Our mission: to stop all people in New Zealand dying prematurely from heart disease and enable people with heart disease to live full lives

170,000
people are living with heart disease

That's more than one in 23 adults [2]

1 in 3
Almost 1 in 3 deaths in NZ are caused by cardiovascular disease

It is the leading cause of death in New Zealand and includes heart, stroke and blood vessel disease [1]

90 mins
Every 90 minutes a New Zealander dies from heart disease

Many of these deaths are premature and preventable [1]

$74m
Amount the Heart Foundation has donated to research since 1968
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News & Stories

27 November 2020 in Media Releases

Heart Foundation Big Heart Appeal street collection

Show your big heart and support research at the Heart Foundation Big Heart Appeal street collection, on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 February 2021.

6 October 2020 in Blogs

How to make lifestyle changes stick

Do you find it hard to stick to healthy habits? You're not alone. Find out what it takes to make lifestyle changes last, and what to do if you fall off track.

25 November 2020 in Stories

That’s how we row #SMASHFIT

A South Auckland women's gym is getting behind the Heart Foundation this month, to raise money to support its life-saving work and give back to the Papakura community.