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Triumph At Taupo

Colin completes his cycling century in Taupo

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Health Minister Meets Heart Kids

Health Minister David Clark meets Heart Kids CEO and Dr Tom Gentles.

Read more

Constant Fainting Leads to CHD Diagnosis

When Tristan Gaudin started fainting at school, doctors told his parents ‘that’s just what young kids do’.

Read more

Marathon Mum Runs for Heart Kids

Marathon runner and Wanaka mum Arna Craig strides it out for Heart Kids

Read more

Teenager Raises Money for Heart Kids

13 year old Tristan Gaudin has raised over $3.5k for heart Kids

Read more

Father and Son have Matching Heart Scars

Adam Dickson has had a scar tattooed on his chest to match his son's heart surgery scar.

Read more

Free Dental Checks

Free dental packs for Bay of Plenty heart patients

Read more

A Special Thanks

Hemp Farms support Heart Kids

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Charity Starts in the Kitchen

Cooking up a storm for Heart Kids

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Bath bombs bonanza for Heart Kids

A kind hearted gesture from an Albany High student

Read more

Free Throat Swabs Available

A new in-pharmacy test could save you a trip to the doctor if you're battling a sore throat.

Read more

03

Nov

360 Heart Stopper Challenge Manawatu 2019

The mighty Manawatu is once again holding their Heart Stopper Challenge event at The Square in Palmerston North. Tell your friends and family to come along and watch the fun!

Read more

03

Nov

360 Heart Stopper Challenge Otago 2019

The Otago Heart Stopper Challenge will once again be happening at the Home and Living Show at Forsyth Barr Stadium this November. You can plunge in the icy pool, warm up in the spa and then have a good look around the show when you are done!

Read more

11

Oct

360 Heart Stopper Challenge Canterbury 2019

The first of our South Island Heart Stopper Challenges will take place in the Christchurch CBD this October. It's always a great event with some awesome costumes - come and join the fun!

Read more

04

Oct

360 Heart Stopper Challenge Wellington 2019

The Heart Stopper Challenge returns to the capital city in 2019. Grab your team, plan your costumes and get ready to plunge!

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

Maddie Makes an Impact

Heart kiddie Maddison Blitvich shares her special story

Read more

A Mother's Tale

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

Read more

Kiwi open-heart surgery patients at small risk of infection

Ministry of Health Lack of Action Disappoints Heart Kids NZ

Read more

LITTLE HEART DAY

Huge support around the country for Little Heart Day.

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

25

May

Heart Kids NZ Annual General Meeting

Heart Kids AGM will take place on Saturday 25 May at 3pm at National Support Office, Auckland. All members are welcome.

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

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

ADVENTURERS ON THEIR WAY TO EVEREST

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

Read more

THEY DID IT!

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

Read more

Awesome Foursome Return Home

Amazing adventurers return home after marathon effort

Read more

Action Needed on Rheumatic Fever

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

Read more

Sensational Supercheap

Supercheap campaign a super success!

Read more

Parker Takes the Plunge

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

Read more

Jetts Annual Treadathon event

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

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

Roche - CoaguChek Machine INR strips Alert

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

Read more

28

Sep

360 Heart Stopper Challenge Waikato 2019

The Heart Stopper Challenge returns for a second year to the Hot Spring Superstore on Te Rapa Road in Hamilton. This is the challenge where you get to warm up in the super-sized spa pool afterwards! There's a bouncy castle for the kids and a sausage sizzle on site too.

Read more

10

Oct

360 Heart Stopper Challenge Takapuna 2019

Last year we brought back Heart Stopper Takapuna - it proved such a great success we are back again in 2019! Once again we will be on the grass square by Columbus Coffee - there is plenty of parking, so get thinking up your costume, grab a group of friends and join the North Shore fun!

Read more

31

Aug

360 Heart Stopper Challenge South Auckland 2019

The 2019 Heart Stopper season kicks off with our first Heart Stopper Challenge at the beautiful Auckland Botanic Gardens. This is a fun family days with activities planned for the kiddies and a sausage sizzle to keep our plungers going.

