Assignments

Forlongs and Frankton

	 forlongs

News of Furlongs' possible closure has cast a cloud over its 100 employees and the Frankton area.

How to tackle begging?

begging

Will labelling beggars a nuisance in order to move them along solve the issue?

Single and satisfied?

party

We're looking for stories of singledom; the good, the bad, the disastrous.

NZ smokefree by 2025?

smoking

Are tobacco price increases the best way to achieve a smokefree New Zealand?

Culinary catastophes

Cooking is really difficult, particularly when you're trying to make it look Instagram-worthy.

Feb 22: How are you feeling?

quake-strap

How are you feeling, five years on from the devastating February 2011 earthquake?

What would you save?

Is there a piece of Kiwi paradise you would you go out of your way to protect?

Who should host the Sevens?

sevens

Is it time for the Sevens to move on from Wellington? Where would you like to see it go?

Should we have NZ day?

flag

Has Waitangi Day become too political?

T20 or Cricket Max?

Glen Sulzberger

Twenty years ago, Cricket Max was invented before being overtaken by T20. Which do you prefer and why?

Keeping kids safe online

Teens online

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

Do grandparents need paid?

grand-strap

Two in five grandparents believe they should be paid for taking care of their grandchildren. Should they?

Your 'only in NZ' moments

Sheep

What are your favourite once-in-a-lifetime, that could 'only happen in New Zealand' moments?

How to tackle loneliness?

Elderly and lonely

Thousands of Kiwis feel socially isolated or chronically lonely. How can we stop them suffering in silence?

Screen time or scream time?

television

It's one of the biggest questions (and sources of arguments) in the modern family. How do you answer?

Your comfort food recipes

Nigella

What's the one food that picks you up after a particularly rough day?

Living through teen addiction

Addict

Are you a survivor of teenage drug or alcohol abuse? What can society do to solve this issue?

Is Super Rugby 'a total mess'?

Highlanders and Sunwolves

Is the expanded Super competition really "ridiculous, an absolute nightmare and not really viable"?

Your stance on euthanasia

Should terminally ill people legally be able to choose to end their own lives?

Housing problem: your views

Property, real estate, house

What needs to be done to solve the housing problem in New Zealand?

Pay or leave - fair enough?

pub-strap

You're in a bar, but you don't fancy a drink or want to buy food. Is this OK?

Tackling sexism at work

Have you been affected by sexism in the workplace? What can be done to stop it happening?

Show us your flag pride

Lyn and Paul Meikle are flying both the current and the proposed new flag at the Anchor Inn in Kaikoura. The couple say they would be happy with a change in flag as the existing one is too often confused with the Australian flag.

Whether it's flying it in your backyard or tracing it in the sand, share your flag choice with NZ.

How to help the homeless?

g

What's the homeless situation like where you live? And who should be doing the most to help?

Is free education too costly?

Classroom

Is New Zealand's free education getting too expensive? How do you manage school costs?

Tales of hell in a tin can

plane

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

Perils of pregnancy and work

Pregnant at work

Have you been treated differently at work just because you were pregnant? How did you deal with it?

Your positive Jetstar stories

Budget airlines have been getting bad press, but are they all bad? Share your bargain flying experiences.

'My favourite Auckland'

Share your favourite Auckland summer spot with us, and tell us what's so great about it.

Got your NCEA results?

Logan Robertson

Have you got your NCEA results? Tell us if you're happy or disappointed.

Pay tribute to David Bowie

bowie-strap

The world is mourning musical genius David Bowie and we want to hear your tributes.

Tell us a 'me time' candidate

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Do you know someone special who really deserves a day out? Tell us and they might win one.

Animal odd couples

goat cat

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

Does age matter in love?

Age gap relationship

Have you experienced a relationship with an age gap? How did it turn out?

Have you made a health change?

Kirsty Dunford

Have you taken control of your body and health to make a huge change in your life?

Oh baby, that's a weird name

Did you give your little one an unusual moniker? Tell us why, and what the reaction has been.

NZ holiday hotspots

Kaiteriteri Beach

Where is your favourite place to go on holiday in New Zealand? Tell us why you love it.

Terrible teens: Your advice

How have you managed terrifying behaviour from your teen?

Fights over phones, cursing over curfews, have you battled with teenage terror and lived to tell the tale?

NZ's eco-friendly homes

Have you used salvaging and recycling to create your home or bach?

Is marriage not for you?

same sex marriage

Love without the marriage? Have you done it? Share your reasons for avoiding the altar.

