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Wellington Centre

Welcome to the NZVS, Wellington Branch!

The capital region has a large vegetarian and vegan community and there are several solely veggie cafes and restaurants in Wellington and Hutt cities. We are always ready to give advice and support to people wanting to know more about going and being veggie. Even if you are only wanting to reduce the amount of animal products in your diet, we can answer questions and offer suggestions for helpful alternatives.

The NZVS Wellington Branch is very active, and amongst other things, organises and runs a monthly social calendar in and around the region. Events include potlucks, film nights, tramping, eating out, talks, a Summer Outing and Christmas dinner. All with the aim of encouraging companionship and support to our veggie community.

To be inclusive all the food at these events is vegan and everyone is welcome, with non NZVS members simply being asked to make a donation.

Running alongside our main social events, the NZVS Wellington Branch also has a Fun Families Group and a Social Singles Group.

In addition to the social calendar, members of the committee and keen volunteers run the NZVS Wellington Branch stalls at festivals and events, such as the Better Home and Living Show and Diwali Festival of Lights, with the aim of actively promoting a vegetarian and vegan lifestyle.

We give talks to schools and community groups – with the aim of offering knowledge and information about a plant based diet and lifestyle

If you live in the Wellington region, or will be staying for a while, and want to know more about what we do, to get involved or help out, or simply pop-along to the next social event and hook up with some other veggies, please contact Caroline on (04) 478 4665 (out of office hours) or email her on

If you are interested in having a speaker at one of your events or at your school or community group, contact Maya on (04) 586 1066 or email:

Wellington Singles – Wellington Branch will organise singles events periodically. If you are interested in finding out when our next one is contact Lyndsay at

Tramping – If you love getting outdoors and enjoy walking why not join Alwyn on one of his guided day-walks in the beautiful walking tracks around the Wellington region. For more information contact Alwyn on 027 442 6348 and find out when the next one is scheduled. He will let you know where the walk is and discuss the level of fitness required to enjoy the day.

Becoming a member of the NZVS Wellington Branch is cheap, easy and beneficial. To find out more please go to: