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Why Stuff is working with Unicef NZ

05:00am 04 Dec 2015


We've just launched a partnership with Unicef NZ that we're pleased to be able to tell Stuff readers about.

Unicef NZ has some compelling stories to tell around improving child welfare. We'll be able to help shine a light on those issues - and Unicef will be able to help us with access and resources to tell the stories of children, families and communities afflicted by disaster, poverty, and violence, both around the world and here in New Zealand.

This arrangement - which starts as a trial for six months - won't affect the independence of our journalism. We'll continue to make our editorial decisions based on news merit, and we remain free to criticise Unicef NZ or its activities if that's justified. When we use material supplied by Unicef, it will be clearly credited.

We believe this relationship will allow us to help achieve positive change. We'll also be sharing good news stories about making the world a better place. We'll be inviting our readers to take part in this, particularly by contributing through Stuff Nation.

Our partnership is especially meaningful in a year when the plight of children as refugees has featured so strongly on the news agenda.

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Fairfax Media Journalism internship opportunity

01:54pm 25 Nov 2015

Are you looking for an exciting career where you can make a real difference to the world we live in?  

We have a rare opportunity for exceptional individuals to join our Editorial team as paid interns.

Fairfax Media's elite internship programme offers a unique opportunity for individuals to gain practical experience in a busy modern newsroom environment, working on a variety of projects and gaining a formal journalism qualification along the way.

This internship is a year-long, fully paid, programme starting in February 2016 and is open to applicants in any part of New Zealand.  

We will teach you all the skills you need to be a modern journalist, serving the needs of our national and local audiences through New Zealand's biggest website,, as well as our stable of award-winning national and local newspapers and magazines.

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Join on Snapchat

05:00am 20 Jul 2015


If you're reading this, there's a pretty good chance you like stories. We do too.

Stories are our bread and butter - telling them, hearing them, and explaining them. We do it in newspapers up and down the country every day, we do it on wherever the internet can reach, and now we're going to do it in your Snapchat* 'Stories' section as well.

You know, if you want.

What will you see if you add us on Snapchat? A whole range of things: videos and photos of breaking news events, behind-the-scenes moments from the newsroom and news events, even the odd informative infographic. We have journalists up and down the country ready to pop into your Snapchat, right after that 120-second-long odyssey of your friend's baking.

We know that Snapchat is supposed to be a playful and fun app - if you wanted to read The Economist, you'd be reading The Economist. We're not going to stick to soft news or gossip, but we do promise to keep it interesting.

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The Stuff New(s) Tab for Google Chrome

05:00am 16 Jul 2015

If you use the Google Chrome web browser, then we have a little treat for you.


The Stuff New(s) Tab is an extension for your browser on desktop. Once it's installed, every time you open a new tab on your browser you will see a selection of the most recent Stuff stories.


The Stuff New(s) Tab for google chrome

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Help us report the news and issues of New Zealand

05:00am 20 May 2015


Help us report the news by joining the Stuff Open Newsroom Network (ONN).

We're always on the hunt for Kiwis to share their views and experiences on news events and issues, locally and internationally.

From teachers to aviation buffs to dog lovers, if you've got an area of expertise or personal interest, sign up for ONN and you'll become one of our sources.

When a story happens that's relevant to your speciality, our journalists may get in touch to talk with you about it. Check out the FAQs below for more details.

If you're already a Stuff member, simply opt-in to become part of ONN here. If you haven't joined Stuff yet, sign up and become a member of the network at the same time.

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