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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
−Wellington Cooking Classes6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The menu for the class is one of these below. The ingredients and copies of recipes and drink will be provided with a full course meal in a banquet setting. All this is included in the price of $39 per person.
Group bookings get Indian dessert with the meal.
- Spicy potato stuffed roti, with rajasthani tomato chutney, and cucumber yogurt raita with roasted cumin.
- Roasted eggplant curry with chapatti or roti, tuar dal (yellow split lentil), and Basmati rice
- Shahi Paneer, with garlic and paneer naan, and cumin jeera basmati rice (cottage cheese with rich creamy cashew gravy). Also the class will be taught to how to make fresh paneer.
- Palak paneer (creamy spinach with cubes of paneer), jeera rice and sweet semolina pudding. Also the class will be taught to how to make fresh paneer.
- Vegetable samosa with mint-coriander yogurt chutney and tamarind sauce. Masala tea.
Each class size is limited to 5 people (allow for up to 3 hours). Bookings in advance are required. So come along and enjoy fun and social evening out. Feel free to BYO.
The place is 18 Harrison Street, Brooklyn, Wellington. There is plenty of parking outside.
Let me know if you don’t want to receive class updates.
Here is my website for more info www.indiancooking.wix.com/sheila
Also on Facebook page www.facebook.com/indiancookingclasses+6:00 pmWellington Cooking Classes
−Wellington Vegan Camp at Otaki Forks Camp Ground9:30 am – 4:00 pm
The Welly Vegans are doing a two day camp 22-23 February at Otaki Forks Camp ground – contact Hannah Lessells email@example.com if you are interested for more details.+9:30 amWellington Vegan Camp at Otaki Forks Camp Ground
−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
−Otaki Black Sheep Sanctuary Working Bee10:00 am – 5:30 pm
The Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary is having a Working Bee on 23rd February (or 24th if wet) from 10am if anyone was interested in going to Otaki to help out at the Sanctuary.
Working Bee plan:
10 – 11am Meet the animals and guided sanctuary tours
11-11.30 Morning tea
11.30-1.30 Morning working bee
2.30- 5.30 Afternoon working bee
Some of the tasks for the working bee are: Making a hard base for the pigs to protect their hooves in winter, building yards to facilitate the care of sick animals, working on the wild cat zones, building a concrete trough system for the pigs, clearing more gorse and blackberry, thistles etc, fencing
Please bring clothing for all weathers, gumboots, sunblock, and vegan treats. We will be providing a yummy vegan lunch! Please RVSP to firstname.lastname@example.org for directions and so we have an idea of numbers.+10:00 amOtaki Black Sheep Sanctuary Working Bee
−Whangarei – Informal Cafe Meet-ups @ Indulge Cafe10:30 am – 12:00 pm+10:30 amWhangarei – Informal Cafe Meet-ups @ Indulge Cafe
−Wellington Walk in Belmont Regional Park2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Meet at 2pm Dry Creek entrance near SH2 and SH58 intersection (Western Hutt Road and Haywards Hill Road.) Manor Park Train Station is the closest train station. The park entrance is a 10 minute walk. (http://www.gw.govt.nz/belmont/)
The breathtaking views and bush-clad valleys of Belmont Regional Park make it a favourite open space for walking, running, mountain biking and horse riding. Located in the hill country between Porirua and the Hutt Valley, the park features the historic Korokoro Dam, World War II ammunition stores and the original main coach road from Wellington. Boulder Hill has sweeping views over Porirua Harbour, the Lower Hutt valley and the remnants of ancient boulder block fields.+2:00 pmWellington Walk in Belmont Regional Park
−Auckland Albany Indian Dinner7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Come along to the North Shore Vegetarian Group dinner at an Indian Restaurant in Albany. Enjoy a relxed night with like minded people.+7:00 pmAuckland Albany Indian Dinner
−Auckland – Active for Animals, for kids.6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
We are kicking off with our first A4A of 2013 on Tues 26th Feb @6.30.
We are doing welcome back games and cooking that night.
The cost is $7.
Thanks and hope to see you there.
Please RSVP to Jasmine at the email address below.
Jasmine, Amanda, Bridget and Natalie
Active for Animals
website: www.active4animals.org.nz+6:30 pmAuckland – Active for Animals, for kids.
−Dunedin Veg*an = Healthy? Panel discussion on veg*an nutrition @ The Practice Room, 1st floor OUSA Clubs and Socs/Recreation Building7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Come along and hear Dr Anne-Louise Heath (Senior Lecturer, Department of Human Nutrition) and Christina Keys (Canadian Registered Holistic Nutritionist) talk about vegan and vegetarian nutrition. Format will be brief talks from these nutrition experts followed by 20-30 minutes for questions.+7:00 pmDunedin Veg*an = Healthy? Panel discussion on veg*an nutrition @ The Practice Room, 1st floor OUSA Clubs and Socs/Recreation Building