Our mission: 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
Amount the Heart Foundation has donated to research since 1968

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News & Stories

12 November 2021 in Media Releases

Show your big heart - volunteer for the Big Heart Appeal street collection 2022

The Heart Foundation is calling for New Zealanders to show their big hearts by volunteering for its single most important fundraising campaign of the year on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 February 2022.

18 January 2022 in Blogs

How to set a health goal for 2022

A healthy lifestyle is all about building habits that become part of your everyday routine. A single meal or workout won’t make a difference – but a consistent approach will. Follow our tips to help you prioritise your health for the year ahead.

17 December 2021 in Stories

Young adventuress blogger opens up about heart event

At 31 years old, travel blogger Liz Carlson had a clean bill of health and an appetite for adventure. Since starting her blog, Young Adventuress, over 10 years ago, Liz has been on some extraordinary journeys, yet on Valentine’s Day 2020, she experienced a heart attack that became the motivation to change her life for the better.