Assignments

Your favourite country pub

South Rakaia Hotel

New Zealand may be small but it's packed full of quirky, characterful establisments. But which is the nation's best?

An anti-Christmas day

sunbathing

Are you avoiding all things tinsel, turkey and tradition today? Tell us what you're up to.

Holiday horror stories

Wash out

What is your worst holiday experience? Help ease the pain by sharing your story.

Kiwi Christmas tables

Christmas table setting

Before you fall facedown in a food coma, share a photo of your Christmas spread with NZ.

Your Go Pro whoa moments

Kite surfing

Whether it's wind, water, or wild sports in some other realm, the Go Pro can provide some wicked footage.

Your best moment of 2014

success

What's the one thing that really made your year? Shout about it here in Stuff Nation.

Lessons learnt from 2014

Thinking

A lot can happen in a year, but what's made the biggest impression on you and your outlook on life?

Pets dressed for Christmas

We need your photos of adorable pets in Christmas kit to get us through to our holidays.

Facing NZ's greatest shame

abuse

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

Insider secrets for best deals

Secrets

Know any sure-fire ways to get a good deal in your industry? Share your secrets with Stuff readers.

Wwoofing around the world

backpacking

Sometimes the true local experience when travelling is just a couch surf away.

Did you see that...?

Kayak sideways on a car

Tell us about the craziest things you've seen on the road, whether here or on your travels.

NZ's best Christmas trees

Christmas

Have you trimmed the tree? Have you decked your halls? Show us Christmas at your place.

The worst Xmas trees ever

Santa Claus outside Whitcoulls, Queen Street, Auckland

If you've seen or owned a truly terrible Christmas decoration, send a us a photo.

Make a splash this summer

celia wade-brown

As the weather heats up and you try to cool down, show off your best splash style.

Your Christmas recipes

Christmas dinner

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

Be our cricket commentator

Ian smith

We're embarking on a national search to find a cricket-loving reader to help us cover the World Cup.

Your top 10 all-time...

top 10

Have you got a list burning a hole in your brain that just needs to be shared?

Photos: Santa crybaby

DO NOT USE AGAIN - ONE OFF USE

Ho, ho, noooooooo! Has your child had a Santa photo meltdown?

Xmas cake: make it vs hate it

Christmas cake

We want to see your best Christmas cake recipes, or dessert alternatives for the big day.

Is home-owning dream over?

Generation Y

Generation Y are seeing their hopes of home ownership slip away. Are you facing a lifetime of renting?

Christmas shopping secrets

Christmas shopping

Budget or deluxe? What are you buying this Christmas and how much will it all cost?

Who are you fighting for?

We're looking for Kiwis who are championing a great cause that others should know about.

Road trip inspiration

Road trip

Share your greatest road trip adventures and any top tips for a hassle-free life on the road.

Making Christmas stress free

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

Pet of the day

pet of the day

Does your pet deserve a moment of glory on New Zealand's biggest news website? Bring it on.

Why NZ is so damn choice?

Cathedral Cove

New Zealand's been named the world's best country. Tell us why you already knew this.

Dear Santa, my kid is cute

Santa letters

Has your child sent a particularly persuasive (read: manipulative) Santa letter that we need to see?

Get your Xmas craft on

Christmas crafts

Share your creative ideas for DIY Christmas decorations for the tree, the house, the table and beyond.

Lights, camera and your pics

AUckland

Whether it's big city bright lights, traffic trails or novelty neon, share your best photos of long exposures.

Your fave Xmas traditions

Father Christmas

Are you still loving Christmas trees and sending cards or have you got your own festive traditions?

Does the CWC squad cut it?

Doug Bracewell

Bracewell's in and Ryder's out, what did you make of the Black Caps' wider World Cup squad?

Recipes for pets with allergies

Puppy food

Whether it's cookies for canines or purrfect treats for cats, share your homemade pet food recipes.

A bit of gross on the side

Bugs

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

Your story, your words

news

This is your chance to tell your story here on New Zealand's biggest news website.

