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Local Vegetarian / Vegan Groups

Local Vegetarian / Vegan Groups

Welcome to our local vegetarian / vegan groups page.  Scroll down and click on the link to find out information in your local area.

Local vegetarian / vegan groups are where you can find like minded people and enjoy social activities. Groups are run by local volunteers and they are always willing to give support and help you on your veg~n journey.




Anyone interested in joining us for vegetarian get-togethers – e.g. pot luck dinners – or possible outings to restaurants, please contact Stephanie for more information.
Vegetarians, vegans and people interested in the veg~n lifestyle are welcome.


NZVS Northland Centre

Hello everyone our names are Kayla and Karl! This group is for anyone and everyone wanting to adopt a more compassionate lifestyle and to meet like minded friends in Northland. Whether you simply wish to cut meat from your diet or you are a full fledged vegan like us, you are more than welcome to join and learn and socialise. We are closely associated with The NZ Vegetarian Society and will be organising different events to suit everyones tastes from casual coffee/food catch ups to music events (all food will be 100% cruelty free of course!). We can’t wait to meet you all and get something social happening! For more info email Kayla and/or join the Facebook group.

Vegan Pot Luck dinners — Whangarei/ Waipu area

All vegans and vegetarians, or people interested in the vegetarian lifestyle, are welcome. For further information, email Cathy and Ian – – or phone 09 432 0714 or 027 630 4628.
Whangarei Vegans Facebook

Informal meet-ups of vegans and vegetarians

Text or ring Billy on 027-253-7768 or email to find out where they are meeting.


For upcoming events check out our event’s calendar or email

Calling Veg Soc members living in East Auckland, West Auckland and South Auckland:

Tired of travelling across Auckland to meet other vegetarians/vegans? Would you like to meet up with other vegetarians/vegans living in your area? While it can be fun travelling to “new” areas of Auckland for events, it can also take up a lot of time … take up the challenge and organise something close to home – Let us know of an event you are happy to host and we’ll let other members know! Contact NZVS with details – .

South Auckland Vegetarian Pot-luck group

Would you like to meet like-minded people in South-Auckland? Call Sue on 09 263 8569 – leave a message.

Active for Animals! Youth Group – Wanna talk, cook, be, vegetarian?

Click here for more info about our Auckland youth group.

Vegan Potluck Dinners – Central Auckland – Join the mailing list.

Support/Social Groupjoin our facebook group!


Monthly vegetarian potlucks in Waiuku for those interested in vegetarian food, sharing recipes and getting to know vege families in the Franklin community. Bring a vegetarian dish to share. We are a vege family with 2 kids. All welcome! Young, old and in between.

Contact Tara by email – or phone 027 372 7775 for more info.


Call Tristan on 027-2287588 if you’d like to have some veg-friendly company.


Vegan Pot Luck Dinners
Regular vegan potlucks in Kawerau. They are also alcohol free. Contact Loretta for the address, as well as for suggestions for simple food to bring. 0212361859 or email


Interested in coming along to bi-monthly pot lucks? Get in touch with Geoff or Nicola on 06 868 0967 or email to the address below so you can find out more!
E-mail us –


Vegan Potlucks

Regular potlucks are held for Hawkes Bay vegetarians and vegans – a great opportunity to eat yummy food and meet other local vege people! Contact Donna on 027 588 7756 / or join our Facebook group – Hawkes Bay Vegans & Vegetarians – for more information.


For events please check out what is happening on the Palmerston North Vegetarians and Vegans Facebook group, or for any enquires email Helen: or ph 06 358 9470, or text 021 065 0754.


Contact Chris Brady to join this social get-together group. Email or phone him on 07 8959082 or 027 7822 580.


Check out the page of the Wellington Centre.


The Wairarapa vegetarian and vegan branch meet monthly or bi-monthly to chat and share delicious vegan food and occasionally watch a movie. There are about forty members in our group although those numbers never attend all the meetings.

We welcome newcomers including those who are interested in this lifestyle change and would like support. For more information phone or text: Eleanor Harper at 0273288518.


Are you interested in organising get togethers in Nelson? Contact: .


Contact: email Steph Thompson or call 0211677011.


Check out the Christchurch Centre Page 


Vegetarian Cooking Classes: Starting in March venue and dates to be finalized.

There will be a total of 3 classes with 3 dishes per class to be demonstrated. Limited numbers.

For more details, see their website.


The Dunedin/Otepoti Vegan Society (DOVeS) meets for monthly potlucks. These potlucks are attended by vegans, vegetarians, and non-vegans. They welcome people at any stage of their journey and offer support and information about all aspects of living a cruelty-free lifestyle.

Contact them by email or through Facebook.

There is also a Facebook group for ‘Dunedin Vegans & Vegetarians’


Invercargill Vegan Society members meet for monthly vegan potlucks.  Join in on Facebook.