Purple Day 2018 is coming up!

Join community groups across New Zealand and around the world in celebrating Purple Day to promote greater awareness for epilepsy.

Epilepsy New Zealand invites individuals, schools, businesses, medical professionals, and pharmacies to become Purple Day Heroes.

Purple Day Heroes are those who participate to help fundraise and promote greater awareness in their local communities. Anyone can be a Purple Day Hero, so don’t be shy to get involved.

For more information, fundraising ideas, Purple Day downloadable resources, and to register as a Purple Day Hero, visit the new website at www.purpleday.nz.

Latest Updates

  • Medsafe Consumer Level Recall – Apo-Primidone 250mg tablets
    18 April 2018

    Apotex NZ Limited is recalling one batch of Apo-Primidone 250mg tablets because they contain lead. The amount of lead is above safe level if more than 2 tablets are taken each day. Primidone is an anti-epileptic medicine used to control seizures. Please continue taking your Apo-Primidone tablets. Stopping Primidone tablets suddenly can cause serious problems, including seizures which may not stop.

  • Epilepsy Survey - Consumer Experience
    9 April 2018

    Ministry of Health and Epilepsy New Zealand seek your input into your experience so as to improve New Zealands Health service. This is an important survey we encourage everyone living with epilepsy to complete. To complete online www.epilepsy.org.nz/survey The survey close off is end of May 2018. To obtain a hardcopy version contact Tina on 07 834 3556 or national@epilepsy.org.nz

  • Tyler Barton to play at the New Zealand Long Drive Golf Open 2018
    21 March 2018

    NZ Long Drive Golf Tournaments supports Epilepsy New Zealand

  • Cycling for Epilepsy
    20 February 2018

    Kiwi cyclist Tim Chittock is cycling the length of New Zealand to break a record and raise epilepsy awareness. Check out our website www.cyclingforepilepsy.com

  • Purple Day 2018 is coming up!
    20 February 2018

    Purple day is coming up on the 26 March 2018… we want you to get involved!

    20 February 2018

    Epilepsy New Zealand wants YOU to get glowing and get involved with the 2018 Purple Light Up! Landmarks will be lit up around the country and we want you to join in on the fun!

  • 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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