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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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“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,
Maya Hammarsal

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  1. Oct

    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. Vegan Potluck Dinner @ Central Auckland
      7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

      Bring some food to share and your own cutlery and drink, plus $3 towards room hire.

      7:00 pm
      Vegan Potluck Dinner @ Central Auckland
  2. Oct

    1. Christchurch Vegetarian Expo @ Horticultural Centre
      10:00 am – 4:30 pm

      This is an event for the whole community, organised by the Christchurch Vegetarian Centre, in celebration of World Vegetarian Day (October 1st) and World Animal Day (October 4th).
      There will be stalls, shopping, workshops, cookery demonstrations (also suitable for gluten free), a kids zone and bouncy castle, veg sausage sizzle, DJ and string quartet music, and lots of great veg food. Go to the Christchurch Vegetarian Expo website for programmes and more details.
      All welcome. Entry $2.50; children 12 and under, free. Our venue is the Horticultural Hall on Riccarton Avenue opposite the hospital, in Hagley Park. Free parking available.
      Anyone interested in having a stall, being a volunteer or able to help in any way, please contact Anna

      10:00 am
      Christchurch Vegetarian Expo @ Horticultural Centre
  3. Oct

    1. Vegetarian Families Group
      10:00 am – 12:00 pm
      On the first Monday of the school holidays, so that hopefully most of our veg families will still be in Auckland before getting booked up or going away later in the holidays.
      Please bring a plate of food to share if you can. As we have a lot of vegan families in this group, a vegan plate would be great, though a vegetarian plate is fine too – perhaps just label whatever you bring, accordingly. (Ideas if vegan food is tricky for you:  Hummus and plain rice crackers/corn thins or carrot sticks, fruit, nuts, vegan chocolate (eg whittakers dark choc), oreos, plain popcorn, plain chips, Orgran biccies, home baking with soy/rice milk and egg substitute…)
      Please contact Stephanie Mansell by email at stephanie@animal doctors.co.nz to RSVP and for more information and address details.
      10:00 am
      Vegetarian Families Group
  4. Oct

    1. Party Food – Vegetarian Cooking Classes
      6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

      Covering Pies, Vege Rolls & Dips

      $25 regular/$20 students with ID per class, or $65 regular/$50 students with ID for all three classes, followed by dinner of the cooking creations!

      Bookings with full deposit are essential.

      More information: www.bhaktilounge.org.nz

      6:00 pm
      Party Food – Vegetarian Cooking Classes
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