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National Groups and Organisations

Facebook Groups

This group is for New Zealand vegans (and vegetarians who love us so much that they’ll probably turn vegan eventually anyway). ♥
PolitiVegaNZ is a group for vegans in New Zealand who want to exercise their muscle over governmental politics and make animal liberation a reality.
If you are in NZ looking for a veg*n (vegan/vegetarian) flatmate, or you’re looking for a veg*n flat, post here.
A group to discuss and rant about being a vegan and how it affects your studies at university or whatever tertiary institution you attend.
A group formed for the purposes of education and discussion aimed towards fostering the growth of unequivocal, nonviolent vegan advocacy in Australia and New Zealand
We bake, we fundraise, we rally, we get things done!
For anyone wishing to join the Christchurch Raw foods group, including our fortnightly potlucks.


Contact Groups

Team Vegan is a group of vegans who like to play. We like to run, hike, compete in triathlons, cycle, swim, whatever, so long as it involves exercise and pain!
Lively vegan discussion and communication, with a New Zealand flavour. News, views and information regarding the lifestyle.
Aims to provide New Zealand vegetarian and vegan families the resources and support to either go veggie or stay veggie.
Active for Animals Aotearoa is a group for anyone 19 and under who wants to help animals. The aims of this group are to promote a cruelty-free (veg) diet and lifestyle, and encourage young people like you to actively campaign.


Youth Groups

Active for Animals is an Auckland-based youth group for vegetarians, vegans and other young people who care about and want to help animals.
Come along to the Christchurch Vegetarian Youth Group! We have two groups: 10-13years and a 14-18years group.



To further the knowledge and interest in veganism, and in vegan methods of agriculture and food production. To provide a means of social contact and exchange of information for new and existing vegans.
The New Zealand Vegetarian Society will support you to follow a vegetarian diet and lifestyle.
SAFE’s aim is to make significant improvements in the lives of animals by raising awareness, challenging cruel practices, changing attitudes and fostering compassion so that they are no longer exploited or abused.
Animal Freedom Aotearoa (AFA) is a grassroots organisation committed to achieving animal liberation.
Open Rescue works to advocate on behalf of factory farmed animals in numerous ways including; rescues and investigations, documentary making, film screenings, media commentary, publishing articles, public speaking, and education stalls.
Our mission is to set smart, effective, localised and achievable goals that will promote our long term aim of a planet free from animal abuse. We aim to co-operate with all similar organisations with the same vision.
NZ Vegan is a grassroots vegan movement in New Zealand that is devoted to unequivocal, nonviolent vegan advocacy.
The Greyhound Protection League of New Zealand is dedicated to raising awareness about the tragic deaths of many hundreds of racing greyhounds in New Zealand every year.



The Vegan Triathlon is a friendly event which has been designed for all fitness levels, ages and interests. Our aim is for participants to enjoy and push themselves in a safe, fun and supportive environment.
Enjoy great vegetarian food, watch top veggie chefs display their cooking secrets, learn about vegetarian living and enjoy celebrating cruelty free pro planet living with Christchurch’s vegetarian community.
The aim of Vegan Weekend is to build vegan community and to provide an opportunity for vegans to come together to relax, indulge, grow and play.
If you’re 100% raw vegan, or any other % or just interested in learning about increasing the amount of living foods (raw fruits and vege’s) in your diet to experience more energy, health and love for life – come and meet up!



Every Saturday morning at 9am. Hear news and views about animal welfare, their rights and exploitation, plus music and what’s on to help animals.
Vegan, plant-based nutrition specialist, attachment parent of Alex (7) and Nadia (4), super ex-tech writer saving the world from consumerism and grammar errors!
Welcome to the Vegan NZ community. Please feel free to email me if you would like to become a member of the community, and be able to post recipes, questions, hints or how-tos.
I record Coexisting With Nonhuman Animals on behalf of the world renowned Invercargill Vegan Society, from Invercargill, New Zealand.
Vegan group based in Christchurch, New Zealand, promoting veganism to further ethical, health and ecological goals.
Continuing the abolitionist vegan message Down Under.
A blog about the best places to find vegan food and products in Auckland, New Zealand.
A blog for Auckland vegans to talk about all their new vegan finds, how awesome it is being a vegan in Auckland, and how vegans are pretty much more awesome than anyone else.
As lawyers with an academic inclination we pay particular attention to the law as it relates to animals and the environment but we find an exclusive focus on these issues to be unduly limiting.
Join us every Sunday at 5pm for an evening of inspiring talk, uplifting music and delicious vegan food. All for just $5 ($8 if arriving after 5.30pm).



New Zealands only fully Vegan store. Every product contained on this site is made without using any animal product or animal ingredient.
Cosset Cafe, Mt Albert Auckland. Creating fair-trade, organic, vegan & vegetarian food and serving Kokako coffee.
We aim to bring New Zealanders the very best in dairy-free and vegan products.
At last, through my Australian supplier, I can now provide dry VEGAN dog food and dry VEGAN cat food.
VegeMe was founded on the idea of providing greater ease of access for all New Zealander’s to products which are both animal friendly, healthier for mankind and kinder on the environment.



Helping you help animals (HUHA) is dedicated to teaching empathy to the community and providing shelter for those less fortunate animals that struggle to survive in today’s disposable culture.
Is a safe and sustainable space to rehabilitate and re-home abused, injured, and neglected non-human animals.
The Sanctuary is an animal refuge in Matakana, New Zealand. They provide a safe haven for abused and neglected animals, and care for injured or orphaned native birds. A charitable trust has been established for this purpose.

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