Assignments

How do we fix parking in NZ?

crash

Finding one, paying for one, staying in one and penalties - what's wrong with our parking?

How did you give up?

cigarette

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

You're rich, but what next?

Trev the Lotto winner

Could you handle it? Sensibly? How would you spend a big Lotto windfall?

Housing crisis: your views

Property, real estate, house

What needs to be done to solve New Zealand's housing crisis? Share your views with Stuff.

The secret to happiness

happy-strap

What makes you happy and what is your advice for others seeking happiness?

Your wedding dos and don'ts

Wedding cake

Which wedding etiquettes and traditions do you think are still essential?

Why I learned te reo

te reo

Have you learned te reo or has it been passed on to you? Share what the Maori language means to you.

Growing up Kiwi

kids

From K Bars and Raro to the Goodnight Kiwi, we want your stories about growing up in NZ.

Loved ones remembered

death-strap

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

Share your sweet 16 story

cake-strap

Stuff is celebrating its 16th birthday! But we want to hear your teenage stories.

Your bullying story

bully

We want to hear about your childhood experiences with bullying in NZ and how it shaped you as an adult.

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?

Can we stop family violence?

dv-strap

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

No more digi disappointment

cloud

Cloud software could mean the end of your technology headaches at work.

NZ's tourism future?

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4.5 million international tourists are expected to visit New Zealand in 2022. How will we cope?

My 2016 All Blacks team

Malakai Fekitoa

The All Blacks' season is under way. But what are your picks?

On paid parental leave

baby-strap

Should new parents be entitled to six months paid leave, or is Labour kidding itself?

Solving US gun violence

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

How sport shaped you

sport

Sport as a child can make you, or break you. We want to hear your stories - good and bad.

Your Ali memories

ali

We want to hear your stories of the role, big or small, Muhammad Ali played in your life.

Share your office pet

pets in the office

Dropped the ball at work? The dog will get it! We want your stories of workplace pets.

What makes your city great?

auckland

Share your top tips for visitors, or tell us what you love most about your town or city.

Married or de facto?

family

Are children better off in families where the parents are married?

ABs: Good, bad and why nots

Lima Sopoaga

Happy with the All Blacks team for the Wales series? Share your thoughts on the 32-man squad.

Being a teen parent

	 teenage pregnancy

We want to hear about the challenges you faced and how you overcame them.

What are your Budget needs?

	 bill english

It's time for the Government to tell New Zealand what its spending plans are.

What's your love story?

Couple

Was it all fireworks and love at first sight or was it an awkward encounter? We want to hear your love story.

How do you watch movies?

	 movies

Would you go to the movies more often if the cinema offered cheaper tickets?

Share your 'Cook' memories

Do you have fond memories of famed Dunedin pub 'The Cook'? Share them with us.

Are people living in cars?

car-strap

The Sallies estimate one in ten Auckland garages is used as a home. What can be done?

What makes a role model?

Time and time again we hear about sports stars getting in trouble for "setting a bad example".

Love thy neighbour, or not

Neighbours

Are you neighbours at war or is it all good in your hood? Tell us your story of neighbourly love, or the lack thereof.

Your kindest Kiwi moments

Kindness

Celebrate the kindness in the world by sharing the kindest things someone's ever done for you.

Should we axe the after-ball?

ball-strap

Should we call time on the Kiwi high school rite of passage?

Fertility education in schools

	 fertility

One in four New Zealanders will experience infertility in their lives.

New Zealand's worst roads

NZ roads

Have you ever come across a road in New Zealand left you shaking in your boots?

I love my mum because...

mother's day

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

Is it time to vote off reality TV?

American Idol

Watching people attempt to cook, sing, fix houses or be ninjas is fun, but how much more can we take?

High and lows of living alone

Living alone

Do you love or loathe living alone? What are the best and worst things about having your own living space?

My favourite book

book

What's that one dog-eared, well-loved book that you always return to when you need a good read?

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?

Your Hilary Barry memories

The nation reacts to news Hilary Barry is quitting her job as the de-facto mother of the nation.

Losing faith in the Warriors

warriors

The Warriors' mantra for fans has always been to 'keep the faith', but do the players still have faith themselves?

Travel secrets from Kiwis

Tourist

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

Why do you home-school?

education

Do you home-school your family? What were the reasons behind your decision?

Your Prince memories

Prince is dead. Share your memories and tributes to the pop superstar here.

Your epic proposal stories

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

Why do people cheat in love?

Cheating

Have your relationships been affected by cheating? Why do people do it and can relationships survive it?

Share your Anzac stories

galli-strap

Do you have a Anzac story of epic escape or injury? We're looking for stories of your relatives' Gallipoli experiences.

NZ's best place to live is...

Wellington

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

Job interview nightmares

Job interview

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

How to let a loved pet go?

Pet loss

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

Your Anzac Day feelings

anzac

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

Kids starting school alone

school-strap

Can you remember your first day of school? Was it difficult or did you cope when your parents left you on the mat?

Share your pet with Stuff

Chunky Lover the chunky rabbit.

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

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.

Your shopping frustrations

Bras

Frumpy bras, long-legged trousers and one size items that definitely don't fit all. Vent your retail rage.

Working from home realities

Working from home

Is working from home an easy way to slack off or the key to increasing personal productivity?

Time for dangerous dog ban?

Dog attacks

Are stricter ownership regulations a way to curb dog attacks or should we outlaw dangerous breeds?

