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Published: 8:37AM Monday December 05, 2005 Source: TVNZ Interactive

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 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