Stories JOIN THE CONVERSATION Be part of growing Aotearoa’s humanity Our Humanity Inspiration New layer New layer New layer POPULAR TAGS All (1188) Family (267) community (205) kindness (145) children (131) seniors (116) money (99) faith (97) mental health (91) relationships (87) Alcohol and Drugs (44) loneliness (43) Stress (32) THIS MONTH’S QUESTION What does home mean to you? Matty | Richmond, Nelson - "Rocko hadn’t had one birthday in the same place, every birthday was in a different country. So, I recognised a pattern, and how it made me feel, and Nelson is a nice place. Nick | Ōtara, Auckland - "Home for me, is about feeling loved with family and letting the next generation know that family is important to our lives, and to our struggles or whatever we’re going through in life." Rachel | The Wood, Nelson - "2010 was when we lost three family members in the Haiti earthquake, and I left New Zealand to support my sister, and when I came home to Nelson, it was just really amazing the community support that was there for all of us in so many ways, to get us through that time." Harold | Māngere, Auckland - "My digital home is a place that we have a sense of belonging to, where we can talk to friends, communicate with people all over the world, and you don’t feel as alone maybe, as you do if you were just in your house and you didn’t have any form of way of communicating with the rest of the world." Michaela | New Plymouth, Taranaki - "I think you can be in lots of different places and make them your home if you’re willing to connect to a community and be part of a community then that can be your home." Aaron | Māngere, Auckland - "The plan is to settle down and change my life. That’s my hope. I’m trying to look for another job, but just been doing a few courses with MIT." Ana Maria | Epsom, Auckland - "Donde me siento segura, donde me siento amada, libre de expresión, donde puedo inviter amigos, y disfrutar de little, mi pequeño palacio. Where I feel safe, where I feel loved, free to express, where I can invite friends, and enjoy my little palace." Levi | Māngere, Auckland - "I’m homeless. I’m struggling in life because of that, but I’m thinking in the future, I still put my head up high. No matter what happens I lift my head up and walk tall and think of the future." Fletcher | Otūmoetai, Bay of Plenty - "Because if you don’t have family, you have nothing. To me, family is everything. Having brothers and my mum, my stepdad. So, yeah that’s the main important thing to me, family first." Padma | Ruby Bay, Nelson - "After having designed many houses and homes for people, it’s not about the bricks and mortar. It’s not even about a place which is a receptacle of your belongings. Is it about identity?