Politics: Have your say
The very freedom I am supposed to be voting for is taken away from me by the intrusion into my privacy.
Lorde is urging young Kiwis to vote - but Russell Brand says that'll make people complicit in a broken system.
Imagine arriving for school and knowing that other parents disapprove of your presence.
Politicians need a lesson in education from the coal-face with teachers, Carly Avery writes.
What do you think needs to be done to improve the educational standards of young Kiwis?
Non-voter takes a stand this election over fears legal highs will return to our shelves.
The Government is far too soft on the housing crisis, Janneane Andrews writes.
It's call the property ladder because more often than not you start at the bottom and climb.
Why are we pushing the educated people of New Zealand into more debt? Clark Williams writes.
House sales are languishing, but will pent up property pressure release soon?
The zero-carbon future I'm working towards is so close I can pretty much taste it.
The cost of housing is shaping up to be a major election issue. What needs to be done?
If Dan Kelly had a chance to meet world leaders on climate change, he'd try to use more than words.
I have diabetes and I can't fault the care I've received from specialists, doctors and nurses.
If you could speak to world leaders about global warming, what would you say?
The fact we have a group called "Quake Outcasts" at all is worrying, Lindsay Breach writes.
Without addressing poverty, we won't see a decrease in family violence, Carolyn Cragg says.
This year's budget was meant to be for families, yet my family is no better off, Dougal Harding writes.
To stop family violence, society must support parents under stress, Susanne Grosswiler writes.
Do not wait to have your hand out for a pension at retirement, do something for yourself now.
We must show Kiwi kids there's a better way, and educate them to be great parents, Grant Magrath writes.
Without safeguards, many elderly people would live in poverty when their health is slowly declining.
Is KiwiSaver a key issue when it comes to deciding which party you're likely to vote for?
To battle obesity rates, the Government needs to educate, advertise and intervene, Zach Holland says.
Eighteen months of unexplained, crippling, vomit-inducing, abdominal pain, and I finally got surgery.
OPINION: You don't have to be scientist to notice that the weather has been getting more and more extreme.
Why can't my daughter, with a mental age of a pre-schooler, get a hysterectomy?
It's about time the politicians starting thinking about the nation's youth.
Patient care has got more complicated and we're keeping people alive longer with no quality of life.
What are the gaps in our health care system and where does the money need to be spent?
Cunliffe has clearly identified his own migrant voter base as the reason for housing problem.
More benefits for families bring long-term benefits for New Zealanders and businesses, Tibor Incze says.
Stephen Balme has a most unusual request. He wants the Government to charge him more tax.
Vulnerable children and stressed parents are a big issue this election year. We want to know what you think.
Gay Murray says with the Greens are closer to reality than any other party, when it comes to family.
We cannot afford the continuous growth of Auckland at the expense of the rest of the country.
What did you think of the Government's 2014 Budget? Share your views here.
With rising costs of living, it is becoming difficult to survive after paying child support.
Being a single mother is not a personal indulgence. Many desperately need support, Tracy Merson writes.
All I really want is to be able to live my life with independent integrity, Sally Champion writes.
Families are vulnerable when society puts profit before people, Karen Holmes says.
Welfare creates a massive waste of human potential that's hard to avoid, Mark Chiddicks writes.
Raising interest rates to decrease inflation is like pouring petrol on a fire to put it out, Ciaran Keogh writes.
There's a degree of security associated with a benefit, Ian Boag writes.
Welfare should be a way to get someone's life on track, not a lifestyle choice, David Holden says.
What needs to happen in welfare policy to win your vote this election?
If you have even the slightest hint that your child is using synthetics, use a few old school tactics on them.
It's pretty evident that synthetics are harmful and should be removed, Shane Garnett writes.
We need a system that lets people take responsibility for what they put into their bodies.
New Zealanders have learned the hard way that legal does not necessarily mean safe.