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Local groups

Welcome to our local vegetarian / vegan groups page!

Local vegetarian / vegan groups are where you can find like-minded people and enjoy social activities. Groups are run by local volunteers and they are always willing to give support and help you on your veg~n journey.

Local groups


Check the local Facebook group to see all the events happening in the area.


For upcoming events check out our event’s calendar or email info@vegetarian.org.nz

East & West Auckland

Tired of travelling across Auckland to meet other vegetarians/vegans? Would you like to meet up with other vegetarians/vegans living in your area? While it can be fun travelling to “new” areas of Auckland for events, it can also take up a lot of time … take up the challenge and organise something close to home – Let us know of an event you are happy to host and we’ll let other members know! Contact NZVS with details – info@vegetarian.org.nz.

Central Auckland

Monthly Vegan Potluck Dinners – Join the mailing list

Active for Animals Youth Group (ages 8-13) – Wanna talk, cook, be vegetarian?


Monthly vegetarian potlucks in Whakatane for those interested in vegetarian food, sharing recipes, and getting to know veg families in the community. Bring a vegetarian dish to share. We are a veg family with 2 kids. All welcome! Young, old, and in-between.

Contact Tara by email – contact.taramurphy@gmail.com or phone 027 372 7775 for more info.


  • HAMILTON (and the surrounding area: Cambridge, Te Awamutu, Ngaruawahia, Huntly, etc):
    Call Tristan on 0272287588 if you’d like to have some veg-friendly company or need advice on your veg~n journey 🙂
    Email Philippa at pippa@stevenson.net.nz if you are looking for like-minded people on their veg~n journey.


Regular vegan potlucks in Kawerau. They are also alcohol-free. 

Contact Loretta for the address, as well as for suggestions for simple food to bring. 0212361859 or email lorettainnz@gmail.com.


Regular potlucks are held for Hawkes Bay vegetarians and vegans – a great opportunity to eat yummy food and meet other local vege people! 

Contact Donna on 027 588 7756 / donna444@gmail.com or join our Facebook group – Hawkes Bay Vegans & Vegetarians – for more information.


For events please check out what is happening on the Palmerston North Vegetarians and Vegans Facebook group, or for any enquires email Helen: vegnz001@gmail.com or ph 06 358 9470, or text 021 065 0754.


For all upcoming events, please email eventswellington@gmail.com


Check the Vegetarians & Vegans of Nelson/Tasman NZ Facebook group to see all the events happening in the area.


For all upcoming events, please email info@vegetarian.org.nz


The Dunedin/Otepoti Vegan Society (DOVeS) meets for monthly potlucks. These potlucks are attended by vegans, vegetarians, and non-vegans. They welcome people at any stage of their journey and offer support and information about all aspects of living a cruelty-free lifestyle.

Contact them by email or through Facebook.

There is also a Facebook group for ‘Dunedin Vegans & Vegetarians’.


Invercargill Vegan Society members meet for monthly vegan potlucks. Join in on Facebook.