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  • VEGAN MAKEOVER

    VEGAN MAKEOVER

    Friends Henry Firth and Ian Theasby’s new book, BOSH! How to Live Vegan, explores the curly questions as more people look to make sustainable and ethical lifestyle choices. Read the full story on NZ Herald»»
  • MYSTERY GOODIE BAGS

    MYSTERY GOODIE BAGS

    Snaffle up one of our last vegan goodie bags – worth $50 but on sale for just $20. PLEASE NOTE: These must be collected directly from the Vegan Night Mākete between 5-8pm (February 29). There will be no exceptions and if it is not collected, no refund shall be given. Order your goodie bag online now»»
  • VEGANISM A ‘WIN-WIN’

    VEGANISM A ‘WIN-WIN’

    VEGANISM A ‘WIN-WIN’ If every adult in New Zealand adopted a vegan diet and minimised food waste, the emissions saved would equal about 60 per cent of emissions from cars and vans. Read the full story on Stuff»»
  • Vegan Ball – 52 days to go!

    Vegan Ball – 52 days to go!

    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 …»»
  • WE’VE GOT NEW SWAG

    WE’VE GOT NEW SWAG

    We’ve got lots of great new merch for sale on our website, including key rings, pencils and notepads, plus Christmas cards featuring artwork by award-winning Kiwi artist (and vegan) Ruth Killoran. Each card includes a delicious plant-based festive cashew nut roast recipe. Buy a pack and save! SHOP NOW.»»

Events/Reviews

  • 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, …»»
  • CVS STALL SUCCESS

    CVS STALL SUCCESS

    We were at the awesome Vegan Expo in Whangarei on Sunday, where our goodie bags were another sell-out hit. (PS Our own Vegan Expo will be returning to Christchurch in November next year. Watch this …»»
  • HIGH TEA FUNDRAISER

    HIGH TEA FUNDRAISER

    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 …»»

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  • 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!

  • We’ll have cute new key rings, pens and notepads available for purchase on our website soon. You can grab these items sooner at the first Vegan Night Mākete this Saturday! Proceeds go towards helping us put on events like the Mākete and the Vegan Expo (returning next year!), give out free advice on our website, hold groups like Pihinga youth group and Veggie Puffs, and more.

  • Sarah is baking vegan cupcakes for her study trip to China. Pay $25 for a box of six beautifully decorated cupcakes. Pick up from St Albans or pay $5 for delivery on October 13. Flavours available: vanilla with vanilla flavoured whipped buttercream, chocolate with marshmallow flavoured and tinted frosting, lemon with whipped coconut flavoured snowy buttercream, red velvet with cream cheese flavoured and red tinted buttercream. Order online.

  • 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.

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Christchurch Vegan Society
301 Tuam Street
Christchurch 8011

EMAIL: promotions@veganchristchurch.org.nz



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