Stuff top 10 for week ending 19 August

Going, going....
Going, going....
Miley Cyrus checks herself out
Miley Cyrus checks herself out
The finished look
The finished look
Miley Cyrus gets ready for the chop with hairdresser Chris McMillan.
Miley Cyrus gets ready for the chop with hairdresser Chris McMillan.
....gone!
....gone!

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.

DIVERSIONS: Little River's main road is flooded.
DIVERSIONS: Little River's main road is flooded.
SOAKED: Resident Brent Ruru takes shelter at the Little River garage, which has flooded once again.
SOAKED: Resident Brent Ruru takes shelter at the Little River garage, which has flooded once again.
TAI TAPU: Selwyn District council workers are pumping flood waters back into the river after drains block.
TAI TAPU: Selwyn District council workers are pumping flood waters back into the river after drains block.
SWAMPED: Little River resident Brent Ruru checks his flooded property today.
SWAMPED: Little River resident Brent Ruru checks his flooded property today.
INUNDATED: Dudley Creek floods a property in north Richmond, Christchurch.
INUNDATED: Dudley Creek floods a property in north Richmond, Christchurch.
HIGH AND RISING: Dudley Creek in north Richmond, Christchurch.
HIGH AND RISING: Dudley Creek in north Richmond, Christchurch.
FORCE OF NATURE: River gushes through Canterbury St, Lyttelton.
FORCE OF NATURE: River gushes through Canterbury St, Lyttelton.
FAILING: A retaining wall in Canterbury St, Lyttelton, is unable to hold back the water.
FAILING: A retaining wall in Canterbury St, Lyttelton, is unable to hold back the water.
EMERGENCY MEASURES: Sandbags are stacked to protect Lyttelton's Canterbury St.
EMERGENCY MEASURES: Sandbags are stacked to protect Lyttelton's Canterbury St.
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.
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.
KEEPING DRY: Julia Sugarman and Maddie, 4 months, suffered minor flooding at their Exeter Street home in Lyttelton.
KEEPING DRY: Julia Sugarman and Maddie, 4 months, suffered minor flooding at their Exeter Street home in Lyttelton.
OVERFLOWING: The Heathcote River is spilling onto streets in Beckenham.
OVERFLOWING: The Heathcote River is spilling onto streets in Beckenham.
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.
It was a warmer relationship once. Nadzeya Ostapchuk hugs Valerie Vili (now Valerie Adams) at the Black Singlet Invitational Auckland, New Zealand.
It was a warmer relationship once. Nadzeya Ostapchuk hugs Valerie Vili (now Valerie Adams) at the Black Singlet Invitational Auckland, New Zealand.
Nadzeya Ostapchuk, centre, with Valerie Adams, right, and an unnamed competitor during the 2005 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Helsinki, Finland.
Nadzeya Ostapchuk, centre, with Valerie Adams, right, and an unnamed competitor during the 2005 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Helsinki, Finland.
Nadzeya Ostapchuk during the 2005 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Helsinki, Finland.
Nadzeya Ostapchuk during the 2005 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Helsinki, Finland.
Nadzeya Ostapchuk with Valerie Vili (now Valerie Adams) at the Black Singlet Invitational Auckland, New Zealand.
Nadzeya Ostapchuk with Valerie Vili (now Valerie Adams) at the Black Singlet Invitational Auckland, New Zealand.
Nadzeya Ostapchuk wins silver at the 2003 IAAF World Athletics Championship in Paris.
Nadzeya Ostapchuk wins silver at the 2003 IAAF World Athletics Championship in Paris.
Nadzeya Ostapchuk competes during the 2005 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Helsinki, Finland.
Nadzeya Ostapchuk competes during the 2005 IAAF World Athletics Championships in Helsinki, Finland.
Nadzeya Ostapchuk competes at the 2001 IAAF Grand Prix Final held at Olympic Park, Melbourne, Australia.
Nadzeya Ostapchuk competes at the 2001 IAAF Grand Prix Final held at Olympic Park, Melbourne, Australia.
Nadzeya Ostapchuk with her 2012 London Olympics gold, which would be stripped from her after testing positive for steroids.
Nadzeya Ostapchuk with her 2012 London Olympics gold, which would be stripped from her after testing positive for steroids.
GONE BEFORE HER TIME: Mark and Lisa Gallagher's daughter, Tesh, died of meningitis three weeks ago.
GONE BEFORE HER TIME: Mark and Lisa Gallagher's daughter, Tesh, died of meningitis three weeks ago.

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