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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?

Click here for more info about our Auckland youth group.


Monthly vegetarian potlucks in Whakatane for those interested in the 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.


Contact Chris Brady to join this social get-together group. Email or phone him on 07 8959082 or 027 7822 580.


Check out the page of the Wellington Centre.


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


Check out the Christchurch Centre Page


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.