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

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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.

2 December 2021 in Blogs

A heart-healthy Christmas menu

After the success of last year’s festive menu, we’re back with another delicious spread of food. Whether you plan to use this menu for Christmas Day or for other gatherings with friends and family it’s full of colour, flavour and heart-healthy goodness.

3 December 2021 in Stories

New community health partnership announced for Northlanders

Northlanders with heart disease, diabetes and gout arthritis are set to get more support with the launch of a new partnership between three health charities and Mahitahi Hauora, Northland’s primary health entity.