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.
−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
−Auckland – EcoDay @ Olympic Park10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Auckland – Ecoday 2013
West Auckland’s largest sustainable living event is back!
This free event aims to provide you with information and inspiration to introduce green principles and practices into your life, plus the opportunity to purchase some of the products that might help.
Whether you’re already using sustainable practices or are just curious about where to begin there is something for you at EcoDay.
Come see us at our NZ Vegetarian Society stall!
http://www.facebook.com/EcoWestFestival+10:00 amAuckland – EcoDay @ Olympic Park
−Wellington vegfest 201311:00 am – 5:00 pm
Wellington vegfest is a summer explosion of music, food and culture.
Vegfest 2013 is a free entry community festival offering entertainment, information and delicious veg food to the public. There will be scrumptious food and fun activities for kids such as face painting and creative space. Jinu Abraham, executive chef for the Heritage Hotel will be there.
Music from Dan Green, French for Rabbits, DJ Remedy, One Lone Lily, and more.
Cool veg friendly goods to buy. Information on a whole range of veg stuff and community groups.
This is your chance to find out more, enjoy the day and be veg friendly! For more information visit www.vegfest.org.nz
Brought to you by the NZ Vegetarian Society, the Vegan Society of NZ, VegFund and Heritage Hotel.+11:00 amWellington vegfest 2013
−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
−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+10:30 amWhangarei – Informal Cafe Meet-ups @ Green Bean Cafe
−Christchurch – Vegetarian Fundraising Lunch @ Welcome Vegetarian Restaurant12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Welcome Vegetarian Restaurant annual Fundraising Lunch (buffet). $23 for pre-bookings. $25 on the day. Maximum 44 people so table seating guaranteed. Book early to get a seat.
The Christchurch Vegetarian Centre is delighted to announce this annual fixture on their calendar. This year we have updated the menu:
Soups: Corn and Tom Yum Tofu
Entree: Spring rolls, Samosas, Wontons, and Chips
Sweet and Sour Crispy Rolls
Beijing Stew Roast
Fried Rice with veggies
Fried Noodles with veggies
Red Roasted Tofu with veggies
Vegetarian Steak Rice
Stir Fried Fresh Veggies
Dessert: Chocolate Cake
Drinks: Water and Roasted Barley Tea.
Other drinks are available but will be charged separately.
Please contact Anna, firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone 940-9483 for bookings.
Eftpos available.+12:30 pmChristchurch – Vegetarian Fundraising Lunch @ Welcome Vegetarian Restaurant
−Christchurch Veggie Puffs Gay/Lesbian Dining Group10:45 am – 11:45 am
Please contact the Christchurch Branch of the NZ Vegetarian Society for more information.+10:45 amChristchurch Veggie Puffs Gay/Lesbian Dining Group
−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
−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