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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]

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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

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Women, menopause and heart health


This month, we shine a spotlight on heart disease risk factors and menopause.


News & Stories

1 May 2023 in Blogs

Why does menopause increase the risk of heart disease?

As part of our focus on women's heart health this month, our Medical Director, Dr Gerry Devlin, addresses the issue of heart disease risk factors and menopause.

31 March 2023 in Stories

Shearer breaks world record in Heart Foundation fundraiser

When Simon Goss was growing up on his family’s farm in Mangamahu, he had an amazing team to help him learn how to shear. Now he’s set a new world record for a two-stand eight-hour lamb shear.

24 March 2023 in Blogs

7 tips to save money on your groceries

Food shopping on a budget can be challenging, especially when prices are higher than ever. Follow our money-saving tips to help your grocery budget go further while keeping your heart healthy.