Read more

05

Sep

360 Heart Stopper Challenge Central Auckland 2019

The Central Auckland Heart Stopper Challenge returns to La Cigale French Markets for the third year this September - so get your costumes sorted and get ready to take the plunge!

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

Cycle Challenge Ambassador 2018

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

Read more

New App May help identify RHD

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

Read more

Family Support Workers Gather in Auckland

Heart Kids Family Support Workers from around the country gathered in Auckland for two days of training and networking.

Read more

Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge 2018

Despite the weather, the crowds turned out for the 2018 BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge.

Read more

Super awesome effort from Supercheap Auto.

Read more

14

Feb

Little Heart Day 2019

Little Heart Day is back for 2019! Show the love in a different way this Valentines Day by holding a Little Heart Day and raising funds kids with broken hearts.

Read more

Heart Kids Welcomes New CEO

Kate Figgins appointed Heart Kids CEO.

Read more

Heart Kids Camp 2019 Underway

Heart kids from around NZ arrive in Auckland for Camp Braveheart and Teen beat! a week of fun and friendship.

Read more

03

Mar

Ports of Auckland Round the Bays 2019

Join the Heart Kids running team this March at the Ports of Auckland Round the Bays 2019!

Read more

Showing Love In A Different Way

The Breakers Basketball team show their love in a different way on Valentine's Day, support Little Heart Day.

Read more

Helping Hearts Around the Bays

Large crowds take part in the annual Round the Bays run along Auckland's waterfront.

Read more

When Pain Can Be A Good Thing

A special promotion is underway when you buy Maxigesic.

Read more

They Are Us

An official book of condolences has been opened for the victims of the Christchurch attacks with the words "they are us".

Read more

07

Jun

Heart Kids Street Appeal 2019

We are looking for volunteers to shake a bucket for our annual appeal

Read more

04

May

PULSE educational event

Come along to our 18+ free educational event this May

Read more

Super Fergus becomes the Supercheap poster-boy

Fergus becomes the Supercheap poster-boy

Read more

Makaio meets royalty

When the Prince met Makaio

Read more

30

Nov

BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge 2019

Join the Heart Kids Cycle Team and pedal for good

Read more

Mr Vintage 2019 Collection

Mr Vintage 2019 Collection is out now!

Read more

Heart Kids Welcomes Rheumatic Fever Funding

The Government's putting $12 million into combating rheumatic fever.

Read more

MMR & Flu Vaccine Update

With outbreaks of the measles and influenza, parents are encouraged to vaccinate their children.

Read more

Calls for Action on Hospital Waiting Lists

Claims of a crisis within paediatric cardiac services

Read more

22

Sep

360 Heart Stopper Challenge Rotorua 2019

Rotorua is back for 2019 holding their Heart Stopper Challenge event at the Rotorua Aquatic Centre. Tell your friends and family to come along and watch the icy fun!

Read more

19

Oct

360 Heart Stopper Challenge Whangarei 2019

The 360 Heart Stopper Challenge heads north for for 2019! Grab your team, plan your costumes and get ready to plunge at the Whangarei Aquatic Centre.

Read more

Thank you to Sir John Logan Campbell Residuary Estate

Heart Kids would like to say a big thank you to the Sir John Logan Campbell Residuary Estate who recently gave us a grant to go towards medic alert bracelets and petrol/food vouchers for families staying at Auckland Hospital. Theses vouchers and medic alert bracelets are hugely appreciated by the families that get them. Your support makes a big difference, so on behalf of the families that will benefit, thank you.

Australasian Study on Heart Devices

One in 12 people readmitted to hospital after having heart devices implanted.

Read more

Original heart kid

Original heart kiddie Rachael Parker shares her story with us.

Read more

Special Room Opened

A special room has been opened for young teenagers transitioning from paediatric care to adult services.

Read more

Heart Stopper Season Underway

The Heart Stopper Challenge season is now underway.

Read more

NZ Heart Research Goes Global

Controversial findings in heart research.

Read more

13

Jan

Heart Kids Camps 2020

Applications are now open!

