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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 fortnightly newsletters about local news and events

National news



    The Vegan Society of Aotearoa, New Zealand held its second “supreme” Vegan Pie Awards in Auckland lastn Friday, with three judges selflessly taste-testing 65 pies before giving the top award to Oviedo Cafe’s BBQ Jackfruit and Cheese Pie. Read the full story on NZ Herald»»




    Join us by the sea at the beautiful Mt Pleasant Memorial Community Centre on March 21, 2020 for the next Vegan Ball. It promises to be a night to remember with inspiring grassroots guest speakers, live music from Christchurch’s top cover band Puree and cute canapes served throughout the night. …»»

Local news



    We’ve got lots of great new merch for sale on our website, including key rings, pencils and notepads, plus Christmas cards featuring artwork by award-winning Kiwi artist (and vegan) Ruth Killoran. Each card includes a delicious plant-based festive cashew nut roast recipe. Buy a pack and save! SHOP NOW....»»

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15 hours ago

Christchurch Vegan Society

Upbeet Kai are returning to the Vegan Night Mākete next Saturday (Jan 25) with some new treats! ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

Christchurch Vegan Society

STALLHOLDER ANNOUNCEMENT: Catch Honest Mylk at the first Vegan Night Mākete of 2020 - happening 5pm-8pm on Saturday, January 25 at the Phillipstown Community Hub.Introducing the new kid on the block.
(A blend of matcha with your favourite soy & oat mylk)
Matcha is a special variety of green tea, stoneground into a fine powder. All the nutritional properties of the tea leaves are ingested, not letting any of the goodness go to waste.
Matcha naturally packed with loads of anti-oxidants. Just think: one teaspoon of matcha tea powder contains 137 times more antioxidants than regular green tea. A serving can help support mild steady energy, making it perfect for focusing on work, meditation or play. Vibrant green in color, Matcha tea has a pleasing aroma and a rich full-bodied taste.
The Buddhist monks popularised matcha tea around the 11th Century, and to this day the Japanese people enjoy the slow and graceful process of creating and brewing the perfect cup of tea.
Enjoy your daily Zen moment. Kampai!
** We will launching our first market at @veganmakete this coming 25th Jan (5-8PM).
Come say hello!
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Snaffle up yourself a special vegan goodie bag for only $20 (valued at $50). Buy here:

PLEASE NOTE: These must be collected directly from the Vegan Night Mākete between 5-8pm (every last Saturday of the month).
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