Those who left us in 2014

cross death

As the year draws to a close, we want to shine a light on the lives we had to say goodbye to.

Your first photos of summer

Summer

The sun is shining, the skies are blue and we'd love to see your first photos of perfect summer moments.

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?

Has Hughes changed cricket?

Phillip hughes

The death of Phillip Hughes has sent the cricket world into shock. Should it change the game?

Nothing will hold us back

Wheelchair

Share the stories of your greatest achievements while living with disability.

Win your $1000 Xmas wish

christmas wish

Whether it's a reunion with a loved one or a family that desperately needs a treat, help us grant their wish.

Tackling speeding in NZ

Would a zero tolerance approach to speeding make us a nation of safer drivers?

Weather photo of the week

Stuff Nation

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

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.

I've just finished reading...

reading a book

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

It's a miracle, I survived

Family Sunset

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

Are the senior All Blacks past their use-by date?

Richie McCaw

Will the veteran legs of the All Blacks' most experienced men carry them to RWC glory in 2015?

Your ABs player of the tour

All Blacks

Analyse the All Blacks' northern tour, naming your player of the trip.

All in the family

do not use

What's the worst prank your sibling has ever pulled on you, or you've pulled on them?

It feels like summer when...

swimming water

The smell of sizzling sausages. The crack of backyard cricket. What does summer look like to you?

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?

The kindest Kiwi moments

Kindness

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

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.

Ultimate Kiwi BBQ recipes

tomato sauce

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

Damage done by skin cancer

sun

About 67,000 Kiwis are diagnosed with non-melanoma skin cancers each year. Are you one of them?

Had my pay docked because...

boss, unhappy worker

Have you been stung by the policies at your workplace? We'd like to hear your story.

How mo can you go?

Lorenzo Bresolin

Take the Movember challenge, raise awareness of men's health and improve your looks. Or not.

Escaping Auckland

Auckland city generic scene

Are you a refugee from an unaffordable Auckland? Tell us why you moved and how things have changed.

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.

The flats of nightmares

cold flat

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

Your Auckland CBD vision

Auckland impression

Would you like more pedestrianised areas, or shops and parks? How would you makeover the city centre?

Popping pills in bid to do better

pill

Performance-enhancing drugs are moving from the sports field to classrooms and offices. Have you been affected?

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?

Mug it with the CWC trophy

CWC trophy

The Cricket World Cup trophy has begun its 22 town and city tour. Show us your mug with it.

The digital love connection

online dating

Have you found love in the digital world? Or has one too many Tinder dates scared you away?

Share the wildlife in your life

Oystercatcher on Waihi Beach

We're surrounded by wildlife and we'd love to see your best photos of the incredible creatures near you.

Questions from win over England

Kieran Read

The ABs battled hard to beat England 24-21 at Twickenham on Sunday morning. What did you make of the test?

Are you a trivia junkie?

Pub quiz team

Do you have a mind like a steel trap, impressive general knowledge or - even better - a specialist subject?

Does your job have a future?

Job decisions

As technological advances continue, how do you think your job will change in the coming years?

Magic CWC moments

martin Crowe

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

On being transgender in NZ

Ben

We'd like to hear from gender-diverse Kiwis about their journey. Did you feel supported or prejudiced?

Share your best macro photos

Flower close-up

It's time to get up close and personal with photography to send us your best macro shots.

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?

All about allergies

peanuts

What allergies do you have and how have they affected your day-to-day life?

Video violence: your views

Do you have rules in your house around the level of violence in content your children consume?

Your stance on euthanasia

Euthanasia

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

Surviving reflux

crying baby

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

Hot in your headphones

pharrell

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

Share your IT nightmares

IT problems

Does IT make your job easier or harder? Share your biggest frustrations with technology in the workplace.

Should we ban fireworks?

fireworks

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

Budget-friendly recipes

Cooking

Tasty, filling and cheap to make. If you can whip up a feast on next to nothing, share your secrets!

Win a VIP Cup Day

cup day

The Press

Tell us why you and your partner should win a VIP day at the races in Canterbury.

Parents who broke the rules

kids

Other parents are quick to judge when someone does things differently. How do you deal with it?

Breaking a hoarding habit

Hoarding at an elderly woman's home

Are you a hoarder, or do you know someone who is and needs a hand clearing out the clutter?

Random toddler terror acts

toddler

Here's one for the hair-tearing, patience-of-saints, end-of-your-tether, parents of toddlers.

Show off your giant tatts

Tattoos

These days big is beautiful when it comes to tattoos so we want to see your giant inky works of body art.

What is your dream job?

happy boss workers

A lot of people are unhappy out there in the workforce, but you're not one of them.

New ABs strip: Are you a fan?

Dan Carter

The All Blacks are launching a new jersey. Should they do away with the white collar? Should we even care?

Are motorway tolls fair?

Auckland

Should everyone pay to use Auckland's motorways or is it up to those who live in the region?

Halloween: Boo or blah?

Haunted house

The spookiest day of the year is this Friday. What do you think of Halloween in New Zealand?

Can NZ win the World Cup?

Martin Guptill

With the World Cup just around the corner, should we be concerned with the Black Caps' recent performances?

Have you bagged a trophy?

stag

What is it that draws you to the bush, mountains, or maimais in pursuit of that elusive animal?

Well, that was weird

Notting Hill Carnival

What are the best, worst or downright bizarre moments you've experienced on your travels?

Kiwi pet shaming

pets

It's time to name and shame the animal anarchist in your house.

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.

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?

Is your community safe?

homicide

Feeling secure in your community is an important factor in choosing where to live and raise a family.

WIN: NZ's beautiful homes

coffee machine

You could have your own living space featured in living colour, here on Stuff and in Sunday magazine.

Your magic mobile photos

Mobile photo

The days of pixelation are over. Mobile phone photos can now rival the best photography in the world.

Who should lead Labour?

Labour contenders

There are four candidates in the running to be the next Labour leader, but who's got what it takes?

Is a degree in NZ worth it?

university graduates

Does getting a degree in NZ set you up for the job market or is it more debt than it's worth?

Five things to save in a fire

If I had to abandon my apartment without notice I know the five things I'd save. What would yours be?

Pick your ABs tour team

Dan Carter

Inclusion of Carter, Romano, Vito and SBW in the northern tour comes at a cost. Have the selectors got it right?

Money lessons for kids

kids money piggy bank

A lot of parents wonder what the best way is to teach their children how to save, and how to understand money.

Auckland house prices and you

strap

Are you concerned about the new Auckland Council property valuations being released next month?

Sensitive about body sizes?

glassons

Are we too sensitive about body issues or is it important to consider how images affect young people?

Should schools rule looks?

Lucan Battison

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

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 not compute

Smartphone

Tell us what your view is on technology. Has it made your life better or worse?

How do you save money?

Piggy bank

Share your best savings ideas with the rest of us and do your bit to create a financially sorted New Zealand!

Will the Phoenix rise again?

Andrew Durante

The Phoenix have kicked off their A-League season and we want to know how you think they'll fare this year.

Tell us why your dog rocks

Dogs

It's time to celebrate the pups and hounds in your life by telling the world why they're so special.

Managing a mental makeover

Head graphic

Is it possible to overhaul your personality, or does a leopard really never change its spots?

Total eclipse of Blood Moon

Blood moon

New Zealand's in a prime spot to see tonight's Blood Moon and total lunar eclipse so send us your photos.

Dive into underwater photos

puppy

Whether it's a sealife snapshot or your pets making a splash, share your best underwater shots.

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?

Your top marks for teachers

Teaching

For World Teachers Day, we want to hear from classroom leaders on the realities - and victories - of their job.

ABs finally beat. Now what?

Richie McCaw

The All Blacks finished the Rugby Championship with a loss, but does it affect their World Cup chances?

Share some animal magic

A orangutan plays with a pair of albino Burmese Python

Go wild on world animal day by helping to celebrate all things furry, slimy and even scaly.

Gigs in all their glory

Lorde performing

Whether you ended up rocking out or running for cover, if you've been to a gig send us your reviews.