Read more

Waiting Lists & Bumped Surgeries

The meeting between Dr Tom Gentles & Heart Kids families around surgical waiting lists is now on YouTube

Read more

Pumping Support from BP2Go for Heart Kids

Our cup runneth over with support from BP2Go.

Read more

Fontan Registry 2019

The annual Fontan Registry is held in Australia

Read more

Heart Kids selected by MediaWorks Foundation

A new partnership with MediaWorks Foundation should bring more awareness of Heart Kids.

Read more

14

Feb

Little Heart Day 2020

Little Heart Day is back for 2020! Show the love in a different way this Valentines Day by holding a Little Heart Day and raising funds kids with broken hearts.

Read more

Heart Kids Camp 2020 is Underway

Heart Kids arrive for annual camp

Read more

Marvel Magic and Happy Campers

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

Change in Date of Education Forum

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

Read more

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

Read more

Young adult Heart Kids members and Covid-19

We thought you might like to hear what it is like coping with a CHD as an adult during the worldwide pandemic.

Read more

Board Nominations Required

We are currently looking for three new board members to join the Heart Kids NZ board.

Read more

New Young Adult Advisory Group

A great opportunity is being made available to all Young Heart Adults.

Read more

Virtual Pulse event a great success!

Due to Covid-19 restrictions Heart Kids held their first virtual Pulse event for young heart adult members via a zoom meeting.

Read more

Returning to School in Level 2

Is it safe for heart children to return to school. We have some information from the medical team at Starship Hospital

Read more

Queensland Pediatric Cardiac Research

Queensland Pediatric Cardiac Research Survey Request

Read more

27

Jun

Heart Kids NZ Annual General Meeting

Heart Kids AGM will take place on Saturday 27th June 3pm at National Support Office, Auckland. All members are welcome.

Read more

Heart Kids welcome new CEO

Heart Kids welcome Mark Longbottom as the new Chief Executive

Read more

BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge 2020

Early bird entries for the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge available!

Read more

COVID-19 August Update

COVID-19 August Update

Read more

15

Sep

Online PULSE Events

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

Read more

07

Sep

PULSE + Hypoxic Brain Injury

What is Hypoxic Brain Injury and how does it affect heart adults in their day to day life, at home and at work. Open to members, family, friends, and colleagues of heart adults 18yrs +.

Read more

Heart Kids welcomes two new Ambassadors

Two well-known kiwi dads have been appointed new ambassadors for Heart Kids.

Read more

21

Sep

Special General Meeting

Heart Kids is hosting a Special General Meeting at 6.30pm, Monday 21 September. The meeting is to receive and ratify the audited accounts for 2019 and will be hosted on Zoom. Please RSVP to [email protected] by midday Thursday 17 September. We will then send you details to join the Zoom meeting.

Read more

09

Nov

The Virtual 360 Heart Stopper Challenge

Join the Virtual Heart Stopper Challenge and take part in your home or workplace!

Read more

Westfield Local Hero Winner

Katya Souvorova announced as Westfield Local Hero

Read more

CEO Announcement

Farewell to Mark Longbottom and welcome Acting CEO Dr Ruth Gorinski

Read more

Notice of Special General Meeting

All members are invited to our SGM on 27 September 2021

Read more

Open Board Vacancies

Join the Heart Kids Board and make a difference

Read more

16

Aug

Gaming For Charity

Take part in gaming marathons and raise money for Heart Kids

Read more

3000 kms for Heart Kids

Follow Greg's challenging journey down the length of Aotearoa/NZ

Read more

42kms for Heart Kids

Kathleen's nephew inspired her to run a full marathon for Heart Kids

Read more

Heart Stopper Challenge 2021

It's time to get chilly and have fun!

Read more

COVID-19 Update from Starship Hospital

FAQ available for heart children returning to school

Read more

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Info about Heart Kids NZ's new COVID-19 vaccination policy

Read more

New Strategic Plan for Heart Kids NZ

Download Heart Kids NZ's New Strategic Plan 2021-2025

Read more

Triumph At Taupo

Colin completes his cycling century in Taupo

Read more

Health Minister Meets Heart Kids

Health Minister David Clark meets Heart Kids CEO and Dr Tom Gentles.