Your tribute to a sports star

We want to hear your tributes to a sporting legend who passed in 2015.

Who made your 2015 special?

Who would you like to say thanks to this year?

Does someone you know deserve a shout out for being truly awesome this year?

Your goals for 2016

As we enter a new year, what are you hoping to achieve in 2016? And how are you planning to do it?

Why did you choose farming?

farmers

Are you a farmer or farm worker, or are you planning a career working the land? Tell us why.

Future of freedom camping?

Freedom campers

Can freedom carry on as it is or should there be tighter restrictions to limit nuisance campers?

Share your pet with Stuff

pet of the day

Got an amazing pet? Send us your photos and show them off via Stuff Nation.

Have you given up sugar?

sugar lips

Sugar is food enemy number one right now - have you said so-long to the sweet? Share the results.

Keeping Kiwis safe in water

lifeguard

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

Keep Kiwis alive on our roads

accident

We want to hear from Kiwi drivers on the real impact of our road toll, and what can be done about it.

Your Star Wars experience

star wars

We want to know what it was like the first time you watched Star Wars.

Cashless car parking

	 hamilton parking

Parking in central Hamilton is set for a major overhaul.

McCullum retires: Your tributes

Brendon McCullum

What are your thoughts on Brendon McCullum's upcoming departure from international cricket?

Your Christmas recipes

Christmas dinner

Share the no-fail secrets behind your finest mouth-watering festive Christmas treats.

Win a $5000 Christmas wish

Christmas wish

As the festive season approaches, we're looking to make someone's Christmas extra special - it could be you!

Soaking up the sunshine

summer

How do you like to enjoy the warm weather? We want to see your summer Christmas photos.

Where's NZ's best ice cream?

Tell us where we can find New Zealand's best ice cream this summer. Sharing is caring.

The best financial advice

Money advice

You don't have to have pots of cash to need decent financial advice. What are your top money tips?

Hamilton's city centre

	 hamilton

The future of Hamilton's city centre has long been a contentious topic.

Home sweet rental home

rent property real estate house

Renting can be a great experience or a $500-a-week nightmare. Share your story with us.

Win! Escape with us this summer

Tell us about your dream summer break to be in with a chance of winning a holiday voucher or cruise!

How to stop child poverty?

Child poverty

New Zealand's been slammed for its approach to child poverty. What do you think would make a difference?

What should we call Auckland?

Big Little City

Auckland's spending thousands on a new image and catchphrase, but how would you promote the city?

How do you budget for Xmas?

	 christmas dinner

What is your number one tip to saving on your grocery bill over the festive season?

Winning flag design: Your views

Should this flag become the new flag of New Zealand? Tell the country what you think.

Share your depression story

Have you suffered depression? Did you feel you couldn't speak about it? Share your story.

Weird road signs in NZ

cycle sign

We want your nominations for the strangest road signs in your city.

Schooling in another suburb

	 schooling

Do children from your neighborhood attend school in other parts of town?

What makes your city great?

Wellington

What do you love about your town or city in summer and how can others make the most of it?

Your tips for a healthy family

family-strap

New Zealand has a problem with childhood obesity. How is your family tackling this issue?

Show us your Xmas setup

Tree up? Lights on? Baking done? Send us your festive photos and videos.

What I want in 2016

Fireworks

2016 is fast approaching and we want to hear your hopes and dreams for the new year.

Share your travel bucket list

Holidays

Where's your top bucket list destination? What is it about the place that appeals to you?

A very furry Christmas

christmas pet

Is your pet Santa's little helper or a sucker for chasing tinsel?

Fireworks: Boom or bust?

fireworks

Is Guy Fawkes Night a pain in the ear or just a bit of flammable fun? We'd love to hear your views.

Your student loan experience

Did your student borrowing affect your life in a positive or negative way? Was it worth it?

Tell us your UCSA stories

uc-strap

The UCSA building is being demolished. Share your memories of this much-loved facility with us.

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.

Young and silly? No excuse?

We've all done stupid things, but are they excusable or regrettable? Share your thoughts.

Are you doing your bit?

With the world's attention on climate change, we'd like to hear how you are doing your part.

NZ's best beaches

Able Tasman National Park

A big city sand strip or wild waves and rugged scenery? Share your favourite beaches in New Zealand.

Why is your suburb special?

city-strap

Share the secrets that make your neighbourhood or suburb so awesome.

Are you making Chch better?

Are you a volunteer helping to make Christchurch a better place? Or do you know someone who is?

