Christchurch timetable

Our 2020 schedule has something for everyone!


10am: Expo opens

10am: MUSIC – Piyush, (Indian fusion)

10:15am: FILM – PlantPure Nation (99 mins)

PlantPure Nation

The documentary film PlantPure Nation tells the story of three people on a quest to spread the message of one of the most important health breakthroughs of all time.

WATCH TRAILER

10:20am: TALK – Cortnee Butler: From slaughterhouse worker to animal activist

From slaughterhouse worker to animal activist

Cortnee Butler
“Hi, I am Cortnee and I became vegan during the time that I worked in a meat processing plant. I will share my story of how I went from slaughterhouse worker to a vegan animal rights activist. I am using my experiences to speak for the animals who suffer at the hands of these industries.”

10:30am: COOKING DEMO – Angela Hurley: Chick Nuggets

Chick Nuggets

Angela Hurley

Doug & Angela Hurley were facing some minor health issues in the late 1970’s and came in contact with a family who were vegetarian. They recommended them to drop meat out of the diet, that it would take care of the health in their lives. After some convincing, Doug and Angela decided they would drop meat out for two weeks. After that two weeks, they would never to turn back. Angela then applied herself to learn vegetarian cuisine. They remained vegetarian for about five years until their youngest child was born. From that time on the family dropped out all animal products and became vegan / full plant based. That young child was born in October 1985 and just turned 35 this October 2020 and the family have remained faithful to the vegan diet and lifestyle for all those 35 years. Never once has that choice been regretted, it is something Angela has enjoyed and still enjoys doing, making new creations and perfecting old ones!

10:30am: MUSIC – Oriana Setz (originals)

11am: TALK – Tara Jackson: Another benefit of veganism — helping to end animal testing in Aotearoa!

Another benefit of veganism — helping to end animal testing in Aotearoa!


Tara Jackson (Kāti Māmoe) is the Executive Director for the New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society (NZAVS). NZAVS is a non-profit organisation that campaigns to end animal experimentation and defend the animals used in science in Aotearoa. Tara has worked for NZAVS for over five years now and has extensive knowledge of the animal experimentation industry. Tara is the Founder of the popular online resource, A Guide to Vegan where she spends her spare time promoting vegan-friendly products, recipes and restaurants to make veganism easier for people living in Aotearoa. She is also Founder of the animal rights group, the Animal Justice League NZ. This group works alongside the many other anti-rodeo groups in Aotearoa to help end the animal abuse involved in rodeos.

11am: KIDS ZONE – Fruit and Vegetable Kebabs

Fruit and Vegetable Kebabs

Hosted by Annita

11am: FILM – Immi the Vegan (60 mins)

Immi the Vegan

A New Zealand vegan and plant-based rom-com musical comedy 7 part series. Immi the Vegan creates vegan videos and shares vegan content that she’s found, and hopes people will find useful! Travel vlogs, comedy, and cooking!

Watch the trailer

11am: MUSIC – Soul Star Tribe (belly dance)

11:30am: COOKING DEMO – Flip Grater: Seitan and how to use in a meal

Seitan and how to use in a meal

Flip Grater

Flip Grater has been dedicated to making delicious vegan food for upwards of two decades, as well as writing about it in travel and cooking journals and her vegan cooking and parenting blog. While not cooking she has pursued a successful career as a singer/songwriter, with five albums under her belt and multiple international tours. She has two travel cookbooks out – The Cookbook Tour & The Cookbook Tour Europe, and owns and operates Grater Goods vegan deli with her husband Youssef.

11:30am: MUSIC – Angelfish (Ukelele)

11:45am: TALK – Kylie Dale: Eat Kind Officer, SAFE For Animals

Healthy Eating with Kindness


Completely new to the idea of plant-based living? Or need a little refresher on nutrition? Maybe you’re wanting information around a plant-based diet for growing teens, for athletes, during pregnancy, or how to deal with social situations as a new vegan? If so, this talk is for you!

