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 August 2018 in Media Releases

New research says ditch the office chair for two minutes to improve health

Get off your backside and move around for two minutes every half hour, for the good of your health.

27 July 2018 in Blogs

Eating the right foods over winter

It’s only natural to be tempted by comfort foods over the colder months but, to ward off winter illness and keep in shape, it’s important to make healthy food choices – comfort doesn’t need to mean unhealthy.

4 July 2018 in Stories

Half-marathon hero for baby Cody

Last year, when Terry Morris (49) ditched his 36-year-smoking-habit, he soon realised he wasn’t very fit.