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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.


Dine by donation at Merediths

Merediths in Auckland is the restaurant of top chef Michael Meredith. Every month on a Tuesday evening the restaurant supports a chosen Charity and runs a "Dine by Donation" dining experience.

For the month of February and March, Heart Kids is lucky enough to be the chosen charity.  Guests get to dine on a beautiful 4 course meal, which changes each week, and then you pay an amount you chose for the food (alcohol is normal menu price).  All the money from the food is very kindly donated to Heart Kids.

It’s a great way to support Heart Kids whilst enjoying a fabulous culinary experience.  To make a reservation please contact Merediths directly on 09 623 3140 or book online at merediths.co.nz



Job Opportunity – Regional Family Support Coordinator, Lower South Island

We are looking for a passionate dedicated person, wanting to make a difference in the lives of heart children families in the Lower South Island. Find out more

Deadline for applications is Thursday 23 February.



Support International CHD Day – 14 February

As well as being Valentine’s Day, 14 February is also International Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Day. So we want people to show their love in a more unconventional way and raise money for Heart Kids by holding a “Little Heart Day”. You can have a morning tea, bake heart shaped goodies and sell them, have a mufti day at school, or simply make a donation to Heart Kids.

By having a “Little Heart Day” you can help change the lives of families as they face the daily challenges that come with living a life affected by a congenital heart defect. Your help will allow us to support these families on this difficult and challenging journey.

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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.



Make a difference in the lives of the 12 children born every week with a Congenital Heart Defect – Join the Heart Kids running team!

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