We know what life is like living with a childhood heart condition.

Families facing this huge challenge need support. They need someone nearby who can listen and offer practical advice and share information. And they need to know they are not alone. Heart Kids is the only charity in New Zealand dedicated to providing that support.

Our mission is to provide lifelong support to all affected by a childhood heart condition or heart disease acquired through childhood.

Heart Kids is here to help at every step of the heart journey – from when a heart condition is diagnosed, through childhood, the teenage years and into adulthood. Our practical and emotional support is vital for all those affected, helping individuals and families cope with the day to day challenges of living with a childhood heart condition.

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Living with a chronic health condition can make daily life difficult and sometimes you may need extra services, advocacy, or financial support, but how do you access those?

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Join this virtual gaming event and fundraise for Heart Kids as you play!

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What is Hypoxic Brain Injury and how does it affect heart adults in their day to day life, at home and at work. Open to members, family, friends, and colleagues of heart adults 18yrs +.

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Two well-known kiwi dads have been appointed new ambassadors for Heart Kids.

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COVID-19 August Update

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Early bird entries for the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge available!

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babies are born every week in New Zealand
with a Childhood Heart Condition


hours of direct family support
provided this year


major heart surgeries are carried out
on heart children every year