Assignments

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.

Should we take more refugees?

Refugees

What do you think the government should do over calls to increase New Zealand's refugee quota?

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?

Final 4 flags: Have your say

The final four designs for the New Zealand flag referendum.

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

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?

Oh baby, that's a weird name

Stuff

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

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?

Tackling speeding in NZ

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

What's your take on the TPPA?

Tppa

Tensions on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement have reached boiling point. Where do you stand?

NZ v Aus: Your thoughts?

Nz v Oz

After scoring a convincing revenge, can the All Blacks retain the William Webb Ellis Cup?

Is holiday time off school OK?

BARRY

Do price hikes over school holidays justify taking your kid out of classes?

Is the rural dream dead?

Frost

We hear it all the time - our regions have seen better days. Should we give in to urbanisation or fight back?

How to run the world (girls)

Forgetting, forgetful, thinking, things to do, businesswoman, multi-tasking, busy

What advice would you give your teenage self or other teenage girls on how to have a successful life?

Is the kiwi causing you pain?

The NZ dollar's slide is good news for some - hello exporters! - but not so good for others.

Travel photo competition

Smugshot

Do you have a holiday snap that deserves a bigger audience? Send it to us and be in to win a camera!

ABs v Aus: What did we learn?

ABs v Aus: What have we learnt

What are the key things the All Blacks need to work on after Saturday night's Bledisloe defeat?

Life in a small town

Leeston

What are the benefits of living in a small-town New Zealand? What are the challenges?

How to cat-proof your garden

A cat

How do you stop determined moggies from pooing and pawing the life out of your soil and seedlings?

Farmers on low milk payouts

cows

As milk prices take another dive, we ask New Zealand farmers to share how they're coping.

WIN tickets to see Oprah

Oprah Winfrey

Share your advice for living a fulfilled life and you could see Oprah live in Auckland.

How crazy is your commute?

Commuting

What lengths do you have to go to to get to work on time? And do you love or loathe your commute?

Your top 10 all-time...

top 10

Send us the list to end all lists of your absolute favourite things the world should know about.

Kids who beat the odds

Children hands

Little battlers are those amazing young people who keep smiling no matter what life throws at them. We want to hear their story.

Was breast best for you?

breastfeeding

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

Is your job on the way out?

Milkman

Technology is changing the way we do things and how we work. How has your job been affected?

Should you post kids' pics?

Kids on Facebook

Is it ok to share photos and stories about your children online without their permission?

Buzzing about beekeeping

Bees

Beekeeping as a hobby is on the rise in NZ. Do you have a hive at home? What do you love about bees?

Random taste sensations

Milccino

What culinary combos or beverage blends have you come up with to create a taste like no other?

Do you drive a hard bargain?

Card transaction

How good are you at haggling? Share your top tips for scoring the best deals, tell us about your best bargains.

Ever been a lab rat?

lab

Have you ever been part of a drug trial or social experiment? We want to hear your story.

Does NZ need a new anthem?

Does our national anthem make you proud to be Kiwi?

The Labour leader says our anthem is a 'dirge', what do you think? Does it inspire or bore you?

Offenders in our communities

Should you be told if there is someone dangerous in your community?

Why I learned te reo

te reo

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

Mental illness discrimination

Dr Sarah Gordon advocates for people with mental illness.

Tell us about your experiences and views on attitudes towards mental health in our country.

Are you 'middle class poor'?

mum

Are you and your family feeling the financial squeeze? We want to hear about your experiences.

Original Mini memories

mini

The Mini is a tiny car with a big history - what kind of mischief did you get up to in the tiny original?

Building a better construction industry

Construction

Have you experienced a botched building job? What needs to change in NZ's construction industry?

Tell us your Expat Tale

couple

If you're a brave Kiwi living the expat dream abroad, share your experiences with us.

Select your All Blacks first XV

All Blacks

It's a NZ rugby depth dilemma - how to choose a top team from such a wealth of All Blacks talent?