 

Throughout Kylie Dale’s Healthy Eating with Kindness talk, you’ll discover that each of us has the potential to change the world. Kylie will offer insight into how animals are raised for food in New Zealand as well as include some wonderful stories of animals who have been spared. She will also discuss the environmental and health benefits before she covers how to start eating kinder for animals, for our planet and for you!

 

“As an individual, choosing not to include animal-based foods in your diet can save around 100 animals every year. It is also the best way to protect the environment and safeguard your body into living a long, happy and healthy life! I think you’ll be surprised at just how easy and enjoyable it can be,” says Kylie.

 

12pm: Mother’s Milk (8 mins)

Mother’s Milk

A short movie by the New Zealand Broadcasting School on a young families dairy farm and their awakening to the realities of the relationship of a mother’s calf and her mother’s milk. Jessica tells her story of her journey out of dairy farming.

12pm: MUSIC – Paul (rock)

12pm: KIDS ZONE – Hula hoop workshop and interactive games

Hula hoop workshop and interactive games

Hosted by Strawberry Fairy (Note: suitable for children aged over 3.5 years)

12:15pm: COOKING DEMO – Barbara Olsen-Henderson: Meaty meatless mince

Making a meaty meatless mince

Barbara Olsen-Henderson

For nearly 25 years, Barbara has donned a professional apron and been at the center of hospitality and wholesome catering. She is so passionate about cooking that she has owned and operated three highly successful eateries. Today, she proudly serves up a wondrous collection of entirely plant-based wonders from her cozy bohemian-styled café, the Lemonwood Eatery in the heart of the seaside village of Oakura. Barbara will be running two cookery demonstrations showcasing how she makes her infamous scrambled ‘egg’ and ‘mince’ dishes.

12:15pm: FILM – Kindred Creatures (69 mins)

Kindred Creatures

Kindred Creatures is a feature length documentary exploring the ways of life of the animals used in animal agriculture. The documentary explores these animals’ personalities, the bonds they share with humans, and impactful stories of their rescue. Kindred Creatures also highlights farm animal sanctuaries and the wonderful work they do to help victims of animal agriculture and neglect. We touch on animal activism and why this is important, Tom Regan’s animal rights philosophy, and the importance and beauty of a vegan diet.

Watch the trailer

12:30pm: TALK – Rowan Taylor: Our Foodprint vs the Planet: why dietary change is inevitable

Our Foodprint vs the Planet: why dietary change is inevitable

In his day job, Rowan Taylor is a senior policy analyst working on steps the government can take to address environmental problems. On weekends, he works on his own steps. At the Vegan Expo, he will talk about the most significant step he personally has taken – going vegan. He will present data showing how our daily diet can be either the cause or the cure of our environmental problems, depending on the choices we make.

12:30pm: MUSIC – Pavlova Paradise (pop)

1pm: COOKING DEMO – Barbara Olsen-Henderson: Barbara’s Scrambled Masala

Barbara’s Scrambled Masala

Barbara Olsen-Henderson

Barbara is a mother, grandmother, weaver, potter, home-builder, gardener, cookery demonstrator and café owner. She’s also vegan and has honed 60 years of culinary experience into creating some delicious veganised alternatives to kiwi classic dishes such as curried ‘egg’ sandwiches, ‘mince’ on toast and caramel fudge. Barbara will be running two cookery demonstrations showcasing how she makes her infamous scrambled ‘egg’ and ‘mince’ dishes.

1pm: MUSIC – Richard (pop)

1:15pm: TALK – Jessica Strathdee, From dairy farm worker to animal rights activist

From dairy farm worker to animal rights activist

Former dairy farm worker Jessica Strathdee will talk about her experiences as a dairy farmer and her consequent journey to being an animal rights activist. Whilst the dairy industry likes to paint a picture of idyllic farm life, Jess will talk from first-hand experience about the systemic abusive farming practices necessary to participate within the dairy industry which led her and her partner to leave it and to educate the public about the horrific realities of Aotearoa’s dairy industry.

