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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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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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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This year the Otago Heart Stopper Challenge has joined forces with The Great Kiwi Home & Living Show at Forsyth Barr Stadium join us at 11am and take your turn with many other adventurous plungers to sit in a pool of water nicely chilled to 10° for 360 seconds. It’s really cool!

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Heart Kids have been informed of an issue with some CoaguChek Machine INR Testing Strips.

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A record $45,000 is raised at the Auckland Central Heart Stopper event, launching the 360Heart Stopper season.

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Head to your local Jetts gym to support their annual "Treadathon" fundraiser for Heart Kids

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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