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Mike McRoberts To Judge Vegan Sausage Awards

Thursday, 16 June 2022, 2:04 pm | Vegan Society

The fourth annual NZ Vegan Sausage Awards take place tomorrow Friday, 17th June and have attracted the attention of vegan news anchor, Mike McRoberts, who is the celebrity judge this year. McRoberts will be required to eat his way through nearly ... More >>

Vegan Society Challenges Minister For Women

Tuesday, 8 March 2022, 9:45 am | Vegan Society

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 Day. Celebrated world over, this day highlights the struggles of everyday women within the patriarchal ... More >>

There Is No Vaccine For The Climate Crisis

Tuesday, 22 February 2022, 9:31 am | Vegan Society

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 individuals there are certain actions we can take to help mitigate our part in it. Research shows that ... More >>

FebNoDairy – Spotlight On A Sunset Industry

Tuesday, 1 February 2022, 10:52 am | Vegan Society

As global economists predict the collapse of the dairy industry within 10 years, New Zealand should be looking at the future of farming. As a country famed for it's innovation Aotearoa is currently falling behind as new technologies come into play. ... More >>

Vegan Pies Battle It Out

Thursday, 2 December 2021, 9:26 am | Vegan Society

It is the fourth year of the infamous Vegan Pie Awards. will be going ahead on 3rd December , thanks to The Butcher's Son and the Traffic Light System. The Covid restrictions have not stopped bakers making new and innovative plant-based pies. Our judges will ... More >>

Let's All Go Vegan

Friday, 5 November 2021, 9:19 am | Vegan Society

Kiwi actor Thomasin McKenzie, comedian Tom Sainsbury, All Black TJ Pereana, entertainer Miss Geena, musician Tom Bailey, fire fighter Maaka Mc Kinnie, soldier Apollo Taito, businesswoman Alice Shopland, racing driver Jono Lester, MP Chloe Swarbrick and the ... More >>

Cruel Eggs Are No Fun For Chickens

Friday, 8 October 2021, 9:05 am | Vegan Society

It's the first World Egg Free Day and the five nations of New Zealand, Australia, Belgium, Canada and The Netherlands have come together to put the chicken before the egg.   World Egg Day is traditionally celebrated on the 2nd Friday of ... More >>

Welcome To The Inaugural Vegan Cheese Awards

Friday, 16 July 2021, 10:58 am | Vegan Society

Our awards for excellence in vegan food production have been embraced by NZ food producers and we are delighted to present our first awards for cheese. We Kiwis love cheese and with the many vegan cheese options being created we too can enjoy a fancy ... More >>

Vegan Children Have Better Cardiometabolic Health

Thursday, 10 June 2021, 8:53 am | Vegan Society

A recent study looking at a small sample of children came out with findings that the media interpreted as “The Dangers of a Vegan Diet for Kids”, yet this sensationalist headline could not be further from the truth. The study looked at just 187 Polish ... More >>

Duncan Garner Will Be Vegan For A Year

Tuesday, 20 October 2020, 9:21 am | Vegan Society

The AM Show's Duncan Garner said in July that if Labour won the election, he would go vegan. The Vegan Society is delighted to see a Labour government and we feel confident that after a year of being vegan, reaping the health benefits such as having more ... More >>

A Vegan World Could Undo 16 Years Of Fossil Fuels

Wednesday, 16 September 2020, 7:49 am | Vegan Society

In a report just released by Nature Sustainability it is estimated that by switching from animal agriculture to plant-based agriculture worldwide, we could save up to 547GtCO2, equivalent to 163% of the CO2 emissions budget, which is consistent ... More >>

New Zealand Ranks 5th Globally For Veganism

Monday, 14 September 2020, 1:33 pm | Vegan Society

Veganism in New Zealand is now twice as popular as it was just five years ago! Google trends has shown clearly the rise in interest in veganism globally over the years. This article from Chef's Pencil shows how interest in veganism continues to grow ... More >>

White Lies

Sunday, 23 August 2020, 9:17 am | Vegan Society

As the dairy industry lies reeling from plummeting global prices, the scare stories come out in the mainstream media. “Soya milk is worse for the environment than dairy milk” was the ridiculous claim made earlier this week. The positive to take ... More >>

A Greener And Safer Future For New Zealand

Friday, 10 April 2020, 7:26 am | Vegan Society

There has been much speculation this year about a plant-based New Zealand and in the light of COVID 19, which jumped species in a meat market, the implications for all animal agriculture are clear. So can it be done? What are the problems? Why do ... More >>

March Is Nutrition Month

Monday, 2 March 2020, 8:08 am | Vegan Society

There are so many high profile vegans these days, it seems everyone from Arnold Swarzenegger, Harrison Ford and Bill Clinton are eschewing meat and dairy in favour of plant-based alternatives. Our most high profile vegan, Dame Patsy Reddy, Governor-General, ... More >>

Dairy Free Awards 2020

Monday, 2 March 2020, 8:03 am | Vegan Society

Celebrating excellence in plant-based alternatives, The Vegan Society Aotearoa New Zealand present the inaugural Dairy Free Awards. These awards are an opportunity to reward companies who show us the best they can offer in terms of taste, texture, ... More >>

Listen to Science Not a Convenient Lie

Wednesday, 5 February 2020, 9:40 am | Vegan Society

Dr Graeme Coles, an advocate for the dairy industry, claims that a plant-based diet is more wasteful and damaging for the environment than a meat and dairy eating one. “This is at odds with all the peer reviewed science,” according to Vegan Society ... More >>


Friday, 31 January 2020, 2:51 pm | Vegan Society

What is FebNoDairy? It is a growing movement to reduce and remove dairy from your diet. Cow’s milk is designed for calves and it therefore has poor health effects on humans who consume it beyond the weaning years. Those who are concerned about ... More >>

A New Future

Monday, 27 January 2020, 8:30 am | Vegan Society

In the light of the Australian bush fires and the devestation caused there, we need to ensure a similar situation doesn't happen here in New Zealand. While on the face of it, the appalling fires seem to be hard to understand, the links between them ... More >>

International Volunteer Day

Tuesday, 3 December 2019, 11:14 am | Vegan Society

Every year over a million Kiwis devote their time, a national average of 13 minutes per day, the highest of OECD countries, to a cause or community they care about. They contribute around $3.5 billion to the national GDP annually! Amazing stuff and ... More >>