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15

Mar

Cycle for Heart Kids Cambodia 2019

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.

Read more

24

Nov

BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge 2018

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

Read more

04

Nov

360 Heart Stopper Challenge Otago

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!

Read more

04

Nov

360 Heart Stopper Challenge Manawatu

This year the Manawatu Heart Stopper Challenge will be held in the Square in Palmie on Sunday 4th November. The weather should be warmer by then so come down for a sunday stroll and watch the fun!

Read more

31

Oct

Yundi - A touch of Chopin with the APO

Internationally acclaimed chinese pianist Yundi Li will head to New Zealand for his first-ever concert tour in this October 2018, performing alongside the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

Read more

28

Oct

Auckland Marathon 2018

Enjoy running? Think it is time to take on the Challenge of a Marathon?.......why not run and do good at the same time by joining the Heart Kids Running Team

Read more

27

Oct

Neon Night Walk - Wellington

This is your chance to have fun, get fit, challenge yourself and dress up in Neon to get into the Halloween spirit. All whilst raising money for Heart Kids

Read more

New App May help identify RHD

A new app that helps detect skin cancer could also help detect scabies.

Read more

12

Oct

360 Heart Stopper Challenge Canterbury

The first Heart Stopper event in the South Island will take place at The Commons on the corner of Durham St and Kilmore St on Friday 12th October. Our Canterbury team looks forward to seeing you all there.

Read more

12

Oct

360 Heart Stopper Challenge Wellington

The capital city always has a great turn out for this annual event. Make sure you get along to Midland Park, Lambton Quay on Friday 12th October to watch the action!

Read more

Cycle Challenge Ambassador 2018

11 year old Ethan Hayes takes on the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge for the 5th time.

Read more

Fontan Registry 2018

Research confirms that good fitness leads to good health.

Read more

Hearts 4 Kids Helping hearts Across the Pacific

Dr Kirsten Finucane leads another successful medical mission to Fiji.

Read more

04

Oct

360 Heart Stopper Challenge Takapuna

This year we are reinstating the North Shore Heart Stopper Event and what a great location we have at Smales Farm! There will be food from Crate Kitchen and beverages nearby at Good for Now and DJ Ronni P to entertain us.

Read more

29

Sep

360 Heart Stopper Challenge Waikato

It's the Waikato's turn to host a 360 Heart Stopper Event in late September. Join the fun at Hot Springs Spa pool Te Rapa on Saturday 29th September

Read more

29

Sep

The Chinese National Acrobatic Troupe

“Touch—Adventure Tour 2018”, is the latest offering from the acclaimed Chinese Acrobatics Troupe and tells the story of a young boy's wonderful experience. Throughout the day and night, this innocent boy experiences extraordinary people and events such as adventure, beauty, trust, materialism, death, hope, and love during their journey through a park. This story tells the tale of his experiences as he grows and matures through a variety of life experiences.

Read more

16

Sep

360 Heart Stopper Challenge Coromandel

This is a Heart Stopper event with a difference - this time we are plunging in the icy sea! Our brave plungers will be stepping into the water at the Wairau beach reserve from 12pm on Sunday 16th September.

Read more

Roche - CoaguChek Machine INR strips Alert

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

Read more

08

Sep

360 Heart Stopper Challenge South Auckland

The third of our 2018 360 Heart Stopper series is bound to be another great day , this will be a fun family day so join us at the Botanic Gardens in Manurewa on Saturday 8th September at 2pm.

Read more

27

Aug

Jetts Treadathon

Jetts annual treadathon supporting Heart Kids takes place on Monday 27 August

Read more

HEART STOPPER LAUNCH WITH BIG STARS

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

Read more

Jetts Annual Treadathon event

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

Read more

09

Aug

360 Heart Stopper Challenge Auckland

The 360 Heart Stopper challenge is back! This year's Central Auckland event will be held on Thursday August 9th at La Cigale cafe in Parnell.

