Personal Stories/ Testimonials

Wellington Support Group Pizza Night

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Members had to move fast to beat the pigeons.....

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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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Evie the epilepsy hero

Friday, 11 November 2016

A one-of-a-kind dog is helping to raise awareness about epilepsy - not just for humans but for her canine friends.....

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Association Information

Marketing and Fundraising Manager

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

We are seeking a Fundraising & Marketing Manager to join our team....

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Media Kit

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Media Information Kit

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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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Epilepsy Information

New ILAE Seizure Classification

Friday, 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.

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Influenza immunisation

Thursday, 26 January 2017

Influenza immunisation is FREE for people who have epilepsy

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Epilepsy Awareness

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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Products & Services

Ronald McDonald House - Rotorua Retreat House

Wednesday, 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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Latest Updates

  • Marketing and Fundraising Manager
    7 June 2017

    We are seeking a Fundraising & Marketing Manager to join our team....

  • Woolly Mammoth Found in Antarctica!
    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”.

  • Woolly Mammoth Found in Antarctica!
    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”.

  • 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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