Assignments

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.

Making Christmas stress free

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

How mo can you go?

Lorenzo Bresolin

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

It feels like summer when...

swimming water

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

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?

Weather photo of the week

Stuff Nation

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

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.

Video violence: your views

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

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.

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?

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?

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?

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?

Ditching 'the ideal' body

Companies should market clothes to a range of body sizes. They're deluded if they think they already do.

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?

It's a miracle, I survived

Family Sunset

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

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?

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?

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.

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.

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.

Best of the backcountry

Supper Cove hut

Kiwis are being called on to help maintain remote huts and tracks. But which ones deserve your TLC?

Tales of hell in a tin can

plane

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

Facing NZ's greatest shame

abuse

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

Growing up two by two

Olsen twins

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

Was breast best for you?

breastfeeding

Have attitudes to public breastfeeding changed and is there too much pressure on new mums?

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?

Beyond the bended knee

Dallas Harema

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

Simply the best

Peter Snell wins gold at the 1964 Tokyo Olympic Games.

New Zealand has more than its fair share of sporting heroes. But who's the greatest?

Show off your best looms

Rainbow loom

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

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.

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?

Loved ones remembered

Sunset

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

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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?

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?

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?

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?