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05:00am 20 Jul 2015


If you're reading this, there's a pretty good chance you like stories. We do too.

Stories are our bread and butter - telling them, hearing them, and explaining them. We do it in newspapers up and down the country every day, we do it on wherever the internet can reach, and now we're going to do it in your Snapchat* 'Stories' section as well.

You know, if you want.

What will you see if you add us on Snapchat? A whole range of things: videos and photos of breaking news events, behind-the-scenes moments from the newsroom and news events, even the odd informative infographic. We have journalists up and down the country ready to pop into your Snapchat, right after that 120-second-long odyssey of your friend's baking.

We know that Snapchat is supposed to be a playful and fun app - if you wanted to read The Economist, you'd be reading The Economist. We're not going to stick to soft news or gossip, but we do promise to keep it interesting.

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The Stuff New(s) Tab for Google Chrome

05:00am 16 Jul 2015

If you use the Google Chrome web browser, then we have a little treat for you.


The Stuff New(s) Tab is an extension for your browser on desktop. Once it's installed, every time you open a new tab on your browser you will see a selection of the most recent Stuff stories.


The Stuff New(s) Tab for google chrome

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Help us report the news and issues of New Zealand

05:00am 20 May 2015


Help us report the news by joining the Stuff Open Newsroom Network (ONN).

We're always on the hunt for Kiwis to share their views and experiences on news events and issues, locally and internationally.

From teachers to aviation buffs to dog lovers, if you've got an area of expertise or personal interest, sign up for ONN and you'll become one of our sources.

When a story happens that's relevant to your speciality, our journalists may get in touch to talk with you about it. Check out the FAQs below for more details.

If you're already a Stuff member, simply opt-in to become part of ONN here. If you haven't joined Stuff yet, sign up and become a member of the network at the same time.

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Why Stuff looks a little different

10:30pm 16 Dec 2014


Observant readers will notice Stuff's homepage is sporting a new look.

We're getting in shape for summer with a minor makeover. We haven't gone paleo or clocked punishing hours with a personal trainer - this makeover's more like a new haircut and some stylish sunglasses.

Key changes:

* The masthead moves to the top-left of the page.

* Stuff Nation - home to the best content provided by Stuff readers - joins National, Sport, Life & Style and our other top-level sections on a cleaner, simpler navigation bar.

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Aucklanders: Free Stuff alerts on WhatsApp

05:00am 05 Dec 2014

CATHY O'SULLIVAN, AUCKLAND EDITOR-IN-CHIEF's Auckland readers can now sign up to get the day's major news sent directly to their smartphones with a new service using WhatsApp.

Start off the day with everything you need to know about what's going on in Auckland - weather, traffic woes and the biggest stories of the day. 

WhatsApp is one of the fastest growing messaging apps which works across all smartphone platforms, including iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry.


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