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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.

BRANCHES

LOCAL GROUPS

AUCKLAND

For upcoming events check out our event’s calendar or email info@vegetarian.org.nz

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 – .

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!

WHAKATANE

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

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

HAMILTON (and the surrounding area: Cambridge, Te Awamutu, Ngaruawahia, Huntly, etc)

Call Tristan on 0272287588 if you’d like to have some veg-friendly company or need advice on your veg~n journey 🙂

KAWERAU

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 lorettainnz@gmail.com

GISBORNE

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 –

HAWKES BAY

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.

PALMERSTON NORTH

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.

TAUMARUNUI

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

WELLINGTON

Check out the page of the Wellington Centre.

WAIRARAPA

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.

NELSON

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

MOTUEKA

Contact: email Steph Thompson or call 0211677011.

CHRISTCHURCH

Check out the Christchurch Centre Page 

DUNEDIN

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

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