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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.


Nominations are now open for Heart Kids’ Board Members

Here’s your opportunity to make a real contribution to Heart Kids. Each year, three Board Member seats are up for election; and this year we’re accepting nominations from the Upper North Island, Central North Island and Lower North Island regions.

If you’re a Category 1 member living in one of these three regions and are interested in providing strategic and governance skills to Heart Kids, we’d like to hear from you.

Nomination forms, duly signed by the nominee and two nominators, who are themselves Category 1 members from the selected region, must be received by the Board Secretary Rob Lutter no later than 5:00pm on Thursday, 2nd April 2015. Please see the Nomination Form for notification details.

Please refer to the following documents: Constitution, Nomination Form, and Roles and Responsibilities of a Board Member, and Regional Map (NI).


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