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

National news

  • Call for Kiwis to go vegan

    Call for Kiwis to go vegan

    A new billboard on Wellington’s Cuba St is encouraging people to try a 22-day vegan challenge. The billboard, funded by contributions from animal rights activist groups across NZ, directs people to a website where they are encouraged to go vegan for 22 days and see how they find it. Read …»»


  • Clare Mann talk a sellout!

    Clare Mann talk a sellout!

    Australian vegan psychologist Clare Mann presented an interactive workshop in Christchurch last Friday to help empower people to be a better communicator and advocate for veganism. The talk, hosted by the CVS and Christchurch Animal Rights Action (CARA) was a sell out and was very well received by the attendees, …»»

Local news

  • Mexico restaurant vegan fiesta

    Mexico restaurant vegan fiesta

    Come join us for a fun fiesta night at Mexico Restaurant. Enjoy some of the best local Mexican cuisine at this special one-off CVS fundraising dinner. All dishes will be brought to the table for sharing except for the soft shell tacos, which you get to pick for yourself to enjoy. Price $39 per person. Limited to 50....»»

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