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Have you pimped your ride?

Pimped up

Calling all petrolheads... start your pimped up engines. Show off your special vehicle.

Are your kids on Facebook?

Facebook generic

How are you navigating the social media minefield with your children - teen or even younger?

Will you vote in this election?

voting strap

Lorde is urging young Kiwis to vote - but Russell Brand says that'll make people complicit in a broken system.

I've just finished reading...

books strap

Help your fellow bookworms by reviewing what you've just put back on the shelf.

This is it: cats or dogs?

kitten puppy

Are you a friend of the feline or is there no question that dogs really are man's best mate?

Gorgeous gluten-free recipes

Burger

Have you got a great gluten-free recipe? Share the goodness with other wheat-free readers.

Is this our best ABs line-up?

Dan Carter

Steve Hansen has made his selections for the Rugby Championship. Do you agree with his big calls?

Random acts of kindness

Nellie Hunt and John Beattie

Ever been touched by the kindness of stranger or good samaritan? It's time to say thanks.

Your NZ film fest reviews

Cinema

It's hard to know what to pick at the film festival so share your reviews to make everybody's lives easier.

That time I went... ahhhh!

sky dive

What's the scariest thing you've ever done? Tell us all about it now you've lived through it.

Living with invisible illness

Sad woman, depressed, grieving

How do you make people understand that you're ill if you don't have any physical symptions?

Loved ones remembered

Sunset

Do you miss someone you loved and want to share their life story with others?

Eat your way around the world

pizza

We want to hear about all the food gems that have made your travels worth it.

Memories made in ink

Anja Valuta's tattoo

Whether the result of one too many sangrias or a considered work of art, show us your holiday tats.

Celebrating Glasgow 2014

Valerie Adams in the Commonwealth Games

Show us how you're supporting your favourite team at the Commonwealth Games.

Animal odd couples

goat cat

There's nothing cuter than an animal friendship, and it's even better when they're from different worlds.

On the table in 30 minutes

tacos

Do you have a favourite, fast recipe you'd love to share? Well, we'd love to try it.

Couch potato to running bean

Running jogging jogger

What is it about running that makes you get out of bed on a cold winter's morning?

A bit of gross on the side

Bugs

Whether it was intentional, as a dare or a barf-making accident, tell us about the grossest thing you've eaten.

Be Stuff's wedding of the week

Wedding

Tied the knot recently and want to share your special day? Show us each memory-making moment.

The flats of nightmares

cold flat

Indoor rain, load-bearing mould, and unhinged landlords, what was your worst flat?

My pretty pony pal

A pony

Is your pony perfect? Send us your pony pics and tell us all about your horsey adventures together.

Working in a man's world

Builder

What is it like to be a woman working in a male-dominated environment?

A Kiwi winter wonderland

Paige Carville

Winter months mean glistening frosts, sensational skiing, and powdered landscapes - ripe for photography.

The best guitar riff ever

nirvana Curt Cobain

Smells Like Teen Spirit? Whole Lotta Love? Satisfaction? What's the best guitar riff of all time?

Losing a loved pet

pet loss

Pets. We feed them, we love them. But sometimes, we have to say goodbye to them.

The best place to live in NZ is...

Wellington

Our nation is mix of rural paradise, rugged coastline, and world-class metropolises. Where's best?

Expansion a Super idea?

Tana Umaga

Rugby's money men have spoken and Asia will get a Super Rugby franchise. Is that a good move?

Fuel for moving your feet

Food choice

The motivation to get moving comes from your heart, mind and stomach.

Now, that takes the cake

cake

Have you ever put the icing on the cake, stood back and thought to yourself, "nailed it"?

World Cup XI from heaven

Lionel Messi

Play manager and tell us who would make your World Cup tournament XI.

Stunning supermoon shots

Did you snap a stunning shot of the supermoon over NZ? Share it with us on Stuff.

What to fix first in Chch?

Flooding in Lindsay Rush's Christchurch home

If you could click your fingers and magically solve one of the city's problems, what would it be?

