12pm – Healthy vegan living at all ages

Nicole Mathewson

12pm – Healthy vegan living at all ages Sophie Weenink Sophie Weenink is a teenage vegan from Nelson who has a passion for helping animals, people and the environment. Sophie will speak about how easy it is to live a healthy vegan lifestyle and the many reasons why we should choose a cruelty free way of life. She hopes to teach families that being vegan is a positive move for their health – regardless of age. You can find out more about Sophie on her Facebook and Instagram pages called Ecogirl NZ. “I know I will be vegan for the…

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

Nicole Mathewson

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

10:30am: COOKING DEMO – Monika Rastogi: Potato fritters and chutneys

Nicole Mathewson

Potato and onion fritters with chutneys Monika Rastogi Monika Rastogi is a foodie at heart and has been a vegetarian since birth. She has lived in Bangladesh, China and now NZ is her home. She likes to teach & spread her love for cooking tasty & healthy Indian cuisine to different ethnicity, kids & adults of all ages. She runs her Indian cooking classes from the comfort of her home with warm hospitality  – making everyone feel comfortable. Monika is an experienced teacher and very good with kids. Since her son was 4 years old, she has been teaching him cooking,…

12.45pm: TALK – Tara Jackson: The connection between exploiting animals for food and animal testing

Nicole Mathewson

The connection between exploiting animals for food and animal testing Tara Jackson (Kāti Māmoe), New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society Executive Director Tara has worked for NZAVS for six years now and has extensive knowledge of the animal experimentation industry. NZAVS is a non-profit organisation that campaigns to end animal experimentation and defend the animals used in science in Aotearoa. Tara is also 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 has been vegan for about eight years and…

11am: FILM – Immi the Vegan (60 mins)

Nicole Mathewson

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

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

Nicole Mathewson

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.