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

21 September 2018 in Media Releases

Make a promise on World Heart Day 2018

Famous landmarks around the world will turn red on Saturday 29 September for World Heart Day 2018. We’re leading the way by illuminating the Sky Tower.

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?

25 September 2018 in Stories

Running to the rhythm of their hearts

When Natasha Boyle and her five-year-old son Isaac line up for the start of the Fitbit Family 5km challenge at this year’s ASB Auckland Marathon on 28 October, they’ll be wearing their hearts on their sleeves – as Heart Racers raising money for the Heart Foundation.