The news team at TVNZ interactive wants to know what news stories had the most impact on you in 2005. Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with three news stories that got you thinking.
To jog your memory here are some of the main news stories for the year:
January: Over 200,000 people die in a tsunami which struck South Asia on Boxing Day 2004.
February: Thousands of top students miss out on scholarships as flaws in the NCEA are revealed; Three soldiers die in a Unimog crash.
March: Tornado causes serious damage in Greymouth; Prince Charles visits New Zealand; A top NZ guide and her clients fall to their deaths on Mt Cook; NZ mercenary dies in Ivory Coast jail; Sword attacker Antonie Dixon is found guilty; A row erupts over plans to erect huge power pylons across the Waikato.
April: Graham Capill is named and shamed as a sex offender; Brain-damaged Terri Schiavo dies in the US amid sparking a huge debate about euthanasia; Pope Jean Paul II dies; Labour MP John Tamihere bags his colleagues in an interview with Investigate magazine; Prince Charles marries Camilla.
May: Nine people die in a Morrinsville car crash; Kylie Minogue is diagnosed with breast cancer; A foot and mouth scare on Waiheke Island; MP David Benson-Pope is accused of bullying while he was a teacher; Australian Schapelle Corby is found guilty of drug offences in Bali.
June: Russell Crowe assaults a New York hotel employee; Michael Jackson is acquitted of child molestation charges; Former All Black Norm Hewitt wins Dancing with the Stars.
July: Terrorists target London transport NZ woman killed.
August: Former Prime Minister David Lange dies; Men jailed for historic pack rape in Mt Maunganui; Kiwi celebrities caught up in major drug bust.
September: Helen Clark wins historic third term in general election; Donna Awatere Huata and her husband Wi are found guilty of fraud charges; Thousands die as the US is hit by a series of devastating hurricanes; German backpacker stabbed to death in Taranaki.
October: Judy Bailey to leave TVNZ; Winston Peters named as foreign minister. Pakistan earthquake.
November: Rod Donald dies; Row over Susan Woods pay; George Best dies; Fashion label designer on drugs charges. NZ resident Harmeet Sooden kidnapped in Iraq.
December: Your choice