Huge turnout to film screening – a success!

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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 making the film and afterwards we had a Q&A session with two vegan doctors …

Kind Christmas food tasting invite

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SAFE is hosting a festive vegan tasting at XCCH on 28 November to showcase a variety of yummy plant-based alternatives to prove just how delicious a Kind Christmas can be. They will also be sharing some recipes and handy tips how you can encourage others to join you in keeping animals off the menu and also how to serve a beautiful plant-rich festive spread for …

Over 500 march for animal rights

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Over 500 passionate people marched and chanted loudly through the streets of Auckland last weekend to demonstrate the appalling lack of equality, fair treatment and compassion extended to animals in New Zealand. “The atmosphere was electric as we marched down Queen Street chanting slogans like Humane slaughter is a lie, animals do not want to die!,” says CVS’s administrator Amy O’Brien, who attended the …

Our Go Green stall a huge success!

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Amy and our awesome volunteer team did a stellar job making a huge range of delicious baking, including cupcakes and gingerbread men, which went down an absolute treat at the Go Green Expo last weekend. “They were so good we sold out!” says Amy. “We also made vegan bacon and sausage Sammies which impressed even the hardiest of meat-eaters.”

We gave out hundreds of free …

Town Tonic dinner a success!

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Thank you to everyone that attended our recent Vegan Banquet at Town Tonic. A huge thank you to the Town Tonic team for the AMAZING food and service they provided. Your support means so much to us, all the money raised will go back into running our important community groups and future events.…

First fundraiser a sellout!

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Last Sunday we celebrated our first CVS fundraising event which was a spectacular buffet lunch at the Welcome Chinese Vegetarian Cafe. It was so popular we had to offer two separate lunch sessions and we were thrilled to see so many friendly faces there supporting us. This is the first of many fundraisers that we plan to have to ensure we establish a financially …

‘What the health’ film showing in Christchurch

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In the newly released movie ‘What the health’ Filmmaker Kip Andersen (Cowspiracy) uncovers the secret to preventing and even reversing chronic diseases, and he investigates why the nation’s leading health organizations doesn’t want people to know about it. ‘What the health’ is similar to Cowspiracy in that it charts his journey in finding out the truth about the impact of animal agriculture but this time …

Leading cardiologist and nutritional epidemiologist talk

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We were delighted to host a talk by Professor Gary Fraser on his work at Loma Linda University in California. Professor Fraser is a cardiologist and nutritional epidemiologist and has directed the Adventist Health Studies at Loma Linda University since 1987.

This world renowned study compared the health experiences of 96,000 U.S. Seventh-day Adventists, some of whom were vegetarian and vegan and some not. This …

2017 Vegan Expo a huge success!

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How many people are interested in veganism in Christchurch? Heaps judging by the overwhelming turn out at Christchurch’s first Vegan Expo on October 8th.The Christchurch Vegetarian Centre has been running the festival since 2007 under the name ‘Vegetarian Expo’. The event has been vegan since 2012 but has only this year been titled ‘vegan’ with a complete rebranding and refresh under this new …