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  • Angel Food’s amazing fundraiser for Vegan Angels

    Angel Food’s amazing fundraiser for Vegan Angels

    Our awesome friends at Angel Food have raised more than $1500 for our new scheme, Vegan Angels – delivering vegan meals and baking to people in times of need. But we need to raise a total of $3700 to cover the cost of the programme for its first year and still have a long way to go to …»»
  • New products: Vegan choices abound

    New products: Vegan choices abound

    We’ve found a raft of new vegan products in Christchurch supermarkets lately, including Sunfed’s Boar-Free Bacon, ready meals from Craft Meat Co and SuperNature, and a tasty ‘mince and cheese’ pie from the Baker’s Son. Have you seen other new vegan products recently? Send us an email!»»
  • Business profile: Panna Soaps

    Business profile: Panna Soaps

    Christchurch Vegan Society Business Member Panna Soaps create gorgeous soaps that are not harmful to the environment and use only locally sourced ingredients to support the New Zealand market. They have a store in New Brighton, Christchurch, and are regulars at the Vegan Night Mākete and the Vegan Expo!* Click here to sign up to our Business Membership Scheme or email info@veganchristchurch.org.nz for …»»
  • From the ground up

    From the ground up

    This story shares the journey of Vegan Night Mākete regulars White Heart from a bunch of hazelnut tree seedlings to a full range of delicious vegan products sold in markets around Canterbury. Read the full story on Stuff»»
  • Business profile: Cocoa Traders

    Business profile: Cocoa Traders

    COCOA TRADERS Christchurch Vegan Society Business Member Vegan Expo and Night Mākete favourites Cocoa Traders offer premium Chocolate from Belgium and Vietnam. They specialise in gluten, sugar, dairy and soy free chocolate, and their products are fair trade and organic.* Click here to sign up to our Business Membership Scheme or email info@veganchristchurch.org.nz for more info. »»

Events/Reviews

  • Join us for Vegan High Tea

    Join us for Vegan High Tea

    You are cordially invited to our special fundraising Vegan High Tea on Sunday, August 2 from 1.30pm to 3pm. Tickets are available now – just $30 for adults and $15 for children. Enjoy vegan baking like lamingtons …»»
  • Event: Walk a Mile

    Event: Walk a Mile

    The Canterbury and New Zealand Business Association’s nationwide fundraising campaign ‘Walk a Mile’ is returning this year. The funds raised will contribute to the launch of their micro-enterprise programme to empower refugee women. People can …»»
  • Christchurch Vegan Society AGM

    Christchurch Vegan Society AGM

    SATURDAY, AUGUST 15 CVS ANNUAL MEETING The Christchurch Vegan Society’s annual general meeting (AGM) will be held at 4pm on Saturday, August 15 at Knox Church (28 Bealey Ave,) followed by a pot luck at 6pm. …»»
  • 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 …»»

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  • You are cordially invited to our special fundraising Vegan High Tea on Sunday, August 2 from 1.30pm to 3pm. Tickets are available now – just $30 for adults and $15 for children. Enjoy vegan baking like lamingtons and scones, club sandwiches and savories – and all for a good cause. All proceeds from this event will go to Vegan Angels.

  • Our awesome friends at Angel Food have raised more than $1500 for our new scheme, Vegan Angels – delivering vegan meals and baking to people in times of need. But we need to raise a total of $3700 to cover the cost of the programme for its first year and still have a long way to go to reach that goal. Please click here to donate now. Every dollar helps! 

  • The Christchurch Vegan Society stands in solidarity with those oppressed, intimidated, marginalised and persecuted because of their skin colour/race. Everyone deserves to be treated fairly and with dignity. Racism continues when silence is maintained. We send our support to the BLM movement. #solidarity #BLM #BlackLivesMatter #GeorgeFloyd 👊

  • NOW ONLY $3 A BAG! Angel Food have teamed up with The Cruelty Free Shop to fundraise for the Christchurch Vegan Society’s new initiative – Vegan Angels. Angel Food Grated Cheese is a total steal at only $3 a bag, and ALL proceeds go to Vegan Angels, providing meals and baking for those in need. Click here to purchase now or donate to Vegan Angels directly here.

  • SATURDAY, AUGUST 15 CVS ANNUAL MEETING The Christchurch Vegan Society’s annual general meeting (AGM) will be held at 4pm on Saturday, August 15 at Knox Church (28 Bealey Ave,) followed by a pot luck at 6pm. If Covid-19 restrictions on gatherings are in place on this date, the meeting will be held by Zoom (a link will be sent out closer to the time).

  • 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.

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Christchurch Vegan Society
301 Tuam Street
Christchurch 8011

EMAIL: promotions@veganchristchurch.org.nz



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