Music, films, cooking demos & art

View (and buy!) beautiful art, and boost your culinary skills with fabulous cooking demonstrations that include lots of handy tips how to cook vegan. They’re so much fun (and tasty) too!

Come and see the movie The Big Fat Lie. A Kiwiana movie about the power of plant-based nutrition to heal chronic diseases.

Screening in the Bougainville Theatre at 1:30 pm.

Movie length is 1 hour 28 minutes.

10AM: Expo opens

10:30AM: COOKING DEMO – Zee Tana: Easy, affordable, nutritious and delicious vegan food.

A Master Chef finalist in 2012, Zee has moved on to become one of Northland’s most respectable vegan chefs. After a period at Power Plant Wholefoods and Organic Store in Whangarei, Zee has founded his own business called Palate Wholesome Collective Catering, which is providing fresh nutritious vegan food for a range of outlets in Northland.
Demo in Bounty Room.

11:30AM: COOKING DEMO – Kate Broughton: Two ways to win over BBQ’s with your colourful plate. Take these easy salads and everyone wants what you’re having!

In Kate’s ideal world the food is real, cooking is celebrated and hospitals are empty. As a nurse with certificates in plant-based nutrition and life-coaching, Kate shares her 13+ years of experience thriving on a plant-based diet via one-on-one sessions, cooking workshops and a soon-to-be-released meal planning service.


Demo held in Bounty Room.

1:30PM: COOKING DEMO – Jaz Fuller: Raw Vegan Food Makes You Feel Magical!

Jasmine Fuller of Power Plant Organics and Mint Floral, here in Whangarei, will be holding a raw food workshop.  She has been vegan for over 5 years and is the creator of all the raw cakes and raw slices at Power Plant, which she owns and runs with her parents.

Jasmine will demonstrate how to make a raw cheesecake, a mocha smoothie, hemp mylk and cashew cream, all using a NutriBullet NZ.  She only uses organic wholefood ingredients in her recipes and everything she makes is gluten-free, refined sugar-free and tastes out-of-this-world delicious!  She can’t wait to inspire you with her superfood recipes!


Demo held in Bounty Room.

4PM: Expo closes

Dan Kohane

Dan Kohane is a singer, guitarist and keyboardist from New Jersey, USA.  He holds a Masters Degree in music composition from the Eastman School of Music.

Dan currently works in various roles at the organic and vegan Earth Café in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, to where he travelled in 2016 as a recipient of an Indonesian Arts Scholarship.

Art at the Expo

You are bound to find art you love at the Expo, including:

  • Lynda Bell’s beautiful and popular work in many forms, including paintings large and small, cards and magnets.  Some of her originals are for sale (I’m putting in my order!).
  • Rohan Bell’s wondrous art.
  • Richard Duhs’s sculptures (tbc).  So unusual!  And all are made from recycled materials. This guy is very creative.
  • An Art Competition for students at Kamo Intermediate and Whangarei Intermediate.  There are 16 entries.  All will be on show.  The Judges will decide 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.  The prizes will be $50 for 1st prize, $30 for 2nd prize and $20 for 3rd prize.  There will also be a People’s-Choice Vote Box where the public decide the winner by numbers of votes counted.  The winner of the People’s-Choice will get $40.

About the Vegan Expo

Whangarei held their first Vegan Expo in 2016 and was greatly inspired by the Christchurch Expo which has been held for over ten years now. We are excited to continue to spread the news of this great diet and lifestyle by holding our annual Vegan Expo in Whangarei.

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