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5 reasons why to give Veganuary a try

5 reasons why to give Veganuary a try

January 9th, 2020
Hundreds of thousands of people all over the world will be kickstarting their new year by taking meat off the menu. Since 2014 the UK-based non-profit organisation Veganuary has been running an international month–long pledge. Six years on, and the number of new vegans throughout January is set to be the biggest to date with 350,000 people taking part.   Why, you might ask?   Switching to a...
Enjoying a Plant-Based Kiwi Christmas

Enjoying a Plant-Based Kiwi Christmas

December 6th, 2019
A third of Kiwis now eat less or no meat, so chances are that either you — or several of your loved ones – will be seeking out plant-based options this Christmas. That’s why we’ve put together a festive feast that is so full of flavour, everyone will enjoy it!...

William Hotel Group’s Cage-Free Announcement

November 20th, 2019
SAFE is pleased to announce Williams Hotel Group has pledged to ditch cage eggs across all of its hotels nationwide. After discussions with its food supplier, the New Zealand owned hotel group confirmed with SAFE its kitchens would no longer be serving eggs from caged hens. Williams Hotel Group has...

Delicious plant-based eateries receive the 2019 EAT KIND Awards

November 14th, 2019
Delicious plant-based eateries receive the 2019 EAT KIND Awards For the third year running, SAFE has celebrated World Vegan Day by recognising eateries who are going above and beyond to offer up the most delicious, innovative plant-based dishes. With more plant-based eateries sprouting up around the country, this year’s decision...
The Kiwi dairy farmers-turned hemp growers

The Kiwi dairy farmers-turned hemp growers

November 11th, 2019
Raised by his grandparents on a dairy farm, on the South Island’s West Coast, Aaron has been milking cows since he was six years old. For the past few years, Aaron and his partner Sarah have been converting more and more of their land to grow hemp to fuel their...
SAFE strikes for the climate

SAFE strikes for the climate

October 18th, 2019
This Friday, 27 September, is a Global Strike organised by the School Strike for Climate (SS4C) movement. Already this year SS4C NZ have organised two national strikes where school and university students around the country have walked out of school to protest the inaction on climate change. On Friday 20...

SAFE Annual General Meeting agenda 2019

October 18th, 2019
Dear SAFE Members, As per our previous notice, I invite you to attend the 2019 SAFE Annual General Meeting, which will be held on Saturday 12 October at 3PM, Auaha Hīhī / Spark Place, He Hononga | Connection, Ground floor, Tūranga, 60 Cathedral Square, Christchurch. Please note doors will open...

Live export ship arrives in Napier for thousands of cows without certification

October 18th, 2019
A ship which will be used to carry thousands of cows to China has berthed in Napier without the required export certification. Napier’s Port. Photo: 123rf The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) says until it’s satisfied the Yangtze Fortune meets animal welfare conditions, the export certificate won’t be issued.

Animal rights advocates protest as controversial ship docks in Napier

October 18th, 2019
Animal rights advocates gathered in Napier, as a controversial live export ship docked at the port on Monday. If approved by the Ministry of Primary Industries, the Yangtze Fortune will carry 4700 cattle from Napier to China, the fourth live export ship to leave the city this year.

Ship turned away from Australia due to dock in Napier to take cattle to China

October 18th, 2019
A ship under investigation after a possible biosecurity breach in Australia is due to dock in Napier on Sunday to pick up 4700 live cattle to take to China. The live export ship, the Yangtze Fortune, was prevented from carrying 5000 cattle from Australia to China in August, after an...

Comment: New Zealanders crave plant-based products

October 18th, 2019
As more Kiwis crave plant-based alternatives to meat and dairy, animal agriculture industries are pushing back. Federated Farmers are lobbying for plant-based milk to be changed to ‘juice’ and for plant-based sausages to be called ‘tubes’ – but what won’t change are the reasons many of us are choosing these...

Live cattle export on troubled ship

October 18th, 2019
Trade The government review into live exports hasn’t slowed down the trade in live cattle, with China importing 5400 in August and a ship ready to pick up another 4700 about to arrive in Napier. Almost 5000 New Zealand cows could set sail for China next week on a ship...

Concerns raised over arrival of ‘high-risk’ Chinese live export ship

October 18th, 2019
An animal welfare group is unhappy about the expected arrival of a Chinese owned live export ship into Hawke’s Bay and wants New Zealand authorities to turn down its application to carry cattle to China. The Yangtze Fortune is due to berth at Napier Port this weekend, and has applied...

Chinese ship stopped for biosecurity breach heading to Napier

October 18th, 2019
A Chinese ship prevented from picking up almost 5000 cows from Perth due to biosecurity concerns is headed for Napier where it’s hoping to collect thousands of live animals for export. Photo: 123RF The Australian Department of Agriculture is investigating the owners of the ship, the Yangtze Fortune, following a...
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Veganuary is your chance to do good and feel great!

Take action to combat the climate emergency, contribute towards a kinder Aotearoa for animals, and follow in the footsteps of plant-powered athletes – what better way to kick off the new year?!

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