Our purpose: 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
The Heart Foundation has invested into research since 1968

News & Stories

16 May 2022 in Media Releases

The Heart Foundation launches new Big Heart Charity Lottery

A new online lottery is launched by the Heart Foundation today. The Big Heart Charity Lottery has a total prize pool of $500,000 cash, with proceeds going towards life-saving heart research.

27 May 2022 in Blogs

6 meals to make on a budget

Food is more expensive than ever before. We’ve collated six of our most popular meals to help you make cheap yet nourishing meals for your whole whānau.

4 May 2022 in Stories

Research could lead to improved treatment for common heart condition

Heart Foundation funded research is investigating a recently discovered nerve cell in the heart which might play in a role in atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm problem. It’s hoped the research could lead to better and more equitable treatment for New Zealanders who have this increasingly common condition.