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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.


Annual Remembrance Event remembrance_day_red

Parents and families of heart angels are invited to join us at our Annual Remembrance Event, a special time to honour our brave heart kids who lost the battle to ‪CHD‬.  

Date: Saturday, 1 August 2015
Time: Karanga at 1:00pm
Place: The Barn, Ambury Park, 43 Ambury Road, Mangere Bridge, Auckland 

We will create a photo page with photos of our heart angels and make a name leaf for our remembrance tree. 

Please send the name and photos (up to 5) of your child to Mathilde Noordzy by Friday 24th July for inclusion in the special slide presentation played during the service and the balloon release towards the conclusion of the event.

RSVP to Mathilde Noordzy on 021 486 401 or at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  by Thursday 30th July if you would like to attend the event.


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Young Adult Board Support

We are looking for arguably one of the most important members to join our team - one that will represent our future. This position is outside the Board Membership and as such you will work alongside and as support to the Board, sharing your ideas and representing your peers by having input into the Board’s strategic decision making and serving on subcommittees where your experience and skills can be of value. 

To apply, please submit a CV outlining the skills and experience you would bring and stating why you would like to join the Heart Kids Board in this newly established role.

Please send your application to Rob Lutter, CEO and Board Secretary by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by post to Heart Kids NZ, PO Box 108 034, Symonds St, Auckland 1150.

Closing date for Expression of Interest for this appointed position is 5pm, Friday 31st July 2015.

Please see Request for Expression of Interest for more information.

Patron Teen Scholarship

Calling all heart teens/adults aged 17 to 20 to apply for Patron Teen Scholarship. Three scholarships, each valued at $1,500, will be awarded to successful applicants. 

Applications close 15th August 2015. Give it a shot, apply now. 

Patron Teen Scholarship Application Form


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