Our mission: to STOP New Zealanders dying prematurely of heart disease and HELP people with heart disease to live full and productive 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]

$65m
Amount the Heart Foundation has donated to research since 1967

News & Stories

17 September 2018 in Media Releases

Food and Nutrition Manager receives Award of Excellence

Dave Monro, Heart Foundation Food and Nutrition Manager, was recently awarded the Dietitians New Zealand Award of Excellence at the organisation’s 75th Jubilee conference in Auckland.

19 September 2018 in Blogs

Six tips to eat more whole grains

With the popularity of low-carb diets on the rise, you may be more confused than ever. Can whole grains still be eaten as part of a heart-healthy diet?

19 September 2018 in Stories

A heartfelt tribute

Every step Charmaine Michell takes at the ASB Auckland Marathon on 28 October will be in heartfelt tribute to her late husband John, who died suddenly last year from his second heart attack, which led to cardiac arrest.