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]

$82m
Amount the Heart Foundation has donated to research since 1968

News & Stories

12 November 2021 in Media Releases

Show your big heart - volunteer for the Big Heart Appeal street collection 2022

The Heart Foundation is calling for New Zealanders to show their big hearts by volunteering for its single most important fundraising campaign of the year on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 February 2022.

8 November 2021 in Blogs

Keeping hydrated for a healthy heart

As the weather begins to warm up, now is a good time to start thinking about the ways in which we quench our thirst and the best drinks for our heart.

26 November 2021 in Stories

Doctor to receive specialist training on the latest heart disease procedures

The Heart Foundation has awarded its John Ormiston Fellowship to Dr Bernard Wong, who will spend a year at the Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong. There he will undertake research and clinical practice and learn up-to-the-minute intervention procedures, some of which are not yet available in New Zealand.