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World Veg Month October – a great time to help animals, yourself and the planet! 

Imagine if you could make a difference every single day. You don’t even have to do anything extraordinary. Every meal is a chance to make change happen. It’s as simple as what you choose to eat! By keeping animal products off your plate you’re helping to save lives, protect the planet, and boost your own health too!


Eat Kind for October!

Join the fastest growing and kindest eating trend for October; World Veg Month.

Sign up to SAFE’s Eat Kind on-line challenge at and receive an email series with tips, inspiration and meal ideas.


There are lots of reasons for Kiwis to give plant-based foods and recipes a try in October, including:

Giveaway for NZ Vegetarian Society Members

The NZ Vegetarian Society has a TWO Proper Crisp Gift Bags, worth $25, to give away to two lucky NZVS members in celebration of World Veg~n Month.

Congratulations to Lauren Heath and Heather Jenkins! Enjoy your crisps!

Proper Crisps Gift Bag



Entries close on midday 30th September 2017. This draw is available to NZ Vegetarian Society members only. The prize may be substituted at the NZ Vegetarian Society’s discretion, and may not be redeemed for cash. The winners will be randomly drawn and contacted by email.  If no response is received within 5 working days, a new winner will be drawn.


Philip McKibbin: It’s only just that we think about animals

Something important is missing from our concept of justice – animals.

This becomes clear when we think carefully about our eating habits. Around the world, 70 billion animals are raised for food each year, and about two-thirds of them are factory farmed. Ignoring their sentience and their suffering, most of us continue to eat them.

Thanks to the work of organisations such as SAFE and Farmwatch, though, cruelty toward animals is getting more attention than ever before; and long-standing organisations like the NZ Vegetarian Society continue to promote ethical living. Opinions are changing.

It’s timely to ask, Where do animals fit into our concept of justice?

In 2015, Max Harris and I sketched the Politics of Love, a values-based politics that affirms the importance of people and extends beyond us to non-human animals and the natural environment. Earlier this year, I wrote an article for The Guardian, suggesting that loving justice might lead to ‘a radical reimagining of justice’. I asked readers, What if we understood the ends of justice as the alleviation of suffering (in all its forms) and the promotion of human dignity?

Now, I want to answer that question. What would loving justice look like?

I’ve had a presentation accepted for next year’s Minding Animals International Conference, entitled ‘Loving Justice and Non-Human Animals’. I’ll be carefully considering how our understanding of justice can better accommodate animal interests. The conference is in Mexico City, and right now I’m raising funds to get there. I have some awesome businesses behind me, including Angel Food and Mezze Bar, who are offering some wonderful rewards to those who donate.

Soon, I’ll be holding a public discussion on justice and animals to generate ideas.

To find out how you can get involved, please visit my PledgeMe page: Let’s Rethink Justice for Animals

Meat Free WeekAre you ready to go meat free for one week in support of Bowel Cancer New Zealand? At BCNZ, they’re passionate about encouraging New Zealanders to eat a healthy, balanced diet.

Going free from meat for seven days is a great way of getting Kiwis to think about the amount of meat they eat and the impact eating too much meat may have.

You can take part in two ways: click on JOIN TEAM if you’re up for the challenge of one week without meat or GIVE NOW to donate much needed funds that will go towards New Zealanders and their families/whanau affected by bowel cancer.

Join the Team here

From September 7 to 14 2017 DOVeS are hosting the annual Animal Law Week; a series of events focusing on current issues in animal law. They have worked hard to arrange a stellar line-up of speakers for Animal Law Week 2017

This year’s programme includes:

There is a Facebook event, with more information and updates, here:

This year’s Earth Overshoot Day was August 2, 2017. On that day we had used more from nature than our planet can renew in the whole year.

We use more ecological resources and services than nature can regenerate through overfishing, overharvesting forests, and emitting more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than forests can sequester. Find out more…


What’s your personal Overshoot Day? Calculate it here.

The lucky NZVS member, who is the winner of a $129 worth of Happily Mine (vegan) perfume from Purity Fragrances  is Sandy Mathieson.

The winner has already been contacted.

Thank you everyone who entered! Check out our website regularly as we have other, exciting giveaways 🙂

Tell us why did you go veg by answering our super-short survey.

You’ll be helping us a lot. Thank you.

Plant Power PodcastsPlant Power is a weekly podcast that brings you inspirational and practical insights and experiences through long form conversations with inspiring guests on all things plant powered. We also take deep dives into helpful and relevant topics. You’ll hear about nutrition, exercise, running, sustainability, mindfulness, food, and much more. Plant power is a platform to inspire and give you the tools to live a more plant powered life and to be the best version of yourself.

Dylan, the man behind the podcasts, found that listening to conversations such as these helped him immensely on his journey to veganism.

The podcast is released twice a week, once on Monday where we feature a conversation with a guest or a topic, and on Friday where we feature a 10-15 minute piece which focuses on a useful resource, piece of information or advice and anything else helpful.

Where to find it:

Apple device user:
Direct Link (iTunes):

If you are an iPhone user you can find the podcast on the purple podcast app pre-installed on your phone, either by opening the app and search ‘Plant Power Podcast’ or following this link:

Android or Windows phone user:
Direct Link (Stitcher):

You can find the podcast on any podcast app you have on your phone by searching ‘Plant Power Podcast’. If you don’t have an app Dylan reccommends installing the Stitcher app which can be found here:

Laptop or Desktop user:
Direct Link:

If you are a laptop or desktop user you can find the podcast on Soundcloud or directly on the Plant Power website at

Reaching Plant Power:





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