Ewen Gilmour memories

Ewen Gilmour

Share your memories and favourite moments of Kiwi funnyman Ewen Gilmour.

Breast cancer battle scars

Emerald Reid

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

Does Deans deserve a crack?

Robbie Deans

Former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans is still desperate to coach the All Blacks. Should he be given a chance?

Picking the right high school

High school students

Is it better to send your child to a school close to home or one with qualities you have to pay for?

Secrets to stopping stress

stressed

Eating lunch at your desk. Texting at dinner. Replying to emails in bed. Does this sound like you?

My favourite book

book

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

Road Trip: Join the journey

Road trip Beni (Nua Finau) and Sarah (Meghan Heffern)

We need your help to tell the untold stories of New Zealand by taking part in an exciting interactive comedy.

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.

Eat your way around the world

pizza

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

ABs v Pumas: Your thoughts

Jerome Kaino

What caught your eye as the ABs wrapped up the Rugby Championship with victory over the Pumas?

Pets who change us

sam

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

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

Does Ryder deserve a break?

Jesse Ryder

Is it time for the Black Caps to forgive Jesse Ryder and welcome him back into the fold?

What now for Labour?

cunliffe

As Labour grapples with its worst election result in 92 years, we want to hear your views on what went wrong.

Have you given up social media?

Social media

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

Has surgery changed your life?

cosmetic surgery

Have you had plastic surgery? What did you have done and how has it changed your life?

This is why I didn't vote

Ballot box

The election had one of the worst voter turnouts in 100 years, so why don't more people vote?

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?

And then this happened...

Whoops

Have you had something go badly wrong? Whether it's a joke backfiring or a show off disaster, tell us here.

What grips you with fear?

Maria Mosquera

Whether it's flying, spiders, or something random, share your phobias or tips on how to deal with them.

Is Cowan answer for Blues?

Jimmy Cowan

The Blues have signed Jimmy Cowan for next year's campaign. Was it a smart move?

Ready to make a change?

Getting fit

We would all like to get fitter, lose weight, drink less. Now is the time to do it, and share your journey.

Share your superfoods

A fruit and vegetable stall

Has a super food made a huge impact on your health and wellbeing? Share the benefits with others.

Villain, Bond villain

Few franchises have captured the essence of evil like the Bond villain. Who was the best of all time?

Stars in their lens

Paul Wilson

We're looking for reader photos revealing what many of us miss when we're tucked up in with our eyes closed.

WIN: Be stuffed no more

treadmill prize

Make a three-month pact for positive change and you could win a treadmill worth $3000.

Your analysis: ABs vs Boks

Aaron Cruden

The All Blacks' test against South Africa was a blockbuster, but how did you rate the performance?

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.

Are you better or worse off?

Money being taken from a wallet

After six years of the current government, is your family reaping the rewards or struggling to cope?

Finger-licking family recipes

pavlova

Do you have a recipe passed down through your family? Go on, share it with us.

Reunited at last

Frans Debruyne

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

What Aucklanders want

Sky Tower

What issues matter to Aucklanders and where should the Goverment be spending money in your city?

Travel secrets from Kiwis

Tourist

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

How's your juggling act?

family life

Do you feel like work is taking over your life, or do you have the balance right?

Supermoon rising over NZ

Stargazers, did you capture the last supermoon of the year? If you did, we'd love to see your photos.

Budgeting tips from Kiwi savers

Piggy bank, money

How can Kiwis get ahead when it comes to saving? If you've got any top tips on spending less, share them here.

Who is the ABs' perfect 10?

Aaron Cruden

Should Beauden Barrett or Aaron Cruden start at 10 against the Boks? What about that bloke called Carter?

Is your pet a record breaker?

New Zealand's oldest dog?

Does your pet have what it takes to be the biggest, tallest, fastest, heaviest, or generally just the best?

Pregnancy myth busting

Duchess of cambridge

For many pregnant women, like Kate Middleton, the miracle of life isn't all smooth sailing. Help debunk pregnancy myths.

Do refs have too much power?

