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There's nothing wrong with not owning your home

After decades of owning a home, I'm sick of being asked when we're buying a house and the look of shock when we say we're not.

Dying with dignity, or the death of reasoned debate?

The first casualties of the assisted dying debate are truth, accuracy and fair comment.

Have you made a digital love connection?

Have you tried to find love on the internet or through a dating app? We'd love to hear if your digital love story had a happy or cringe-worthy ending.

The truth about eating disorders in NZ

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

Budgeting tips from Kiwi savers

When it comes to savings, loads of Kiwis are finding it hard to get ahead. So if you're a fan of frugality, we want to know how you do it.

Speak out against bullying in NZ

Jesse Greenslade hopes to inspire other young people affected by bullying.

Should schools rule your kid's looks?

Where do you stand on school rules that define your child's appearance?

Kiwi mums, was breast best for you?

Is there enough support for new mums when it comes to breastfeeding? If not, what more could be done?

Have you received an act of kindness?

Have you ever been touched by the kindness of a stranger or good Samaritan? It's time to share the story.

Have you had a near-death experience?

We'd like to hear about your close calls and near-misses, your tales of survival.

Why did my mother and sisters fall through the cracks?

My mother wanted to get better, she wanted to be there for her five daughters - but in the end, alcohol won.

I’d rather house a grateful refugee than a vindictive baby boomer

Dennis from accounts sits behind his keyboard asking “Why don’t they stay in their countries and fight?”. Why don't you try being a refugee, Dennis?

What's your favourite book of all time?

If you could persuade the world to read one book of your choice, what would it be?

Is it time to vote off reality TV?

Watching people attempt to sing, cook, fix houses, dance and live together is fun, but how much more can we take?

How have your tattoos affected you?

Do you have tattoos? Have you ever been judged more positively or negatively as a result of your body art?

Show us the weather at your place

Send us a photo of what the weather looks like at your place today.

More dead on our roads: What can we do?

We want to hear from Kiwi drivers on the real impact of our road toll, and what can be done about it.

How can the US solve its gun problem?

Do you have an insight into American culture that New Zealanders may not understand?

Keeping Kiwis safe in water

With summer in full blaze, it's no surprise to see Kiwi families eagerly hitting the water but how easy is it to stay safe?

What's your love story?

What's your romantic tale? Were you childhood sweethearts or did you connect through a dating service? Was it love at first sight or a slow-burner?

Is it love or hate thy neighbour?

The relationship you have with your neighbours can have a huge impact on your home life.

Your epic proposal stories

Help share some lovey-dovey warm fuzzies by telling us your proposal story.

Review the latest movies for Stuff

If you've seen a great film, or want to warn others to avoid a real clanger, tell us all about it.

What's NZ life like for immigrants?

The face of New Zealand is constantly changing as new families arrive on our shores.

How do you let a loved pet go?

Share your experiences and memories of beloved pets who are no longer with you.

What's hot on your TV screen?

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

Your summer reading recommendations

Help your fellow bookworms get their summer reading list together by reviewing what you've just put back on the shelf.

What would you do if you won Lotto?

Could you handle it? Sensibly? What do you think of lottery prizes worth many millions of dollars and how would you spend such a windfall?

What's it like to be a cyclist in NZ?

Following the story of a cyclist who was fined for impeding traffic in Christchurch, we want to hear from cyclists on what it's like to ride in your city.

How is NZ's treatment of animals?

Animals rights or animal welfare - which do you think should be New Zealand's concern?

Living a life without children

Being a parent isn't for everyone.

Returning to work after babies

What challenges did you face when returning to the workforce after having children?

Share your cancer story

If your life has been impacted by cancer, help raise awareness of the realities of the disease by sharing your story.

Coping with the loss of a loved one

What advice do you have for someone who is dealing with devastating grief?

School Report: Your bullying story

What's the hardest thing about growing up in New Zealand? Being a teenager is hard. Fact.

How can we end the cycle of family violence?

Domestic violence numbers make for troubling reading. In 2014, police responded to 101,981 incidents of domestic violence in New Zealand, the equivalent of about one every five minutes.

What's it like being a cop in New Zealand?

The latest Police Workplace Survey found big-city cops were among the happiest, and police in rural areas among the most miserable.

Be Stuff's wedding of the week

Did you recently tie the knot and want to share your happy day with everyone?

Smoking: How did you give up?

Around one in five adults currently smoke in New Zealand and many might be thinking about quitting in 2017.

Have you left a cult or religious sect?

We want to hear from Stuff readers who have experienced life in a religious sect or cult.

What's the worst date you've ever had?

We're no love cynics here at Stuff, but we do enjoy a good cringe-fest over grand romantic gestures gone wrong.

What have you learnt as a parent?

Becoming a parent can be one of life's hardest transitions and hindsight is a beautiful (and frustrating) thing.

How did you come out?

We want to share your stories of how you came out to those around you.

Do you live with an invisible illness?

How do you make people understand that you're ill if you don't have any physical symptoms?

How can we get more women in top jobs?

There is no denying that women are underrepresented in boardrooms, politics and executive roles in New Zealand.

Do we discriminate against mental illness?

Have you or someone you know lived with mental illness? Tell us your experiences and views on attitudes towards mental health in our country.

Have you made a huge health change?

Did you have to change your relationship with food and exercise to achieve your goals?

Have you made it to home ownership? How?

What made you want to be a home owner? How did you save and how did you make your dream a reality?

How can we fix the housing crisis?

Have you found that "home sweet home" is just out of reach for your family? What are your experiences of the housing market?

The big OE: Why do Kiwis do it?

We're everywhere. Working in London. Contiki-touring around Europe. Teaching English in Asia. Volunteering in South America. But why?
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