Public transport etiquette

Wellington bus

Anyone who rides public transport knows those difficult moments when no-one is quite sure how to act.

Help young business women

Business

Share the lessons you've learnt in business that you wish you'd known when you were starting out.

Born too soon

The rollercoaster of having a baby born prematurely is one you cannot prepare for. Share your story.

Do we need a rental WoF?

Do we need tighter controls of the quality of private rental homes in New Zealand?

Medical cannabis: Your views

Should New Zealand legalise cannabis for medicinal use?

Should New Zealand legalise cannabis for medicinal - but not recreational - use?

Single parent struggles

single parents

We're looking for single parents to share an insight into the challenges they face in bringing up kids solo.

Aurora Australis in your skies

aurora australia

Bleary-eyed photographers have been up for the past few nights taking extraordinary photos.

Have you studied abroad?

studying paris student

A semester overseas can open up a whole new world - both in education and life experiences.

Unofficial in-flight etiquette

flight plane

We've all felt it. It starts as a small twitch of testiness when your tired arm finds the armrest occupied.

Gambling on our kids' future

Pokies

Should we be doing more to educate young people about the risks of gambling? If so, what?

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.

Winning winter veg recipes

Root vegetables

Roasting, baking, frying or transforming them entirely, how do you make the most of your veggies?

Was the test in Samoa worth it?

All Blacks

Was the All Blacks test in Samoa a risk worth taking in Rugby World Cup year? Should it happen again?

Wwoofing around the world

backpacking

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

Want a side of child with that?

child coffee

Parents, punters and hospo workers with a position, tell us how you feel about children in cafes.

A Kiwi winter wonderland

As the snow flurries spread, share photos and videos of your favourite wintry moments.

Making the move to NZ

New Zealand

Have you moved from overseas to make New Zealand your home? Share your story.

ABs v Samoa: Back your boys

All Black Sonny Bill Williams

Are you amping for the All Blacks' first ever game in Samoa? Get involved by sharing your support.

Your Super Rugby final

Highlanders celebrate Super Rugby final win

The Highlanders beat the Hurricanes to claim their first Super Rugby title, but what did you make of the match?

How do you rate the NCEA?

NCEA exams

Is the NCEA still the best way to measure Kiwi kids' academic achievements?

Fighting fat in NZ

child on scales

Banning junk food advertising... taxing fizzy drinks... what would help tackle NZ's obesity crisis?

Social media dos and don'ts

Social media devices

What are your biggest bugbears when it comes to social media? Shares your online dos and don'ts.

Fixing Auckland's traffic woes

Evening traffic crawls along Auckland's Northwestern Motorway

Share your vision on the best ways to ease congestion and keep people on the move in Auckland.

An awesome group of mates

All Blacks haka

Do you have the best neighbourhood, community group, or support team in town?

Kids and doppelganger dolls

Doppelganger toys

Do you know a child with a doll or toy that looks just like them?

Is your pet an 'ugly' beauty?

world's ugliest dog

Do you have a pet with a face or attitude that only a mother could love? Celebrate them here.

Your dream movie sequels

Maverick is returning to our skies and screens. Who else deserves a comeback?

The news of Top Gun 2 took our breath away, and got us thinking about what we'd make next.

Show your Super team pride!

fans

Do you bleed blue and gold or black and yellow? We want to see your fan support ahead of the Super final.

Auckland: rate the rates rise

Auckland

Are you concerned about the impact of Auckland's new long-term plan on your household budget?

Your Auckland property plan

auckland

The Auckland property market is continuing its meteoric rise. What you think should be done?

My job isn't what you think

job frustration

Do you have a job that everyone misunderstands? This is your time to set the record straight.

Rate the Black Caps' tour

Ross Taylor

Who were the Black Caps' best performers during their England tour and who needs to raise their game?

Your fave movie characters

Daniel Craig

Whether it's a hero or villain, friend or foe, tell us about the movie characters you can't get enough of.

NZ film festival highlights

Film festival

What are your favourite movie memories from New Zealand's International film festivals past and present?

