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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This March you can help heart kids all around Aotearoa NZ by getting involved in Little Heart Day. You can hold a fun Little Heart Day event or donate to help fund vital support services for the hundreds of children living in Aotearoa with a childhood heart condition.

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Join our community of Heart Heroes!

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All members are invited to join our 2022 AGM

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Greg is on a mission to raise awareness and funds for a charity close to his heart.

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Starship's FAQ for Heart Families

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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