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Canterbury’s dedicated hub for vegans and vegetarians

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How we support our community

One of our core functions is to support everyone within our community following, or interested in adopting, a vegan lifestyle. We do that by:

  • supporting members, volunteers and those seeking advice or support
  • educating the community about the benefits of a plant-based diet
  • visiting schools and offering guest speaker opportunities
  • advocating a healthy and cruelty-free lifestyle via our community events
  • running our annual Vegan Expo which has become a huge success
  • a community based monthly Vegan Night Mākete showcasing the best local plant-based foods and goods
  • selling cool things to raise funds to support local activities
  • publishing free fortnightly newsletters about local news and events
  • A Business Network supporting businesses who provide vegan goods and services in Ōtautahi Christchurch and throughout Aotearoa 
  • offering a Vegan Angel service of meals and baked treats for those in need in our community

National news

  • Business profile: Go Media

    Business profile: Go Media

    GO MEDIA Christchurch Vegan Society Business Member Go Media Ltd offers billboard sites with high visibility and high traffic count, including in Christchurch. They were kind enough to gift us the use of several digital buildings in Christchurch to advertise last year’s Vegan Expo. Thanks Go Media! (PS this year’s Vegan Expo is …»»


  • Event: Vegan potluck and short film – Becoming Vegan

    Event: Vegan potluck and short film – Becoming Vegan

    Join us for a vegan potluck and film night at 6pm on Saturday, May 15 at Knox Church on Bealey Ave. We’ll be screening Becoming Vegan – a 25-minute documentary exploring what it’s like to go ‘cold tofurky’ overnight. Suitable for all ages.»»

Local news

  • Thank you volunteers!

    Thank you volunteers!

    Thank you so much to all the volunteers who helped at our fundraising sausage sizzle at Bunnings earlier this month. We sold more than 400 sausages and raised more than $1000 for the Christchurch Vegan Society! A special thanks to Danielle for baking delicious cookies for us to sell too. If you’d like to know about other volunteer opportunities, please click here to send us an email....»»

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We are a registered charity, run almost entirely by volunteers, so every donation we receive helps us make a difference. Memberships start from as little as $5 and donations are tax deductible. We also need more volunteers to help us run our awesome events, including the regular Vegan Night Mākete, the Vegan Expo Christchurch and more. Find out how to sign up as a member, donor and/or a volunteer on our website: ... See MoreSee Less
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