The best to wear black?

Steve Hansen

The All Blacks wider squad has been named, who are the charmed, the lucky and the unfortunate?

My NZ sevens dream team

Julian Savea

Savea, SBW and Barrett - awesome All Blacks who'd run amok in sevens, who is your dream seven?

Your favourite Makos moments

Makos

The Save the Makos campaign? Winning the ITM Cup in 2013? Share your Makos highlights.

Should schools rule looks?

Lucan Battison

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

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.

Women making a difference

Women of Influence 2015

Share your experience of the reality of being a working woman and making a difference in 2015.

Who's your favourite pro wrestler?

The Ultimate Warrior

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

Is it time to vote reality TV off?

American Idol

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

Women who inspired us

Helen Clark

We want to hear about the women who have had a lasting impact on your life.

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.

Dinner party delights

Dinner party

Share your menu choices and top tips for hosting a winning dinner party.

What's hot on your TV screen?

Watching TV

Does something on the small screen have you hooked? What is this gem and why do you like it so much?

Only ODIs or tests are best?

Some cricket fans love the tradition of the five day ga me, others prefer the thrill of smashing out 100 overs.

Organised fun at work

work drinks

Work-related 'fun days' and activities - what are the best and worst ones you've been part of?

Your best trick photography

Auckland

What are the best images you've created through apps, filters or editing in post production?

What motivates you?

Motivation success exercise

What gets you up and at 'em, when you'd secretly rather be taking it easy?

Locked-in love stories

love locks

As Paris' famous bridge of locks is dismantled, we want to hear about your love mementos.

Doing daddy daycare

baby daddy

Have you been a stay-at-home dad, or the partner of one? Share your experience here on Stuff.

New ideas for old junk

tyres

Have you taken rubbish like tyres or bottles and made them into something beautiful?

Organ donation in NZ

Heart and organ donation

New Zealand has one of the lowest rates of organ donation. What can be done to change that?

Rate your school reports

school pupil

Do you get the right information to understand how your child is getting on at school?

Crusaders, what went wrong?

Crusaders

How the mighty have fallen. Fourteen years in the playoffs and now this. How did the Crusaders get here?

Breast cancer battle scars

Emerald Reid

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

Your 2015 Budget reactions

Budget 2015

Did the government get it right for the 2015 Budget? What would you have done differently?

Religion in schools: your views

bible

A father is taking his daughter's school to court over Bible classes - where do you stand?

What next after Campbell Live?

Campbell Live is coming to an end. Is that the right decision and what do you want to see replace it?

What does NZ represent?

New Zealand flags and the Beehive, Wellington

What does being a New Zealander mean to you and what do you want our national flag to represent?

In the (school) zone

Jessica Vermeer

What lengths have you gone to to get your child into the 'right' school?

You and your mobile phone

People on mobiles

Are you lost without your mobile or are our phones the things that are making us miss out?

Do refs have too much power?

Referee Glen Jackson.

Referees are in the spotlight for all the wrong reasons - are we right to criticise?

What I need in the Budget

budget

What's the one thing the Government could include in the Budget that would make your life better?

Out of this world travel pics

Travel photography

Share the best photos you've taken on your travels and let us in on your photography secrets.

Is NZ a 'gay basher'?

Kiwi speed skater Blake Skjellerup

Have you struggled with acceptance or witnessed someone who has faced prejudice?

DIY ideas for kids' parties

party

Have you found a crafty way to make a child's party beautiful and budget-friendly?

Scored a selfie with Prince Harry?

Prince Harry

Prince Harry has hit New Zealand's shores and there are plenty of opportunities for Kiwis to get snaps.

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?

Who should help the homeless?

g

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

What next for NZ sex ed?

Sex education

What should schools be teaching our kids about sex, and when should the lessons start?

Sharing the wealth of knowledge

Egg

With our ageing population, planning for retirement is becoming more important. What are your tips?

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.

Tales of beloved bears

Lost teddy bear

Does your child have a teddy bear, or other toy, they simply cannot be without?