Rising house prices

Hamilton

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

Do kids grow up too fast?

Children playing

What's happening to childhood? Has the innocence of youth become a thing of the past?

How to tackle begging?

begging

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

Making the move

	 moving

We'd love to hear from families and individuals who have made recently moved to a new city or region.

How do you tackle addiction?

Addiction

Whether you're an addict or close to someone who is, what's your reality of living with addiction?

How to crack the glass ceiling

Women in work

There's no denying that women are underrepresented in boardrooms, politics and executive roles in NZ.

How to help the homeless?

g

Anyone giving money to beggars in Wellington could soon be fined. Will this work?

Fear the Walking Dead chat

Is the show worthy of The Walking Dead name? Share your thoughts on the zombie series.

Helping Chch's children heal

Traumatised children are a growing problem in Christchurch, but what can be done to combat this?

You've gotta go see this...

Popcorn at the cinema

Have you seen an amazing movie lately? Share your review

Is NZ netball good enough?

Magic netball

Which Kiwi team has the best chance to challenge the Aussies' dominance in the ANZ Championship?

What's up with the Warriors?

Isaac Luke, Roger Tuivasa-Sheck and Shaun Johnson of the Warriors

Should the Warriors focus on developing young Kiwi talent over adding veteran Aussies to their squad?

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?

Your favourite fitness fads

Fitness

What are the craziest things you've tried in an attempt to get, or stay, in shape?

Are we wasting NZ's water?

Water

Are we making the most of our water supplies or watching them go down the drain?

Are you new to New Zealand?

Are you an expat who has made New Zealand your home? Share your story with Stuff.

Animals changing lives

Guide dog puppy

Guide dogs, assistance dogs or just all round great companions, celebrate the animals changing your life.

Are kids missing NZ history?

wars-strap

Are schools failing to teach their students New Zealand's history?

What now for Black Caps?

A top season ended in bitter semi-final disappointment. So where to now for the men in black and beige?

100 words to happy

Happy

What makes you happy? Share your instant feel good tips to help bring a smile to the faces of others.

Selfies: Do you love or hate 'em?

What do you think of selfies? Have they changed the way you take photos or do they drive you crazy?

Are they cotton-wool kids?

Rope swing

Should we encourage our kids to explore and take more risks or do even more to protect them?

Showing support for Belgium

A young girl lights a candle at the Place de la Bourse in Brussels following the attacks on March 22

What are your feelings since hearing of the attacks and what can be done to prevent such extremist violence?

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.

Tackling inequality in sport

Serena Williams

Are women getting a raw deal in sport? If so, why is that and what would you like to see done about it?

Waging a war with food

weight loss

Eating disorders are an insidious, destructive part of our society, but they are also one of the most hidden.

Should NZ have a sugar tax?

Sugar tax

Would a sugar tax help us tackle our obesity epidemic or have a negative impact on the economy?

Welcome to New Zealand?

immigrant

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

Howdy neighbours

Neighbours

Everybody needs good neighbours and we'd love to hear about yours.

Is 2016 the year of the Blues?

Tana Umaga

With Tana Umaga stamping his mark on the Blues are they again a contender in NZ Super Rugby?

Can NZ go all the way?

Corey Anderson

The World T20 is under way with a bang for NZ, but will they lift the silverware at the end?

How do you stop loneliness?

Lonely

How do you stop loneliness leaving you feeling hidden in plain sight?

A visa-free Commonwealth?

Should Kiwis be able to live and work in Australia, Canada and the UK without visas?

Your rugby picks for 2016?

Beauden Barrett

New competition, new teams, new players, new aspirations - it's time for Super Rugby to begin.

Winning flag: Your views

Which design are you backing to become the new flag of New Zealand? Tell the country what you think.

Love or loathe The Bachelor?

It's the television show New Zealanders love to hate. But are you watching?

Auckland housing woes

Auckland Council has abandoned unpopular zoning proposals - did it make the right call?

Last drinks for scarfies?

Is it time to call last drinks on Dunedin's scarfie culture?

Sharing solo travel secrets

Solo travel

Tell us about your best and worst experiences of going it alone on your travels.

Your Martin Crowe tributes

Martin Crowe

Your chance to pay tribute to New Zealand's greatest test batsman.

Your favourite Womad memory

	 Womad

What do you love about Womad? Is the music, art and dance highlight of your year?

Happiness after heartbreak

Heart

What are the biggest life lessons you've learnt from your relationship break ups?

Ladies, are you proposing?

wedding-strap

Are you planning on taking romantic matters into your own hands on February 29?

Bye McCullum - now what?

Brendon McCullum

It's the end of an era for New Zealand sport, so where to now for the 'dream big' Black Caps?

Should schools rule looks?

Lucan Battison

Are rules on appearance necessary at schools or should we be focusing on behaviour and learning?

Are Kiwi travellers trouble?

Are you proud or embarrassed of your fellow Kiwis when exploring the world?

How safe is Christchurch?

A severe magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck Christchurch, we want to know your thoughts on it.

How do you get your tan on?

Suntan

How far would you go to get a tan? Or are you a reformed tan-aholic who now prefers to be pale?

The future of Frankton

	 forlongs

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

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?

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.

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

work-strap

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?

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.

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?

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?

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?

OPINION: 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.

How to keep Kiwi kids safe?

Child

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

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?

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?

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?

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