Heart Kids NZ is a national organisation that provides support services to the 12 babies born with a heart defect every week in New Zealand, and those who acquire a heart condition from childhood illnesses. 

In fact, our organisation has been supporting heart kids and their families since 1984. Our services are provided free-of-charge to heart kids, teens and adults through our network of 12 affiliated branches across the country and we provide life-long support. 

Our support services come in the form of information, education, training, family support, specialised equipment, camps, family matching, social affiliation and financial assistance. Our local branches organise family days, coffee mornings and information evenings to connect families, let them share ideas and experiences, off-load problems or just have some fun together. With appropriate and timely support, heart kids, teens and adults can successfully cope with the challenges of their heart condition and lead a fulfilling life.

As a charity, we have to fundraise for all the services we provide. We are reliant on the generous donations from individuals, businesses, philanthropic organisations and the local community to make our work possible.

To find out more about us or how to get involved, visit or call us on our free phone 0800 543 943.


Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi

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Services are free of charge.

Languages Spoken


Services Provided

Family / whānau

  • Support

Our team of dedicated family support workers provide much-needed support to heart families when they are in hospital and when they return home.  They visit families, assess their needs, provide…


Home support

  • Home equipment
  • Home visiting
  • Needs assessment

Providing heart children and their families with practical, emotional and psychosocial services - be it an information brochure, specialist equipment, leadership development for heart youth and adults, a camping experience,…


Injury, illness or disability

  • Aids and equipment
  • Home support
  • Rehabilitation
Heart Kids' Anti-Coagulant Machine Project - changing lives
These blood testing machines (designed for home use) can be provided free of charge to Heart Kids members on anti-coagulant medication.



Child and Youth Camps

Camp Brave Hearts

Camp Brave Hearts is a dynamic national camp where heart kids aged between 8 and 12 years can participate in a range of outdoor activities in a…



Bay of Plenty, Canterbury, Central Auckland, Central Lakes, Dunedin - South Otago, East Auckland, Hawkes Bay, Hutt, Lakes, MidCentral, Nelson Marlborough, North Auckland, Northland, South Auckland, South Canterbury, Southland, Tairāwhiti, Taranaki, Waikato, Wairarapa, Waitaki, Wellington, West Auckland, West Coast, Whanganui

Contact Details

Postal Address

PO Box 108-034
Symonds Street
Auckland 1150

This page was last updated at 12:08PM on May 10, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Heart Kids NZ.