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Discover Sione Faumuina's inspiring heart health journey and learn how small changes improved his family's wellbeing.


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

people are living with heart disease

That's more than one in 23 adults [1]

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 [2]

90 mins
Every 90 minutes a New Zealander dies from heart disease

Many of these deaths are premature and preventable [2]

The Heart Foundation has invested into research since 1968

News & Stories

30 May 2024 in Blogs

Ultra-processed foods: are they bad for your health? 

Almost all foods on supermarket shelves have been processed in some way or another. So, which processed foods are heart-healthier than others?

18 June 2024 in Blogs

5 ways to have a heart-healthy Matariki celebration

As the chill of winter settles in, the southern skies begin to shine with the brilliance of Matariki, heralding the Māori New Year.

24 May 2024 in Media Releases

Board seeks expressions of interest – Non-Executive Directors

The Heart Foundation Board is seeking expressions of interest for Non-Executive Directors.