Harmed by beauty treatment?

beaut-strap

Have you suffered any serious medical harm because of a beauty treatment? What happened?

How to make Chch great?

pier-strap

Do you have ideas on how to make Christchurch a great place? Share them with us.

Ways to keep your home safe

Breaking in

Have you been burgled? What happened and do you have any home security tips that may help others?

Review: Nina Simone's life

	 Nina Simone

Nina Simone aspired to be a classical pianist but this turned into a tragedy.

Lost children deserve a voice

child-strap

Can you help us to tell the stories of the Faces of Innocents? Did you know any of them?

How to keep Kiwi kids safe?

Child

What do you think are the biggest contributors to child abuse and neglect in New Zealand?

Have rising house prices affected you?

Hamilton

Does owning a home seem like a dream that is slowly drifting out of your grasp?

Rave about Richie

Richie McCaw

Is Richie McCaw the greatest All Black? Share your most memorable moments of the retiring rugby legend.

Pay tribute to a legend

Jonah Lomu

How did Jonah Lomu inspire you? What role, big or small, has he played in your life?

Coping with no breadwinner

How would you and your family fare if the main earner fell seriously ill and couldn't work?

Starting a new life in NZ

Refugees

Have you or someone in your family come to New Zealand as a refugee? How's it been adjusting to life in NZ?

Let's talk about STIs

medication

What is the day-to-day reality of living with a sexually transmitted infection?

Is sport only about the win?

Cricket

Should we being doing more to encourage good sportsmanship or is it overrated?

Can we stop family violence?

dv-strap

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

Did your school fail you?

Did you struggle at school without your teachers noticing that something was wrong? How can we do better?

Share your memories of Paris

paris-strap

As France experiences some of its darkest days, we'd like to hear your thoughts on the tragedy.

Save the Nix - why?

Phoenix

NZ's A-League team need their fans now more than ever, have your say on why the club should be saved.

Thanks, K Road

Quinn

In other parts of the city, Quinn would be subjected to blatant staring or covert glances.

'Nightmares became reality'

Alex and Ashleigh

"Those who believe that there is a time limit for grief, have never felt the pain of losing a piece of their heart."

How's NZ customer service?

Shopping

What are the best and worst example of customer service you've experienced or witnessed?

Money lessons for kids

kids money piggy bank

What's the best way you've found to teach your children how to save and understand money?

Final 5 flags: Have your say

The final four designs for the New Zealand flag referendum.

With five new flags and our existing one to choose from, which gets your vote and why?

Making Christmas stress free

Help others have a fun-filled festive season by sharing your top tips for a stress-free Christmas.

What awaits the Black Caps?

Kane Williamson

The Black Caps' cricket season got off to a bumpy start. What can get them back on a winning streak?

Show us your Anzac memorials

poppy

Share the photos and memories behind your living memorials marking 100 years since the Gallipoli landings.

Where's our ugliest building?

ugly-strap

Nominate New Zealand's ugliest building and tell us why it offends you.

Let's talk about the homeless

homeless

What's the homeless situation like where you live? Have you noticed it getting better or worse?

Singer drops F-bomb at cricket

Cricket fans left in no doubt how hot it is at the Gabba as singer drops F-bomb.

Let's improve accessibility

wheelchair

For the one in four of us living with an impairment, accessibility really matters. How can we do better?

Are we a nation of bad parkers?

crash

Parking outside the lines, boxing cars in, and blocking driveways - show us the worst.

Time for better privacy laws?

Do we need new laws to protect the public from mobile phones and social media?

Random acts of kindness

Ever been touched by the kindness of stranger or good samaritan? Tell us about it.

Time to axe knighthoods?

Should New Zealand follow Australia's example and scrap the honours system?

Your ultimate ABs heroes

All Blacks win Rugby World Cup

Who were your top All Blacks during the Rugby World Cup?

Where's your doppelganger?

Have you ever found yourself face to face ... with yourself?

Chur, boys! Thank the ABs

all blacks

We couldn't be prouder of our boys in black. Share your message of congrats to the guys here on Stuff.

Share your wacky workout

Quirky new workouts are becoming trendy across the world. Have you tried one?

Dressing up this Halloween?

With less than week until Halloween, we want you to inspire us with your best costumes.

Why do you back black?

All Blacks

Calling all All Blacks fans: What makes you feel proud to support our team?

How can we beat the Aussies?

They are our oldest foes. How can the All Blacks rise to defend the World Cup against Australia?

How can the ABs improve?

