Grayson was only six months old when he had his first open heart surgery

12 babies are born every week with broken hearts

Grayson was only six months old when he had his first open heart surgery

25th November 2017. Tim, 13 years

Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge

25th November 2017. Tim, 13 years

Are you a heart child, parent of a heart child or other family member? Find out more about childhood heart conditions and how Heart Kids can help you.

Information for Heart Children, Parents & Families

Are you a heart child, parent of a heart child or other family member? Find out more about childhood heart conditions and how Heart Kids can help you.

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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Get on your bike and make every kilometre count!

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Come along and support those who’re plunging into the Physio Pool in Hanover St at 1.30pm

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One big adventure at Henderson Auckland from 15th - 19th January 2018

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13 year old Tim Kowalewski is the official Heart Kids Ambassador for this year’s Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge. His family has been taking part in the event for 13 years and 2017 marks Tim’s seventh year of competing.

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When you are born with a heart condition contact sports are usually off limits. But one Hastings Karate exponent chose to ignore that advice and has just taken out two titles in the Australian National Karate Championships.

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Heart Kids bi-annual National Forum was held in mid-October.

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Get on your bike and make every kilometre count!

Take part in New Zealand’s largest cycling event, the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge on November 25th. It’s one of the country’s largest sports participation events, so why not join our cycle team and fundraise to help heart children and their families across New Zealand.

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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