Ministry of Health survey improves understanding of epilepsy

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

The Ministry of Health recognises the challenges that people living with epilepsy face and is working to understand the condition better. To help raise awareness of epilepsy and mark Epilepsy New Zealand’s ‘Purple Day’ campaign, the Ministry of Health is releasing the findings of its first Epilepsy Consumer Experience Survey today.

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Crip the Lit launches "little book with big ideas"

Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Robyn Hunt advises us that one of the right writers featured within this book writes frankly about her epilepsy in a very positive and empowered way.

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Epilepsy New Zealand partners with innovative Dunedin Company

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Epilepsy New Zealand partners with innovative Dunedin Company Innovative Dunedin Company First Aid Pod, whose pop-up shelters offer privacy during medical emergencies, is linking with Epilepsy New Zealand. First Aid Pods have been selling fast in New Zealand and Australia since being launched in April 2017 by Dunedin based businessmen Tony Watts, Craig Latimer and Braedan Trompetter.

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SAYR Supporting ENZ

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Use promotional code EPNZ100 to obtain a discount and support ENZ. SAYR is primarily a ventilation company but we consider ourselves a one stop shop for a healthy home by suppling the key products you require to have a healthy home. • Clean Heating • Insulation • Ventilation • LED lighting The directors and creators of SAYR are Mark Williams and Bruce Dick, 2 kiwi blokes wanting to make people’s homes healthier like they should be, they believe that this should not be a privilege but a necessity for all New Zealanders. Mark and Bruce strongly believe that all children deserve to be given the best start in life. The best investment you can make in anyone is their health and their future. Mark has a science background and has operated his own businesses in the past, Bruce has owned businesses in the past and has a building and customer service background. Together make the perfect team, both have young families, so they understand how important it is to have a healthy home.

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Newsletter December 2018

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Mikayla's Journey

Thursday, 29 November 2018

The story is about our daughter Mikayla who suffers with nocturnal frontal lobe epilepsy.

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SIR BILL ENGLISH APPOINTED AS PATRON OF EPILEPSY NEW ZEALAND

Thursday, 29 November 2018

Epilepsy New Zealand is proud to announce that Sir Bill English has graciously agreed to become patron of the national organisation. Chair of Epilepsy New Zealand, Dr Peter Bergin says: “We are grateful to welcome Sir Bill English as our patron. To have such a skilled person supporting our cause - which is to improve the quality of life of people and their families living with epilepsy - is invaluable.”

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Support from The Akarana Community Trust and the Pelorus Trust

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

Epilepsy New Zealand is grateful to the generous support of the Akarana Community Trust and the Pelorus Trust, allowing us to purchase 7 new laptops for out educators in Waitemata, Auckland Central, Counties-Manukau, Waikato, Lakes, Taranaki and Wellington

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PHARMAC Submission on Proposal to fund sole supply of Lamotrigine

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

ENZ Submission to PHARMAC proposal to fund sole supply of Lamotrigine

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Taking medicines for epilepsy, mood, or pain ACC Link

Monday, 5 March 2018

Foetal Anticonvulsant Syndrome ACC has worked with experts from across the sector to let women, their families and their health providers know about the effects of taking antiepileptic medicine during pregnancy. This includes: The use - for epilepsy, mood disorders, and pain management The risk of harm - malformations and cognitive impairments What to do if they're pregnant or planning a pregnancy.

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Introducing Ashleigh

Monday, 19 February 2018

Ashleigh is a great young woman from Canterbury, this story is written about her epilepsy by her mother, she is heading to Cleveland for epilepsy treatment.

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Don't Give Up by Adele Hauwai

Monday, 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.

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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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Media Kit

Thursday, 2 February 2017

Media Information Kit

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Latest Updates

  • Introducing Ashleigh
    19 February 2018

    Ashleigh is a great young woman from Canterbury, this story is written about her epilepsy by her mother, she is heading to Cleveland for epilepsy treatment.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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