It was a tough semi-final against the Springboks, what can the All Blacks to take it in the final?

Your rules on kids' make-up

Do you have a make-up policy in your household?

It's an age-old family battle: when can I wear make-up? Tell us your view on how young is too young.

Top comments on Campbell

John Campbell 'grieved' after his show's cancellation. Our readers didn't have a lot of sympathy.

Are you back home from Oz?

Are you fresh off the plane from Australia? Why are you back and how is your move going?

Time to ditch the royals?

Prince Charles

As the republic debate renews across the ditch, is it time for New Zealand to shake off our past?

ABs v Sprinkboks: Your plan

Which player will prove key for the Kiwi boys to knock over the Boks?

Will South Africa provide as little resistance as the French did or will they challenge the boys in black?

Should we axe the ball?

ball-strap

Drunken antics are blighting school balls. Should we call time on the Kiwi high school rite of passage?

What's on your bucket list?

But what we want to know is, what's on your bucket list? Where do you plan to go? What do you strive to achieve?

Everyone has a bucket list, what we want know is, what's on yours? What do you want to achieve?

Your ABs man of the match

The All Blacks impressed in their 62-13 win over France in the Rugby World Cup quarterfinal.

The All Blacks tore France apart in a clinical quarterfinal display - who shone the brightest in black?

Windy Wellington images

Tell us how the Wellington wind has affected you. We want your best images and videos.

Making hunting safer

How should New Zealand go about reducing hunting accidents? We want to hear your views.

Share your wedding dilemma

What important event has ever kept you from a mate's wedding? How did you decide?

Do you still play records?

Radio New Zealand has a massive secret record collection. Have you still got yours?

Letters to the All Blacks

all blacks

As our boys head into the quarterfinals, post your message of support and inspiration here on Stuff.

Did you travel later in life?

travel-strap

We want to know if you've travelled later in life, why you did it and how it went.

Can vegetarians eat meat?

bacon-strap

Let's hear from all you vegetarians, pescatarians, fruitarians, vegans and more.

Medical cannabis: Your views

Should New Zealand legalise cannabis for medicinal use?

ABs v France: You scared?

So, old foe, we meet again.

Are you fighting back flashbacks of 2007 or foaming at the mouth with the anticipation for revenge?

In-laws disaster to share?

parents-strap

How did it go when you first met your future in-laws? Was it Ben Stiller-level cringe?

Does pregnancy suck?

Kim Kardashian West says she hates being pregnant. Did you? Why?

Let's talk about suicide

suicide-strap

Our national suicide rates continue to climb. What can we do?

Is the TPPA good?

Do we know enough to judge it already? Or is everything still too much of a secret for now?

Are the All Blacks struggling?

Many of our older All Blacks are looking vulnerable. Are you feeling confident or concerned?

Solving US gun violence

America has a problem with mass shootings. Why can't it solve it?

Did a mammogram save you?

mammo-strap

Finding cancer early through a mammogram can mean the difference between relief and despair.

Have you cut sugar out?

sugar-strap

We'd like to know if you've cut sugar from your diet, why you did it and how it went.

Your horror boss tales

Bad bosses

From name-calling and throwing things to stealing your ideas, tell us about your worst bosses.

Suffered a foul plane meal?

plane-strap

Have you eaten disgusting food on an airline? Or have you enjoyed an amazing meal?

Would you step in to help?

Would you step in, raise the alarm, or just walk away?

Have you seen a fight or crime and stepped in to help? Or is it better to just call the cops?

Has meningitis affected you?

hospital-strap

Have you or someone you know been affected by meningococcal disease?

Kid's sport should be fun

How can we keep kids' sports positive?

What can be done to stop sideline abuse and return children's sport to what it should be: fun?

Wanderlust to true love

Did you find love in a foreign place?

It's easy to fall in love with travel, but have you fallen in love while travelling?

If not the All Blacks, whom?

Could you live with another Rugby World Cup victory for South Africa?

If it is not Richie lifting the William Webb Ellis trophy - who could you tolerate having the honour?

Best sports caves of NZ

Has your home become the neighbourhood stadium?

We're on the hunt for New Zealand's ultimate sports zones, man caves and she sheds.

Are you a CYF kid?

cyf-strap

Do you have a story to share about being under the care of Child Youth and Family?

What should NZ change?

Are you tired of talking about the flag? what should New Zealand's next referendum be about?

Share your wild NZ rides

Wild Roads

Bruce Ansley believes he's found New Zealand's wildest roads. Do you know of others?

