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New Zealanders Outraged by the Introduction of Sheep Milk

Recently, a controversial new farming venture has been dividing Kiwi opinions - are sheep the new cash cows? Sheep milk isn't new. It is only after a TV segment this week and a push from...

Dairy Farmers Turn To Growing Hemp Crops Amid Plummeting Milk Sales

For many decades, the New Zealand dairy industry has been considered a key backbone to keeping the economy alive. However, as consumers are ditching dairy at record rates, some farmers are now choosing to...

Dairy Company Admit that Industrialized Dairy Farming is Unsustainable

Recently reports have shown that the people of New Zealand are becoming increasingly concerned about animal agriculture and the effects of producing meat and dairy products on the environment. This is reflected in the...

Vegan Eateries Drive Rise of Flexitarianism in New Zealand

Back in August, it was reported that the meat industry of New Zealand was facing an uncertain future. Now, that future seems to be looking even more shaky, with the flexitarian lifestyle becoming more...
Vegan Celeb Paul McCartney Is Saving Endangered Kiwi Birds Between NZ Tour Dates

Vegan Celeb Paul McCartney Is Saving Endangered Kiwi Birds Between NZ Tour Dates

Superstar and activist Sir Paul McCartney has won our hearts again with his latest post on social media. The short video shows the musician in New Zealand’s Hawkes Bay, rescuing a brown kiwi. McCartney is...

Vegan Beyond Meat “Beast Burgers” Arrive in New Zealand!

In an exciting Facebook update from New Zealand's major supplier of all things vegan, The Cruelty Free Shop, it has been revealed that the first ever Beyond Meat Beast Burgers are now available for...

Vegan Chicken Brand “Sunfed Meats” Prepares to Go Global

Following the intense nationwide success of Sunfed Meat's debut product "Chicken-Free Chicken", others across the world are hungry to get their hands on these plant-based products, made from pea protein. Sunfed Meats are now actively...

Vegan Brand ‘Sunfed Meats’ Expand Range With Plant Based Bacon and Beef

Earlier this year, New Zealand supermarkets began stocking 'Chicken-Free Chicken', which has been nothing but flying off the shelves for months ever since the product's release in late July. Kiwis have been well taken aback...

Vegan Record-Smashing Weightlifter To Compete In World Championships

Julia Trezise-Conroy adopted a vegan diet for her health back in 2013 and has been smashing records with plant power ever since. Following research and embarking on a plant based diet herself, Trezise-Conroy committed to...

New Zealand’s Agricultural Minister Warns of ‘Disruption’ in Farming Due to Vegan Alternatives

Newly appointed Agricultural Minister in New Zealand, Damien O’Connor, has expressed concerns over the future of animal agriculture in the country. According to government statistics, meat and dairy are New Zealand’s top two export commodities,...

Spoof ‘PigScare’ Site Launched to Counteract Falsely Labelled “High Welfare Pork”

Recent release of video footage from within New Zealand agricultural pork farms sparked major outrage and pushed organisation 'SAFE' to launch a spoof website, mocking the misleading 'PigCare' labelling on NZ pork. SAFE's more accurate...

150 Cows Destroyed Due To Devastating Outbreak of Disease

Cow disease, Mycoplasma bovis has struck a herd of some of NZ's wealthiest farmers and the cattle is due to be destroyed to prevent the disease spreading any further. "There was no recovery, no cure." - Federated Farmers...

Demand for Vegan Meat Leaves Farmers Concerned For Their Future

Plant-based burger patties, vegan vending machines, plant-milks and vegan ice-creams are just a few products included as part of the fast and ever-expanding market of alternatives to animal-based food. However, not everyone is happy about...

NZ Introduce 46 New Regulations To Protect Animals Against Human Cruelty

New Zealand, already a leading country in animal welfare legislation, has brought into effect 46 new regulations to protect farmed animals and pets from human cruelty. Two years ago the Animal Welfare Act was...

Let’s Talk Periods: Is Your Choice in Menstrual Products Harming the Environment?

Have you ever considered the environmental impact your choice in sanitary products could be having on our planet? Over 45 billion tampons or sanitary pads are carelessly thrown away globally each year, resulting in a...

A Quarter of New Zealanders Could be Meat-Free by 2025

A recent study shows that at least a quarter of New Zealanders could soon be meat-free! This survey which was conducted by company The Bean Supreme gathered results from 1000 ‘Kiwis’,  and the outcome: 1 in...
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Where to Find Vegan Friendly Desserts in Wellington, New Zealand

For a tiny city, Welly sure is chock full of vegans. With now over 3,000 members in their Facebook group, the population of Kiwi plant-eaters has risen tremendously over the last year or so...