WEAR PURPLE FOR EPILEPSY TODAY!

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Wear something purple and raise epilepsy awareness.

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BNZ SUPPORTS PURPLE DAY FOR EPILEPSY NATIONWIDE

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) has joined Epilepsy New Zealand once again.

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EPILEPSY NZ'S PURPLE DAY CHALLENGE!

Sunday, 1 March 2015

On March 26, Epilepsy New Zealand challenges you to be a Hero!

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NEW STUDY HIGHLIGHTS UNDERDIAGNOSIS OF DEPRESSION

Thursday, 25 September 2014

NEW STUDY HIGHLIGHTS UNDERDIAGNOSIS OF DEPRESSION IN EPILEPSY PATIENTS

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Personal Stories/ Testimonials

My Mothers Sickness: Claire 1985

Friday, 11 November 2016

One of the hardest things in my life to deal with has been my mother’s epilepsy, and to tell you the truth, I still haven’t dealt with it, just avoided it.

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First Seizure

Friday, 11 November 2016

This is a story written by a 13 year old about his first seizures. It is descriptive and will tug at some heart strings I think....

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Claire's Story

Friday, 11 November 2016

My wife Claire passed away in February this year from a cardiac arrhythmia caused by an epileptic seizure. Claire’s seizures started three and a half years prior to this, in June 2011. We were driving to Dunedin to watch our son play an ice hockey tournament. Shortly after lunch, just past ....

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Association Information

AGM 2017 Notification

Monday, 3 July 2017

Notice of AGM & Call for Nominations. Nominations and Remits must be returned by 11th August 2017

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Board Member Advert

Monday, 3 July 2017

ENZ is seeking nominations for Board Members. If your interested in serving as a volunteer on our Not For Profit Board and you have the particular skills and competencies sought why not seek election by contacting CEO@epilepsy.org.nz for more details.

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Class 4 Submission June 2016

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Submission provided to Department of Internal Affairs in response to Class 4 Gambling review June 2016

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Newsletter 1

Friday, 1 January 2016

Epilepsy Information

Influenza immunisation

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Influenza immunisation is FREE for people who have epilepsy

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Seizure Type Classification

Friday, 11 November 2016

he ILAE Commission on Classification and Terminology strives to continually review definitions of seizure types, syndromes, and epilepsy aetiologies, aligned to the latest developments in this field. In 2010 the Commission introduced new concepts into the classification, or as it was termed then organisation, of seizure types and the epilepsies taking a more aetiological approach than previous classifications [1]. This document and a subsequent report, published online, invited comment from the epilepsy community [2]. Debate within the epilepsy community has been well informed and passionate.

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OBITUARY: BRUCE HAYES

Thursday, 20 October 2016

On behalf of the Board of Epilepsy Association of New Zealand ......

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Epilepsy Awareness

Applications are now open for the Medicines New Zealand 2017 Value of Medicines Award

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

The award recognises innovative research which improves the understanding, effectiveness or safety of the use of medicines in New Zealand. The national award is open to any researchers, professors, clinicians, students or academics that have completed research in this area in the last 24 months. The Award winner will receive a $20,000 grant for future projects.

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Lions legend Tom Smith spreads awareness about epilepsy while visiting Hamilton

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Tom Smith, who was the cornerstone of the Scottish and British and Irish Lions forward pack between 1997 and 2005, is using his time while visiting New Zealand for the Lions tour to help raise the awareness of epilepsy. He wants to share his inspirational story that saw him have a successful international rugby career whilst living with epilepsy since the age of 18.

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Woolly Mammoth Found in Antarctica!

Friday, 31 March 2017

Epilepsy Association of New Zealand has just found the whereabouts of their Purple Mammoth who snuck away to spend Purple Day in Antarctica. Graeme Ambler, CEO of Epilepsy Association of New Zealand says, “It’s amazing that our Purple Mammoth took Purple Day celebrations to Antarctica. This means that Purple Day raising epilepsy awareness has been truly been celebrated globally this year”.

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Woolly Mammoth Found in Antarctica!

Friday, 31 March 2017

Epilepsy Association of New Zealand has just found the whereabouts of their Purple Mammoth who snuck away to spend Purple Day in Antarctica. Graeme Ambler, CEO of Epilepsy Association of New Zealand says, “It’s amazing that our Purple Mammoth took Purple Day celebrations to Antarctica. This means that Purple Day raising epilepsy awareness has been truly been celebrated globally this year”.

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Otago News November 2016

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Otago Newsletter 2016

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Fundraising New Zealand Magazine Article

Friday, 11 November 2016

The time has arrived to resolve the impasse between the epilepsy foundation and epilepsy new zealand to develop a more efficient and sustainable single organisation for the benefit of people living with epilepsy....

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Call for Editor – Wikipedia Epilepsy

Friday, 11 November 2016

The International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) invites applicants and nominations for the position of Editor-in-Chief of its new Wikipedia Epilepsy initiative.....

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Talk About It

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Talk About it is a global campaign to increase the awareness of epilepsy held in November every year.....

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Latest Updates

  • Don't Give Up by Adele Hauwai
    4 December 2017

    Adele Hauwai has shared her Living With Epilepsy story as part of the Epilepsy NZ Tell Us About It Competition. People were asked to send in their stories about epilepsy, the challenges they faced and the lessons they have learned that they would like to share with the world.

  • Top Tips for Christmas
    21 November 2017

    Dr Peter Bergin shares some top tips to enjoy Christmas

  • International Epilepsy Day 2018
    20 November 2017

    The first Campi mini video for social media to promote International Epilepsy Day 2018 is now running. The video showcases our Life is Beautiful photo competition and, in particular, the Under-12s category.

  • New ILAE Seizure Classification
    10 March 2017

    The ILAE announces the publication in Epilepsia of two new landmark classification documents, one of seizure types and one of the epilepsies.

  • Ronald McDonald House - Rotorua Retreat House
    25 January 2017

    We understand that families with chronically ill children are often under immense emotional, physical and financial stress. To help relieve this burden...

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