1:30pm: FILM – Carnage: Swallowing The Past (65 mins)

Carnage

It’s 2067, the UK is vegan, but older generations are suffering the guilt of their carnivorous past. Featuring Martin Freeman and Joanna Lumley, Carnage is the world’s first vegan science-fiction, comedy movie created for the BBC. Simon Amstell asks us to forgive them for the horrors of what they swallowed in the hilarious mockumentary.

 

WATCH TRAILER

CHECK OUT AN INSIGHTFUL REVIEW

1:30pm: KIDS ZONE – Necklace and Bracelet making

Necklace and Bracelet making

Presented by Sonya

1:45pm: COOKING DEMO – Liz Maynard: Chocolate Treats

Chocolate Treats

Liz Maynard

Having spent 12 years working internationally, Liz Maynard had the pleasure to work with many famous, influential and the very high end of society including royalty. Organising and catering for events from exclusive dinner parties to events for hundreds and even thousands like the Cannes film festival cocktail parties & Monaco Grand Prix events.

Since returning to New Zealand 8 years ago Liz has worked as a contract Chef for a variety of facilities, catering companies, cafes, restaurants, private estates & private dinner parties. She now runs World Cuisine catering company, specialising in dietary catering with International flavours.

2pm: TALK – Dr Anthony Raizis: Identifying fuels for cancer and cancer prevention

Identifying fuels for cancer and cancer prevention

Dr Anthony Raizis

Dr Raizis received his PhD at Otago University. His research interests are in cancer genetics research and diagnostics, the molecular mechanisms associated with the onset of cancer, genetic diseases, nutrition and aging. Dr Raizis also has a keen interest in environmental issues, and sustainability.

2pm: MUSIC – Soul Star Tribe (belly dance)

2:30pm: COOKING DEMO – Darren Patterson: Vegan Crunchy

Vegan Crunchy

Darren Patterson

Darren has been vegan for 30 years and loves to cook. He lives with a family of vegans, his wife Melanie, who runs fast over great distances and two boys, who are full of life and curiosity.

2:30pm: MUSIC – Piyush, (Indian fusion)

2:40pm: FILM – 73 Cows (15 mins)

73 Cows

The story of Jay Wilde, the first farmer in the UK to trade beef farming for sustainable organic vegan farming, giving up his entire herd of cattle in the process.

 

Watch the Trailer

2:45pm: TALK – Dr Anthony Raizis: The clash of neo-liberal capitalism and environmentalism, problems and solutions

The clash of neo-liberal capitalism and environmentalism, problems and solutions

Dr Anthony Raizis

Dr Raizis received his PhD at Otago University. His research interests are in cancer genetics research and diagnostics, the molecular mechanisms associated with the onset of cancer, genetic diseases, nutrition and aging. Dr Raizis also has a keen interest in environmental issues, and sustainability.

3pm: MUSIC – Chick Peas (music comedy)

3pm: FILM – Let us be Heroes – The True Cost of our Food Choices (41 mins)

Let us be Heroes – The True Cost of our Food Choices

We all want to be healthy. We all want to protect the planet and we all want to be kind. Yet today we are facing a health crisis, an environmental crisis and an ethical crisis affecting people and the economy. How much difference can one person make? Let us be Heroes explores the impact of our food and lifestyle choices on our health, our home planet and our values with athletes, digital, food and fashion entrepreneurs, a public speaker and an ocean warrior fighting to protect people, planet and animals.

 

Is it possible that we humans as a species have been eating the wrong foods? Despite the longevity evidence of some population, the impact of animal agriculture on the planet and our moral conflict when it comes to animals, the answer today is met with resistance. The film shares inspiring stories of every day people who decided to adopt a more conscious and responsible lifestyle for their health, for our home planet and for the animals and inspire others with their work and mission. Is it time we all join a global movement of awakening?

 

WATCH TRAILER

4pm: Expo closes

10am: Expo opens

10:20am: TALK – Cortnee Butler: From slaughterhouse worker to animal activist

From slaughterhouse worker to animal activist

Cortnee Butler
“Hi, I am Cortnee and I became vegan during the time that I worked in a meat processing plant. I will share my story of how I went from slaughterhouse worker to a vegan animal rights activist. I am using my experiences to speak for the animals who suffer at the hands of these industries.”

