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Wellington Centre

Welcome to the NZVS Wellington Centre!

Wellington has a thriving vegetarian and vegan community and there is always something happening that you can join in with.

Everyone is welcome, with non NZVS members simply being asked to make a donation at events.

We are well provided for with plenty of veg-friendly cafes and restaurants. There are several solely veggie cafes and restaurants in and around Wellington and the Hutt.

To find out what we have going on, you can either go join our email list (sign up here) or check us out on

We are always ready to give advice and support to people wanting to know more about going and being veggie. Even if you are only wanting to reduce the amount of animal products in your diet, we can answer questions and offer suggestions for helpful alternatives.

The NZVS Wellington Centre is very active and runs social events in Wellington and the Hutt. We have potlucks, film nights, eating out, talks and Christmas dinner. Because we love to eat fantastic food all our events are based around eating and, to be inclusive, all food at our events is vegan. We welcome everyone, including people new to vegetarian or vegan lifestyles and those considering it.

We also participate in local expos and events such as the monthly night market Vegan Vault, Holistic Festival, Better Home and Living Show and Diwali Festival of Lights, with the aim of actively promoting a vegetarian and vegan lifestyle. We are always looking for volunteers to help on stalls at these events. If that sounds like you, please get in touch.

We give talks about the vegetarian and vegan lifestyle to schools and community groups.

Wellington Singles – If you are interested in finding out when our next one is, contact us at

Veg~ns over Forty – drinks and nibbles.  Phone Caroline on (04) 478 4665 or email at

Vegetarian Society Wellington Branch Book Group meet up approximately every 6 weeks, at people’s places if they have space or we’ll find a venue. The purpose of the group is to read and discuss books that are life-affirming (fiction or non-fiction) and enjoy some vegan treats. If you are interested in finding out when our next one is contacting us at

If you want to know more about what we do, to get involved or help out, please phone Caroline on (04) 478 4665 or email at

If you would like to support our work by becoming a member, check out membership options.

Check out the Wellington Vegetarian Society’s facebook page

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