Kristian Fanene Schmidt [Krit]

Talofa lava and kia ora koutou. My name is Kristian Fanene Schmidt (he/him), I’m Samoan and I’m a writer, host and consultant. I’m currently based in the US on Ohlone territory but I was born and raised in Porirua. I don’t identify as a vegan...

Chris Tan

Bodybuilder, Mental Health Advocate & Foodie I made my decision to go vegan in 2017 soon after I was diagnosed with cyclothymic disorder. I started regular therapy sessions alongside pharmacological treatment, which progressively improved my ability to manage my...

Where to Find Vegan Burgers Across NZ

Don’t know where to start when it comes to finding a place around New Zealand that offers vegan burgers? Well here at The Vegan Society, we got you covered! Below is a list of all the stores (we know of) that offer vegan burgers on their menu (and for those...

Nadia Lloyd

Hello, I’m Nadia Lloyd and I’m a proud Kiwi living in Melbourne, Australia since 2008. I committed to being a vegan for the animals in 2015 and not long after followed my passion for cooking and started my own vegan business –  Plants and Knives. The main...

Barbara Glowinski

Kia Ora! I am Barbara Glowinski and one of my best friend’s is Vegan. I respect her Vegan viewpoint and life choices. Cooking and baking is my passion and I enjoy creating vegan meals and baked goods for my good friend who loves and appreciates it very much! As she...

Linda Siai Seve

Fakalofa lahi atu  Ko e higoa haaku ko LINDA SEVE. Hau au he maaga ko Avatele.  I am a single mum of 3 sons. Born in Sydney Australia and raised in Auckland New Zealand from the age of 4. I currently live on the Gold Coast in Australia. My 3 sons and I moved here in...

Tonya Marriott

Kia Orana! My name is Tonya Marriott and I live in Christchurch. I am a Vegan mother of 3 and we hail from the Cooks in Aitutaki, Tonga and New Zealand. I love cooking delicious Vegan meals for my family as they grow and thrive. Mauri...

Roland Meder

Bonjour! My name is ROLAND MEDER. For nearly 30 years, I lived in New Caledonia where I taught English, had my own Yoga studio and accompanied musicians, singers and dancers on the piano. I love Vegan food and philosophy and strive to continuously evolve in this way....

Tee Touvai Poloniati

I’m Touvai Fiefia He Matavai Moui Poloniati, a 30 year old chef from South Auckland. I’ve been cooking all my life, starting with learning traditional Tongan food at home, and going on to study culinary from age 15 and onwards. I’ve been travelling the...

Simesi Vea Sikei

Tena Koutou, my name is SEMISI SIKEI, I am 29 years of age and living in Wellington. I’m of Maori & Tongan Decent. My mother is Maori from a small place called Otorohanga from the Ngati Maniapoto Tribe. My father is Tongan and also from a small place called...

Ana Ma’ilei Savio

“We are responsible as chefs to offer food for whatever purpose enriches our Families and Community’s Health and Well-being now and in the future.” ANA SEINI MA’ILEI SAVIO Chef consultant/ allergen friendly/ Vegan chef Founder/owner of Gia’s Grab & Go 15 YEARS,...

Cam Tova

Kia ora, I’m Cam. I’m part of the team that helped to create the 21 Day NZ Vegan Challenge and am currently a mentor as part of the team. This challenge was created for those wanting to try the vegan lifestyle for 21 days with support from experienced...

Rosie Pukeiti

Kia orana! Ko ROSIE PUKEITI toku ingoa.   I am a New Zealand born Cook Islander working in the early childhood sector as a Head Teacher for infants.  I became vegan in April, 2017 initially for health reasons.  However, as I researched more on the vegan movement, I...

Josh Howell

Ultra Marathon athlete Knowing there are billions of animals still out there being exploited and killed unnecessarily for nothing other than taste motivates me massively to remain vegan and talk about it all that I can. The best thing about being vegan is thriving and...

Manny Sats

I have only been vegan for a year and a half… before that I thought veganism was just a diet. Now I am starting to realise it’s a way of thinking about the environment, showing compassion to others and also now discovering that there are different groups of vegans...

Immi Paterson

I like to think of myself as an “old school” vegan, because I made the change in 2004. This was back when the only vegan cheese you could get was in a squishy log, and your other food choices were between tofu or this weird vegan luncheon meat. Since then, things have...
Xmas and Summer Season

Xmas and Summer Season

Perhaps you are going for the classic Kiwi BBQ? Again not to fear, our comprehensive guide to BBQing will open you up to new possibilities and help you feel at ease and confident with your veggies and meat alternatives. Whether this is first or the fiftieth time you...

Yolanda Soryl

Educator I am committed to a better world for animals and children – professionally, my life’s work has been to support children’s literacy by empowering them and their teachers with the tools needed for reading success. Personally, my commitment to...

Veronica Brady

NZ Actress For me veganism quite simply makes sense, on all levels. You can’t pick a hole in the case for veganism! I think the best way to advocate it is to be a living breathing example of a healthy, happy, compassionate vegan, which is what I try to do. And...

Vanessa McGowan

Her Make Believe Band Becoming vegan is the most positive thing you can do when faced with the cruelty of factory farming, the health problems associated with eating meat and dairy and the environmental destruction caused by mass farming. Being vegan you become a...

Uala Toamaka

Teacher – Grey Lynn School My eldest son was born in 2013 and has severe allergies to dairy and nuts (anaphylactic). Every winter since he was born we have spent numerous days and nights in hospital wards dealing with breathlessness. In 2016, with two sons,...

Tom Bailey

Musician, formerly Thompson Twins Becoming a vegan brings so many benefits because not only do you stop supporting needless cruelty towards farmed animals, but also help their wild cousins by not accelerating the depletion of their environments caused by catastrophic...

Thomasin Mc Kenzie

Actress Young NZ actress Thomasin McKenzie is the daughter of actress Miranda Harcourt and director Stuart McKenzie. Thomasin recently starred as Tom in internationally celebrated US indie film “Leave No Trace” — and as Pixie in “Shortland Street”. Thomasin...

The Mark of Man

The best thing about being vegan is knowing that your body is not a graveyard for those who have truly suffered and been killed to satisfy our tastes… Not to mention all the amazing vegan treats! Website:...

Steve-O

Entertainer I started out my journey towards veganism in fear. While I was doing cocaine and nitrous for days on end, voices in my ears told me that I will have to answer for my cruel actions at some point later on. Then, when I heard a Krishna Consciousness guy in a...