Records of 34 children diagnosed as having Kawasaki disease in the Auckland region from 1979 to 1988 inclusive were reviewed. Diagnostic and associated features were similar to those reported from North America and Japan. The incidence (average 5.1 per year per 100,000 less than 5 years of age) was similar to that reported in Europe and North America amongst nonorientals and was similar in Polynesians and nonPolynesians. Coronary artery abnormalities were found in five cases (15%), and two cases, both of whom presented before five months of age, died. Those with abnormal coronary arteries had fever for a significantly longer period than those with normal coronary arteries.