Nigel Owens

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

ABs vs Pumas: your take

Beauden Barrett

It certainly wasn't pretty in the wet at Napier's McLean Park. How do you think the ABs went against the Pumas?

No such thing as normal

son

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

Give it up for grandparents!

Grandparents

Whether they're funny, serious, or just spoil you rotten, tell us what makes your grandparents great.

Tax, tax baby

tax

Do you think New Zealanders should be paying more or less tax? Will tax affect your vote this month?

New life after quake?

wedding mags

Does it feel like the beginning of a fresh start for Christchurch and Canterbury where you are?

Fighting fat in NZ

Scales

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

My adoption story

same sex

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

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.

Small business ups and downs

small business, businessman

What's the secret to success in owning a small business? We're looking for Kiwis to share their experiences.

If you were the PM...

john key

What would you do if you were the Prime Minister? Share your vision for New Zealand.

Your wedding DIY

Stuff nation

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

Sweet delights

cake

We all like to indulge a little sometimes, so send us your favourite dessert recipes.

My thoughts on my body

NZ Fashion Week model auditions

What are your favourite and no-so-favourite parts that make up the physical nature of you?

The school of politics

shcool books

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

Don't think. Just do it

beach

LUKE REEVES

A last minute flight to Australia became the trip of a lifetime for Luke Reeves.

Just me and my backpack

backpacking

Whether it's Europe, America, Asia or any other epic journey, we want to hear your backpacking stories.

SBW fast-track fair or unfair?

Sonny Bill Williams

Rugby superstar Sonny Bill Williams is used to having his way, but should the All Blacks bend rules for him?

First date disasters

heart

Sometimes, love isn't in the air. Sometimes it's red-faced, counting the minutes until this horrid date can be over.

Are women equal in NZ?

New Zealand was the first country to give women a vote, but how are we doing on women's equality now?

Your DIY questions answered

strap2

Whether you're contemplating a serious reno' or just want to jazz up your living room, our experts have the answers.

Where now for the All Blacks?

Kieran Read

Armchair coaches and refs - get up and share, what are your thoughts on the All Blacks' latest success?

The album I couldn't live without

Abbey Road

There is always one - the album that sums up a moment in time or feeling you cling to.

Extreme body measures

crossfit

Whether it's hardcore workouts or weird diets, what's the craziest thing you've put your body through?

Unusual animal encounters

Animals

Chased by wildlife, mauled by monkeys or bitten by bugs, tell us your travelling animal tales.

Money tips for my younger self

kids money piggy bank

What do you know now that would have given you a head-start when you were younger?

Can you beat our desk safari?

Stuff's desk safari

Our readers are taking up the challenge we laid down for best desk safari. Can you do better?

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?

Was a draw a fitting result?

Beauden Barrett

The Rugby Championship is underway but the ABs' quest for a record 18th straight test win failed in Sydney.

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?

Analyse this: EPL kicks off

Winston Reid

Big strikes, big dollars and big songs - the English Premier League is getting under way.

Your Robin Williams memories

Robin Williams

Share your favourite memories and anecdotes about the effervescent star of stage and screen.

Has Ebola affected your travel?

ebola

NZ airports are now screening for the deadly Ebola virus. Has the health emergency changed your plans?

I'm so embarrassed

Embarrassment

They're the times we'd all rather forget, those moments when something goes completely wrong and we flush with embarrassment.

Your dairy-free recipe joy

Cow

Have you got a mouth-watering recipe for some dairy-free goodness? Share it with the rest of us.

Why I heart Auckland

Auckland

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

Friendship tattoos forever

Cara Delevingne and Jourdan Dunn

Celeb besties are inking up to show their devotion - do you have matching tatts with your mates?

Ouch! Can Carter do it again?

Dan Carter

Are veteran All Blacks suffering injury crippling our chances of winning the next World Cup?

My business election wishlist

pm

What should the would-be Government do for business to win your vote?

WWI 100 years: Kiwi stories

WWI

Help remember the Kiwis in WWI by sharing their stories, memories and images.

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.

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