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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Heart Kids is thrilled to be back at the Ports of Auckland Round the Bays for 2018 as one of the charity partners! We’re so excited for a fantastic event and would LOVE for you to join the Heart Kids Running Team as we take on the Bays!

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February 14th is special for a number of reasons – not only is it Valentine’s Day, it is also Little Heart Day.

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We are currently looking for three new elected board members to join the Heart Kids NZ board.

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Huge support around the country for Little Heart Day.

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Ministry of Health Lack of Action Disappoints Heart Kids NZ

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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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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