ASSIGNMENT:

2012: The year in five words

Last updated 14:20 21/12/2012
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BOOM TIME: Was the Olympics one of your top five things of 2012?

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Assignments

Which of cricket's shortest formats do you prefer? How do you protect your kids online? Should grandparents get paid for childcare? Your 'only in New Zealand' moments How can we stop the lonely struggling in silence? How do you manage your children's screen time? Your comfort food recipes Are you a survivor of teen addiction? Is supersized Super Rugby 'a total mess'? Should Kiwis have the right to die with 'dignity'?

If you could sum up 2012 in five words what would they be?

What do you think was on the mind of our nation this year? Was it political issues like the economy and Kim Dotcom? Big news events like the Olympics, the Scott Guy murder trial, volcanic eruptions or the weather (tornadoes and cyclones). Or was it the more light-hearted events like The Hobbit movie premiere and the explosion of all things Gangnam-style that stuck out to you?

Tell us in five words what you think 2012 was all about.

We'll take all the submissions on this 2012 assignment and create a graphic to show what was on the minds of our readers this year.

To contribute your five words, hit the big green button and please send them as a numbered list.

Our picks are:

1. Economy

2. Olympics

3. Weather

4. Dotcom

5. Hobbit

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