Facing NZ's greatest shame

abuse

What can we do to change New Zealand's shameful child abuse and domestic violence statistics?

Surviving school holidays

School holidays

What are your tips, tricks and unique ideas for getting your family through school holidays intact?

Winter warming recipes

chicken casserole

We want to know what's warming your belly this winter. Send us your recipes.

Home sweet expat home

arrivals

Are you an expat in New Zealand or a Kiwi living abroad? Share your experiences and insights.

Flip, don't flop, in property

painter

What should renovators spend money on to get the best value bang for their buck?

Break the miscarriage taboo

baby

Share your experiences and help others understand the pain of losing a baby during pregnancy.

Perfect Sunday roast secrets

Roast chicken

How do you cook yours? Are you a stickler for tradition or do you spice up the dinner table every weekend?

The school of politics

shcool books

What do you think needs to be done to improve the educational standards of young Kiwis?

Blacks Caps moving on up?

Kane Williamson

Can the Black Caps start beating the world's top test nations or do recent results flatter to deceive?

Are sports stars role models?

Todd Carney

Lewd photos, drunken fights, and sex snapchats: do we expect too much of professional athletes?

Hot in your headphones

pharrell

Do you love music and want to share your thoughts on the latest album you're listening to?

My health wake-up call

family

Sometimes it takes a nasty shock to the system to make us look at what's important in life.

First Xmas with our 'miracle'

olive

Three years of fertility treatment left Janelle Shaw's house looking like a science lab.

How to help Kiwis into homes

housing

The cost of housing is shaping up to be a major election issue. What needs to be done?

Punished for being me

Jesse Greenslade

Jesse Greenslade opens up about his suffering at the hands of bullies. What's your story?

Who will win the World Cup?

Robin van Persie

After several weeks of getting up early and tuning in to the World Cup, who do you think will win?

NZ's best food carts

Ekim

Big taste. Little locations. We're looking for the best food carts in the country.

Beyond the bended knee

Dallas Harema

We're looking for declarations of love on a grand scale. Tell us, how did you propose?

Your climate change message

carbon strap

If you could speak to world leaders about global warming, what would you say?

Growing up two by two

Olsen twins

Twins, what was it like growing up with a built-in best friend, conspirator and competitor?

Has the Cup runneth over?

Grant Dalton

Team New Zealand will contest the next America's Cup. Good idea or a waste of money?

Your favourite Chch place

A full moon lights fog ove Quail Island, Lyttelton Harbour.

With so much of Christchurch gone or broken, it is time to celebrate the places we still love.

Show off your best looms

Rainbow loom

Bragging rights to the best Rainbow Looms from around New Zealand.

Tell us your story

megaphone

Help us tell the stories of New Zealand by contributing to Stuff Nation.

Best slopes in the world

Mt Ruapehu

Where's your favourite place to carve it up? Share the snow love with other ski fans.

Do refs have too much power?

Nigel Owens

The recent spate of dubious decisions has revived the debate over referees' influence on games.

What next for the All Blacks?

Steve Hansen

How are the All Blacks looking as we head into the Rugby Championship?

Why I heart Auckland

Auckland

Aucklanders have a fierce love for their city, help the rest of the country understand the allure.

House proud? We want you

house rules

DIY is part of the Kiwi DNA, and we want to see what work you've done on your home.

Fighting fat in NZ

Scales

Would you like to see taxes on fizzy drinks and companies who sell or produce fatty foods?

KiwiSaver: Where do you stand?

Kiwisaver

Is KiwiSaver a key issue when it comes to deciding which party you're likely to vote for?

Your tips for selling a home

real estate

With the housing market going boomtime, we want to know what the best tips for getting top price for your home are.

Australia's hidden gems

Great Barrier Reef

We're on the hunt for Australia's off-the-beaten track delights.

All Blacks on right track?

Ben Smith

Armchair coaches, it's time for you to shine. Share your analysis of the second ABs test.