Is the TMO friend or foe?

Referee Glen Jackson (right) listens to the TMO official before he disallows a Canada try against Ireland.

Should the referees just let games flow or is it crucial to use the TMO for those big decisions?

Which teachers inspired you?

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

Weather photo of the week

Stuff Nation

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

Could you live car free?

Empty roads

World Car Free Day is aimed at getting us out of our cars, but is a life without wheels sustainable?

Did you fall in love at work?

work-strap

We want to hear your workplace love stories.

Emmys: Make your picks

Emmys

We're tuned in and red carpet is rolled out. Tell us what shows had you glued to the box this year.

Rate the ABs v Argentina

As the country breathes a sigh of relief, we want your match report of the ABs' first RWC game.

RWC: Show your support

All Blacks fans

Got a flag out front? Decked out your office in black? Does your living room look like a stadium?

Kia ora, Chris Brown?

Chris Brown is coming to New Zealand. With his criminal convictions, should he be allowed?

Small slip to big injury

Joanna

Have you had a minor accident or slip that resulted in a major injury and long recovery?

Did your degree help you?

Graduation

When life stretches out in front of you, it's easy to choose a field of study to feed your mind. But then what?

Has spring sprung at your place?

daffodils

Without wanting to jinx this lovely, sunny weather, help us celebrate spring with your photos.

Is book banning bad?

Are you a parent concerned about the content your child may read and how do you handle "explicit" books?

All Blacks horses for courses?

Should we field our first XV in World Cup pool play or rotate the whole squad? Be the coach and tell us.

Job interview nightmares

Job interview

How was it...? Ooohhhh... nooooooooo... really that bad? Tell us about your worst interview experience.

Who's on your dream team?

The perfect Rugby World Cup Dream Team is a big call; who makes the cut for you?

For the love of NZ sport...

All Blacks fans

Each Kiwi sports team presents its challenges for the fan, but which is the hardest to support?

Keep Wellington on the move

Traffic

What are your biggest frustrations with Wellington's traffic and how would you fix them?

Show us your pranks

Do you like playing tricks on your friends and family? We want to see your best practical jokes.

Should we take more refugees?

Refugees

New Zealand has increased it's refugee quota, should the government be doing more?

Together forever in ink

odom

Some lovebirds wear their heart not on their sleeve, but on their skin. We want to see yours.

Share your commuting photos

Commuters in New Zealand

The best photos sometimes happen on a whim, what are you snapping on the way to work?

How can businesses do more?

Each time consumers buy a product, they're voting for the kind of world they want to see.

How does asthma affect you?

At least 52 New Zealanders will die from asthma this year. It's Asthma Awareness Week.

Why my dad's the best

Father and child

Dads don't always get the credit they deserve so here's your chance to celebrate yours.

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.

Provincial rugby: Worth it?

Do the costs of a day at the rugby stack up for you and your rugby-loving family or mates?

Auckland vs Wellington

Auckland vs Wellington

Urban sprawl vs the hemmed in capital. What makes for better living?

Did the selectors get it right?

All Blacks squad

Is this the team to lift the William Webb Ellis trophy?

Can't we just all get on?

It can be rough living near people you have nothing in common with. How do you make it work?

5 questions for 5 years

Deans homestead at Homebush s

Is your life better or worse than it was five years ago? What has been the most significant change?

Your word for the last 5 years

QUAKE: A house in Parish Lane, Kaiapoi.

We're collecting your submissions to create a word cloud to be published on the fifth anniversary.

Tattoos: Good, bad & ugly

Tatts

From works of art that took ages to design to mistakes you're living to regret, share your tattoo tales.

Who can beat the All Blacks?

Can England, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, France or Wales derail the All Blacks this year? Tell us what you think.

How to land a London job

How difficult is it for Kiwis to find good jobs in London?

Did you land your dream OE job or was it far more of a struggle than you expected?

Shopper's regret

Shopping online is great. But we've all experienced the dark side as well.

Pets' new forever homes

Woman and a dog

As the SPCA launches its annual cupcake day to raise vital funds, we'd love to hear your rescue pet stories.

Final 40 flags: Your view

Ferns, koru and stars dominate the final designs for our potential new flag. Which is your favourite?

RWC shockers and stunners

Sean Fitzpatrick

The World Cup is no stranger to controversy. What's the moment that changed the game for you?

Important lessons for kids

Family

What are the most important things parents should teach their kids? And how do you do it?

Your worst break-up story

Heartbreak, heartbroken, broken heart, love, hurt

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

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