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  • 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 selected Fresh Choice and New …»»
  • 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 …»»


    MOON UNDER WATER This dog-friendly pub in Beckenham, Christchurch, features a bunch of vegan items on its menu – including pizza, ‘meatballs’, fried bread with almond ricotta, and blackened corn. Find out more here.»»
  • JOIN US!

    JOIN US!

    The Christchurch Vegan Society isn’t very sustainable without members and ongoing donations. Memberships, particularly monthly donors, very much keep us going. While we have kept our membership at an affordable rate we still only have less than 100 paying members. You can help by encouraging your friends and family to join too. Sign up now by …»»


    The world can go meat-free by 2035, the creator of the world’s first ‘bleeding’ vegan burger has claimed. “Our mission is to completely replace animals in the food system,” Impossible Burger creator Pat Brown says. Read the full story on Newshub.»»




    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 …»»


    Our last potluck was a great success with lots of delicious treats and guest speaker Dr Anthony Raizis telling us about how to legitimise veganism and treeganism in the fight against climate change. Email us if you’d …»»


    The fifth Vegan Camp was held at Hanmer Springs over Easter weekend. A wide range of activities, some planned and others spontaneous, were enjoyed by all. We had a vegan quiz night, trips to the …»»


    Our first fundraiser of 2019 for the Christchurch Vegan Society was delicious! Diners enjoyed a customised menu at Mexico Christchurch on Saturday night. Our next fundraising dinner will be at Welcome Cafe on May 12. Find …»»
  • 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 …»»

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  • Vegan business, Ananda, is seeking an enthusiastic person to help run their stalls at the Christchurch farmer’s Market on Saturdays. If you’re outgoing, social, enjoy chatting with people and ideally a vegan, then drop a line to Mara and Fernando.

  • A female vegetarian and her cat seek accommodation (house share, sleepout or self contained unit) with like-minded animal lovers. Ideally a safe area with an enclosed garden for the cat. Please email us if you have something suitable or would like more info.

  • Team Vegan offers a social park run around the often peaceful oasis of Hagley Park every Monday for anyone vegan. Meet at 6pm on the corners of Deans and Moorhouse Avenue. Allow 1 hour. Check our What’s On for upcoming dates.

  • An informal get-together on a Saturday night sharing great food and laughs. Bring a plate of vegan food for all to share and $4 towards venue hire. It has to be the best meal in town! Check the What’s On section for dates.

  • The Whole food plant-based and Raw Potluck group follows a raw vegan or whole food plant-based lifestyle in Christchurch. The social group offers a great opportunity to share recipe ideas, provides support for when feel like detoxing and feeling part of a community. The whole foods plant-based diet includes load of veggies, fruits, starches, no oil, no sugar, no refined flours. Check our What’s On page for upcoming dates.

  • The Vegetarian Youth Group supports teens aged 10-13 and offers fun and social activities. The group is for young vegetarians, vegans, and those interested in finding out how to become one. For more information please email us.

  • A social group for single people to go out, eat, drink and be merry! The group meets each second Friday of the month. Email Piyush for more info or check our calendar for upcoming dates.

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Christchurch Vegan Society
301 Tuam Street
Christchurch 8011


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