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    Comedian, actor and producer Kevin Hart is the latest celebrity to say he’s adopting a vegan diet (at least for a while). Last month former American Idol judge Simon Cowell said he had adopted a vegan diet as he approaches his 60th birthday. The TV star said he’d been dealing with recurring health issues that ditching meat and dairy quickly …»»


    Karma Free is a new café in the heart of New Brighton that offers plenty of delicious vegan and vegetarian food at affordable prices. It’s not all vegan, but how good does the ‘pistachio black currant white chocolate Vegan trifle’ look!»»


    Our friends at SAFE are hosting an event on May 22 allowing you to try a variety of supermarket and boutique cheeses available locally, along with a range of kombucha brands and flavours. Perfect for the new vegan, vegan-curious or those simply struggling to keep up with all of the new dairy-free cheeses on offer. Find …»»


    Vegan engineer Tom Milner believes the UK will be vegan by the year 2030. He surveyed more than 2800 vegans to find the rate at which veganism is skyrocketing. The survey asked just four questions – length of time being vegan, age, gender, and location – and found 82.6 per cent of respondents had turned vegan in the last five years.»»


    There’s still time to bake something vegan, and take it to your workplace or social club, market stall or sports club etc, and dedicate the proceeds to the NZ Vegan Society. The whole world is baking vegan in unison between April 15 and 30. Find out more, including recipes and tips, here.»»




    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 …»»
  • “Surviving as a Vegan” – an interactive workshop

    “Surviving as a Vegan” – an interactive workshop

    We are delighted to co-host Clare Mann, a vegan psychologist from Australia, who will be presenting an interactive workshop to help empower you to be a better communicator and advocate for veganism. Clare is also …»»
  • 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, …»»

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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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