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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Tee off for a good cause this March!

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Tee off for a good cause this April!

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Heart Kids Education Forum covering everything from medical innovations to self-care and holistic wellbeing for heart kids and their whānau.

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Due to the current situation with the spread of Covid-19 we have postponed the Education Forum that was scheduled for August this year.

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COVID-19 Update

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Heart Kids Camp is over and what a great success it's been.

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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