11am: TALK – Tara Jackson: Another benefit of veganism — helping to end animal testing in Aotearoa!

Another benefit of veganism — helping to end animal testing in Aotearoa!


Tara Jackson (Kāti Māmoe) is the Executive Director for the New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society (NZAVS). NZAVS is a non-profit organisation that campaigns to end animal experimentation and defend the animals used in science in Aotearoa. Tara has worked for NZAVS for over five years now and has extensive knowledge of the animal experimentation industry. Tara is the Founder of the popular online resource, A Guide to Vegan where she spends her spare time promoting vegan-friendly products, recipes and restaurants to make veganism easier for people living in Aotearoa. She is also Founder of the animal rights group, the Animal Justice League NZ. This group works alongside the many other anti-rodeo groups in Aotearoa to help end the animal abuse involved in rodeos.

11:45am: TALK – Kylie Dale: Eat Kind Officer, SAFE For Animals

Healthy Eating with Kindness


Completely new to the idea of plant-based living? Or need a little refresher on nutrition? Maybe you’re wanting information around a plant-based diet for growing teens, for athletes, during pregnancy, or how to deal with social situations as a new vegan? If so, this talk is for you!

 

Throughout Kylie Dale’s Healthy Eating with Kindness talk, you’ll discover that each of us has the potential to change the world. Kylie will offer insight into how animals are raised for food in New Zealand as well as include some wonderful stories of animals who have been spared. She will also discuss the environmental and health benefits before she covers how to start eating kinder for animals, for our planet and for you!

 

“As an individual, choosing not to include animal-based foods in your diet can save around 100 animals every year. It is also the best way to protect the environment and safeguard your body into living a long, happy and healthy life! I think you’ll be surprised at just how easy and enjoyable it can be,” says Kylie.

 

12:30pm: TALK – Rowan Taylor: Our Foodprint vs the Planet: why dietary change is inevitable

Our Foodprint vs the Planet: why dietary change is inevitable

In his day job, Rowan Taylor is a senior policy analyst working on steps the government can take to address environmental problems. On weekends, he works on his own steps. At the Vegan Expo, he will talk about the most significant step he personally has taken – going vegan. He will present data showing how our daily diet can be either the cause or the cure of our environmental problems, depending on the choices we make.

1:15pm: TALK – Jessica Strathdee, From dairy farm worker to animal rights activist

From dairy farm worker to animal rights activist

Former dairy farm worker Jessica Strathdee will talk about her experiences as a dairy farmer and her consequent journey to being an animal rights activist. Whilst the dairy industry likes to paint a picture of idyllic farm life, Jess will talk from first-hand experience about the systemic abusive farming practices necessary to participate within the dairy industry which led her and her partner to leave it and to educate the public about the horrific realities of Aotearoa’s dairy industry.

2pm: TALK – Dr Anthony Raizis: Identifying fuels for cancer and cancer prevention

Identifying fuels for cancer and cancer prevention

Dr Anthony Raizis

Dr Raizis received his PhD at Otago University. His research interests are in cancer genetics research and diagnostics, the molecular mechanisms associated with the onset of cancer, genetic diseases, nutrition and aging. Dr Raizis also has a keen interest in environmental issues, and sustainability.

2:45pm: TALK – Dr Anthony Raizis: The clash of neo-liberal capitalism and environmentalism, problems and solutions

The clash of neo-liberal capitalism and environmentalism, problems and solutions

Dr Anthony Raizis

Dr Raizis received his PhD at Otago University. His research interests are in cancer genetics research and diagnostics, the molecular mechanisms associated with the onset of cancer, genetic diseases, nutrition and aging. Dr Raizis also has a keen interest in environmental issues, and sustainability.

4pm: Expo closes

10am: Expo opens

10:15am: FILM – PlantPure Nation (99 mins)

PlantPure Nation

The documentary film PlantPure Nation tells the story of three people on a quest to spread the message of one of the most important health breakthroughs of all time.

