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Heart Kids NZ Fundraiser Target Turns Into Long-term Commitment

Tuesday, 20 February 2024, 12:21 pm | Heart Kids

Valentine’s Day this year was auspicious in more ways than one, with Pete’s Natural Sodas Heart Kids NZ fundraising initiative not only reaching its original target of $12,000 but also evolving into a long-term commitment from the company. ... More >>

Helping Mend Aotearoa's Smallest Broken Hearts

Monday, 25 September 2023, 1:45 pm | Heart Kids

Emily Slater was a day old when she had open-heart surgery. Emily, now a strong sassy three-year-old, is one of the 12 babies born every week in New Zealand with a heart condition . A congenital heart defect (CHD) is the most common birth defect ... More >>

Supercheap Auto New Zealand Offers $10,000 Reward For Safe Return Of Bear-napped Heart Kids NZ Mascot Maia Bear

Saturday, 3 June 2023, 6:41 pm | Heart Kids

It's been a week since much-loved Heart Kids NZ mascot Maia Bear went missing when the car she was taking a nap in was stolen from Silverdale, Auckland. With no sightings of her since, heart kids across the country are devastated that she has not been ... More >>

Heart Kids NZ Devastated At Theft Of Much-loved Mascot

Thursday, 1 June 2023, 1:28 pm | Heart Kids

Have you seen Heart Kids NZ’s precious Maia Bear? Heart Kids New Zealand wants the public help to reunite them with their much-loved Maia bear mascot after she was stolen at the weekend. Heart Kids fundraising coordinator Alanah Gilder said ... More >>

Heart Kids NZ's Annual Appeal Little Heart Day Needs Support To Raise Vital Funds For The Smallest Bravest Hearts

Monday, 13 March 2023, 11:10 am | Heart Kids

Each week, 12 Kiwi children will be diagnosed with a heart condition. There is no cure for a childhood heart condition, and heart kids will face a lifetime of surgeries and treatments. That's children like 6-year-old Chase, in Waikato , the youngest ... More >>

Auckland Teen Launches A T-shirt Startup With An NFT Twist

Thursday, 22 September 2022, 11:10 am | Heart Kids

When Eli Conroy launched his NFT startup, the 16-year-old knew his venture had to have a heart. <img src="" width="720" height="480"> Eli grew up with a unique perspective. ... More >>

Heart Kids NZ Welcomes Findings From World-first Rheumatic Fever Studies

Monday, 11 July 2022, 4:49 pm | Heart Kids

Recent findings from world-first studies at the University of Otago into rheumatic fever risk factors have been welcomed by the organisation supporting those impacted by the disease. The studies found strong evidence that household overcrowding is ... More >>

This Little Heart Day Heart Kids NZ Needs To Raise $100,000 To Continue Providing The Crucial Support Heart Kids Need.

Monday, 7 March 2022, 3:13 pm | Heart Kids

Little Heart Day is Heart Kids NZ’s annual fundraising campaign that raises both funds and awareness for the hundreds of children living in Aotearoa NZ with a childhood heart condition. More >>

New CEO For Heart Kids New Zealand

Friday, 17 December 2021, 6:31 am | Heart Kids

We are pleased to announce that Dr Ruth Gorinski has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Heart Kids New Zealand. Chair of the Board, Donna Jujnovich said Dr Gorinski was selected from a large field of high calibre candidates and stood out as a proven ... More >>

Tom Abercrombie Gets Chilly For Heart Kids

Thursday, 30 September 2021, 4:35 pm | Heart Kids

Will you give up 6 minutes doing something a little crazy between the 29th of September and the 20th of October 2021 to ensure that kids and their whānau around Aotearoa NZ living with a heart condition never have to walk alone? Heart Kids ambassador ... More >>

The Untold Stories Of New Zealand’s Bravest Hearts

Thursday, 3 June 2021, 10:38 am | Heart Kids

Rebecca and Anthony Wilkinson’s younger son, Ali, is one of the 12 babies born every week in New Zealand with a heart defect . A congenital heart defect (CHD) is the most common birth defect, affecting 1 in every 100 births. There is no prevention ... More >>

Heart Kids First New Zealand Charity To Accept Donations In Cryptocurrency

Wednesday, 24 February 2021, 10:29 am | Heart Kids

  Heart Kids has become the first charity in the country set up to accept donations in a range of cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, responding to the impact of Covid-19 on traditional fundraising. The charity, which supports children and ... More >>

Wear Red For Little Heart Day

Thursday, 4 February 2021, 11:24 am | Heart Kids

4 February 2021, Auckland – For many people Valentine’s Day is all about showing love with flowers and chocolates but for Heart Kids, the charity supporting heart children and their families through life, it is all about New Zealand’s little ... More >>

Heart Kids’ 360 Heart Stopper Challenge Goes Virtual For 20th Anniversary

Tuesday, 27 October 2020, 10:20 am | Heart Kids

27 October 2020, Auckland: 2020 marks the 20th anniversary of Heart Kids’ annual fundraising event, the 360 Heart Stopper Challenge. What started with a plunge into a cold fountain in Palmerston North way back in 2000 is now a nationwide annual event. ... More >>

Two Kiwi Dads Take Father’s Day To Heart This Year: Tom Abercrombie And Will Hall

Friday, 4 September 2020, 10:37 am | Heart Kids

4 September 2020, Auckland: Just in time for Father’s Day, two well-known Kiwi dads are giving their time and passion to an organisation that is literally dear to their hearts. Basketballer Tom Abercrombie and actor Will Hill are the new ambassadors ... More >>

Putting The Spotlight On New Zealand’s Bravest Hearts

Monday, 15 June 2020, 3:10 pm | Heart Kids

Heart Kids, the only not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting New Zealand’s heart children, is appealing to the New Zealand public for donations to help continue its dedicated and much needed support for these special Kiwi kids and their families. ... More >>

NZ Actor Will Hall And Son Jed Show Their Love In A Different Way On Valentine’s Day

Thursday, 13 February 2020, 1:43 pm | Heart Kids

NZ Actor Will Hall and his son Jed are showing their love in a different way on Valentine’s Day. For many people this Friday 14th February will be all about flowers, chocolates and expressing love. But for thousands of New Zealanders this date has ... More >>

Sick Heart Kids Gather for Special Camp

Friday, 10 January 2020, 10:22 am | Heart Kids

Around 90 children will gather in Auckland on Monday (13th - 17th January 2020) for a special, week long Heart Kids Camp. The annual camp is for children with congenital heart defects who often can’t attend a regular school camp because of their broken ... More >>

Septuagenarian Cracks a Cycling Record

Friday, 29 November 2019, 8:49 am | Heart Kids

This weekend (November 30th) Palmerston North septuagenarian Colin Anderson will be cycling his 100th lap of Lake Taupo in this year's cycle challenge. More >>

Wellingtonians make a splash for kids with broken hearts

Tuesday, 1 October 2019, 2:09 pm | Heart Kids

This week more than a dozen teams will take the plunge for Heart Kids, dunking themselves in ice-cold water to raise money for children with congenital heart defects. More >>





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