WIN a treat for your mum

mothers

Is you mum one in a million? Tell us why she's so special and you could win her some goodies.

Travel tips: Once was enough

Bungee jumping

It seemed like a good idea at the time, but what travel experiences do you never want to repeat?

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?

New era of Kiwi league here?

Kiwis strap

These are heady times for Kiwi league fans, but do you dare dream of even bigger things ahead?

Your amazing collection

hobbystrap

Whether you're into miniature planes or model trains, stamps or dolls, coins or cans, we want to know.

When two's a crowd

Prince george

Prince George's life is about to change dramatically. Do you remember when your sibling as born?

Rape in NZ: Join the debate

depressed

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

Share the love

couple

Was it a "meet cute" or an awkward encounter? We want to hear your love story.

Is teenage drinking OK?

Drunk, drinking, teenagers, young women, girls, alcohol, wine

Do you allow your young teenagers to drink alcohol? How do you teach your kids alcohol safety?

Cycle lanes or car parks?

x

Would you be happy to see fewer parking spaces in your city to make way for more cycle lanes?

Standing up for selfie sticks

What do you think of selfie sticks? Have they changed the way you take photos or just driven you crazy?

Plant your Anzac memorial

poppy

Plant a living memorial to fallen soldiers this Anzac Day and share the photos here on Stuff.

WIN: Map your funny runs

run

Have you intentionally or inadvertently mapped a hilarious run? Show us a win a great prize.

Reunited at last

Frans Debruyne

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

The darker side of hospitality

Waitress

What's the worst thing you've experienced while waiting tables or serving in a bar?

The hero in your family

field of remembrance

Share the stories of the heroes and Anzac spirit that have been passed down in your family.

Worse than Dad jokes

brooklyn beckham

Have you embarrassed your kids on purpose or unintentionally with hilarious results?

Winter warming recipes

chicken casserole

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

Cruden is out, who's next?

Aaron cruden

With Aaron Cruden's injury causing World Cup alarm bells to ring, tell us who your top number 10 pick is.

Have you visited Gallipoli?

Anzac Cove

A journey to Anzac Cove is on the travel bucket list for many Kiwis. When did you visit and why?

Do you know a centenarian?

The woman believed to be New Zealand's oldest person says you just accept life 'as it comes'.

What's the Phoenix's future?

Do the Phoenix have a future?

Critics across the Ditch say the Phoenix bring no value to the A-League. Are they right?

Your Anzac Day reflections

anzac

April 25 marks 100 years since Anzac troops landed at Gallipoli. What does it mean to you?

Review Paul Henry for us

Paul henry

Two weeks into Paul Henry's assault on Kiwi morning TV ratings - are you a fan or foe?

Assignment: Your timelapses

Timelapse grab

Sometimes one photo just isn't enough. A timelapse though can tell an amazing story of change

How's your Housing NZ home?

state housing

We're keen to hear from Kiwi families who have made use of state housing.

Your mind-boggling puzzles

Puzzles

See if you can stump us with the toughest maths challenge, puzzle or riddle you know.

Seeking Kiwi super-grandparents

Do you have a grandparent who does amazing things at their age? Who would put us to shame?

Game of Thrones fan chat

Game of Thrones

Who will end up on the Iron Throne? Share your answers to the biggest questions in the seven kingdoms.

How can we stop harassment?

Anonymous

Do we need to change our cultural attitude towards girls and women to make them feel safer?

Travel secrets from Kiwis

Tourist

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

Who will NZ's IPL stars be?

The premier franchise T20 competition is under way with 11 Kiwis peddling their wares - who's the best buy?

Is piracy ever justified?

Piracy

Are there are rights when it comes to movie, TV or music piracy? Or is it just theft, plain and simple?

Have you had a home birth?

Baby

What was your experience of bringing your baby into the world at home?

Don't believe the travel hype

"I've been to a number of so-called landmarks in my time - but what the hell was this?"

Lessons from the newbies

business

What are the valuable lessons you learned in your first job that put you on the right career path?

