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“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
−Palmerston North – “A Tasty Tour to Northern China” @ Beijing Big Hot Pot Restaurant5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
NZ Vegetarian Society Palmerston North members and friends are invited to:
“A Tasty Tour to Northern China” at the Beijing Big Hot Pot Restaurant
on Saturday 6 April at 5:30pm
Adults – $13; children – $6; children under 2 years – free
BYO drinks, tea, etc
Please RSVP and PAY by Wed 3 April at the latest.
email Cynthia on: firstname.lastname@example.org for payment details+5:30 pmPalmerston North – “A Tasty Tour to Northern China” @ Beijing Big Hot Pot Restaurant
−Christchurch – Veggie Puffs Gay/Lesbian Dining Group7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Please contact the Christchurch Branch of the NZ Vegetarian Society for more information.+7:00 pmChristchurch – Veggie Puffs Gay/Lesbian Dining Group
−Palmerston North – Simple Home Remedies “How to make poultices” @ Wholegrain Organics2:30 pm – 5:00 pm
A soft, moist application to the body to relieve pain and swelling and promote healing. For use in cases of eg: earache, inflammation, bug bites, etc.
A poultice is a simple preparation you can make at home using common household ingredients. Poultices have been used for hundreds of years for insect bites, swelling, wound healing, broken bones, earache, local inflammation, sore muscles, boils, mastitis, and to draw out infections and poison.
In this workshop we will be working with herbs, vegetables and charcoal to learn how to make simple poultices you can use at home for common problems.
This workshop is not designed to replace the experience and advice of a medical practitioner.
Follow this link to register for this workshop.+2:30 pmPalmerston North – Simple Home Remedies “How to make poultices” @ Wholegrain Organics
−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
−Matakana – Animal Sanctuary Book Fair @ 487 Mt Eden War Memorial Hall8:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Matakana Animal Sanctuary is holding a Book Fair to raise much-needed funds on Saturday 13 April.
If you have any books to donate to the fair they can be dropped off at Paper Plus stores in Glenfield, Takapuna, Royal Oak, Meadowbank, Botany, Orewa and Warkworth, or Take Note in Westgate.+8:00 amMatakana – Animal Sanctuary Book Fair @ 487 Mt Eden War Memorial Hall
−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 – 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
−Christchurch – Raw Vegan Group6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Please contact the Christchurch Branch of the NZ Vegetarian Society for more information.
This is a recurring event and the start time varies between 5:30pm and 6pm.+6:00 pmChristchurch – Raw Vegan Group