Politicians have been battered and bruised, broken and busted in 2017.
It has been a brutal election year that stands out above all others.
Political reporter Lloyd Burr had a front row seat to much of the upheaval, which he calls "relentlessly turbulent" with "unexpected bombshells at every turn".
From the wrath of Winston Peters and the surge of Jacinda Ardern, to the injustice of Pike River and the downfall of Todd Barclay, Lloyd was there.
Watch the video for a compilation of his greatest hits of 2017.