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

186,000
people are living with heart disease

That's one in twenty adults [2]

33%
of deaths annually 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]

$70m
Amount the Heart Foundation has donated to research since 1967

News & Stories

19 February 2019 in Media Releases

Keep our Kiwi hearts beating!

Heart Foundation’s ‘Big Heart Appeal’ kicks off this Friday 22 February.

24 January 2019 in Blogs

Healthy habits for kids

Before you know it, the kids will be back in school and the holidays will be over. The new school term is fast approaching.

18 February 2019 in Stories

New secondary prevention treatment trial underway

Within two years of having a heart attack up to one in five people in New Zealand experience further problems needing repeat admissions to hospital or even death.