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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Join the Heart Kids running team this March at the Ports of Auckland Round the Bays 2019!

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Tee off for a good cause this March!

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Little Heart Day is back for 2019! Show the love in a different way this Valentines Day by holding a Little Heart Day and raising funds kids with broken hearts.

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The Breakers Basketball team show their love in a different way on Valentine's Day, support Little Heart Day.

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Kids Day Out Variety Shows are coming to a town near you this summer in support of Heart Kids

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Heart kids from around NZ arrive in Auckland for Camp Braveheart and Teen beat! a week of fun and friendship.

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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