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

11 January 2021 in Media Releases

Make a difference in the Big Heart Appeal street collection

Show your big heart and support research at the Heart Foundation Big Heart Appeal street collection, on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 February 2021.

27 November 2020 in Blogs

A heart-healthy Christmas menu

Stuck for Christmas dinner ideas? Try our festive menu and enjoy a delicious spread on Christmas Day with friends and family. It’s full of colour, flavour and heart-healthy goodness.

9 December 2020 in Stories

Heartfelt thanks - Going the distance for heart disease

"What I was really proud of, well it wasn't really the work that I was proud of, but the amount of people that were involved in the day, just the cheering and the chanting – it was pretty cool."