The ‘plant based’ menu served at Dame Patsy Reddy’s first banquet was a far cry from tofu and mung beans.
(ed: i am a republican at heart – but as a vegan i am kinda chuffed that the new governor-general is also a vegan..)
Vegan Society of New Zealand spokeswoman Claire Insley said it was ‘exciting’ to hear New Zealand had a vegan Governor General.
‘It’s wonderful that all dietary options are catered for – especially in this day and age.
Of course we find a lot of chefs actually do enjoy the challenge of having to create different options.
‘It’s just quite exciting to hear we have a vegan Governor General and I’m sure it will help to bring it into the mainstream’.