Oh baby, that's awkward

baby

You must've been a beautiful baby, but baby, you just look at that awkward photo!

Working for your family

Jackie Mulligan

You took time off to have a baby. Now for the hard part - returning to work.

Mega pets: Not just big boned

Ralph

Have you got a mammoth pet? Furry, feathered or amphibious, we want to see it.

Your Football World Cup XI

Zinedine Zidane

Have you got room for Pelé and Maradona? What about Zidane? Share your ultimate World XI

How do you make love last?

Ross and Mary Grant

Have you and your partner been together a while and yet you've still 'got it'? Tell us how

Your World Cup game plan

Stuart Cushing

Fans in stadiums and in front of TVs around the world are uniting for the Fifa World Cup. What are your plans?

ABs v England: Your analysis

Richie McCaw

Where to now for the All Blacks team after last night's test opener? Share your analysis here.

Surviving reflux

crying baby

Reflux can push parents and families to the edge of exhaustion, of patience, of support.

Is van Dyk netball's GOAT?

Irene van Dyk

After 20 years in the shooters' circle, Irene van Dyk is a legend. But is she the greatest of all time?

Should kids have phones?

phone

It's a major decision for many modern parents: when do I give my child their own smartphone?

NZ health care check up

hospital doctors

What are the gaps in our health care system and where does the money need to be spent?

Reunited at last

Frans Debruyne

Have you found a missing relative or long lost loved one? We'd love to hear the story.

Welcome to New Zealand?

immigrant

We want to hear from immigrant families and individuals who have made NZ their home.

My All Blacks squad

Jerome Kaino

Who are your picks for the All Blacks team to face England next month?

Perfect winter Sunday photos

coffee

Capture your perfect winter Sunday and you could win one of two Canon PowerShot D30 cameras.

Ugliest holiday souvenirs

Travel souvenir

Kiwi travellers, we're on the hunt for New Zealand's ugliest travel souvenir. Do you have one?

Have you given up Facebook?

Social media

Have you decided to cancel your Facebook page or stepped away from your Twitter account?

Your best holiday ever?

Tahiti

We want to hear about the holiday that forever sticks in your mind - especially on dreary days.

How to help families

childcare

Vulnerable children and stressed parents are a big issue this election year. We want to know what you think.

Can cricket recover?

Lou Vincent

Has your passion for cricket been changed by match fixing revelations?

I Crossfit because ...

crossfit strap

What's been your experience with the extreme exercise craze called Crossfit?

Is the IPL good for cricket?

Kevin Pietersen

The Indian Premier League may be good for lining cricketers' pockets but is it good for the game?

My better 2014 Budget

Piggybank piggy bank

What did you think of the Government's 2014 Budget? Share your views here.

Cyclists, do you feel safe?

cyclists cycling

We want to hear from cyclists on what it's like to ride the roads in your city.

Love thy neighbour, or not

Bad Neighbours

Having a great neighbour can have a huge impact on your homelife - good and bad.

Travel secrets from Kiwis

Tourist

With the big OE in our blood, we can assume we're a nation filled with travel knowledge.

No such thing as normal

son

Do New Zealanders accept and celebrate diversity or do those with differences face an uphill battle?

Where now for the Warriors?

Warriors hooker Nathan Friend

Can the Warriors turn their fortune around? And is McFadden the right man for the job?

Influential women in your life

women of influence

We want you to tell us about the amazing women in your life: mothers, colleagues, team mates.

Kids are ... priceless!

toddler

Kids' unique perspective on life often brings hilarious consequences.

I love my mum because...

busy mum

It's time for us to give our mums the recognition they deserve. Why is yours the best?

The best day of your life

happy woman

We want to hear your memories of the most special day in your life.

What's your disaster plan?

emergency

Do you have a plan for what you'd do if a major disaster struck your town?

Have we got welfare right?

Child poverty

What needs to happen in welfare policy to win your vote this election?

It's a miracle, I survived

Family Sunset

A near-miss on the roads, a boating trip gone awry, sometimes something unexplainable happens.

