Big Blood Pressure Check

Big Blood Pressure Check


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


Every 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 over the past 11 years, we have offered free blood pressure checks to around 150,000 New Zealanders.

That's because high blood pressure is a leading cause of stroke. A person with high blood pressure is up to seven times more likely to have a stroke than someone with normal or low blood pressure.

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.

In 2019 the campaign was a huge success; you can download a PDF infographic highlighting some important outcomes here: BP infographic. The campaign ran throughout the month of October and New Zealanders were able to get their free checks at various venues across the country.

We acknowledge and thank our supporters: New World, PAK'nSAVE, Rotary, St John, Wellington Free Ambulance and stroke club volunteers.


Due to COVID-19 Alert Level restrictions, we have made the decision to postpone our annual Big Blood Pressure Check campaign this October. Please watch this space as we iron out details about when we will be offering free blood pressure checks around the country.

Venue Address Date
Albany PAK'nSAVE Albany Don McKinnon Dr 5th October 2019
Auckland At your local Unichem & Life Pharmacies Throughout October
Birkenhead New World Birkenhead 180 Mokoia Rd 5th October 2019
Clendon PAK'nSAVE Clendon 16 Robert Ross Pl 5th October 2019
Glen Innes PAK’nSAVE Glen Innes 182 Apirana Ave 5th October 2019
Glenfield PAK'nSAVE Wairau Road 30-60 Wairau Rd 5th October 2019
Henderson PAK’nSAVE Lincoln Road Lincoln Road, Shopping Centre 5th October 2019
Mangere PAK’nSAVE Mangere Corner of Bader Dr and Orly Ave 5th October 2019
Manukau PAK’nSAVE Manukau 6 Cavendish Dr 5th October 2019
Massey PAK'nSAVE Westgate 17/19 Fred Taylor Dr 5th October 2019
Mt Albert PAK’nSAVE Mt Albert 1167/1177 New North Rd 5th October 2019
Ormiston PAK’nSAVE Ormiston 240 Ormiston Rd 5th October 2019
Papakura PAK’nSAVE Papakura 331-345 Gt South Road 5th October 2019
Pukekohe PAK’nSAVE Pukekohe Cnr Queen & Harris Streets 5th October 2019
Royal Oak PAK'nSAVE Royal Oak 691 Manukau Rd 5th October 2019
Silverdale PAK’nSAVE Silverdale 20 Hibiscus Coast Hwy 5th October 2019
Sylvia Park PAK’nSAVE Sylvia Park Sylvia Park, 286 Mount Wellington Hwy 5th October 2019

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Stroke devastates lives. 
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