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Every week, 12 babies are born with a heart defect in New Zealand. Whilst there are surgical procedures that can improve the heart's function, there is no cure for a Congenital Heart Disease (CHD).

Heart Kids NZ is the only charity that supports Kiwi children and families affected by CHD, right through their life.

Heart Kids NZ receives no government funding and has to fundraise for all its services.

If you need more information or just someone to talk to, please call us on free phone 0800 543 943.


Have a Cuppa for Heart Kids

Having a Cuppa for Heart Kids is an awesome way to show off your cooking skills, spend time with your friends and help support children born with heart defects at the same time!

You can host your Cuppa wherever you like, and however you like! Have a Sunday morning brunch, a winter warmer soup lunch at work or a pot luck dinner with your friends and family.

Register now to host your event, or contact Laura on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for further details


Teen Patron Scholarships

Applications are now open for the “Teen Patron Scholarships” that Heart Kids provide for our young adult 17 – 20 year old Heart Kids. Three scholarships, each to the value of up to $1,500, are available to provide practical or educational opportunities to teenage heart children. Applications close on 20 August 2017.

Further information, eligibility and application form



Heart Stopper Challenge

It's time to chill for Heart Kids! hsc_logo_square_s

Plunge into a tub of water chilled to 8⁰ for 5 minutes to show support for Heart Kids NZ and the thousands of kids and families who face even bigger challenges every single day.

It’s easy - create a team theme, come in fancy dress and make sure your plunging efforts are supported

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to find out more about holding your own Heart Stopper Challenge.



Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge – Saturday 25 November

Choose your distance, take on the great lake challenge and be a Heart Kids hero.

Heart Kids is the official charity for the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge and we would love you to join the Heart Kids cycle team and fundraise whilst taking part in this iconic cycling event.

Sign up today at www.cycleforheartkids.co.nz and you can get 20% discount off your event registration.

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