Cutest helper of them all

Guide dog

Do you have a pet that's as helpful as it is gorgeous?

Fist pump for volunteers

Volunteers

It's time for a shout out for those great unsung heroes among us - volunteers.

Is education in NZ free?

shcool books

Is it reasonable to ask parents to chip in for school costs? Share your views on school fees here.

Super-sizing Super Rugby

Richie McCaw

Will expanding Super Rugby be good for Kiwi teams or will it bring down the competition?

Where did it go wrong Benji?

Benji Marshall

Do you think Benji Marshall is right in calling himself "just an average rugby player"? Was he too quick to pull the plug?

Should we ban legal highs?

synthetic cannabis

Share your views on the Government's plan to pull synthetic drugs from our shelves.

Super Rugby business time

Benji Marshall

Which Kiwi teams have the goods to go all the way to the Super Rugby playoffs?

Your thoughts: Easter trading laws

Mapua Easter Fair

Easter trading laws - the right balance or archaic and in need of a huge overhaul?

What's in your fridge?

Fridge

Every week we ask food heroes what's in theirs, and now we want to know what's in yours...

Breast cancer battle scars

Emerald Reid

Help raise awareness of the impact breast cancer has on Kiwi lives by sharing your story.

Your feelings about Anzac Day

anzac

As New Zealanders gather to remember and reflect on Anzac day, we want to know what it means to you.

The weather where you are

Stuff Nation weather photos 3

The weather. From the moment you pull back the curtain in the morning, a major influence on your day has its say.

What issues will get your vote?

pm

What policies would get you to a polling booth in this year's election?

Does one like it? Does one not?

Queen Elizabeth

Is it time for the royal party to stop or are we forever wedded to Queen and country?

Do drugs belong in sport?

Lance Armstrong

Performance-enhancing drugs seem to be everywhere in sport. Is banning them a losing battle?

Who's your favourite pro wrestler?

The Ultimate Warrior

It's never been fashionable to admit you're a wrestling fan, but we're keen to hear about your favourite star.

If I was royal for a day...

Royal

What does it take to be a modern day royal and is it a life we would dream about swapping our own for?

Our future Kiwi sports stars

Kids sport

Do you know a little Kiwi with a big future in New Zealand sport?

Commuting: Tell us about your trip to work

Moorhouse Ave overbridge traffic jam

Is your journey to work a misery of road works, traffic jams, and potholes, or a chance to exercise and unwind?

How did you give up?

cigarette

So we want to hear your success stories - how did you cease your smoking habit?

Share your labour of love

Labour

Just how was your little one bundled into the world? Did you have the experience you wanted or expected?

Caught in the act

Sleep

Where's the worst place you've been caught with your pants down?

Your wedding DIY

Stuff nation

We're looking for crafty brides and grooms who have made big or little parts of their weddings themselves.

Are Kiwi women 'lardos'?

Rachel Smalley

We want to hear your thoughts on the weight of New Zealand's women.

I was a victim of crime

crime

Have you been a victim of crime? What impact did it have on your life?

Whaling: Your message to Japan

Ady gil Whaling boat

We want to hear your thoughts on whaling, and your reaction to this landmark case.

Taking it to the extreme

Dan Wiilemse

Are you a fan of extreme sports? We want to see photos and videos of your air time in action.

Wearing your Pride

pride

Loud and proud. Campaigning for equality. Celebrating uniqueness. What does pride mean to you?

I'm a Super fan because...

Chiefs fans

What makes you get out of bed at 3am to support your team, even when they're losing?

How to get kids to save

piggy banks

Share your top tips for getting kids to save and be in to win.

The great Kiwi bach

bach

Eighties family snaps with fish. Brown couches with stuffing spilling out. These are the sign of a great bach.

My adoption story

same sex

Were you adopted or have you adopted a child or children?

Your worst breakup story

Heartbreak, heartbroken, broken heart, love, hurt

What are your rules when it comes to ending a relationship?

