Everywhere you look, someone is turning vegan or vegetarian - and telling you all about it. How popular is the plant-based eating scene in the Bay? Is this diet better for our bodies and for the planet than consuming animal products? Rotorua Daily Post Weekend reporter Dawn Picken explores the impact of a meat-free diet on health, animal welfare and on the planet.

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Vegan Vibes

The crowd at Vegan Vibes. Photo / George Novak
The crowd at Vegan Vibes. Photo / George Novak

It's just before 1pm Saturday as people queue for tickets at Soper Reserve in Mount Maunganui. They've come to buy products, hear speakers and listen to music, but mostly, they've come to


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