There are many vegetarian and vegan events going on around the country. Check out our Local Groups page to find a vegetarian group near you, and let us know if you are organising something.
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Note: While every effort is made to make these events listing accurate, mistakes and changes do happen. Please contact the person or organisation running the event to confirm times and locations. If you do spot any errors, please let us know.
−Vegan Degustation Dinner at Heritage Hotel, Auckland – A Celebration of their NZ Veg Soc Approval! @ Hectors Restaurant, Heritage Hotel6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Contact Hector’s Restaurant by 15th August 2013 for bookings.
One free hotel car park for duration of event when two or more people dine on the package.
Semolina crackers with avocado salsa
Cashew cheese with flame grilled eggplant, verjus and shallot emulsion
Pumpkin ravioli with spinach puree, toasted almonds and cavalo nero
Cassis sorbet with lemonade
Tempura inari stuffed with lemon risotto, beetroot, and coconut yogurt
Wild rice & kaffir lime kheer pudding, vanilla biscuit, basil seed and palm sugar emulsion
Tea & coffee
(Note: Picture is of a Hector’s Restaurant dish, not necessarily on this menu.)+6:30 pmVegan Degustation Dinner at Heritage Hotel, Auckland – A Celebration of their NZ Veg Soc Approval! @ Hectors Restaurant, Heritage Hotel
−Hamilton North – Veggie Family Afternoon Tea2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
North Hamilton - 2.30pm Friday afternoons.
Vegetarian, vegan or veggie-curious people of all ages are welcome.
Bring a plate. Phone or text Tristan on 027-2287588 or email: Veghouse Family Afternoon Tea+2:30 pmHamilton North – Veggie Family Afternoon Tea
−Christchurch – Vegetarian Youth Group7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Please contact the Christchurch Branch of the NZ Vegetarian Society for more information.+7:00 pmChristchurch – Vegetarian Youth Group
−Wellington – Animal Rights and Wrongs @ Wellington Access Radio 783am9:00 am – 10:00 am
Animal Rights and Wrongs is hosted by Julie Gunn, with support from Debra Ashton and Eric Wolff. Tune in every Saturday from 9-10am on Wellington Access Radio 783am. The programme includes the latest news on people working for animals. Regular topics include the factory farming of hens and pigs, dairy farming, live sheep exports, animal research, Kaimanawa horses, fur farming, veganism, environmental issues, palm oil, animal sanctuarys, zoos, animal and eco friendly fashion, cruelty free cosmetics, hunting, and celebrities campaigning for the rights of animals. Also expect great kiwi music, What’s On in Wellington and tips on how you can help the animals. Sponsored by Opportunity for Ynimals. Find their stores at 4 Bay Road, Kilbirnie and 162 Riddiford St, Newtown. Visit the Animal Rights and Wrongs Facebook Page. You can listen live or download later:+9:00 amWellington – Animal Rights and Wrongs @ Wellington Access Radio 783am
−Whangarei – Informal Cafe Meet-ups @ Green Bean Cafe10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Vegans and vegetarians meet casually at the Green Bean in Vine St in Whangarei on Saturday mornings. The word is out that if you pop along to the cafe after visiting the Growers Market or shopping the chances are (but no guarantee) you will find some vege folk there.The cafe provides a few vegan food items too.+10:30 amWhangarei – Informal Cafe Meet-ups @ Green Bean Cafe
−Christchurch – Raw Vegan Group6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Please contact the Christchurch Branch of the NZ Vegetarian Society for more information.+6:00 pmChristchurch – Raw Vegan Group
−Wellington – Pot Luck in Rongotai @ Eric's House6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Eric will no doubt find a movie to show as well. Food is served first so those with other commitments can leave before the movie!
Everyone welcome but all food must be vegan!+6:00 pmWellington – Pot Luck in Rongotai @ Eric's House
−Christchurch – Vegan Dining Group7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Please contact the Christchurch Branch of the NZ Vegetarian Society for more information.+7:00 pmChristchurch – Vegan Dining Group
−Green Party’s launch of new Animal Welfare Campaign “Act For Animals” @ Mt Eden Village Centre (Methodist church building)1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
The Green Party would like to invite you and your team to the launch of the Green Party’s brand new Animal Welfare campaign “Act For Animals”.
Green MP Mojo Mathers will be discussing how we can act on the unique chance we have to improve animal welfare in New Zealand with the current review of the Animal Welfare Act.
Hot topics like animal testing for legal highs will also be covered in a panel discussion with guest speakers Vernon Tava of SAFE, Shelley Ryan of the RNZSPCA and Unitec animal behaviour scientist Arnja Dale.
Put this event in your calendar and please share with your networks!
Please RSVP by Friday 16th August+1:00 pmGreen Party’s launch of new Animal Welfare Campaign “Act For Animals” @ Mt Eden Village Centre (Methodist church building)
−Tauranga – Pot Luck Dinner6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wednesday August 21 for a pot luck dinner at my place – 6pm onwards
Bring along a vegetarian/vegan dish to share, and a friend.
It would be very cool if you brought along a copy of the recipe of the
dish you bring (or a favourite dish you like to make).
ph 543 1422 (hm)+6:00 pmTauranga – Pot Luck Dinner