Read more

Constant Fainting Leads to CHD Diagnosis

When Tristan Gaudin started fainting at school, doctors told his parents ‘that’s just what young kids do’.

Read more

Father and Son have Matching Heart Scars

Adam Dickson has had a scar tattooed on his chest to match his son's heart surgery scar.

Read more

Free Dental Checks

Free dental packs for Bay of Plenty heart patients

Read more

Free Throat Swabs Available

A new in-pharmacy test could save you a trip to the doctor if you're battling a sore throat.

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

Maddie Makes an Impact

Heart kiddie Maddison Blitvich shares her special story

Read more

A Mother's Tale

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

Read more

Kiwi open-heart surgery patients at small risk of infection

Ministry of Health Lack of Action Disappoints Heart Kids NZ

Read more

LITTLE HEART DAY

Huge support around the country for Little Heart Day.

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

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

ADVENTURERS ON THEIR WAY TO EVEREST

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

Read more

THEY DID IT!

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

Read more

Awesome Foursome Return Home

Amazing adventurers return home after marathon effort

Read more

Action Needed on Rheumatic Fever

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

Read more

Sensational Supercheap

Supercheap campaign a super success!

Read more

Parker Takes the Plunge

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

Read more

Jetts Annual Treadathon event

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

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

Roche - CoaguChek Machine INR strips Alert

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

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

Cycle Challenge Ambassador 2018

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

Read more

New App May help identify RHD

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

Read more

Family Support Workers Gather in Auckland

Heart Kids Family Support Workers from around the country gathered in Auckland for two days of training and networking.

Read more

Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge 2018

Despite the weather, the crowds turned out for the 2018 BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge.

Read more

Super awesome effort from Supercheap Auto.

Read more

Heart Kids Welcomes New CEO

Kate Figgins appointed Heart Kids CEO.

Read more

Heart Kids Camp 2019 Underway

Heart kids from around NZ arrive in Auckland for Camp Braveheart and Teen beat! a week of fun and friendship.

Read more

Showing Love In A Different Way

The Breakers Basketball team show their love in a different way on Valentine's Day, support Little Heart Day.

Read more

Helping Hearts Around the Bays

Large crowds take part in the annual Round the Bays run along Auckland's waterfront.

Read more

When Pain Can Be A Good Thing

A special promotion is underway when you buy Maxigesic.

Read more

They Are Us

An official book of condolences has been opened for the victims of the Christchurch attacks with the words "they are us".

Read more

Super Fergus becomes the Supercheap poster-boy

Fergus becomes the Supercheap poster-boy

Read more

Makaio meets royalty

When the Prince met Makaio

Read more

Mr Vintage 2019 Collection

Mr Vintage 2019 Collection is out now!

Read more

Heart Kids Welcomes Rheumatic Fever Funding

The Government's putting $12 million into combating rheumatic fever.

Read more

MMR & Flu Vaccine Update

With outbreaks of the measles and influenza, parents are encouraged to vaccinate their children.

Read more

Calls for Action on Hospital Waiting Lists

Claims of a crisis within paediatric cardiac services

Read more

Australasian Study on Heart Devices

One in 12 people readmitted to hospital after having heart devices implanted.

Read more

Original heart kid

Original heart kiddie Rachael Parker shares her story with us.

Read more

Special Room Opened

A special room has been opened for young teenagers transitioning from paediatric care to adult services.

Read more

Heart Stopper Season Underway

The Heart Stopper Challenge season is now underway.

Read more

NZ Heart Research Goes Global

Controversial findings in heart research.

Read more

Waiting Lists & Bumped Surgeries

The meeting between Dr Tom Gentles & Heart Kids families around surgical waiting lists is now on YouTube

Read more

Pumping Support from BP2Go for Heart Kids

Our cup runneth over with support from BP2Go.

