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]

$78m
Amount the Heart Foundation has donated to research since 1968
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News & Stories

24 February 2021 in Media Releases

New eLearning programme for primary care nurses launched

The Heart Foundation is launching a new free, accessible and high-quality eLearning programme for nurses working in primary care.

27 January 2021 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.

11 February 2021 in Stories

Car accident exposes serious heart condition

Rotorua local, Wiremu Keepa, didn't know why he kept blacking out. But when it happened at the wheel, it uncovered a serious heart condition.