What’s On


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.

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  1. Feb

    1. Christchurch – Raw Vegan Group
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Please contact the Christchurch Branch of the NZ Vegetarian Society for more information.

      6:00 pm
      Christchurch – Raw Vegan Group
  2. Feb

    1. Multiple Venues – Dr Will Tuttle’s NZ Tour @ Auckland Trades Hall
      7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

      Dr. Will Tuttle reveals crucial and empowering information that has been–until now–almost completely concealed. His book, the best-selling The World Peace Diet, has been heralded as the harbinger of a new world where peace, freedom, wellness, and harmony are actually possible, and in it, he elucidates the hidden keys to positive individual and social transformation. We will explore the unrecognized connections between our culturally mandated meals and our broad range of problems—psychological, social, and spiritual, as well as health and environmental. Dr. Tuttle offers powerful ways we can all experience healing and peace and contribute to a positive evolution of human consciousness.

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      7:30 pm
      Multiple Venues – Dr Will Tuttle’s NZ Tour @ Auckland Trades Hall
  3. Feb

    1. Christchurch – Vegetarian Youth Group
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Please contact the Christchurch Branch of the NZ Vegetarian Society for more information.

      7:00 pm
      Christchurch – Vegetarian Youth Group
  4. Mar

    1. Wellington – Animal Rights and Wrongs @ Wellington Access Radio 783am
      9:00 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 am
      Wellington – Animal Rights and Wrongs @ Wellington Access Radio 783am
    2. Whangarei – Informal Cafe Meet-ups @ Indulge Cafe
      10:30 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 am
      Whangarei – Informal Cafe Meet-ups @ Indulge Cafe
    3. Lower Hutt – Free talk by international speaker and potluck @ Hutt Valley Tramping Hut
      6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

      By popular demand, we are pleased to have Sukhvinder Bindra, of the Art of Living, join us on Saturday 1 March 2014 – 6pm.

      An interesting and amusing speaker Sukhvinder will be giving an informal talk on ‘right living’ and his work promoting peace and compassion around the world. Sukhvinder will take questions, on any subject, from the audience.

      Sukhvinder is keen to meet people in the Wellington region and we hope this potluck will be well supported.

      International Speaker Sukhvinder Bindra, Art of Living. (Please see biography.) http://www.artofliving.org/nz-en/wellington

      Hutt Valley Tramping Hut, off Birch Road, Lower Hutt

      Vegan food only to share please. There is a kitchen at the hall.

      Opposite Waterloo Train Station – Lower Hutt (on the western side of the railway line)


      About Sukhvinder Bindra

      By 22, Sukhvinder found himself senior partner in his own CA firm with 40 staff reporting to him. By his mid-20s, he was an entrepreneur and CEO of a multimillion dollar restaurant franchise in 45 branches throughout the UK.

      A surprising meeting with world-renowned humanitarian leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, founder of Art of Living, changed everything.

      Deeply affected by Sri Sri’s vision of a violence-free, stress free society, for the next 15 years Sukhvinder travelled the globe bringing tangible, practical benefits to people’s lives across four continents.

      Unconstrained by boundaries of class or culture, Sukhvinder’s work has spanned war-torn Africa, to co-designing the IAHV’s corporate stress elimination course (APEX), which today runs in Fortune500 companies such as Google, Microsoft, IBM, Coca Cola and Shell plus NASA, and the World Bank.

      While Sukhvinder’s work regularly sees him meet Prime Ministers and other international dignitaries, one is immediately struck by how at home with anyone. He is an inspiring presence who was once given a standing ovation at the United Nations through his uncompromising stance on eradicating poverty.


      6:00 pm
      Lower Hutt – Free talk by international speaker and potluck @ Hutt Valley Tramping Hut
  5. Mar

    1. New Plymouth – Hidden Healthy Treasures at Bin Inn Tour @ Bin Inn
      2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

      Take a tour of your local Bin Inn to learn about all the hidden healthy treasures available there. There are so many “health products” available, it can be confusing! What’s Maca? Why is coconut water so good for you? How can Cider Vinegar help me with energy? How can I enjoy chocolate and still be healthy? Join me on the 2nd of March to learn all the answers and more. In addition, we’ll be learning how to use these superfoods to make super smoothies to fuel your day! Join us for an afternoon of information and taste testing! Spaces are limited. Gold coin donation.

      Superfoods for a Super You!

      2:00 pm
      New Plymouth – Hidden Healthy Treasures at Bin Inn Tour @ Bin Inn
  6. Mar

    1. Palmerston North – Vegan Potlucks
      6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
      Vegan potluck at Be Still Yoga Studio,
      37 Cambridge st
      6.30 pm, first Saturday of each month.
      Contact Michael by email  / 0276343361
      6:30 pm
      Palmerston North – Vegan Potlucks
  7. Mar

    1. Wellington – Vegan for Lent – Free talk! @ Theosophical Society
      7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

      Public Talk given as part of the Theosophical Society programme

      Going Vegan for Lent – Maya Hammarsal and Sukhvinder Bindra




      7:30 pm
      Wellington – Vegan for Lent – Free talk! @ Theosophical Society
  8. Mar

    1. Waiuku – Vegetarian Families Pot-Luck
      5:30 pm – 9:00 pm



      1st Wednesday of every month – 5:30pm

      Bring a vegetarian dish to share.




      5:30 pm
      Waiuku – Vegetarian Families Pot-Luck
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