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New Zealand Church Raises $7,000 for Vegan Caterer With Multiple Sclerosis

Church Raises $7,000 for Vegan Business Owner With Multiple Sclerosis

Veganism is known for uniting people in a mission of compassion, and a New Zealand church has demonstrated this in the most generous way, raising $7,000 for a vegan business owner with multiple sclerosis (MS). Northland-based...

The ‘World’s First’ Cashew Cream is Here and Ready For You To Put on...

Good Boost Co., a New Zealand vegan, dairy-free snack and yogurt company, is introducing "the world's first fresh cashew based cream." The company - which makes "lip-smackingly good food" with the motto "From Plants. Kinder to you. Kinder to Mother...

Female Entrepreneur Raises $10 Million to Create Vegan Bacon and Chicken from Peas

Shama Lee, the co-founder of New Zealand vegan meat business Sunfed Meats, has raised $10 million in Series A Funding for the brand's expansion into Australia and beyond. Launched in 2017, Auckland-based Sunfed's meat-free meats mimic the...
Vegan Dessert Brand My Goodness! Launches Dairy-Free Persimmon-Based Ice Cream in New Zealand

Vegan Persimmon-Based Ice Cream Range Launches in New Zealand

My Goodness!, WellKit Foods International Ltd’s flagship non-dairy persimmon ice cream product, is set to “revolutionize” the dairy-free ice cream market. The New Zealand-based nutritional foods company’s fruit-based dessert is different from many other vegan...

New Zealand Meat Companies Praised for Entering Vegan Market

New Zealand meat companies are being praised for entering the vegan market and investing in plant-based options, Newstalk ZB reports. The praise follows the announcement that Dunedin's Craft Meat Company launched no-meat mince, targeted at omnivores...
Vegan Society New Zealand Hosts Nation's First Ever Plant-Based Pie Competition

Vegan Society New Zealand Hosts Nation’s First Ever Plant-Based Pie Competition

The first-of-its-kind vegan pie competition hosted by Vegan Society New Zealand took place last week on November 1, as the nation adapts traditional dishes in accordance with the booming plant-based food movement. The NZ Vegan Pie...
Māori Couple Urge Fellow New Zealanders to Adopt a Plant-Based Diet on World Vegan Day

Māori Couple Urge Fellow New Zealanders to Adopt a Plant-Based Diet on World Vegan...

An Aukland-based Māori couple is encouraging other native New Zealanders to give veganism a go this World Vegan Day. According to Māori Television, Chris Huriwai and Sam LaHood are the passionate animal rights activists taking to the streets to...

Vegan Cheese Brand Savour Wins New Zealand’s Best Chilled Food Award for Dairy-Free Feta

Savour, an Aukland-based vegan cheese brand, took the crown for the Chilled/Short Shelf Life Award for its artisan dairy-free feta at this year's New Zealand Food Awards. The awards, which celebrate innovation in food and showcase the "finest...
New Zealand Documentary 'The Big Fat Lie' Pressures Government to Promote Benefits of Vegan Diet

New Zealand Documentary ‘The Big Fat Lie’ Pressures Government to Promote Benefits of Vegan...

New vegan documentary "The Big Fat Lie," made to help New Zealander's realize the connection between diet and disease, is now available on-demand. Produced, self-funded, and narrated by Grant Dixon, a documentary-maker and vegan, the...
Sunfed Meats Vegan ‘Chicken Free Chicken’ Partners With New Zealand’s Largest Food Wholesaler

Sunfed Meats Vegan ‘Chicken Free Chicken’ Partners With New Zealand’s Largest Food Wholesaler

Auckland-based Sunfed Meats vegan Chicken Free Chicken is now available through Gilmours, New Zealand’s largest wholesale food and beverage supplier. This means more cafes and restaurants throughout the nation will have the opportunity to...
New Zealand Dairy Farmer Says Vegan Meat Is An Opportunity, Not a Threat

New Zealand Dairy Farmer Says Vegan Meat Is An Opportunity, Not a Threat

Farmers should see the rising popularity of vegan food as an opportunity and not a threat, according to one New Zealand dairy farmer. Speaking at the Australia Lot Feeder Association's Beef Ex 2018, Richard Fowler,...

Greenpeace Urges New Zealand to Protect Climate By Banning New Dairy Farms

International environmental organization Greenpeace is urging the New Zealand government to ban new dairy farms in a bid to protect the environment. While the group welcomes the government's commitment to cleaner rivers, it worries that improvements will be limited...

Request for Vegetarian Starter Guides Increase 300% In New Zealand Libraries for World Vegetarian...

Vegetarian starter guides are in high demand across New Zealand this World Vegetarian Month, according to SAFE For Animals, the country's leading animal advocacy organization. According to the organization, it has sent more than 5,000...
Domino's Pizza Launches Vegan Cheesy Garlic Bread in New Zealand

Domino’s Pizza Launches Vegan Cheesy Garlic Bread in New Zealand

Domino's Pizza New Zealand celebrated World Vegetarian Day with a social media announcement sure to please its vegan pizza fans. Following the success of its recent trial of Angel Food brand's vegan cheese on...
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New Zealand’s Supreme Pie Competition Will Accept Its First Vegan Entries in 2019

For the first time ever, the Bakels New Zealand Supreme Pie Awards will welcome vegan entries. Local news source the New Zealand Herald reports that when Philippa Stephenson of the vegan cafe Tart Bakery tried...
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Chef Damian Oehlrich Opens Vegan-Friendly Cafe, The Greenhouse Aotearoa, in Whanganui

Fine-dining and yoga retreat chef Damian Oehlrich has opened a new vegan-friendly cafe in Whanganui, New Zealand. Oehlrich's new restaurant, which has replaces Petre Dish Cafe, joins the "up-and-coming" food scene in the North Island city. Oehlrich's new project...
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New Zealand Supermarket Chain Pak N’ Save Debuts Dedicated Vegan Coolers

New Zealand-based discount supermarket chain Pak N' Save has launched a dedicated vegan cooler. The new vegan-only section was spotted by a member of the closed Facebook group "What Vegan Kiwis Eat" at the supermarket's...

Vegan Cool Beans Café Owner to Walk Barefoot Across New Zealand Instead of Serving...

The owner of Cool Beans Café in New Zealand would rather walk barefoot across the country than serve dairy. Morgan Redfern-Hardisty updated his menu in July so that it offered exclusively vegan items, swapping out...
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New Zealand Bans Cattle and Dog Tail Docking

The common practice of tail docking will be banned for dogs and cattle in New Zealand, thanks to new regulations introduced by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI). Tail docking is the act of removing an...
BP Petrol Stations Launch Vegan Sunfed Meat's Satay Chicken Pies Across New Zealand

BP Petrol Stations Launch Vegan Sunfed Meat’s Satay Chicken Pies Across New Zealand

In a bid to move on from the country's stereotypical image of hobbits, farming, and lamb-consumption, New Zealand companies are embracing the vegan movement like never before. Even BP Gas Stations are launching vegan...
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New Zealand’s Environmental Minister Shocked By Nation’s Factory Farms

New Zealand's Environmental Minister David Parker has expressed his dismay at the nation's factory farms, beef feedlots, in particular. Speaking with Radio NZ, Parker explained that he struggled to see how some feedlots are legal....