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  • Vegan Angels: Extending support within our community

    Vegan Angels: Extending support within our community

    Everyone has times when they could do with a bit of aroha. Vegan Angels is a Christchurch Vegan Society initiative which offers free delivered meals and/or baking for vegans and vegetarians in Christchurch during times of need (this may include during periods of illness, after birth, grief or trauma). To ensure our meals are of …»»
  • TIME TO END RODEO

    TIME TO END RODEO

    Now’s the time to embrace online activism! Click here to find out more about Safe’s campaign to end rodeo cruelty and how you can help.»»
  • BECOME A BUSINESS MEMBER

    BECOME A BUSINESS MEMBER

    JOIN OUR SCHEME NOW! Our Business Membership Programme is open to all vegan or vegan-friendly businesses who are committed to encouraging or promoting veganism and a plant-based diet. Vegan-friendly businesses can be part of the awesome vegan revolution by joining Christchurch’s most pro-active vegan outreach organisation. In doing so, we will be able to support and …»»
  • END THE FORCED SWIM TEST

    END THE FORCED SWIM TEST

    The Forced Swim Test is a cruel, outdated test where mice or rats are dropped into beakers and made to swim with no possibility of escape. Click here to find out more about how you can help NZAVS stop this horrible practice.»»
  • CareSaver donating to CVS

    CareSaver donating to CVS

    CareSaver will donate $100 to the Christchurch Vegan Society for each person who joins its KiwiSaver scheme with a balance higher than $5000 this year – just enter the campaign code ‘CVS’. Find out more about CareSaver and whether it’s right for you here. Pathfinder Asset Management is the issuer of the CareSaver KiwiSaver Plan. …»»

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  • CVS EVENTS ON HOLD

    CVS EVENTS ON HOLD

    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 …»»
  • VEGAN BBQ TAKEOVER – MARCH 14

    VEGAN BBQ TAKEOVER – MARCH 14

    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 …»»
  • VEGANISM 101

    VEGANISM 101

    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 …»»
  • VEGAN POTLUCK AND MOVIE: BUT IT’S VEGAN

    VEGAN POTLUCK AND MOVIE: BUT IT’S VEGAN

    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 …»»
  • VEGAN BALL RETURNS

    VEGAN BALL RETURNS

    Join us by the sea at the beautiful Mt Pleasant Memorial Community Centre on March 21, 2020 for the next Vegan Ball. It promises to be a night to remember with inspiring grassroots guest speakers, …»»

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  • Everyone has times when they could do with a bit of aroha. Vegan Angels is a Christchurch Vegan Society initiative which offers free delivered meals and/or baking for vegans and vegetarians in Christchurch during times of need (this may include during periods of illness, after birth, grief or trauma). To ensure our meals are of high quality we are partnering with Green Dinner Table, who will be curating and delivering the meal boxes on our behalf. Our aim is to let people know they are not alone while also providing them with nourishing and delicious food. This is a FREE …

  • 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 be kind to each other. Check-in on others by phone or online, especially the elderly and vulnerable. Find out more about coronavirus, what you should do, and how to keep safe on the official NZ ‘Unite Against Covid-19’ website.

  • 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 Vegan Expo Christchurch. (Sorry no gluten free options available this time)

  • CareSaver will donate $100 to the Christchurch Vegan Society for each person who joins its KiwiSaver scheme with a balance higher than $5000 this year – just enter the campaign code ‘CVS’. Find out more about CareSaver and whether it’s right for you here. Pathfinder Asset Management is the issuer of the CareSaver KiwiSaver Plan. Visit www.caresaver.co.nz for a Product Disclosure Statement.

  • Have you got your ticket to the Vegan Ball in Christchurch yet? Join us on March 21 in Mt Pleasant for dancing, speakers, raffle prizes and canapés. Proceeds go to the Christchurch Vegan Society to help our vegan community and put on more events like the monthly Vegan Mākete and the annual Christchurch Vegan Expo. Tickets are available on our website now.

  • Christchurch’s best new place to be has opened – Riverside Market – and features lots of vegan options, including plant-based cheeses at Vegan Deli Diva, tempeh delights at Indo Tempeh House, and dumplings at Kathmandu Momo House. Read the full story on Stuff

  • Thank you to those who joined us for our special vegan high tea on Sunday, September 29. Thank you also to Canterbury dairy farm-hand Jessica Strathdee, who spoke to us about her journey to becoming a vegan activist. Stay tuned for future high tea events!

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Christchurch Vegan Society
301 Tuam Street
Christchurch 8011

EMAIL: promotions@veganchristchurch.org.nz



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