WATCH TRAILER

11am: FILM – Immi the Vegan (60 mins)

Immi the Vegan

A New Zealand vegan and plant-based rom-com musical comedy 7 part series. Immi the Vegan creates vegan videos and shares vegan content that she’s found, and hopes people will find useful! Travel vlogs, comedy, and cooking!

Watch the trailer

12pm: Mother’s Milk (8 mins)

Mother’s Milk

A short movie by the New Zealand Broadcasting School on a young families dairy farm and their awakening to the realities of the relationship of a mother’s calf and her mother’s milk. Jessica tells her story of her journey out of dairy farming.

12:15pm: FILM – Kindred Creatures (69 mins)

Kindred Creatures

Kindred Creatures is a feature length documentary exploring the ways of life of the animals used in animal agriculture. The documentary explores these animals’ personalities, the bonds they share with humans, and impactful stories of their rescue. Kindred Creatures also highlights farm animal sanctuaries and the wonderful work they do to help victims of animal agriculture and neglect. We touch on animal activism and why this is important, Tom Regan’s animal rights philosophy, and the importance and beauty of a vegan diet.

Watch the trailer

1:30pm: FILM – Carnage: Swallowing The Past (65 mins)

Carnage

It’s 2067, the UK is vegan, but older generations are suffering the guilt of their carnivorous past. Featuring Martin Freeman and Joanna Lumley, Carnage is the world’s first vegan science-fiction, comedy movie created for the BBC. Simon Amstell asks us to forgive them for the horrors of what they swallowed in the hilarious mockumentary.

 

WATCH TRAILER

CHECK OUT AN INSIGHTFUL REVIEW

2:40pm: FILM – 73 Cows (15 mins)

73 Cows

The story of Jay Wilde, the first farmer in the UK to trade beef farming for sustainable organic vegan farming, giving up his entire herd of cattle in the process.

 

Watch the Trailer

3pm: FILM – Let us be Heroes – The True Cost of our Food Choices (41 mins)

Let us be Heroes – The True Cost of our Food Choices

We all want to be healthy. We all want to protect the planet and we all want to be kind. Yet today we are facing a health crisis, an environmental crisis and an ethical crisis affecting people and the economy. How much difference can one person make? Let us be Heroes explores the impact of our food and lifestyle choices on our health, our home planet and our values with athletes, digital, food and fashion entrepreneurs, a public speaker and an ocean warrior fighting to protect people, planet and animals.

 

Is it possible that we humans as a species have been eating the wrong foods? Despite the longevity evidence of some population, the impact of animal agriculture on the planet and our moral conflict when it comes to animals, the answer today is met with resistance. The film shares inspiring stories of every day people who decided to adopt a more conscious and responsible lifestyle for their health, for our home planet and for the animals and inspire others with their work and mission. Is it time we all join a global movement of awakening?

 

WATCH TRAILER

4pm: Expo closes

10am: Expo opens

10am: MUSIC – Piyush, (Indian fusion)

10:30am: MUSIC – Oriana Setz (originals)

11am: MUSIC – Soul Star Tribe (belly dance)

11:30am: MUSIC – Angelfish (Ukelele)

12pm: MUSIC – Paul (rock)

12:30pm: MUSIC – Pavlova Paradise (pop)

1pm: MUSIC – Richard (pop)

2pm: MUSIC – Soul Star Tribe (belly dance)

2:30pm: MUSIC – Piyush, (Indian fusion)

3pm: MUSIC – Chick Peas (music comedy)

4pm: Expo closes

10am: Expo opens

10:30am: COOKING DEMO – Angela Hurley: Chick Nuggets

Chick Nuggets

Angela Hurley

Doug & Angela Hurley were facing some minor health issues in the late 1970’s and came in contact with a family who were vegetarian. They recommended them to drop meat out of the diet, that it would take care of the health in their lives. After some convincing, Doug and Angela decided they would drop meat out for two weeks. After that two weeks, they would never to turn back. Angela then applied herself to learn vegetarian cuisine. They remained vegetarian for about five years until their youngest child was born. From that time on the family dropped out all animal products and became vegan / full plant based. That young child was born in October 1985 and just turned 35 this October 2020 and the family have remained faithful to the vegan diet and lifestyle for all those 35 years. Never once has that choice been regretted, it is something Angela has enjoyed and still enjoys doing, making new creations and perfecting old ones!