Your most inspiring teacher

Micah Hocquard

We want to celebrate New Zealand's most inspiring teachers. Share your story with us.

What should be on NZ's flag?

new zealand flag

Does our country's current flag represent you or would you like to see something fresh flying?

Stumps called on cricket

Brendon McCullum

It was a summer of cricket for the history books. Name your highlights and players of the season.

You've gotta go see this...

Will Ferrell has lent his Anchorman 2 character Ron Burgundy to car manufacturer Dodge to introduce their Durango SUV.

Have you seen an amazing movie lately? Give us your review.

Win an iPad mini

Stuff Nation

Whether it's backyard cricket or sheltering in a storm-soacked tent, the Kiwi summer comes in many forms.

Hell in a tin can

plane

There are so many ways a long distance flight can go horribly wrong. Share the pain.

Your NZ Festival reviews

Deca Dance

Wellington is awash with music, colour and movement as part of the New Zealand Festival.

Is Welly on the right track?

Wellington trains

A radical revamp is proposed for Wellington's rush-hour rail service. What do you think?

Show us your Sochi style

Jossi Wells

The amazing photos of the Winter Olympics have inspired us - now we want to see you in action.

Chch quake: then and now

Churchills Colombo St

We want to see photos of your home and neighbourhood after the February quake and today.

This one time, at a festival...

Big day out

Festivals mean life-long memories of music, mates and muddy moshing. Share yours.

The greatest innings ever?

Brendon McCullum

Was McCullum's 302 the greatest show at the crease or is there a better moment in your memory?

Magic CWC moments

martin Crowe

More than 20 years since Crowe's side lit up the 1992 Cricket World Cup, relive your memories.

Pets who change us

sam

This rescue pet owner's life was changed through her love of dogs who needed help.

I love you, but ...

fighting couple

TV remotes and the toilet seat are the classic couple battlegrounds, but what else grinds your gears?

My most romantic moment ever

romance love kiss

What's the most romantic thing you've ever done? Or that someone's done for you?

Hesson right man for the job?

Mike Hesson

Mike Hesson has had a rocky 18 months as Black Caps coach, is he the right man for CWC15?

How the big OE changed me

Backpacker

It's in the Kiwi DNA to leave the nest and fly across the other side of the world, but why?

Flood, 10 years on

Share your 2004 Manawatu flood story

Flood

It has been almost 10 years to the day since the Manawatu floods ravaged our region.

Parents: Let's talk about sex

Sex ed

Should teenagers be allowed to have sleepovers with their boyfriend or girlfriend?

Changing Kiwi booze culture

drunken girls

NZ's binge-drinking culture has long been a source of nationwide debate, but how can we change our boozing ways?

Weather photo of the week

Stuff Nation

We're looking for gorgeous sunsets, stunning clouds, savage winds - whatever takes your photo fancy.

NZ's best camping grounds

Ohiwa

New Zealand is blessed with a myriad of fine places to pitch a tent. We're mapping the best.

What Waitangi means to me

Waitangi day

Australians party on their "flawed" national holiday - should we Kiwis celebrate more on Waitangi Day?

Goodbye 2013, hello 2014

For the first time fireworks were packed on to three tiers of the Sky Tower for Auckland's traditional New Year's Eve display.

What were your big moments in 2013, and what are your resolutions for the new year?

Your top five Kiwi movies

footrot

New Zealand has been home to some fabulous films. Which are your top five favourites?

Photos: pets of summer

dog sunglasses

Got a hot dog? How about a cool cat? Show us what your pets are up to this summer.

It came from the deep...

lamprey

We want to see the strangest thing you've ever pulled out of the ocean - marine or otherwise.

Epic pet journeys

Ka Pai

Has your pet made a miraculous return home after going missing? Share your pet lost and found stories and photos.

And the Oscar goes to...

wolf of wall st

Who should take home the golden glory at next month's Academy Awards?

