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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The weekend of 12 & 13 December is the weekend of our Annual Memorial Event. This year the event, just like many of our other events in this past year, will be taken online. If your family has experienced the loss of a heart warrior, you are warmly invited to register for this event.

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Join this virtual gaming event and fundraise for Heart Kids as you play!

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A series of great online events for adults (18years+) living with CHD, covering interesting and relevant topics, and providing peer connection.

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Join the Heart Kids Board and make a difference

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All members are invited to our SGM on 27 September 2021

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Farewell to Mark Longbottom and welcome Acting CEO Dr Ruth Gorinski

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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