New date for Welcome fundraising buffet

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Due to Covid-19, this event was originally planned to coincide with Fathers Day. It has now been rescheduled to celebrate World Animal Day (4 Oct) and also World Vegetarian Day (1 Oct).

Join us for a delicious all you can eat vegan feast at Welcome Chinese Vegetarian Cafe.

Sample menu

Soups – Corn and Tom Yum Tofu soups
Entrees – Wontons, Spring rolls, Samosa and …

Volunteer bakers needed for Go Green Expo

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We need helpers to stock our Go Green Expo stall on August 8-9 with delicious vegan food. We’ll be selling vegan baking and merch, and letting people know about the environmental benefits of veganism.

Can you help? Email Paul if you can provide baking (sweet or savoury) – we can reimburse you for the cost of the ingredients.

This year’s Go Green Expo is on …

Vegan Expo tickets on sale now!

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Come to Christchurch for a weekend getaway and fill up on fabulous vegan food and products when the Christchurch Vegan Expo returns this November!

After having a year off in 2019, we’ll be back on Sunday, November 8 with dozens of stalls offering wonderful vegan, eco-friendly and cruelty-free food and products, plus inspiring films, speakers, and cooking demonstrations at

Event: Walk a Mile

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The Canterbury and New Zealand Business Association’s nationwide fundraising campaign ‘Walk a Mile’ is returning this year.

The funds raised will contribute to the launch of their micro-enterprise programme to empower refugee women. People can get involved by donating goods or volunteering. More information about the campaign can be found here.…

Christchurch Vegan Society AGM

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The Christchurch Vegan Society’s annual general meeting (AGM) will be held at 4pm on Saturday, August 15 at Knox Church (28 Bealey Ave,) followed by a pot luck at 6pm.

If Covid-19 restrictions on gatherings are in place on this date, the meeting will be held by Zoom (a link will be sent out closer to the time).…


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Unfortunately the Vegan Ball on March 21 and this month’s Vegan Night Mākete had to be cancelled due to Covid-19. Details on whether April’s mākete will go ahead will be announced closer to the time (follow our Facebook page for the latest updates).

Now is the time to support local vegan businesses (online retailers like Christchurch’s The Nuovo Pantry are still operating, for instance) and …


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Vegans have missed out on Bunnings’ popular BBQs for far too long, but you can enjoy a classic Kiwi (plant-based) sausage sizzle when we take over the BBQ at Bunnings Warehouse Riccarton (Tower Junction) on Saturday, March 14! Grab a vegan sausage for only $2, with proceeds going to the Christchurch Vegan Society to help us put on events like the Vegan Night Mākete and …


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Wednesday 19 Feb, 7-8.30 pm Gold coin entry.

Join us for this introduction to veganism covering all the basics – including the why’s and how’s of being vegan – by CVS president Yolanda Soryl.

Please register to attend via the WEA (59 Gloucester St)


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Knox Church  |  Saturday, February 15

All are welcome to our first potluck event for 2020 on Saturday February 15 from 6pm at Knox Church, off Bealey Ave.

We’ll be screening But It’s Vegan – a 23-minute child-friendly documentary exploring what happens when one group decides to eat the unhealthiest vegan diet they can, while another group chooses to eat the healthiest diet they can.…