Stuff top 10: 12 - 18 November 2012

Last updated 10:58 19/11/2012
TEEN MURDERER: Jordan Nelson, 13, pleads guilty in the High Court at New Plymouth to the murder of his caregiver, 50-year-old Rosemaree Kurth.
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TEEN MURDERER: Jordan Nelson, 13, pleads guilty in the High Court at New Plymouth to the murder of his caregiver, 50-year-old Rosemaree Kurth.
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Prince Charles and Camilla with Sir Jerry Mateparae and wife Janine cut into one of 64 kiwiana-themed cakes created for his 64th birthday.

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Stuff's most popular stories last week ranged from the solar eclipse and police falling victim to a clamper, to an alert over rising pressure beneath Mt Ruapehu.

1. Solar eclipse wows Kiwis

http://www.stuff.co.nz/science/7945397/Solar-eclipse-wows-Kiwis

We might not have gotten the full show, but New Zealand astronomers were not disappointed by the solar eclipse which in some parts saw almost 90 per cent of the sun obscured.

2. Man charged with Wellington woman's murder

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/7954598/Man-charged-with-Wellington-womans-murder

A man has been charged with murder following the discovery of a woman's body in the Wellington suburb of Tawa.

3. Boy, 13, may be NZ's youngest murderer

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/7957867/Boy-13-may-be-NZs-youngest-murderer

He's an ordinary-looking teenager, but 13-year-old Jordan Nelson is now believed to be New Zealand's youngest murderer.

4. Police fall victim to clamper


http://www.stuff.co.nz/motoring/7940431/Police-fall-victim-to-clamper

Daniel Clout says he was just doing his job when he wheel-clamped an unmarked police car in New Plymouth.

5. Prince Charles celebrates birthday in Wellington


http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7947142/Prince-Charles-celebrates-birthday-in-Wellington

Prince Charles hummed a few bars of The Beatles' When I'm Sixty Four at his birthday party at Government House in Wellington last week.

6. Pressure builds under Ruapehu

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7959375/Pressure-builds-under-Ruapehu

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Trampers and climbers are being warned to avoid Ruapehu's summit zone as there is an increased likelihood of an eruption.

7. Drug charges dropped against Bon Jovi's daughter

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/celebrities/7960594/Drug-charge-dropped-vs-Bon-Jovis-daughter

Drug charges against Jon Bon Jovi's 19-year-old daughter have been dropped, a central New York prosecutor says.

8. All Blacks loosie's tour in jeopardy

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/all-blacks/7937268/All-Blacks-loosies-tour-in-jeopardy

Adam Thomson's "reckless" act has placed his European tour in jeopardy after the All Blacks 51-22 victory in Edinburgh today.

9. Family investigation calls suicide into question

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/7941749/Family-investigation-calls-suicide-into-question

An Australian coroner has called for an inquest into the death of a former Dunedin woman after a private investigation by her family suggested she may not have committed suicide as first thought.

10. Master display from Ibrahimovic guides Sweden

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/football/7954209/Master-display-from-Ibrahimovic-guides-Sweden

Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored four outstanding goals including a contender for goal of this, or any other season, as Sweden opened their new Friends Arena with a 4-2 win over England in a superb friendly. 

- Stuff

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