The Big Blood Pressure Check

Free Blood Pressure Checks!

Every year we give thousands of New Zealanders a potentially life-saving blood pressure check - for free.

Mike and MiriamaEvery year we run a very special event that helps keep thousands of Kiwis safe from stroke.

It's called the Big Blood Pressure Check, and it takes place on the first Saturday in October.

We offer everyone a free blood pressure test, which only takes a minute but could save a life.

That's because high blood pressure is a leading cause of stroke. Many Kiwis don't know they have it, but it's easily detected and can be treated.

You can read more about blood pressure here.

Thanks to our team of supporters and volunteers, we have testing stations at New World and Pak 'n Save supermarkets and various other sites around the country.

Over the 10 years we've been running the campaign, we've detected high blood pressure in thousands of people and advised them to see a doctor.

We are extremely lucky and grateful for the support of TV stars Miriama Kamo and Mike King, who have helped publicise the event, free of charge.

The Big Blood Pressure Check has featured on TVNZ's Breakfast, Stuff and in the Herald on Sunday.

Please read and watch an excellent story Miriama did with the Herald on Sunday here.

You can download a PDF infographic showing how successful the 2018 Big Blood Pressure Check was here. BP infographic

We acknowledge and thank our supporters New World, Pak 'n Save, Rotary, St John, Wellington Free Ambulance and stroke club volunteers.

If you can help out this year, we'd love to hear from you. Please contact our organiser Campbell on or 0800 STROKE (78 76 53)

See you there!

BP volunteersPartners



Venue Address Date
Birkenhead New World 180 Mokoia Rd
Botany PAK’nSAVE Botany 501 Ti Rakau Dr
Clendon Pak'nSave Clendon 16 Robert Ross Place
Eastridge New World 209 Kapa Road
Glen Innes Pak’nSave Glen Innes 182 Apirana Ave
Henderson PAK’nSAVE Lincoln Road 202 Lincoln Road
Henderson PAK’nSAVE Henderson Alderman Drive
Mangere PAK’nSAVE Mangere 117 Bader Ave cnr Orly Avenue
Manukau PAK’nSAVE Manukau
Mt Albert PAK’nSAVE Mt Albert 1167-1177 New North Road
Mt Roskill New World 53 May Road
New Lynn New World 2-6 Crown Lynn Place
Ormiston PAK’nSAVE Ormiston
Papakura PAK’nSAVE Papakura 331-345 Gt South Road
Pukekohe PAK’nSAVE Pukekohe Cnr Queen & Harris Streets
Silverdale PAK’nSAVE Silverdale 20 Hibiscus Coast Highway
Silverdale Pak'n Save
Southmall New World Southmall Shopping Ctre
Stonefields New World 100 Lunn Avenue
Sylvia Park PAK’nSAVE Sylvia Park
Wairau Rd Pak'N Save

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Stroke devastates lives. 
Help us rebuild the lives of New Zealanders who experience the impact of stroke. Together, we can give them hope.