Stuff top 10 for week ending 19 August
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.
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.