...

April is Chocolate Month

April is Chocolate Month!

by | Mar 31, 2022 | Whats New | 0 Comments

Who doesn't love chocolate? Here at the Vegan Society Aotearoa we have dedicated the month of April to chocolate. Easter approaches most years in April and our thoughts...

World Nutrition Month

March is Nutrition Month

by | Feb 23, 2022 | Whats New | 0 Comments

March is Nutrition Month To gain the full benefits of a vegan diet, it is best to eat whole foods. What are they? These are non-processed foods that are in their...

Feb No Dairy milking earth dry


by | Jan 31, 2022 | Whats New | 0 Comments

Plant-based dairy alternatives are the future and Aotearoa needs to keep up with the times and not remain in the last century, whose aims and values no longer serve us....

Dairy Free Awards 2022

Dairy Free Awards 2022

by | Jan 20, 2022 | Whats New | 0 Comments

The best Dairy Free?   The people voted! Our Dairy Free Awards have always been a People's Choice Awards, with our members and social media supporters voting from a...

Take the Dairy Free Challenge

7 Day Dairy Free Challenge!

by | Dec 25, 2021 | Whats New | 0 Comments

MILKED “A powerful wake-up call that the world is getting milked.” MILKED is a feature documentary that exposes the whitewash of New Zealand’s multi-billion-dollar...


Veganuary ’22

by | Dec 15, 2021 | Whats New | 0 Comments

There has never been a better year to try vegan! (whether you are brand new to veganism or just want to ramp up your meals) Our 21 day Easy and Pasifika Vegan...

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