11:30am: COOKING DEMO – Flip Grater: Seitan and how to use in a meal

Seitan and how to use in a meal

Flip Grater

Flip Grater has been dedicated to making delicious vegan food for upwards of two decades, as well as writing about it in travel and cooking journals and her vegan cooking and parenting blog. While not cooking she has pursued a successful career as a singer/songwriter, with five albums under her belt and multiple international tours. She has two travel cookbooks out – The Cookbook Tour & The Cookbook Tour Europe, and owns and operates Grater Goods vegan deli with her husband Youssef.

12:15pm: COOKING DEMO – Barbara Olsen-Henderson: Meaty meatless mince

Making a meaty meatless mince

Barbara Olsen-Henderson

For nearly 25 years, Barbara has donned a professional apron and been at the center of hospitality and wholesome catering. She is so passionate about cooking that she has owned and operated three highly successful eateries. Today, she proudly serves up a wondrous collection of entirely plant-based wonders from her cozy bohemian-styled café, the Lemonwood Eatery in the heart of the seaside village of Oakura. Barbara will be running two cookery demonstrations showcasing how she makes her infamous scrambled ‘egg’ and ‘mince’ dishes.

1pm: COOKING DEMO – Barbara Olsen-Henderson: Barbara’s Scrambled Masala

Barbara’s Scrambled Masala

Barbara Olsen-Henderson

Barbara is a mother, grandmother, weaver, potter, home-builder, gardener, cookery demonstrator and café owner. She’s also vegan and has honed 60 years of culinary experience into creating some delicious veganised alternatives to kiwi classic dishes such as curried ‘egg’ sandwiches, ‘mince’ on toast and caramel fudge. Barbara will be running two cookery demonstrations showcasing how she makes her infamous scrambled ‘egg’ and ‘mince’ dishes.

1:45pm: COOKING DEMO – Liz Maynard: Chocolate Treats

Chocolate Treats

Liz Maynard

Having spent 12 years working internationally, Liz Maynard had the pleasure to work with many famous, influential and the very high end of society including royalty. Organising and catering for events from exclusive dinner parties to events for hundreds and even thousands like the Cannes film festival cocktail parties & Monaco Grand Prix events.

Since returning to New Zealand 8 years ago Liz has worked as a contract Chef for a variety of facilities, catering companies, cafes, restaurants, private estates & private dinner parties. She now runs World Cuisine catering company, specialising in dietary catering with International flavours.

2:30pm: COOKING DEMO – Darren Patterson: Vegan Crunchy

Vegan Crunchy

Darren Patterson

Darren has been vegan for 30 years and loves to cook. He lives with a family of vegans, his wife Melanie, who runs fast over great distances and two boys, who are full of life and curiosity.

4pm: Expo closes

10am: Expo opens

11am: KIDS ZONE – Fruit and Vegetable Kebabs

Fruit and Vegetable Kebabs

Hosted by Annita

12pm: KIDS ZONE – Hula hoop workshop and interactive games

Hula hoop workshop and interactive games

Hosted by Strawberry Fairy (Note: suitable for children aged over 3.5 years)

1:30pm: KIDS ZONE – Necklace and Bracelet making

Necklace and Bracelet making

Presented by Sonya

4pm: Expo closes


Date

  Sunday, 8 November 2020

Time

  10am – 4pm

Cost

  Door sales: $6. Online tickets: $5
Children 12 years and under free!

Location

  Haere-roa, University of Canterbury, 90 Ilam Road, Christchurch

Access

  Wheelchair access available

Parking

  Ample free car parking


About the Vegan Expo

Originally launched in 2007 as the Vegetarian Expo in Christchurch, this inspiring annual food and lifestyle event has continued to demonstrate growth and popularity for the past ten years and is now held nationally.

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