Read more

Parker Takes the Plunge

Boxer Joseph Parker is headlining the launch of our Heart Stopper campaign in Auckland.

Read more

Sensational Supercheap

Supercheap campaign a super success!

Read more

Awesome Foursome Return Home

Amazing adventurers return home after marathon effort

Read more

Awareness Week a Huge Success

Heart Kids Awareness Week is over for another year and it's been a huge success.

Read more

Action Needed on Rheumatic Fever

Heart Kids CEO Rob Lutter says more needs to be done about Rheumatic Fever.

Read more

THEY DID IT!

Emotions run high as adventurers complete the incredible Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon!

Read more

ADVENTURERS ON THEIR WAY TO EVEREST

Adventurers take off to tackle Tenzing Everest marathon and raise $250k for Heart Kids

Read more

Livvy Meets Her Musical Hero

It was a dream come true for young heart adult Livvy, when she got to meet her musical hero.

Read more

Colin's Mighty Marathon Challenge

Colin Chapman swaps the boardroom for a backpack to take on the mighty Tenzing Everest marathon.

Read more

LITTLE HEART DAY

Huge support around the country for Little Heart Day.

Read more

Kiwi open-heart surgery patients at small risk of infection

Ministry of Health Lack of Action Disappoints Heart Kids NZ

Read more

A Mother's Tale

Jo Maheno reflects on her first Heart Kids Camp with daughter Arielle.

Read more

Maddie Makes an Impact

Heart kiddie Maddison Blitvich shares her special story

Read more

Wearing Red for Harley on Little Heart Day

Born fighter Harley, is our poster child for Little Heart Day on February 14th.

Read more

Happy Campers

Camp Bravehearts & Camp Teenbeat are over for another year.

Read more

Medical Pioneer's Legacy Lives On

Prof Francis Fontan pioneered life-giving surgery that transformed the lives of so many people.

Read more

Helping Others

Jessie Gordon knows what it is like to spend a lot of time in hospital. It is one of the main reasons she chose to become a nurse in her adult life.

Read more

New App May help identify RHD

A new app that helps detect skin cancer could also help detect scabies.

Read more

Cycle Challenge Ambassador 2018

11 year old Ethan Hayes takes on the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge for the 5th time.

Read more

Fontan Registry 2018

Research confirms that good fitness leads to good health.

Read more

Hearts 4 Kids Helping hearts Across the Pacific

Dr Kirsten Finucane leads another successful medical mission to Fiji.

Read more

Roche - CoaguChek Machine INR strips Alert

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

Read more

HEART STOPPER LAUNCH WITH BIG STARS

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

Read more

Jetts Annual Treadathon event

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

Read more

Parker Takes the Plunge

Boxer Joseph Parker is headlining the launch of our Heart Stopper campaign in Auckland.

Read more

Sensational Supercheap

Supercheap campaign a super success!

Read more

Awesome Foursome Return Home

Amazing adventurers return home after marathon effort

Read more

Awareness Week a Huge Success

Heart Kids Awareness Week is over for another year and it's been a huge success.

Read more

Action Needed on Rheumatic Fever

Heart Kids CEO Rob Lutter says more needs to be done about Rheumatic Fever.

Read more

THEY DID IT!

Emotions run high as adventurers complete the incredible Tenzing Hillary Everest Marathon!

Read more

ADVENTURERS ON THEIR WAY TO EVEREST

Adventurers take off to tackle Tenzing Everest marathon and raise $250k for Heart Kids

Read more

Livvy Meets Her Musical Hero

It was a dream come true for young heart adult Livvy, when she got to meet her musical hero.

Read more

Colin's Mighty Marathon Challenge

Colin Chapman swaps the boardroom for a backpack to take on the mighty Tenzing Everest marathon.

Read more

LITTLE HEART DAY

Huge support around the country for Little Heart Day.

Read more

Kiwi open-heart surgery patients at small risk of infection

Ministry of Health Lack of Action Disappoints Heart Kids NZ

Read more

A Mother's Tale

Jo Maheno reflects on her first Heart Kids Camp with daughter Arielle.

