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.

Buddha Bowl Vegan

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

Get the Vegan Magazine

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!


Kiwi vegans - our people

NZ Vegans - our people

Meet Rebecca Faavaoga,
plant based PI mum.
Plus sports people,
celebrities, activitists, and everyday plant based Kiwis!


Latest Vegan Society news

Take the 7 Day Dairy Free Challenge!

by | Aug 25, 2021 | News | 0 Comments

Plant Milk Month 2021 22nd August was International Plant Milk Day and here at the Vegan Society we are celebrating the fabulous array of plant milks every day of...

Earth Overshoot Day – We Cannot Continue to Borrow from the Future

by | Jul 29, 2021 | News | 0 Comments

29th July 2021 It's Earth Overshoot Day again. Two years ago it was 26th July, last year, mostly due to Covid, Earth Overshoot Day was 22nd August, so globally the...

Support our farmers

Incentivise NZ farmers to diversify for a sustainable future

by | Jun 24, 2021 | News | 0 Comments

Incentivise NZ farmers to diversify for longevity Imagine a future where the rivers run clean, the land is full of native bush, there is an abundance of permaculture...

Green Protein Report

The Green Protein Report

by | Jun 23, 2021 | News | 0 Comments

A Greener and Safer Future for New Zealand 09 April 2021 The long awaited Green Protein Report is now out! Written by co-authors Jasmijn De Boo, ex CEO of SAFE and Dr...

Kids Laughing

Vegan Children Have Better Cardiometabolic Health

by | Jun 10, 2021 | News | 0 Comments

10th June 2021 Vegan Children Have Better Cardiometabolic Health A recent study looking at a small sample of children came out with findings that the media interpreted...

Why does meat still maketh the man?

by | Apr 29, 2021 | News | 0 Comments

WHY DOES MEAT STILL MAKETH THE MAN? More than half of New Zealanders still associate eating meat with ‘manliness’ 69% of New Zealand men surveyed would rather die...

Why do we need to export dairy?

by | Apr 6, 2021 | News | 0 Comments

Why do we need to export dairy? 6th April 2021 It is well documented that the bulk of our emissions come from the agricultural sector, with our ruminant herds making up...


It’s Official – We Have Too Many Cows

by | Feb 9, 2021 | News | 0 Comments

Date: 03 February 2021 Author: The Vegan Society Aotearoa The draft report from the Climate Change Commission states that we are not on target to meeting our global...

Plant based predictions

Plant Based Predictions for 2021

by | Jan 7, 2021 | News | 0 Comments

Date: 07 Jan 2021Author: The Vegan Society Aotearoa Media Release from The Vegan Society Aotearoa New Zealand With over 440,000 people worldwide signing up to...

We Need Climate Action

by | Dec 2, 2020 | News | 0 Comments

Date: 02 Dec 2020Author: The Vegan Society Aotearoa The world is rapidly running out of time to act on climate change and yet still our leaders dally. New Zealand is...

Get Ready for the 21 Day Pasifika Vegan Challenge!

Starts September 3rd  (sign up now and get prepared!)
Kia ora, Talofa, Malo e Lelei, Bula Vinaka, Kia Orana, Fakalofa Atu and welcome to a Vegan Challenge designed with Pasifika in mind. We’ve veganised many Island favourites so you can enjoy the flavours of home. There are some great recipes so have a look or pre-register now.

$10 voucher for Genoese pesto to the first 50 who sign up for the challenge AND the challenge Facebook page!

Sign Up and Try Vegan >>

Pasifika Vegan Cookalong
Join in our first Vegan Pasifika Cookalong

LIVE, ONLINE: Saturday September 4th @ 12.30
Duration: 15 minutes

The NZ Vegan Society’s  first VEGAN PASIFIKA COOK-ALONG  will be livestreaming from Gia’s Grab & Go Facebook page, in chef Ana Ma’ilei Savio’s kitchen. Stock up, tune in, watch and cook along as Ana and Rebecca demonstrates how to create delicious magic😋


Welcome to the Vegan Pie Down Under Competition!

Come up with your most DownUnder vegan pie concoction and be in to win a year’s worth of pies!  Follow us on Facebook or Instagram and look out for our DownUnder Pie ‘easy as’ details!

Competition closes 24th September.

NZ Vegan Pie Awards 2021

We’re in search of NZ’s best vegan pies ~ and their makers! Register before October 1st and be in to win $300 of prizes.  Judging on November 1st.

Vegan Art Month

September is Art Month in our vegan calendar so make sure you are connected to our social media accounts where you can find out more about the amazing range of NZ artists. We’ll be posting images from talented vegans throughout the month, so check out some of the best Kiwi vegan art on Facebook and Instagram. Have a look at our Events below for an upcoming exhibition in Christchurch. Our Spring mag also features a vegan artist; non-members can buy a copy from Countdown to find out more.