World Vegetarian Month


World Vegetarian Day

October is World Vegetarian Month, the celebration of all things vegetarian!  

Whether you plan your own vegetarian dinner parties, or join in an arranged picnic or outing, you make a difference by showing your support for the day and by including non-vegetarians in your celebrations.

See what was happening last year and organise something yourself for 2015 …









To celebrate World Vegetarian Day, Ethiclee are offering you a 10% discount! Just enter discount code World-Vege-Day on checkout. Limited time only. Remember, you can shop across all 3 stores with just the one shopping cart and take advantage of the discount and FREE DELIVERY!   Shop now >


“Five of us went to Wharepuke restaurant for dinner and enjoyed a fabulous World Vegetarian Day banquet put on especially for us. The food was amazing and extremely good value. We started with four different entrees then moved onto the five choices for mains followed by four desserts. The food just kept on coming… It was hard work forcing ourselves to try all these dishes but we did it! It was a wonderful experience and I hope we can encourage more people to join us next time!”


World Vegan Day stall at the Artisian Fair


Join the National Executive and Auckland staff for a five course, vegan degustation meal.
More Information here.

WVD Dinner Menu at Hectors, The Heritage

World Animal Day March – Sunday 5th October – Central Auckland

 A march and rally is being held to celebrate the unique value and worth of ALL animals, including endangered wildlife. If you would like to attend, please visit:


World Vegetarian Day was celebrated with a pot luck dinner and recipe swap on Saturday 20th September.


World Vegan Day lunch
Cafe Royale
47 The Square, Palmerston North 4410
Cafe Royale have kindly offered to do an entirely vegan specials menu for that day. If you’re interested in having a vegan meal and meeting some nice people, come along.
RSVP to Tom on 027 374 3516 or


BYO Lunch at Petrie Dish, 39 Taupo Quay
Wednesday 1 October, 12 noon

Let Lyneke know if you are coming ( so she can make sure enough tables are booked.


Free vegan cupcakes at Opportunity for Animals shop on October 4!

If you bring in your surplus goods into Porirua Opportunity for Animals, on Lydney Place South, beside ASB and Pricebusters in the open area of Porirua mall on Saturday October 4 between 10am and 4pm, you will get a free cup of tea/coffee and piece of vegan cake!
The shop needs more stock, and they welcome good quality clothing (especially surplus winter woollies), bric-a-brac, small furniture items, jewellery, and other household goods!
All profits will go to help the animals.
Even if you don’t have any surplus goods to bring in you are welcome to come in for a piece of cake and cup of tea (in which case we suggest a gold coin donation).


Dinner to celebrate World Vegetarian Day !!
Wednesday 1 October – 6pm
Aunty Mena’s Restaurant, Cuba Street, Wellington
Gold coin donation by non NZVS – members appreciated
BOOKINGS : – All numbers by email please by close of biz Friday September 26th !

Pot Luck Dinner to celebrate World Vegan Day !!
Saturday 1 November - 6pm
Brooklyn Community Centre
18 Harrison Street, Brooklyn, Wellington
NZVS members – free
Non-members – $2
Vegan dishes only please, and gluten-free is always appreciated.
Volunteers wanted: Help needed setting up the event and packing away afterwards so everyone enjoys themselves. Be there at 5.30pm.
Contact Lyndsay:

World Vegan Day sale at Opportunity for Animals Kilbirnie
Pick yourself up a fabulous retro bargain for a good cause!
Opportunity for Animals  Kilbirnie is having a retro sale day on 1 November!
We will have heaps of amazing retro fashion for sale, lucky dips, the chance to win the Opportunity for Animals raffle, plus vegan treats (including gluten free options) and bodacious tunes.
See you at Kilbirnie Opportunity for Animals
1 November, 11am – 3pm
4 Bay Road, Kilbirnie


  Vegetarian Expo

Christchurch’s Vegetarian’s Big Day Out.  All welcome to come and share a vegetarian day.
Sunday 28th September

Whether you are vegetarian or not, you will love the variety of foods and entertainment on offer.

More information here



Street Giveaways
A Vegan Wedding
Vegan Pot Luck meal
Vegan Festival





Vegetarian Festival Auckland

Check out Vegetarian Week internationally

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