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.
The Vegan Society of Aotearoa NZ is a registered charity.
Take the 21 day vegan challenge to find tips and resources to help you be 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.
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.
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.
Latest Vegan Society News
Why do we need to export dairy? 6th April 2021 It is well documented that the bulk of our...
Date: 03 February 2021 Author: The Vegan Society Aotearoa The draft report from the Climate Change...
Date: 07 Jan 2021Author: The Vegan Society Aotearoa Media Release from The Vegan Society Aotearoa...
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.