Stuff top 10: 31 December - 6 January 2013

Last updated 09:33 08/01/2013
Nick and Wendy Lowe
KEVIN STENT/Fairfax NZ
NAKED JOY: Nick and Wendy Lowe put pen to paper after their wedding ceremony at the Wellington Naturist Club.
Steve Brooks
Stacy Squires
FILLING THE GAPS: Steve Brooks started Rebuild Me for those opting out of Earthquake Commission repairs.

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1. Floods, rain cut off South Island roads

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8135012/Floods-rain-cut-off-South-Island-roads

Up to eight vehicles were trapped in the lower Buller Gorge after heavy rain caused two slips.

2. Auckland homicide victim named

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/8136888/Auckland-homicide-victim-named

The name of the man found dead in east Auckland in the early hours of New Year's Day has been released by police.

3. NZ sighting ruled out as Madeleine McCann

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8141833/NZ-sighting-ruled-out-as-Madeleine-McCann

A girl spotted in Queenstown and thought to be Madeleine McCann is not the missing British child, police say.

4. Self-made millionaire by 19

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/money/8134363/Self-made-millionaire-by-19

Steve Brooks became New Zealand's youngest real estate agent when he started selling houses at 15 while still at Christchurch Boys' High School.

5. Bride and groom bare their affection

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8146906/Bride-and-groom-bare-their-affection/

It was a wedding like any other, except that the bride and groom, as well as half the guests, were naked.

6. Gay All Black 'would be youth model'

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/5682715/Gay-All-Black-would-be-youth-model

An openly gay All Black would be a huge step towards making it easier for young people to come out, a study has found.

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7. Fishing spots sold on Trade Me after breakup

http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/8132996/Fishing-spots-sold-on-Trade-Me-after-breakup

There is no better cure for a breakup than treating yourself to some lovely jewellery, and that is exactly what a Waikato teacher did after selling her ex-boyfriend's most prized possession.

8. Missing mountain runner found

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8130349/Missing-mountain-runner-found

Mountain runner Alastair Shelton was found with just a suspected broken toe after a major search and rescue operation in the Tararua Ranges near Wellington.

9. Sky Tower stand-off ends

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8145884/Sky-Tower-stand-off-ends

An agitated man threatening to throw himself off Auckland's Sky Tower was escorted down safely on Saturday.

10. Kiwi dies in prison cell bucket

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/south-pacific/8142685/Kiwi-dies-in-prison-cell-bucket

A mentally ill Auckland man has been found dead, upside down in a bucket of water in a Samoan prison, the Samoa Observer reports.

- © Fairfax NZ News

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