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Every week, 12 babies are born with a heart defect in New Zealand. Whilst there are surgical procedures that can improve the heart's function, there is no cure for a Congenital Heart Disease (CHD).

Heart Kids NZ is the only charity that supports Kiwi children and families affected by CHD, right through their life.

Heart Kids NZ receives no government funding and has to fundraise for all its services.

If you need more information or just someone to talk to, please call us on free phone 0800 543 943.


360 Heart Stopper Challenge

360 seconds is all it takes from you to make a difference…. and a little bit of cold water nicely chilled to 10 degrees.

Simply grab a team of up to six kind hearted workmates, friends or family and join a 360 Heart Stopper event near you. All you need to do is get sponsored for your efforts and get ready for a fun event, all for a very worthy cause. The 360 Heart Stopper Challenge is free to enter and requires no athletic prowess – just brave and passionate people who are willing to have a little heart for little fighters all around the country! Find out more about an event near you or email the events team about holding your own event.


National Education Forum

Heart Kids bi-annual Education Forum is taking place on the 14 – 15 October at the ASB Showgrounds, Auckland. Find out the latest medical advances in the area of congenital heart disease, rheumatic cardiac disease, heart transplantation, fetal medicine and much more. There is a range of speakers from the Paediatric Cardiology team at Starship Hospital and others. It is also a great opportunity to share knowledge, meet like-minded health professionals, families, parents, patients, the National Support Office team and local branches of Heart Kids.

Further information can be found on Facebook and tickets can be booked online.

Check out the most up to date Forum Programme


Northland Family Support Worker

We are looking for a part time Family Support Worker to join the Heart Kids team and support the many families we have living in the Northland Area.

Further information can be found here


Have a Cuppa for Heart Kids

Having a Cuppa for Heart Kids is an awesome way to show off your cooking skills, spend time with your friends and help support children born with heart defects at the same time!

You can host your Cuppa wherever you like, and however you like! Have a Sunday morning brunch, a winter warmer soup lunch at work or a pot luck dinner with your friends and family.

Register now to host your event, or contact Laura on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for further details


Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge – Saturday 25 November

Choose your distance, take on the great lake challenge and be a Heart Kids hero.

Heart Kids is the official charity for the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge and we would love you to join the Heart Kids cycle team and fundraise whilst taking part in this iconic cycling event.

Sign up today at www.cycleforheartkids.co.nz and you can get 20% discount off your event registration.

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