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.

The Noticeboard is for you: contact us to post your requests or offers of accommodation, support, group membership, work, veg*n animal adoption, or local campaigns.

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. Nov

    1. World Vegan Day! (all-day)
      Nov 1
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      See here for events!

      World Vegan Day! (all-day)
    2. Christchurch – World Vegan Day Picnic @ Botanical Gardens
      6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      A wonderfully informal and fun way to celebrate this day. Please bring a picnic style vegan dinner dish for all to share, a picnic blanket, cutlery for your whanau, warm clothes and a thermos if you like! Cancellations will be posted on our Facebook page. If in doubt call 940-9483 on the day.

      The vegetarian youth group is invited.

      6:00 pm
      Christchurch – World Vegan Day Picnic @ Botanical Gardens
    3. Auckland and Queenstown – WVD Degustation Dinner @ Heritage Auckland and Queenstown
      6:30 pm – 9:30 pm


      World Vegan Day is Friday the first of November. Heritage Auckland will celebrate the day with a special event dinner. Enjoy a delicious vegan degustation dinner prepared by award winning in Hectors restaurant for $55 GST inc. per person including a free car park (if two or more guests dine on the dinner special). Call Hectors Restaurant on 09 979 7434 to make a reservation.

      Heritage Queenstown is also dishing up a vegan degustation dinner to celebrate the day, also for $55, in Mackenzies restaurant. Guests can tantalise their taste buds with a tomato and fennel consommé, spinach and spring vegetables with lemon grass jelly to start. The main is crispy Motueka tofu, with candied walnuts, roast beetroot and baby vegetables, followed by saffron poached pear, almond praline, chocolate mousse and coconut sorbet. For Mackenzies bookings call 03 450 1530.

      Heritage Hotels have been at the forefront of vegan and vegetarian dining for many years and Heritage Auckland’s Hectors restaurant recently achieved New Zealand Vegetarian Society accreditation for its vegan/vegetarian menu options.

      World Vegan Day menus vary per hotel. Bookings are essential. For menus and information visit website www.heritagehotels.co.nz


      6:30 pm
      Auckland and Queenstown – WVD Degustation Dinner @ Heritage Auckland and Queenstown
    4. 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
  2. Nov

    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. Palmerston North – Pot Luck +/- Yoga Class
      12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
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      Categories: Lunch

      Join us on Saturday 2nd of November at Be Still Yoga for a shared potluck lunch. Everyone’s welcome! No charge.

      Bring your favourite vegetarian or vegan dish to share. Good company, good food.

      12.30pm at 37 Cambridge Street, Milson. Or come early for some extra mind and body nourishment with a one-hour yoga class, starting at 11am sharp ($9 per person).

      Hope to see you there.


      Peter McDermott

      Yoga Instructor

      37 Cambridge Street

      Palmerston North

      Phone 06 356 4699

      Mobile 0274 444 574


      12:30 pm
      Palmerston North – Pot Luck +/- Yoga Class
    4. Christchurch – WVD Dinner at Lotus Heart @ Lotus Heart Restaurant
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      The Lotus-Heart are our regular hosts for the World Vegan Day dinner, and without fail produce a spectacular and filling menu. Contact info@vegetarianchristchurch.org.nz or phone 9409483 for more details.

      The Vegan Dining Group is joining in with this activity.

      7:00 pm
      Christchurch – WVD Dinner at Lotus Heart @ Lotus Heart Restaurant
  3. Nov

    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
  4. Nov

    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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