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Canterbury’s dedicated hub for vegans and vegetarians

News in brief

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 fortnightly newsletters about local news and events

National news

  • Ready meals launch into shops

    Ready meals launch into shops

    Berkano Foods is New Zealand’s premier vegan ready meal service and is now launching its products into supermarkets around New Zealand. The Christchuch-based company is starting with 30 stores as a trial run and then expanding to 200 stores by the end of this year. You can find Berkano’s ready meals at …»»




    Thank you to everyone who attended our first AGM as the Christchurch Vegan Society and/or the potluck afterwards at Knox Church on Saturday, August 10. Keep an eye out in upcoming newsletters and on our Facebook page for details of our next potluck.»»

Local news

  • PIHINGA – Quiz night launch

    PIHINGA – Quiz night launch

    What better way to launch our Youth Group than with snacks, new friends and a quiz night at the Youth Workers Collective building. The quiz for ages 9-13 will be from 6pm to 7.30pm and the quiz for ages 14-18 is on 7.30pm to 9pm. We cannot wait to see you there! Find out more on our Facebook event page or email»»

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It’s Māori Language Week. Did you know the Māori named for any of our common veges?

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