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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 >>

Meet the winners of New Zealand’s Vegan Pie Awards

Monday, 4 November 2019, 8:28 am | Vegan Society

Richoux Patisserie put on a very good show this time round, winning and co-winning several categories More >>

Vegan World Alliance gives PM Vegan Challenge

Friday, 1 November 2019, 9:12 am | Vegan Society

In an unprecedented world first, four vegan societies representing the Vegan World Alliance are challenging their leaders to try vegan for a month. It is time that more leaders commit to a low carbon lifestyle, encouraging their cabinet and members ... More >>

New Zealand’s Vegan Pie Awards

Thursday, 31 October 2019, 8:40 am | Vegan Society

We are delighted to announce the return of the Vegan Pie Awards for their second year. After the runaway success of last year's inaugural pie competition, we have another great selection of pie makers willing to put their vegan pies to the national ... More >>

Christchurch cementing place as NZ’s plant-based capital

Tuesday, 8 October 2019, 10:16 am | Vegan Society

About 10 stallholders have been chosen for the city’s first 100% plant-based mākete at the Phillipstown Community Hub on Saturday, October 12. Wellington already holds a regular popular vegan market, The Vegan Vault, and now it's Christchurch turn to ... More >>

New Zealand is top of the world for Bowel Cancer

Monday, 23 September 2019, 8:49 am | Vegan Society

New Zealand has the sad honour of having the highest rate of bowel (colorectal) cancer in the world. Thousands of people are affected annually and even more are affected indirectly - family members and loved ones dealing with the heartbreak and often ... More >>

Shoddy science stokes stroke panic

Wednesday, 11 September 2019, 3:06 pm | Vegan Society

A recent report stated that the EPIC dietary study of heart and stroke disease incidences found that vegans had a higher rate of stroke than meat eaters. Contrary to the media report, the main outcome from this study is entirely consistent with nearly all previous ... More >>