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

  • Medical Cannabidiol (MC) Research
    13 August 2018

    Let me bring to your attention the attached research documents that have come out of Australia recently. They indicate MC has merit in control of drug resistant epilepsy in children.

  • AGM Notice
    20 July 2018

    The Board advises notification that the Epilepsy New Zealand AGM will be held in Auckland on the 28th September 2018 1pm

  • 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!

  • PURPLE LIGHT UP
    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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