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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 >>

Media hype on vegan health continues

Monday, 9 September 2019, 8:23 am | Vegan Society

The BBC recently published an article stating that vegans had a higher likelihood of stroke. Nothing more than sensationalist headlining, but it was leapt upon by media outlets worldwide, loudly proclaiming “oh your vegan diet, not so great after ... More >>

Vegan World Alliance

Friday, 30 August 2019, 9:03 am | Vegan Society

In a world first we are delighted to announce that the vegan societies of four different countries have come together to form a Vegan World Alliance. New Zealand has joined with the Netherlands, Canada and Australia to create a shared vegan vision. Together ... More >>

The future of dairy is plants

Monday, 19 August 2019, 9:01 am | Vegan Society

As Fonterra is projecting multi million dollar losses for the second year in a row, it is clear the writing is on the wall for dairy as more and more Kiwis turn to plant milks. 22nd August is International Plant Milk Day and there is now a different plant ... More >>

Animal Advocates MARCH to call out animal exploitation

Friday, 16 August 2019, 1:08 pm | Vegan Society

What : ‘The Official Animal Rights March Auckland NZ’ March in Auckland CBD When : Saturday 17 August 2019, 11:30am onwards Where : Mahuhukiterangi Reserve (beside Spark Arena) 13-19 Mahuhu Crescent, via Queen Street to Myers Park 379 Queen Street ... More >>

Big losses for dairy giant as plant milk popularity increase

Friday, 16 August 2019, 11:13 am | Vegan Society

As Fonterra is projecting multi million dollar losses for the second year in a row, it is clear the writing is on the wall for dairy as more and more Kiwis turn to plant milks. 22nd August is International Plant Milk Day and there is now a different plant ... More >>

UN Calls for Plant Based Farming

Sunday, 11 August 2019, 11:56 am | Vegan Society

The latest IPCC report clearly outlines the absolute dire necessity for the world to come together to reassess it's land and water use. The focus is very much upon food production systems and how we simply cannot continue to farm animals for food ... More >>

Ministry of Health Promotes Vegan Path to Sustainable Future

Thursday, 1 August 2019, 9:13 am | Vegan Society

A report just released by the Ministry of Health encourages plant-based eating as a key strategy for reducing our national health sector’s carbon footprint. Sustainability and the Health Sector is all about how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions within ... More >>