9:30am: YOGA – Pre-Expo warm up with Jeannie Lacey

Anthony

Yoga with Jeannie Lacey from Our Yoga Kapiti Come enjoy a wonderful uplifting yoga session before all the self-indulgence of the day.   Join the fabulous Jeannie Lacey from Our Yoga Kapiti for a gentle yoga class before enjoying the scrumptious vegan delights on offer throughout the day. Jeannie says her yoga session will be gentle enough to ensure everyone feels well. Think ‘rest and digest’! You will be guided through various postures which will add a bit of stretch and relaxation to your day. You don’t need to be able to touch your toes or wrap your foot around…

10:15am: TALK – Kylie Dale: Eat Kind – Serving kindness on a plate

Anthony

Eat Kind – Serving kindness on a plate Kylie Dale, Eat Kind Officer, SAFE For Animals Throughout Kylie’s Eat Kind 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…

10:30am: FILM – Carnage: Swallowing the Past (80 mins)

Anthony

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    

11am: COOKING DEMO – Kaisori Sundari: Savoury Asian + Belgian waffles

Anthony

Waffles: Savoury Asian and Sweet Belgian with chocolate mousse Kaisori Sundari Kaisori’s sweet-toothed friends happily knighted her ‘Dame Dessert’ for being able to miraculously transform lousy days into fantastic days with her irresistible vegan baking! Working at Krishna Food, she is renowned as the creative culinary master for her savoury and sweets delights. Kaisori will be sharing how to make light and fluffy egg-milk-free waffles and creamy chocolate mousse.   Read more about Kaisori

11am: TALK – Dr Luke Wilson: A plant-based food odyssey

Cath Chittenden

A plant-based food odyssey Dr Luke Wilson, GP, Miramar Medical Centre What can we learn from our first 300,000+ years of eating? How we got to where we are now, and how we can eat in the 21st century to reclaim optimal health for ourselves, our communities, and our planet. Luke will also discuss the role and progress of the newly-established Doctors for Nutrition and Evidence Based Eating organisations that are tasked with promoting healthy and sustainable plant-based lifestyles to health professionals, politicians and the community. Come find out how you can also be part of this revolutionary new movement.…

11:45am: TALK – Simone Hayward: Inspiring a generation

Cath Chittenden

Inspiring a generation: Taranaki’s first vegan catering company and cookery school Simone Hayward,  Simone’s Plant-Based Kitchen, New Plymouth Largely inspired by the motivation to treat a life-threatening disease, Simone founded Taranaki’s first and only plant-based catering company and cookery school to help promote and inspire healthier eating. Her business isn’t just a business, it’s a personal crusade and the best news, her health has dramatically improved too! Simone will share her inspiring journey and explain how she has turned her plant-food passion into a successful business. She also has a big community vision to inspire the next generation into better…

11:45am: FILM – Cowspiracy (91 minutes)

Anthony

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret Cowspiracy is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. As eye-opening as Blackfish and as inspiring as An Inconvenient Truth, this shocking yet humorous documentary reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact large-scale factory farming has on our planet, and offers a path to global sustainability for a growing population.   WATCH TRAILER

12:30pm: COOKING DEMO – Jarrad + Arjuna: Mac n’ cheese and pancakes

Cath Chittenden

Mac n’ cheese and Arjuna’s Sunday pancakes Jarrad and Arjuna (aged 7) Jarrad was born with culinary ambitions in mind that has guided him into becoming an exceptional vegan chef. He’s volunteered for Food for Life Australia for over 7 years, managing catering gigs and cooking divine wholesome cuisine for thousands of people at a time. He is a manager, mentor, business owner, husband and father of two who also enjoy cooking. In fact, his eldest son Arjuna (aged 7) will be joining him in the demonstration.   Meet Arjuna, the youngest chef-to-be at this year’s Vegan Expo! This trainee…

12:30pm: TALK – Yolanda Soryl: 30 years a vegan – A survivors tale!

Cath Chittenden

30 years a vegan – A survivors tale! Yolanda Soryl, President, Christchurch Vegan Society Yolanda recently celebrated her 30th anniversary of going vegan. Join her on an entertaining look back on 30 years of veganism and what it takes to go vegan and stay vegan. Yolanda will share tips, vegan history and stories and will take a humourus look at being vegan at a time when even the vegans didn’t know how to pronounce the word.   Yolanda Soryl is a butcher’s daughter who went vegetarian aged 18, vegan at 26 and raised her 4 children from birth to adulthood…

1pm: FILM – From the Ground Up (90mins)

Anthony

From the Ground Up A feature documentary film about vegetarian and vegan athletes. What makes up the meat of an athlete? In this feature documentary, former meat-eating college football player, Santino Panico, goes on a journey to rediscover the athlete within—this time as a vegan. As he meets with vegetarian and vegan elite competitors, this story about food and sport expands to confront the social norms and the far-reaching impacts of food choices.   Watch trailer