I have put all my children through kura kaupapa. It has helped me grow, and my daughter has excelled.
This time, let's get it right. Let's award ourselves a world class flag we can fly with pride, John Ansell writes.
OPINION: Understanding the full picture of paid hunting allows us to take some positives out of Cecil's death.
Students are being put in time out for wearing the wrong shoes. What did the comments say?
I have not seen such clarity in vision and surety in a long time, as that of fashion icon Iris Apfel.
Getting a diagnosis for my mental illness made it easier for my friends and family to understand.
Our anthem doesn't need changing, but if we did, where would we look for inspiration?
Doctor's appointments, dance lessons, business meetings and boot camp. It's my life as a single mum.
Each week we feature a reader's weather photo. Alice Fong sent this beautiful shot in from Nelson.
Gunnar the Siberian husky has two different coloured eyes and loves to play tug of war.
Cycling lanes, house cats and Cecil the lion; it's all go in the Stuff comments on Thursday.
Have you ever been part of a drug trial or social experiment? We want to hear your story.
We have no trouble talking about our physical ailments, and it should be the same for mental illness.
The Labour leader says our anthem is a 'dirge', what do you think? Does it inspire or bore you?
If the Rugby World Cup final was tomorrow, this is who I would select in Steve Hansen's shoes.
I think solo parents should get more support, but I still wouldn't change anything.
When my husband had cancer and I was mentally ill, the difference in compassion we faced was staggering.
Us kura kids we know where we come from, where our family comes from, and I think that is really cool.
This is Basil Brush. He is a mixture of chihuahua, papillon and griffin, and he loves adventure.
After NZ's collective insanity over their chocolate milk, Lewis Road are doing new flavours. Ideas?
The values and protocols instilled in me at kura kaupapa continue to carry with me today.
Most parents cherish their children and want to have as much time as they can with them.
Winter can be a bit depressing, but these rich, spiced cupcakes definitely help.
Should you be told if there is someone dangerous in your community?
Cars kill around 300 people in NZ a year and hurt 11,000 more. We'd never accept that from anything else.
Why are people afraid of me, even though I have what could be considered a mild mental disorder?
Meet Pedro, the exotic moggie from Christchurch who's always up to something.
Are South Africa sore losers for suggesting Richie McCaw's lineout try was illegal? Ask the commenters.
The bulk of these guys have done the business in the past and maintained their form through Super Rugby.
Showing as part of the NZIFF, this Korean romantic comedy is unique in its structure and gentle tone.
Do your children attend a kura kaupapa? We want to hear about what it means to your family.
SHARON HOLTI was even too scared to say the word Maori, for fear of pronouncing it incorrectly, Sharon Holt writes.
We donated garden tools, bedding, kitchen things - but only quality items. It's a sign of respect.
Meet Ses, our English bull terrier. He's a very happy chap who is curious and gets into everything.
Why are we treating children and responsible adults like enemies of the state? Bruce Simpson asks.
Being a single parent doesn't make your family any less special. I want to make my daughter proud.
Samoa's PM says they lost $1.5m on the All Blacks' test in Apia. Stuff commenters had plenty to respond with.
Our team isn't just skilled and experienced, our players complement each other.
You don't have to pronounce Maori things correctly all the time, it's the attempt that's important.
I was first diagnosed with depression at 17. One of the biggest battles is against perceptions.
Why do we continue to torture and abuse these beautiful creatures for the sake of tourism?
For all those single mothers doing it on your own, I salute you. You are the amazing ones.
Have you learned te reo or has it been passed on to you? Share what the language means to you.
Tell us about your experiences and views on attitudes towards mental health in our country.
We have some truly exceptional players available for the All Blacks at the Rugby World Cup.
Unless I win lotto, one of the kids is going to have to accommodate me when I retire, a baby boomer writes.
Libby, Ben and Jackson the black labradors make quite a statement walking together.
Being dumped by text is one thing. When it's not even sent to you personally? Brutal.
Martin van Beynen says John Key needs to tell his son to 'pull his head in'. You had plenty to say in response.
This week's travel photo entries take us from the lakes of Myanmar to a National Forest in the US.
Are you a fan of Paul Henry's new show?Related story: (See story)