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  • Whangerei Vegan Expo a success

    Whangerei Vegan Expo a success

    Sunday marked the third and final Vegan Expo of 2018. We were delighted to be there showcasing our work and tempting locals with our infamous cupcakes and ginger crunch. CVS president Yolanda Soryl, said the Expo was a huge success and there was tremendous interest in our work. “We had the perfect spot and it was …»»
  • Vegan options at the Court Theatre

    Vegan options at the Court Theatre

    There’s been some exciting changes at the Court Theatre. You can now get vegan cheese on pizza’s served at Base Wood Fire Pizza and soy milk hot chocolates from the Court’s coffee bar (a committee member said it’s one of the best hot chocolates she’s had in her life!) Theatre and pizza anyone? Keep your …»»
  • Animal-free milk: The end of dairy farming?

    Animal-free milk: The end of dairy farming?

    Perfect Day have created animal-free dairy using the same protein (casein and whey) that’s found in cow’s milk – but made without a single cow. Instead, it uses fermentation in microflora to create its product. Read the full story at PlantBasedNews.»»
  • Fundraising raffle – $1500 prizes to win!

    Fundraising raffle – $1500 prizes to win!

    Snaffle up tickets for a chance to win one of our fabulous prizes worth over $1500. First prize is 2-nights with breakfast at the wonderful Eco Villa, valued at $560. Each dollar donated goes into the draw to win one of the 25 awesome prizes kindly donated! Tickets $1. Buy tickets now!»»
  • Kiwi firm launches meat-free mince

    Kiwi firm launches meat-free mince

    Dunedin firm the Craft Meat Company has developed a 100 per cent plant-based mince made from mushrooms, tomato, almonds, coconut oil and soy protein which will hit supermarkets shelves this week…read more»»

Events/Reviews

  • Huge turnout to film screening – a success!

    Huge turnout to film screening – a success!

    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, …»»
  • Kind Christmas food tasting invite

    Kind Christmas food tasting invite

    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 …»»
  • Over 500 march for animal rights

    Over 500 march for animal rights

    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 …»»
  • Our Go Green stall a huge success!

    Our Go Green stall a huge success!

    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. …»»
  • Town Tonic dinner a success!

    Town Tonic dinner a success!

    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 …»»

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Community notices

  • 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
PHONE: 03 940 9483
EMAIL: info@veganchristchurch.org.nz



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