Our mission: to stop all people in New Zealand dying prematurely from heart disease and enable people with heart disease to live full lives

180,000
people are living with heart disease

That's one in twenty one 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]

$70m
Amount the Heart Foundation has donated to research since 1968

News & Stories

23 August 2019 in Media Releases

Free cookbook helps families stretch their food budget

The Heart Foundation’s free cookbook, Cheap Eats, is helping people learn to cook heart healthy food for less than $3 per serve.

30 July 2019 in Blogs

8 ways to spend less money on food

You don't have to break the bank to eat well. There are plenty of options to eat good food, even on a tight budget. Try these simple swaps to help you spend less money on food.

29 July 2019 in Stories

Kiwibank going cheque-free

Earlier this year Kiwibank announced that it is going ‘cheque-free’. This means that from 28 February 2020, the bank will not honour or accept cheques and it won’t be possible to order a new Kiwibank cheque book from 30 September this year.