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

$70m
Amount the Heart Foundation has donated to research since 1967

News & Stories

13 November 2018 in Latest News

Call for volunteers to help fight New Zealand’s single biggest killer

With one in five Kiwis dying from heart disease, the Heart Foundation is calling for people to join with it and help tackle the sobering health statistic, by volunteering as a street collector for its Big Heart Appeal 2019.

1 November 2018 in Blogs

A healthier, happier life for Pasifika men

This month our focus is on men’s health and the small changes we can make to ensure we get lots of quality time with our family.

10 October 2018 in Stories

The lasting impact of cardiologist’s international experience

Cardiologist Dr Chris Nunn credits the Heart Foundation for allowing him to gain the international experience he needed to establish a groundbreaking interventional angioplasty programme.