Check out our Local Groups page to find a vegetarian group near you, and let us know if you are organising something.
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.
“Go vegan for Lent” Challenge
Anyone who wants to try out a fully plant based diet!
I just wanted to let you know that a group of people are taking up the – ‘Go vegan for Lent’ challenge. This is not religious, just that it covers roughly the Lenten period of 40 days. We are starting the group off on Saturday 8th March and running it through to 16th April.
Basically, you will have information provided on how to go vegan and stay vegan and contact with me as a mentor. There are several social opportunities over this time to meet and be with other vegans, also to try out vegan dishes.
You will also be networked into the group and able to exchange information on how things are going for you.
If you are interested in getting involved with this, please email me and I will send you further details.
I look forward to hearing from you,
−Whangarei – Informal Cafe Meet-ups @ Indulge Cafe10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Vegans and vegetarians meet casually at Indulge Cafe in Cameron St on Saturday mornings at 9.30am. 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 @ Indulge Cafe
−Auckland Albany – 3rd Annual Quiz Night7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Come and enjoy pitting your trivia knowledge against other veg*ns. Try and beat the reigning champions and laugh while doing it. Please bring a plate.+7:30 pmAuckland Albany – 3rd Annual Quiz Night
−Christchurch – Under 5′s Preschoolers Group10:00 am – 11:00 am
Please contact the Christchurch Branch of the NZ Vegetarian Society for more information.+10:00 amChristchurch – Under 5′s Preschoolers Group
−Wellington – Film Club @ Lighthouse Cinema7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
If you enjoy films then keep the third Tuesday evening of every month free and join us. We will advertise the film and session time in our e-notice the previous week so you know what’s coming up. The venue will alternate between the Cuba (Wigan St) and Petone (Beach St) Lighthouse Cinema’s each month so that people from both Wellington and the Hutt can easily join in. The cost is $11, we have selected Tuesday’s because it is cheap night at Lighthouse. If you are interested and are not currently receiving our e-notices please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to subscribe.+7:00 pmWellington – Film Club @ Lighthouse Cinema
−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
−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 @ Indulge Cafe10:30 am – 12:00 pm+10:30 amWhangarei – Informal Cafe Meet-ups @ Indulge 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