Read more

Fontan Registry 2019

The annual Fontan Registry is held in Australia

Read more

Heart Kids selected by MediaWorks Foundation

A new partnership with MediaWorks Foundation should bring more awareness of Heart Kids.

Read more

Heart Kids Camp 2020 is Underway

Heart Kids arrive for annual camp

Read more

Marvel Magic and Happy Campers

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

Change in Date of Education Forum

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

Read more

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

Read more

Young adult Heart Kids members and Covid-19

We thought you might like to hear what it is like coping with a CHD as an adult during the worldwide pandemic.

Read more

Board Nominations Required

We are currently looking for three new board members to join the Heart Kids NZ board.

Read more

New Young Adult Advisory Group

A great opportunity is being made available to all Young Heart Adults.

Read more

Virtual Pulse event a great success!

Due to Covid-19 restrictions Heart Kids held their first virtual Pulse event for young heart adult members via a zoom meeting.

Read more

Returning to School in Level 2

Is it safe for heart children to return to school. We have some information from the medical team at Starship Hospital

Read more

Queensland Pediatric Cardiac Research

Queensland Pediatric Cardiac Research Survey Request

Read more

Heart Kids welcome new CEO

Heart Kids welcome Mark Longbottom as the new Chief Executive

Read more

BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge 2020

Early bird entries for the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge available!

Read more

COVID-19 August Update

COVID-19 August Update

Read more

Heart Kids welcomes two new Ambassadors

Two well-known kiwi dads have been appointed new ambassadors for Heart Kids.

Read more

Westfield Local Hero Winner

Katya Souvorova announced as Westfield Local Hero

Read more

CEO Announcement

Farewell to Mark Longbottom and welcome Acting CEO Dr Ruth Gorinski

Read more

Notice of Special General Meeting

All members are invited to our SGM on 27 September 2021

Read more

Open Board Vacancies

Join the Heart Kids Board and make a difference

Read more

3000 kms for Heart Kids

Follow Greg's challenging journey down the length of Aotearoa/NZ

Read more

42kms for Heart Kids

Kathleen's nephew inspired her to run a full marathon for Heart Kids

Read more

Heart Stopper Challenge 2021

It's time to get chilly and have fun!

Read more

COVID-19 Update from Starship Hospital

FAQ available for heart children returning to school

Read more

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Info about Heart Kids NZ's new COVID-19 vaccination policy

Read more

New Strategic Plan for Heart Kids NZ

Download Heart Kids NZ's New Strategic Plan 2021-2025

Read more

16

Aug

Gaming For Charity

Take part in gaming marathons and raise money for Heart Kids

Read more

09

Nov

The Virtual 360 Heart Stopper Challenge

Join the Virtual Heart Stopper Challenge and take part in your home or workplace!

Read more

21

Sep

Special General Meeting

Heart Kids is hosting a Special General Meeting at 6.30pm, Monday 21 September. The meeting is to receive and ratify the audited accounts for 2019 and will be hosted on Zoom. Please RSVP to [email protected] by midday Thursday 17 September. We will then send you details to join the Zoom meeting.

Read more

15

Sep

Online PULSE Events

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

Read more

07

Sep

PULSE + Hypoxic Brain Injury

What is Hypoxic Brain Injury and how does it affect heart adults in their day to day life, at home and at work. Open to members, family, friends, and colleagues of heart adults 18yrs +.

Read more

27

Jun

Heart Kids NZ Annual General Meeting

Heart Kids AGM will take place on Saturday 27th June 3pm at National Support Office, Auckland. All members are welcome.

Read more

14

Feb

Little Heart Day 2020

Little Heart Day is back for 2020! Show the love in a different way this Valentines Day by holding a Little Heart Day and raising funds kids with broken hearts.

Read more

13

Jan

Heart Kids Camps 2020

Applications are now open!

Read more

30

Nov

BDO Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge 2019

Join the Heart Kids Cycle Team and pedal for good

Read more

03

Nov

360 Heart Stopper Challenge Otago 2019

The Otago Heart Stopper Challenge will once again be happening at the Home and Living Show at Forsyth Barr Stadium this November. You can plunge in the icy pool, warm up in the spa and then have a good look around the show when you are done!

