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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 >>

Heart Kids Charity Acknowledges Concerns Over Care

Friday, 12 July 2019, 8:17 am | Heart Kids

Heart Kids, the only charity which supports families of heart children, acknowledges the fear and distress of families who have voiced their concern over paediatric cardiac services in New Zealand. More >>

Appeal underway to help brave hearts around NZ

Monday, 3 June 2019, 10:29 am | Heart Kids

A congenital heart defect (CHD) is the most common birth defect. There is no prevention nor cure for a CHD. It is also the #1 cause of death in babies and newborns. Whaimanawa, Zoe, Jackson and Jinhan are just four Brave Hearts who have endured more than many. ... More >>

Heart Kids applauds announcement of $12m funding boost

Monday, 20 May 2019, 9:08 am | Heart Kids

The money, announced by Associate Health Minister Jenny Salesa yesterday (Saturday 18th May), will go towards supporting programmes that will reduce the incidence of rheumatic fever among Maori and Pacific people and better management of the illness. More >>

Heavyweight Boxing Champ Joseph Parker Helps Born Fighters

Friday, 10 August 2018, 10:40 am | Heart Kids

Heavyweight Boxing Champ Joseph Parker Helps Born Fighters New Zealand heavyweight boxing champion Joseph Parker has helped raise more than $43,000 for the charity Heart Kids NZ. Parker took the plunge in the 360Heart Stopper Challenge in Auckland, ... More >>

Joseph Parker Takes the Plunge

Tuesday, 7 August 2018, 2:18 pm | Heart Kids

Joseph Parker may’ve lost his bout against Dillian Whyte, but he’s about to take on a fight for another cause – the 12 babies born every week in New Zealand with a heart defect. More >>

Cattle vs Kid : What‘s More Important?

Thursday, 7 June 2018, 12:05 pm | Heart Kids

Heart Kids, the New Zealand charity representing those children affected by Rheumatic Heart Disease is calling for more action over eradicating the disease. Chief Executive Rob Lutter says if more than a billion dollars can be budgeted for getting rid of ... More >>

Have a heart – give generously to Heart Kids

Friday, 1 June 2018, 2:05 pm | Heart Kids

Aged just two years old, little Luna Clark has spent more time in a hospital bed than many adults. The granddaughter of Kiwi cycling great Stephen Swart, Luna was born with a major heart defect. At 36 weeks pregnant her parents, Olivia and Donovan ... More >>

Aging Adventurers Tackle Tenzing Everest Marathon

Tuesday, 15 May 2018, 3:25 pm | Heart Kids

Four businessmen are winging their way to Nepal on an adventure of a lifetime with some very precious cargo. They’re competing in the world’s highest marathon and taking 42 prayer flags with them, all with a special wish from a heart child. More >>

More Support Needed to Reach Those in Need – Heart Kids NZ

Monday, 26 March 2018, 3:30 pm | Heart Kids

Heart Kids NZ says today’s findings from the Liggin’s Institute makes for disturbing but unsurprising reading. More >>

Wearing Red This Valentine’s Day

Wednesday, 14 February 2018, 3:40 pm | Heart Kids

While many people angst over what to get their loved ones today, others are ‘showing their love in a different way this Valentine’s Day’. More >>