Stuff top 10: 10 - 16 December 2012
Stuff's most-read stories last week ranged from Connecticut's shooting tragedy and a man who fell from the sky in London, to Anna Guy's upcoming TV career.
1. School massacre 'evil'
The man suspected of killing over 20 people at a US school was an honours student who lived in a prosperous neighbourhood with his mother.
2. Radio pranksters 'shattered' by nurse's death
Australian radio hosts Mel Greig and Michael Christian have spoken of being "shattered, gutted, heartbroken" by the death of a nurse they spoke to during the royal prank phone call.
3. Carlos cracks McCracken at Fight for Life
Former Kiwis captain Jarrod McCracken might have landed the opening blow, but from then on he wanted nothing to do with Carlos Spencer.
4. Son who raped mother has appeal dismissed
A man who raped his biological mother after he tracked her down has failed to overturn his conviction.
5. Man who fell from sky changes neighbourhood
The suburban stillness of the comfortable, two-storey homes in west London's Mortlake neighbourhood is broken only by the roar of jets thundering overhead on the final approach to Heathrow Airport.
6. Mother of bride and friend drown in Rarotonga
The mother of a Kiwi bride and a family friend who tried to save her have drowned in Rarotonga, the day before the wedding.
7. Ex-All Black bailed on wounding charge
Former All Black Bryce Robins handed himself in after hearing he was wanted in connection with an assault outside his Eltham tavern, the New Plymouth District Court has heard.
8. Anna Guy makes leap to TV
Anna Guy looks set to leap from her intern's role at a Manawatu radio station to TV3's flagship current affairs show, giving a series of first-person news reports on her life.
9. Apia slammed as cyclone hits Samoa
Two children are believed to be the first fatalities of a savage cyclone that has hit Samoa.
10. Hobbit breaks Tolkien lover's heart
Critics have started weighing in on The Hobbit, with the length and look of the film in full-focus.