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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 monthly community 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: Bennetto Natural Foods

    Business profile: Bennetto Natural Foods

    BENNETTO NATURAL FOODS Christchurch Vegan Society Business Member Bennetto Natural Foods is committed to making delicious chocolate that benefits everyone. Their products are climate positive, organic, fair trade, gluten free and vegan. “Our hope is that our products have a positive, feel-good impact on people and the environment,” founder Lucy Bennetto …»»

Events/Reviews

  • Vegan Ball – tickets on sale now

    Vegan Ball – tickets on sale now

    Saturday, July 24 – Grater Goods, Orbell St The Vegan Ball is an exciting annual fundraising event that promises to be a night to remember with a continuous flow of delicious vegan canapes and treats, and live music from The Funky Hot Mamas. There will be a cash bar and raffle prizes on offer, …»»

Local news

  • Become a CVS member from as little as $5

    Become a CVS member from as little as $5

    BECOME A MEMBER We organise dozens of community events annually, including the Vegan Expo, Vegan Ball, and Vegan Night Mākete, and remain NZ’s most active vegan group. Please become a member and/or give a donation to help us continue our work. Memberships start from as little as $5! Click here to sign up now....»»

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Social feeds


A huge thank you to the many people who give their time to the Christchurch Vegan Society to help make Christchurch one of the best places to be vegan. It’s National Volunteer Week this week, but we appreciate all you do for us every week - we’re talking regular potlucks, talks, dinners, creating awareness of veganism and our signature events: the monthly Vegan Night Mākete, annual Vegan Expo Christchurch and The Vegan Ball and the biennial Vegan Camp (plus much more!) We couldn’t do it without you! If you’d like to get involved in NZ’s best vegan community, send us a PM or find out more on our website: veganchristchurch.org.nz/about/volunteering/ ... See MoreSee Less
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New to the Vegan Night Mākete this Saturday is Fire&Slice - led by founder Pal Singh, Fire & Slice is passionate about creating the perfect wood fired pizza. They’ll be using their new ‘Land Doughber’ - a mobile pizza oven/Land Rover hybrid - to keep you full of delicious vegan pizza this Saturday.The Vegan Night Mākete is open this month from 3.30pm to 7pm at the Phillipstown Community Hub. On rain or shine, family friendly, bring cash or get cash from the Christchurch Vegan Society stall ($2 fee applies). See you then! ... See MoreSee Less
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Bennetto Natural Foods Co. is committed to making delicious chocolate that benefits everyone. Their products are climate positive, organic, fair trade, gluten free and vegan."Our hope is that our products have a positive, feel-good impact on people and the environment," founder Lucy Bennetto says. ... See MoreSee Less
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