Student stars of NCEA

Logan Robertson

We'd like to share the stories of students who shone in this year's NCEA results.

Ultimate Kiwi BBQ recipes

tomato sauce

We need some tasty barbecue recipes to get our grills firing and our taste buds watering.

This is your Big Day Out

big day out

Heading to the Big Day Out this Friday? We'd love to see your photos and reviews.

Name your World XI

taylor

Show your love for the great game of cricket and pick a World XI for tests.

Pets caught red-pawed

cat

What's the weirdest place you've found your pet? We want to see their furry faces caught on camera.

Masterpieces made of sand

sand sculpture competition

When Kiwis get serious about sand, amazing things can happen.

Festive feasts worthy of photos

table

We want to see how your Christmas Day dining table looked. Send us a photo or video.

Share your summer stories

Beach weather

Summer. It's a time of year that brings memories rushing back and raises hopes of what the new year will bring.

Share your vision for Christchurch

Christ Church Cathedral concept

What do you want Christchurch to be? The demolition crews are still at work but the future beckons.

Family photo fails

photo fail

Memories are precious. But sometimes the photos that go with them are not.

Map NZ's best playgrounds

Taylor Barcken

Tell us where your favourite playground is a you could win a swing set.

My meaning of Christmas

meerkats

It's easy to get caught up in the Christmas hype, but want does it it really mean to you?

A crafty little Christmas

xmas

We're looking for creative ideas for homemade Christmas decorations. Share yours.

Worst Christmas gifts... ever

Christmas stockings

Got a rubbish present? Get something out of it by sharing your misfortune here so we can all have a laugh.

Christmas pet photos

Thor

Dogs in Santa hats and cats in the Christmas tree, send us a photo of your pet getting festive.

Bring the Christmas bling

Mark Williams' place in Napier is one of the sparkliest we've seen yet this year.

Worst secret Santa stories

santa

Secret Santa can cause much hilarity, and humiliation, in the office. Share your horror story.

Pet-friendly holiday spots

beach dog

Help us map the best places in New Zealand to take your dog on holiday.

Coming of the second Hobbit

Bilbo Baggins Martin Freeman

What do you make of Bilbo, Gandalf and Thorin Oakenshield's return to the big screen?

Win a hamper

Christmas

This competition is now closed. If you've got a great recipe though, we'd still love to see it.

Together forever in lols

Dino

Have you hammed it up with your bridal party? Send us your photos and videos.

Family Christmas cards

cardstrap

Whether your family holiday cards are gorgeous or god-awful, we'd like to see them.

Choosing not to have children

babiestrap

Two-and-a-half kids isn't for everyone. Tell us why you decided to have, or not to have children.

Rape in NZ: Join the debate

depressed

Rape in New Zealand is a big issue. It needs big solutions. Give us your opinion.

Keeping Kiwis safe in water

lifeguard

Dozens of New Zealanders die in our waters every year. What can we do to prevent more?

Pick the Blacks Caps captain

brendon mccullum

Who do you think could lead the Blacks Caps to much needed test victory?

Cutting costs at Christmas

christmas presents

The festive season can be seriously tough on the bank balance. How do you manage?

Have you enjoyed a summer romance?

Romance

Do you have a great summer romance story? Share it with us and win.

Cliched travel snaps

Travel cliche

We're all guilty! Here's your chance to win a Canon camera - just send us your most cliched travel photo.

Missing my school

Seven closing schools

Nine schools will close their doors for the final time at the end of this year.

Do you love Christmas?

christmas santa

Does the impending December 25 make you feel all festive or a little bit grinchy?

Is it time to ditch the haka?

All Blacks

Is the All Black haka still the mighty icon it once was or is it time to let it go?

Share your best mo shots

Tom Selleck

From gringo to hobo to disco, we want to see your tache-tastic November progress.

Keeping kids safe online

Teen love

How do you monitor what's going on in your teen's lives?

Can the Kiwis do it?

sonny bill williams

Have the Kiwis already played their final or have they got enough gas to win?

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