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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
  • providing local community events to support the vegan community
  • publishing free weekly newsletters about local news and events

National news

  • Whangerei Vegan Expo a success

    Whangerei Vegan Expo a success

    Sunday marked the third and final Vegan Expo of 2018. We were delighted to be there showcasing our work and tempting locals with our infamous cupcakes and ginger crunch. CVS president Yolanda Soryl, said the Expo was a huge success and there was tremendous interest in our work. “We had the …»»

Events/Reviews

  • Huge turnout to film screening – a success!

    Huge turnout to film screening – a success!

    Sunday might have been wet and cold, but it still didn’t deter over 80 people attending our special screening of The Big Fat Lie. Event organiser Lisa Phelan said the room was packed and CVS member, Asher Soryl, did a stellar job introducing filmmaker Grant Dixon. “Grant explained his two-year journey …»»

Local news

  • Vegan options at the Court Theatre

    Vegan options at the Court Theatre

    There’s been some exciting changes at the Court Theatre. You can now get vegan cheese on pizza’s served at Base Wood Fire Pizza and soy milk hot chocolates from the Court’s coffee bar (a committee member said it’s one of the best hot chocolates she’s had in her life!) Theatre and pizza anyone? Keep your eyes out for an upcoming night on our events page....»»

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