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New Zealand Passes Country-Wide Plastic Bag Ban

(Updated May 12, 2019) New Zealand has implemented a single-use plastic bag ban in a bid to lessen the nation's impact on the environment. Retailers in New Zealand will be given six months to stop...
Air New Zealand’s Vegan Impossible Burger Option As Popular As Meat With Passengers

Air New Zealand’s Vegan Impossible Burger Option As Popular As Meat With Passengers

The vegan Impossible Burger is a hit with Air New Zealand passengers just one month after being added to the menu, CNBC  reports. Speaking to the popularity of the "bleeding" meatless burger, Air New Zealand in-flight customer...
Vegan ‘On the Go’ Chana Masala Pie Now Available at New Zealand’s Z Espress Petrol Station

Vegan ‘On the Go’ Chana Masala Pie Now Available at New Zealand’s Z Espress...

A New Zealand petrol station chain, Z Energy, has launched a new on the go Chana Masala vegan pie in its station cafes. The news was announced via a Facebook video, captioned: "Sink your teeth into the...
One-stop Vegan Butchery Deli Shop to Open in Christchurch, New Zealand

One-Stop Vegan Butchery Deli Shop to Open in Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch, New Zealand’s third largest city, is already a hub for plant-based food, with an impressive variety of vegan and vegetarian bars, cafes, and restaurants. But as revealed in a Facebook post to the group...
Vegan Chicken Brand Sunfed Meats Expands Across New Zealand's South Island

Sunfed Meats Expands Across New Zealand and Hints at Australian Launch

Auckland-based vegan meat brand Sunfed Meats is expanding its reach across New Zealand. It will soon stock its Chicken Free Chicken nationwide at the country's leading supermarket chain Countdown Supermarkets. The plant-based company also hinted...
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Bariatric Surgeon Praises Air New Zealand’s Vegan Impossible Burger to Help Reduce Obesity Risk

Amidst an international uproar directed at Air New Zealand over the decision to offer the vegan Impossible Burger as an in-flight meal, one surgeon has spoken out in favor of the meat-free option. Earlier this week,...
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New Zealand to Start Encouraging Adoption of Former Lab Animals

Former lab testing animals may be given a second chance in New Zealand. The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), a public service department that manages farming, biosecurity, and animal welfare, announced its support for the...
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New Zealand’s Sunfed Meats to Accompany Its Pea Protein Chicken With New Bull Free...

Vegan meat company Sunfed Meats took to social media to tease its first-ever vegan burger, called the "Bull Free Burger." While the post contains few details, the sneak peek at the New Zealand-based brand's upcoming meat-free burger...

New Zealand, the ‘Seabird Capital of the World,’ Under Threat From Plastic Pollution

Seabirds in New Zealand are at a higher risk of being harmed by plastic pollution than anywhere else in the world, according to new research. The country, dubbed the "Seabird Capital of the World," is...

Cruelty in New Zealand Dairy Industry Prompts Green Party to Demand Higher Animal Welfare...

New Zealand's Green Party, which has a focus on ecology, grassroots democracy, and social responsibility, has demanded that a higher standard of animal welfare be applied to the nation's animal agriculture industry after an...
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Livestock and Dairy Industries Responsible for 50% of New Zealand’s Greenhouse Gases

A 26-year-long study published by New Zealand's Ministry for the Environment has revealed the environmental impact of animal agriculture. The study, published in April, measures anthropogenic (human-induced) greenhouse gas emissions in the nation. Titled "New...

Award-Winning New Zealand Restaurant ‘Hillside Kitchen & Cellar’ Ditches Free-Range Meat, Goes Vegetarian

Popular New Zealand restaurant, Hillside Kitchen & Cellar, will ditch meat from its menu and become wholly vegetarian this September. "Asher Boote, Chef, and owner of Hillside is excited to announce that from the 1st...

Vegan Fast-Food Chain Lord of the Fries Expands Across New Zealand

New Zealand's only vegan fast food chain is expanding across the country. Lord of the Fries (LOTF), an Australian-based vegan fast food chain, currently has two branches in New Zealand, both in the country's most...

Impossible Foods’ Vegan Meat Could Revolutionize New Zealand’s Meat Export Trade

The New Zealand Government's Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has released a new report detailing consumer insights into the wildly popular vegan meat by Impossible Foods and Beyond Meat. These US-based vegan meat companies...

Beyond Burger Debuts in New Zealand at The Cruelty Free Shop

Kiwis, rejoice! The groundbreaking "bleeding" vegan burger patties by Beyond Meat are now available nationwide. Beyond Meat took the plant-based world by storm when it launched the world's first plant-based burger that cooks, sizzles, smells,...
Vegan Meat Will Be the Norm in New Zealand By 2050, Says Food Industry Experts

Vegan Meat Will Be the Norm in New Zealand By 2050, Says Food Industry...

Food industry leaders in New Zealand are looking ahead at the island nation's future. And it looks a lot different according to experts at the recent Tauranga Techweek conference who suggest that by 2050, much...
Schools in Four Brazilian Cities to Make History and Go Vegan in 2019

New Zealand Preschool Wins UNESCO Award for Vegan Menu

The Rotorua's Tiaki Early Learning Centre in New Zealand has been serving its students a vegetarian menu since 2015. But its recent shift to a fully vegan menu, and efforts to become a fully zero-waste facility,...
160-Year-Old Maori Meeting Ground in New Zealand is Going Vegan to Improve Community Health

160-Year-Old Maori Marae in New Zealand is Going Vegan to Improve Community Health

New Zealand's largest Maori meeting ground is transitioning to a vegan diet. As reported by TVNZ, the Maori residents of the Turangawaewae marae (the word for "meeting ground" in the native Te Reo language) in...
Vegan Food Named Top New Zealand Restaurant Trend of 2018

Vegan Food Named Top New Zealand Restaurant Trend of 2018

New Zealand food hospitality industry professionals have identified sustainable and plant-based food as among the top restaurant trends of the year, according to a recent survey. Reported by the New Zealand Herald, a total of...

Dairy Farms Make More Than Half of New Zealand Lakes ‘Unswimmable’

Dairy farming is polluting New Zealand’s lakes, making over half completely "unswimmable". Government data released back in 2013 stated that around 60% of the countries’ lakes and rivers were not safe for humans to...

Robbie Williams Celebrates 44th Birthday With Vegan Cake

British musician Robbie Williams has just reigned in his 44th year of life in true vegan style. The singer-songwriter, who is currently touring across New Zealand celebrated with a vegan cake and a phone...