Stuff top 10 for week ending 19 August

21:54, Aug 19 2012
Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus gets ready for the chop with hairdresser Chris McMillan.
Miley Cyrus
Going, going....
Miley Cyrus
....gone!
Miley Cyrus
Miley Cyrus checks herself out
Miley Cyrus
The finished look

The top 10 most-popular Stuff stories for last week ranged from disgraced Belarusian shot putter Nadzeya Ostapchuk and flooding in Christchurch to Miley Cyrus getting an extreme haircut.

1. Ostapchuk tries to smear Valerie Adams

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/olympics/7480504/Ostapchuk-tries-to-smear-Valerie-Adams

Disgraced Belarusian shot putter Nadzeya Ostapchuk has turned her attention to Valerie Adams, accusing the double-gold medallist of also taking drugs.

2. Gasping girl saved: 'I'll never forget her little face'


http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7465205/Gasping-girl-saved-I-ll-never-forget-her-little-face

The boy who drowned in a goldmine pond on the West Coast last night has been named as Tayne Luca Bowes, 9.

3. Australians find a way to top medal table


http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/olympics/7476850/Australians-find-a-way-to-top-medal-table

Who was the real winner from the London Olympic Games? According to a groundbreaking analysis of the official medal tally by an Australian statistician, the most successful nation at the Olympics was... Australia!

4. Warning of more heavy rain for South Island

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7466073/Warning-of-more-heavy-rain-for-South-Is

A band of heavy rain moving across the South Island may cause more flooding and slips in Canterbury, MetService says.

5.Niece charged after man loses leg in crash

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7481285/Niece-charged-after-man-loses-leg-in-crash

An eyewitness has described hearing a sickening crunch as a vehicle drove into a man, severing his leg against a pole, in Nelson.

6. Parents' plea after teen lost to meningitis

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/7497844/Parents-plea-after-teen-lost-to-meningitis

A family mourning the loss of a teenager with a generous heart are warning young people about the potentially deadly impact of meningitis.

7. Man who died a victim 'by no means'

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/7494705/Man-who-died-a-victim-by-no-means

The day Adam Rawiri Palmer was sent to prison was the day he was due to start an intensive two-month alcohol rehabilitation programme. Three months later, on Tuesday last week, Palmer was bailed and within hours he was dead.

8. Miley Cyrus goes for the chop

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/celebrities/7468863/Miley-Cyrus-goes-for-the-chop

Miley Cyrus has a dramatic new look after hacking off all her locks.

9. Parents' anguish at two years without contact

http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/7471318/Parents-anguish-at-two-years-without-contact

Hawera parents June and Jim Lockley have not heard from their 42-year-old daughter, who was living in Sydney, for two years and are pleading for any information about her whereabouts.

10. Search resumes after body found near Paritutu Rock

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7506084/Search-resumes-after-body-found-near-Paritutu-Rock

Police have confirmed a body found in the sea off New Plymouth is one of three people who were swept away  after a climbing accident at Paritutu Rock.

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Torrential rain burst a retaining wall which sent water gushing down a main street in Lyttelton.
Torrential rain burst a retaining wall which sent water gushing down a main street in Lyttelton.
Torrential rain burst a retaining wall which sent water gushing down a main street in Lyttelton.
Torrential rain burst a retaining wall which sent water gushing down a main street in Lyttelton.
Torrential rain burst a retaining wall which sent water gushing down a main street in Lyttelton.
Torrential rain burst a retaining wall which sent water gushing down a main street in Lyttelton.
Torrential rain burst a retaining wall which sent water gushing down a main street in Lyttelton.
Torrential rain burst a retaining wall which sent water gushing down a main street in Lyttelton.
Chch flooding Aug 13
FLOOD-PRONE: The Heathcote River starts to burst its banks earlier this year.
Chch flooding Aug 13
Surface flooding in Eastern Tce, Beckenham.
Chch flooding Aug 13
Flooding in Hunter Tce, Cashmere.
Sandbagging in Lyttelton's Canterbury St
EMERGENCY MEASURES: Sandbags are stacked to protect Lyttelton's Canterbury St.
Canterbury St, Lyttelton
FORCE OF NATURE: River gushes through Canterbury St, Lyttelton.
Heathcote River, Beckenham
OVERFLOWING: The Heathcote River is spilling onto streets in Beckenham.
Canterbury St, Lyttelton retaining wall
FAILING: A retaining wall in Canterbury St, Lyttelton, is unable to hold back the water.
Julia Sugarman in Exeter St, Lyttelton
KEEPING DRY: Julia Sugarman and Maddie, 4 months, suffered minor flooding at their Exeter Street home in Lyttelton.
Satellite image
BREWING: The storm centre can be seen sitting just off Banks Peninsula firing rain and heavy cloud back on to Canterbury in this colour-enhanced MetService satellite picture taken at 6am today.
Dudley Creek in flood
HIGH AND RISING: Dudley Creek in north Richmond, Christchurch.
Dudley Creek in flood
INUNDATED: Dudley Creek floods a property in north Richmond, Christchurch.
Harrison St flooding
Consistent rain has flooded Harrison St in St Albans.
Harrison St flooding
Harrison St in St Albans has been hit hard by heavy rain overnight.
Harrison St flooding
Water floods Harrison St resident Chris McLeod's four-wheel-drive truck as he tries to leave his street.
Harrison St flooding
Harrison St residents Amy Helem and Luke Thomas survey the damage to their street.
Thornton St flooding
Mairehau resident Chris Conway took this photo from the footpath outside his Thornton St house about 8am today. "Our garage is flooded and the backyard is completely covered. There is over a foot of water when standing on the road."
little river flood
SWAMPED: Little River resident Brent Ruru checks his flooded property today.
Little River road closure
DIVERSIONS: Little River's main road is flooded.
Brent Ruru at Little River garage
SOAKED: Resident Brent Ruru takes shelter at the Little River garage, which has flooded once again.
Tai Tapu river
TAI TAPU: Selwyn District council workers are pumping flood waters back into the river after drains block.
Nadzeya Ostapchuk
Nadzeya Ostapchuk with her 2012 London Olympics gold, which would be stripped from her after testing positive for steroids.
Nadzeya Ostapchuk
Nadzeya Ostapchuk during the 2005 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Helsinki, Finland.
Nadzeya Ostapchuk
Nadzeya Ostapchuk, centre, with Valerie Adams, right, and an unnamed competitor during the 2005 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Helsinki, Finland.
Nadzeya Ostapchuk
Nadzeya Ostapchuk with Valerie Vili (now Valerie Adams) at the Black Singlet Invitational Auckland, New Zealand.
Nadzeya Ostapchuk
It was a warmer relationship once. Nadzeya Ostapchuk hugs Valerie Vili (now Valerie Adams) at the Black Singlet Invitational Auckland, New Zealand.
Nadzeya Ostapchuk
Nadzeya Ostapchuk competes during the 2005 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Helsinki, Finland.
Nadzeya Ostapchuk
Nadzeya Ostapchuk wins silver at the 2003 IAAF World Athletics Championship in Paris.
Nadzeya Ostapchuk
Nadzeya Ostapchuk competes at the 2001 IAAF Grand Prix Final held at Olympic Park, Melbourne, Australia.
Mark and Lisa Gallagher's daughter
GONE BEFORE HER TIME: Mark and Lisa Gallagher's daughter, Tesh, died of meningitis three weeks ago.

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