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

  • Waikato Regional Council Total Mobility Scheme Rollout
    27 November 2018

    The Waikato Regional Council is excited to announce the development of our Total Mobility Scheme onto the Ridewise electronic system.

  • Support from The Akarana Community Trust and the Pelorus Trust
    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

  • Waikato Medicinal Cannabis Research Company - Cannasouth
    20 November 2018

    In a first for New Zealand, medicinal cannabis research company Cannasouth has announced it will make an application to list its shares on the NZX Main Board through an initial public offering during the second calendar quarter of 2019

  • International Epilepsy Day 2019
    29 August 2018

    As we prepare for International Epilepsy Day 2019, we are pleased to announce a video competition open to all. Attached you will find a document detailing this exciting competition. To help with promotion, we would appreciate if you could circulate the details to friends, colleagues and members.

  • 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!

  • 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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