Stuff top 10 for week ending 19 August

Last updated 09:54 20/08/2012
Miley Cyrus
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Miley Cyrus gets ready for the chop with hairdresser Chris McMillan.
Mark and Lisa Gallagher's daughter
GONE BEFORE HER TIME: Mark and Lisa Gallagher's daughter, Tesh, died of meningitis three weeks ago.
Nadzeya Ostapchuk
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It was a warmer relationship once. Nadzeya Ostapchuk hugs Valerie Vili (now Valerie Adams) at the Black Singlet Invitational Auckland, New Zealand.
Little River road closure
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DIVERSIONS: Little River's main road is flooded.

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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

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'

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

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

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

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

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6. 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'

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

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

9. 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

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.

- Stuff

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