Read more

03

Nov

360 Heart Stopper Challenge Manawatu 2019

The mighty Manawatu is once again holding their Heart Stopper Challenge event at The Square in Palmerston North. Tell your friends and family to come along and watch the fun!

Read more

19

Oct

360 Heart Stopper Challenge Whangarei 2019

The 360 Heart Stopper Challenge heads north for for 2019! Grab your team, plan your costumes and get ready to plunge at the Whangarei Aquatic Centre.

Read more

11

Oct

360 Heart Stopper Challenge Canterbury 2019

The first of our South Island Heart Stopper Challenges will take place in the Christchurch CBD this October. It's always a great event with some awesome costumes - come and join the fun!

Read more

10

Oct

360 Heart Stopper Challenge Takapuna 2019

Last year we brought back Heart Stopper Takapuna - it proved such a great success we are back again in 2019! Once again we will be on the grass square by Columbus Coffee - there is plenty of parking, so get thinking up your costume, grab a group of friends and join the North Shore fun!

Read more

04

Oct

360 Heart Stopper Challenge Wellington 2019

The Heart Stopper Challenge returns to the capital city in 2019. Grab your team, plan your costumes and get ready to plunge!

Read more

28

Sep

360 Heart Stopper Challenge Waikato 2019

The Heart Stopper Challenge returns for a second year to the Hot Spring Superstore on Te Rapa Road in Hamilton. This is the challenge where you get to warm up in the super-sized spa pool afterwards! There's a bouncy castle for the kids and a sausage sizzle on site too.

Read more

22

Sep

360 Heart Stopper Challenge Rotorua 2019

Rotorua is back for 2019 holding their Heart Stopper Challenge event at the Rotorua Aquatic Centre. Tell your friends and family to come along and watch the icy fun!

Read more

05

Sep

360 Heart Stopper Challenge Central Auckland 2019

The Central Auckland Heart Stopper Challenge returns to La Cigale French Markets for the third year this September - so get your costumes sorted and get ready to take the plunge!

Read more

31

Aug

360 Heart Stopper Challenge South Auckland 2019

The 2019 Heart Stopper season kicks off with our first Heart Stopper Challenge at the beautiful Auckland Botanic Gardens. This is a fun family days with activities planned for the kiddies and a sausage sizzle to keep our plungers going.

Read more

07

Jun

Heart Kids Street Appeal 2019

We are looking for volunteers to shake a bucket for our annual appeal

Read more

25

May

Heart Kids NZ Annual General Meeting

Heart Kids AGM will take place on Saturday 25 May at 3pm at National Support Office, Auckland. All members are welcome.

Read more

04

May

PULSE educational event

Come along to our 18+ free educational event this May

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

03

Mar

Ports of Auckland Round the Bays 2019

Join the Heart Kids running team this March at the Ports of Auckland Round the Bays 2019!

Read more

14

Feb

Little Heart Day 2019

Little Heart Day is back for 2019! Show the love in a different way this Valentines Day by holding a Little Heart Day and raising funds kids with broken hearts.

Read more

Marathon Mum Runs for Heart Kids

Marathon runner and Wanaka mum Arna Craig strides it out for Heart Kids

Read more

Teenager Raises Money for Heart Kids

13 year old Tristan Gaudin has raised over $3.5k for heart Kids

Read more

Charity Starts in the Kitchen

Cooking up a storm for Heart Kids

Read more

A Special Thanks

Hemp Farms support Heart Kids

Read more

Bath bombs bonanza for Heart Kids

A kind hearted gesture from an Albany High student

Read more

Thank you to Sir John Logan Campbell Residuary Estate

Heart Kids would like to say a big thank you to the Sir John Logan Campbell Residuary Estate who recently gave us a grant to go towards medic alert bracelets and petrol/food vouchers for families staying at Auckland Hospital. Theses vouchers and medic alert bracelets are hugely appreciated by the families that get them. Your support makes a big difference, so on behalf of the families that will benefit, thank you.