Read more

Maddie Makes an Impact

Heart kiddie Maddison Blitvich shares her special story

Read more

Wearing Red for Harley on Little Heart Day

Born fighter Harley, is our poster child for Little Heart Day on February 14th.

Read more

Happy Campers

Camp Bravehearts & Camp Teenbeat are over for another year.

Read more

Medical Pioneer's Legacy Lives On

Prof Francis Fontan pioneered life-giving surgery that transformed the lives of so many people.

Read more

Helping Others

Jessie Gordon knows what it is like to spend a lot of time in hospital. It is one of the main reasons she chose to become a nurse in her adult life.

Read more

15

Mar

Cycle for Heart Kids Cambodia 2019

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.

Read more

24

Nov

BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge 2018

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

Read more

04

Nov

360 Heart Stopper Challenge Otago

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!

Read more

04

Nov

360 Heart Stopper Challenge Manawatu

This year the Manawatu Heart Stopper Challenge will be held in the Square in Palmie on Sunday 4th November. The weather should be warmer by then so come down for a sunday stroll and watch the fun!

Read more

31

Oct

Yundi - A touch of Chopin with the APO

Internationally acclaimed chinese pianist Yundi Li will head to New Zealand for his first-ever concert tour in this October 2018, performing alongside the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

Read more

28

Oct

Auckland Marathon 2018

Enjoy running? Think it is time to take on the Challenge of a Marathon?.......why not run and do good at the same time by joining the Heart Kids Running Team

Read more

27

Oct

Neon Night Walk - Wellington

This is your chance to have fun, get fit, challenge yourself and dress up in Neon to get into the Halloween spirit. All whilst raising money for Heart Kids

Read more

12

Oct

360 Heart Stopper Challenge Canterbury

The first Heart Stopper event in the South Island will take place at The Commons on the corner of Durham St and Kilmore St on Friday 12th October. Our Canterbury team looks forward to seeing you all there.

Read more

12

Oct

360 Heart Stopper Challenge Wellington

The capital city always has a great turn out for this annual event. Make sure you get along to Midland Park, Lambton Quay on Friday 12th October to watch the action!

Read more

04

Oct

360 Heart Stopper Challenge Takapuna

This year we are reinstating the North Shore Heart Stopper Event and what a great location we have at Smales Farm! There will be food from Crate Kitchen and beverages nearby at Good for Now and DJ Ronni P to entertain us.

Read more

29

Sep

360 Heart Stopper Challenge Waikato

It's the Waikato's turn to host a 360 Heart Stopper Event in late September. Join the fun at Hot Springs Spa pool Te Rapa on Saturday 29th September

Read more

29

Sep

The Chinese National Acrobatic Troupe

“Touch—Adventure Tour 2018”, is the latest offering from the acclaimed Chinese Acrobatics Troupe and tells the story of a young boy's wonderful experience. Throughout the day and night, this innocent boy experiences extraordinary people and events such as adventure, beauty, trust, materialism, death, hope, and love during their journey through a park. This story tells the tale of his experiences as he grows and matures through a variety of life experiences.

Read more

16

Sep

360 Heart Stopper Challenge Coromandel

This is a Heart Stopper event with a difference - this time we are plunging in the icy sea! Our brave plungers will be stepping into the water at the Wairau beach reserve from 12pm on Sunday 16th September.

Read more

08

Sep

360 Heart Stopper Challenge South Auckland

The third of our 2018 360 Heart Stopper series is bound to be another great day , this will be a fun family day so join us at the Botanic Gardens in Manurewa on Saturday 8th September at 2pm.

Read more

27

Aug

Jetts Treadathon

Jetts annual treadathon supporting Heart Kids takes place on Monday 27 August

Read more

09

Aug

360 Heart Stopper Challenge Auckland

The 360 Heart Stopper challenge is back! This year's Central Auckland event will be held on Thursday August 9th at La Cigale cafe in Parnell.

Read more