Are we raising cotton wool kids?

Rope swing

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

Super Rugby - NZ report card

Conrad Smith

Six rounds of the 2015 Super Rugby season are in the books. How are the Kiwi teams travelling?

Life hacks: Your genius fix-its

Stuff Nation

It's simple, it's genius and it makes life that little bit easier. Share your life hacks with Stuff.

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?

Kid's bumper holiday quiz

kids quiz

Do you know your dinosaurs from your Diary of a Wimpy Kid?

Share your labour of love

Labour

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

Seeking NZ's top office dog

New Zealand's top office dog

WIN: Can your company claim bragging rights to having the cutest workplace pooch in the country?

Your World Cup debrief

Black caps

Share your commiserations and commemorations following NZ's first ever Cricket World Cup final.

Fighting cancer upfront

Angelina jolie

"Take control and tackle head-on any health issue." Have you taken steps to fight cancer?

Howdy neighbours

Neighbours

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

Don't worry, be happy

Relaxed

What helps you unwind and takes the pressure off when you're feeling anxious?

Helping the Black Caps win

Cricket World Cup Grant Elliott Corey Anderson

They're just one win away, but what can the Black Caps do to secure the Cricket World Cup?

Black Caps for CWC final

Martin Guptill

What do the Black Caps need to do to beat South Africa and make it to the Cricket World Cup final?

A place to remember

bench

On many of Christchurch's park benches, you'll find a small plaque with a name and a dedication.

For the love of meat or beasts?

Chickens

Have you battled to balance your concern for animal welfare over your love of a meaty meal?

Your first signs of Autumn

A duck

Have you spotted the first signs of Autumn where you live? Send us your best seasonal snaps.

My secret shame

Do you have a guilty pleasure? It's time to fess up and tell us why and how you indulge it.

My journey to home ownership

home ownership

Are you living the Kiwi property dream in your own home? Tell us how you managed to do it.

Do you believe in polyamory?

polystrap

Have you ever tried an open relationship, or polyamory? Would you?

Parental guidance needed?

Toys produced for children can have very adult themes - how do decide what your kids play with?

Do you #BacktheBlackCaps?

Show your support as the New Zealand team heads towards World Cup glory.

Getting through it together

relationship marriage

Even if you've vowed to travel it either way, the better, richer, healthier path is usually a lot easier.

Is the great Kiwi OE over?

london

Have tougher visa laws and a tight job market changed the OE for New Zealanders?

Who are the stars of the CWC?

AB de Villiers

Which players from around the globe have made the biggest impacts in the Cricket World Cup?

Share your precious environment

Lake Wanaka

Is there a part of New Zealand, or further afield, that you treasure? Share it with others.

Child support changes: Your views

coins

Will new child support rules impact on your week-to-week family finances?

No more negative

NATASHA HUTCHINSON

Whether it's your body, your attitude, your lifestyle or your career, tell us how you said 'no' to negative.

'Best' draw picks for Black Caps

Brendon McCullum

Plot NZ's path to Cricket World Cup glory discussing who, when and where they're best to meet their rivals.

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.

Graduating to unemployment

PROSPECTS POOR: Honours students from Massey University's  resource and environmental planning  course are without  job prospects. Top row, from left: Danielle Simpson, Simon Stewart, Matt Stulen, Bo Zhao, Shaun Harvey, Michael Duindam. Bottom row, from left: Kirsten Hauschild, Wendy Robinson, Dave Bracey, Brent Cryer.

Are you a new graduate frustrated that after years of hard work you can't find a job?

Fighting back to fit

training running injury

Have you had a sports injury put you out of action? Tell us how you fought back.

Your views on NZ spying

What do you think of the latest information on New Zealand's Five Eyes spying activities?

Action photo assignment

colour run

Show off when you've used still images to showcase moments of pure action.

Is it still the Aussies' Cup?

Are the Aussies really the World Cup favourites?

Do Australia deserve to remain the bookies' favourite? Or can we really win the Cup?