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New Zealand’s Schools Will Teach Students How to Replace Meat and Dairy

New Zealand’s Schools Will Teach Students How to Replace Meat and Dairy

New Zealand school systems are now advising students to eat less meat and dairy in order to combat climate change. The new curriculum launched in January, according to Reuters. It uses research to show secondary...
New Zealand Pushed to Replace Animal Agriculture With Plant-Based Crops

New Zealand Pushed to Replace Animal Agriculture With Plant-Based Crops

(Updated April 21, 2020) | New Zealand researchers are urging the country’s government to end its reliance on animal agriculture. A new report is urging New Zealand to embrace plant-based farming. The Green Protein Report...
New Zealand Could Drop GHGs By 42% With Shift to Vegan Diet

New Zealand Could Drop GHGs By 42% With Shift to Vegan Diet

A population-wide shift to a vegan diet could reduce New Zealand's greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) by as much as 42 percent. This is according to a new University of Otago study. Lead researcher Jono Drew...

Climate Crisis to Drive All Future New Zealand Government Policies

The government of New Zealand will now make all major policy decisions through a climate crisis "lens." The government -- led by Prime Minister Jacinda Adern -- currently considers a number of factors when making...
Why 33% of New Zealanders Are Ditching Meat

Why 33% of New Zealanders Are Ditching Meat

Approximately a third of New Zealanders say they are reducing their meat consumption. A new report titled "Hungry for Plant-Based: Consumer Insights" surveyed 1,107 New Zealanders, finding that one in three New Zealanders consciously limit...

New Zealand Banned Swimming With Bottlenose Dolphins

Tourists can no longer swim with dolphins in New Zealand's Bay of Islands region. The New Zealand government has announced a ban on swimming with bottlenose dolphins in the area due to plunging numbers. The...

Students Shave Their Heads for the Planet

Students from the University of Auckland have shaved their heads in a call for climate action. During the strike, Ciara Moynihan, Tayla Furlong, and Maia Dawidoska had their heads shaved. To commemorate the day of...

Here’s How You Can Open Your Very Own Vegan Restaurant

If you've always wanted to open your own vegan restaurant, now's the time. Australian plant-based fast-food chain Lord of the Fries is offering franchise opportunities in New Zealand. The chain, founded in 2004, has four restaurants...
This Deli Counter Sells Zero Waste Tofu and Vegan Butter

This Deli Counter Sells Zero Waste Tofu and Vegan Butter

Sweet Release, a vegan cafe based in Wellington, New Zealand, offers discounts on zero waste tofu for all customers who bring their own containers. The vegan cafe, which offers tofu in bulk, announced the discount...
New Zealand Just Urged the Entire Country to Eat Plant-Based

New Zealand’s Health Ministry Says Go Vegan for the Planet

A new report by the Ministry of Health encourages New Zealand residents to eat more vegan and vegetarian food in a bid to reduce the health sector's carbon footprint. The report uncovered various avenues that...
Maori Communities Are Shifting to Vegan Diets

Maori Communities Are Shifting to Vegan Diets

Updated July 17, 2019. Māori communities across New Zealand are connecting with veganism. According to the Spinoff, more and more Māori people are shifting away from meat and dairy in a bid to "live healthier...

This Is Why Richard Branson Wants Dairy Farmers to Grow Weed

Sir Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Airlines, thinks New Zealand could solve its environmental crises caused by the nation's dairy producers by swapping cows with cannabis. The billionaire entrepreneur told Newshub New Zealand in...
James and Suzi Amis Cameron’s Vegan MUSE School Kitchen Wins First ‘Greenest Restaurant’ Award

Dairy Is Destroying the Planet, Says James and Suzy Cameron

Filmmaker James Cameron and his wife, environmental advocate Suzy Amis Cameron, have urged New Zealand to ditch dairy and other animal products for the good of the planet. Speaking at the Just Transition Summit in...

New Zealand Dairy Farms Are Converting to Avocado Orchards

(Updated October 25, 2019). Dairy farms in New Zealand are becoming avocado orchards. According to Fresh Plaza, Georgina Tui and Mate Covich -- dairy farmers in the far north of the country -- have sold...
Mr Whippy Trucks Now Have a Vegan Ice Cream Section

A Vegan Mr. Whippy Ice Cream Truck Just Arrived In New Zealand

A new ice cream truck serving Mr.Whippy-style vegan soft serve has arrived in New Zealand. Launched by Hana Deavoll and her husband Sam earlier this year, Vice Cream is the first truck of its kind...

New Zealand Startup Developing Realistic Vegan Mozzarella Cheese

For many, there's just one thing standing in between them and adopting a plant-based diet: gooey, melty, stringy, and some might say, addictive, cheese. But one New Zealand startup is on a mission to remove...
95% of Uber Eats' New Zealand Food Prediction for 2019 Are Vegan

95% of Uber Eats’ New Zealand Food Predictions for 2019 Are Vegan

Online restaurant ordering and delivery service Uber Eats has launched is top 2019 food predictions for New Zealand and 95 percent of the items on the list are or can be made vegan. The Uber Eats...
Vegan Holiday Feasts Set for Biggest Season Yet in New Zealand

Vegan Holiday Feasts Set for Biggest Season Yet in New Zealand

"Plant power" is fuelling Kiwis this Christmas, Radio New Zealand (RNZ) reports, as a growing number of New Zealanders ditch meat, dairy, and eggs in favour of vegan and vegetarian food. The number of people in...
Livestock Industry Pushing New Zealand to ‘Ecological Tipping Point,’ Says Top Ecologist

Livestock Industry Pushing New Zealand to Ecological ‘Tipping Point,’ Says Top Ecologist

The livestock industry is pushing New Zealand to an "agricultural tipping point" and urgently needs reform, according to freshwater ecologist and author Mike Joy. Speaking to Newshub Nation, Joy explained the threat animal agriculture poses. "We need to...
Vegan Ice Cream Startup ‘Wahiki Creamery’ Lands Contract With China’s Biggest Childcare Center ‘Cathay Future’

Chinese Kindergarten Replaces Dairy Treats With Vegan Coconut Ice Cream

New Zealand coconut ice cream startup Wahiki Creamery has landed a major contract in China, which will have its vegan products served in Asia's biggest childcare center. The center - named Cathay Future and headquartered...
Jesters Pies to Launch First Vegan Pie Across New Zealand

Jesters Pies to Launch First Vegan Pie Across New Zealand

Jesters Pies, an Aussie-owned pie company which prides itself on being the "Home of No Ordinary Pie," is launching its first vegan pie throughout New Zealand. Jesters New Zealand told LIVEKINDLY that it hopes to launch its...