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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Start the wind down to Christmas with a Golf Day in support of Heart Kids at the stunning Boulcott's Farm Heritage Golf Course in Lower Hutt

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Imagine cycling dusty roads within the Mekong Delta, open to the exquisite scenery of Cambodia, the jewel of Southeast Asia. With every kilometre you cover, you will be raising money to help families manage the day to day challenges that come with having a heart child.

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Super awesome effort from Supercheap Auto.

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Despite the weather, the crowds turned out for the 2018 BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge.

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Heart Kids Family Support Workers from around the country gathered in Auckland for two days of training and networking.

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12

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

20,000

hours of direct family support
provided this year

550+

major heart surgeries are carried out
on heart children every year