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Plant-based Price Parity

Monday, 8 August 2022, 6:36 am | The Vegan Society Aotearoa New Zealand

A Dutch survey found that vegan meat and dairy alternatives were now the same price as traditional meat and dairy products. This was predicted a few years ago and New Zealand is also seeing price parity with vegan and dairy cheese. It is likely that ... More >>

The Solutions To Climate Change Lie With Our Farming

Thursday, 28 July 2022, 6:33 am | The Vegan Society Aotearoa New Zealand

The Vegan Society Aotearoa New Zealand is handing in a petition to call upon the government to support farmers to transition towards a plant-based economy. It’s happening on Earth Overshoot Day, which is 28th July this year. The petition is calling ... More >>

Vegan Cheese Awards

Wednesday, 20 July 2022, 6:59 am | The Vegan Society Aotearoa New Zealand

The Vegan Society’s second NZ Vegan Cheese Awards take place on Friday, 22nd July, when the best in Kiwi cheeses will be judged and assessed by the illustrious judges. They are Food and Beverage Industry judge Aaron Pucci, President of NZ Chef Association ... More >>

NZ Ranks 4th Globally For Veganism

Saturday, 4 June 2022, 6:11 am | The Vegan Society Aotearoa New Zealand

New Zealand is 4th in the world for veganism this year, climbing up from 5th a few years ago. Google Trends indicates that searches for veganism worldwide are slowing down, there was a spike in the popularity of vegan searches in the first quarter ... More >>

Inaugural Vegan Chocolate Winners

Monday, 2 May 2022, 5:22 am | The Vegan Society Aotearoa New Zealand

The Vegan Society Aotearoa held the first ever Vegan Chocolate Awards on 29th April at The Butcher's Son in Auckland. With over 100 different chocolate entries the illustrious judges had a tasty, yet difficult task ahead of them. Chocolate makers from all over ... More >>

“It's Now Or Never” Says The IPCC

Thursday, 7 April 2022, 9:42 am | The Vegan Society Aotearoa New Zealand

The latest IPCC Report suggests that if the world is to limit global warming to 1.5°C, humanity must act now, with all countries playing their part. “It’s now or never, if we want to limit global warming to 1.5°C (2.7°F),” said IPCC Working ... More >>

How Vutterly Boring, A Little Island In Raglan

Monday, 28 February 2022, 6:09 am | The Vegan Society Aotearoa New Zealand

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. The Awards cover four categories of products, ice cream, milk, yoghurt and butter, all fully plant-based, ... More >>

The Best Vegan Pies Are In!

Monday, 6 December 2021, 7:40 am | The Vegan Society Aotearoa New Zealand

A recent newcomer to the competition, Wild Grain Bakery of Silverdale, Auckland, won the Supreme Winner Award with their delightful “Triple Berry Spiced Apple” pie, for the second year running. They also came runner up across 4 other categories, ... More >>

Earth Overshoot Day – We Cannot Continue To Borrow From The Future

Thursday, 29 July 2021, 5:51 am | The Vegan Society Aotearoa New Zealand

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 situation has slightly improved. The first Earth Overshoot Day was 30th December 1970 and they ... More >>

Why Do We Need To Export Dairy?

Tuesday, 6 April 2021, 5:45 am | The Vegan Society Aotearoa New Zealand

It is well documented that the bulk of our emissions come from the agricultural sector, with our ruminant herds making up the majority of the methane. With Fonterra producing a whopping 20% of the total climate emissions, surely it is time we rethink ... More >>

Winners Announced In The 2021 New Zealand Dairy Free Awards

Tuesday, 9 February 2021, 7:31 am | The Vegan Society Aotearoa New Zealand

This is the second of the annual Dairy Free Awards, which highlight and showcase the best of New Zealand's available plant-based dairy alternatives. The awards cover six categories of products: ice cream, cheese, milk, yoghurt, chocolate and butter. ... More >>

It's Official - We Have Too Many Cows

Wednesday, 3 February 2021, 7:27 am | The Vegan Society Aotearoa New Zealand

The draft report from the Climate Change Commission states that we are not on target to meeting our global agreements for reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. It suggests actions that need to take place to put us back on track, with reducing stock numbers ... More >>

Plant Based Predictions For 2021

Monday, 4 January 2021, 12:05 pm | The Vegan Society Aotearoa New Zealand

With over 440,000 people worldwide signing up to Veganuary, it's clear that the plant-based movement is continuing to skyrocket. Kiwis are as keen as ever to be taking the vegan challenge, finding many of their traditional favourites existing ... More >>

Plant Based Predictions For 2021

Monday, 28 December 2020, 8:35 am | The Vegan Society Aotearoa New Zealand

Veganuary ushers in an auspicious start to the New Year, setting up to be the biggest ever yet. With 250,000 people worldwide signing up in advance, that's already over half the number of last year's unprecedented 400,000! Kiwis are as keen as ever to ... More >>

Call For Plant Based Farming

Monday, 9 November 2020, 8:26 am | The Vegan Society Aotearoa New Zealand

Today sees the launch of a petition calling on the new government to offer advice and support to farmers wanting to diversify towards plant-based agriculture. Currently many farmers may feel trapped in their current circumstances and cannot see a way ... More >>

Today's The Day For Pies

Monday, 2 November 2020, 7:49 am | The Vegan Society Aotearoa New Zealand

Whether you are joining us for the judging, or coming along to the awards ceremony, where you will have a chance to taste test some of the 70 pies entering our annual competition, you won't want to miss out on finding out who is this year's Supreme ... More >>

World Vegan Day New Zealand Style

Sunday, 1 November 2020, 8:02 am | The Vegan Society Aotearoa New Zealand

The first World Vegan Day was in 1994 to celebrate 60 years of the UK Vegan Society and to highlight what was then very much a minority position. Times have certainly changed as New Zealand ranks 5th for veganism in Google searches worldwide and we ... More >>

Third Annual Pie Awards Hotly Contested

Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 6:10 am | The Vegan Society Aotearoa New Zealand

This is the third year of the Vegan Society's Pie Awards and the competition gets more fierce every year. Pies are very much a Kiwi tradition and 5 years ago a vegan would have had a hard time finding a vegan pie anywhere. There are now literally ... More >>

 
 
 
 
 

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