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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The legendary BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge is taking place on Saturday 24 November 2018 and Heart Kids would love for you to join our cycle team

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

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11 year old Ethan Hayes takes on the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge for the 5th time.

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Research confirms that good fitness leads to good health.

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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