We are proud to announce that the Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) has joined Epilepsy New Zealand once again as the principle Strategic Partner for Purple Day.

Following on from Purple Day (26 March), this April, BNZ will be promoting Epilepsy New Zealand on their website where visitors all are invited to make a donation to our organisation.

The BNZ is regarded as one of New Zealand’s largest and leading banking institutions. It holds in high regard its well developed community assistance programme; many of you will know of the excellent work it does with Save the Kiwi Trust, The Royal Plunket Societythe Super Rugby 15, and grassroots sports for children nationwide. Now Epilepsy New Zealand and Purple Day have been added to this fine list of charities supported by BNZ.

The BNZ are, and have been, ENZ’s bankers for many years, and have provided us with excellent service and support. They have the largest retail outlet of all banks, with 184 Branches throughout the country.

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