Stuff top 10: 4 - 10 February 2013

Millie Elder-Holmes, right, and Lady Deborah, centre.
Millie Elder-Holmes, right, and Lady Deborah, centre.
Sir Paul Holmes' children Millie and Reuben, at his funeral.
Sir Paul Holmes' children Millie and Reuben, at his funeral.
Sir Paul Holmes with Lady Deborah after receiving his knighthood.
Sir Paul Holmes with Lady Deborah after receiving his knighthood.
Paul Holmes speaks to media after he received his knighthood to a standing ovation from more than 100 people who gathered at his Poukawa, Hawke's Bay home.
Paul Holmes speaks to media after he received his knighthood to a standing ovation from more than 100 people who gathered at his Poukawa, Hawke's Bay home.
Family and friends of Sir Paul Holmes outside the Holy trinity Cathedral following the funeral for Sir Paul Holmes.
Family and friends of Sir Paul Holmes outside the Holy trinity Cathedral following the funeral for Sir Paul Holmes.
Millie Elder-Holmes, centre, is comforted outside the Holy Trinity Cathedral.
Millie Elder-Holmes, centre, is comforted outside the Holy Trinity Cathedral.
The service concluded with a combination of bagpipes and a haka performed by Karamu High School students.
The service concluded with a combination of bagpipes and a haka performed by Karamu High School students.
The casket of Sir Paul Holmes leaves the Holy Trinity Cathedral.
The casket of Sir Paul Holmes leaves the Holy Trinity Cathedral.
The casket of Sir Paul Holmes, inside the Holy Trinity Cathedral.
The casket of Sir Paul Holmes, inside the Holy Trinity Cathedral.
The funeral of Sir Paul Holmes at Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral.
The funeral of Sir Paul Holmes at Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral.
Mourners stand inside Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral.
Mourners stand inside Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral.
Mike Williams revises his speech ahead of the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
Mike Williams revises his speech ahead of the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
The funeral of Sir Paul Holmes at Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral.
The funeral of Sir Paul Holmes at Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral.
The funeral of Sir Paul Holmes at Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral.
The funeral of Sir Paul Holmes at Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral.
Mourners are seated in Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral for the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
Mourners are seated in Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral for the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
Sir Paul's casket arrives at Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral.
Sir Paul's casket arrives at Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral.
Candy Lane, centre, arrives at the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
Candy Lane, centre, arrives at the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
Broadcaster Murray Deaker arrives at the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
Broadcaster Murray Deaker arrives at the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
Former Breakfast presenter Petra Bagust, right, arrives at the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
Former Breakfast presenter Petra Bagust, right, arrives at the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
MP John Banks arrives at the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
MP John Banks arrives at the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
Sir Bob Harvey, left, and Andrew Young ahead of the funeral for Sir Paul Holmes.
Sir Bob Harvey, left, and Andrew Young ahead of the funeral for Sir Paul Holmes.
Auckland mayor Len Brown arrives at the funeral for Sir Paul Holmes.
Auckland mayor Len Brown arrives at the funeral for Sir Paul Holmes.
Dame Rosie Horton arrives at the funeral for Sir Paul Holmes.
Dame Rosie Horton arrives at the funeral for Sir Paul Holmes.
From left to right, Mark Crysall, Mark Sainsbury and Cameron Bennett arrive at the funeral for Sir Paul Holmes.
From left to right, Mark Crysall, Mark Sainsbury and Cameron Bennett arrive at the funeral for Sir Paul Holmes.
Broadcaster Mike McRoberts, right, arrives with his wife Paula Penfold.
Broadcaster Mike McRoberts, right, arrives with his wife Paula Penfold.
Mourners at the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
Mourners at the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
MP Nick Smith arrives at the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
MP Nick Smith arrives at the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
Reporter Rod Vaughan arrives at the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
Reporter Rod Vaughan arrives at the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
Mourners, including Seven Sharp presenter Alison Mau, right, arrive for the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
Mourners, including Seven Sharp presenter Alison Mau, right, arrive for the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
Mourners arrive at the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
Mourners arrive at the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
Rugby great Jonah Lomu arrives at the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
Rugby great Jonah Lomu arrives at the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
Mourners arrive at the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
Mourners arrive at the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
Radio and television personalities, from left to right, Barry Soper, Phil Gifford and Brendon Telfer arrive for the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
Radio and television personalities, from left to right, Barry Soper, Phil Gifford and Brendon Telfer arrive for the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
Brendon Telfer, right, and Phil Gifford arrive at the funeral for Sir Paul Holmes.
Brendon Telfer, right, and Phil Gifford arrive at the funeral for Sir Paul Holmes.
Mourners, including news reader Eric Young, left, arrive at the funeral for Sir Paul Holmes.
Mourners, including news reader Eric Young, left, arrive at the funeral for Sir Paul Holmes.
Mourners, including TV presenter Jude Dobson, right, arrive at the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
Mourners, including TV presenter Jude Dobson, right, arrive at the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
Local iwi perform a haka as the body of Sir Paul Holmes is taken from his Hawke's Bay property.
Local iwi perform a haka as the body of Sir Paul Holmes is taken from his Hawke's Bay property.

Stuff's most popular stories from last week ranged from the Solomons earthquake and the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes, to America's deadliest sniper being shot.

1. Tsunami, earthquake deaths in Solomons

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/south-pacific/8269589/Tsunami-earthquake-deaths-in-Solomons

A tsunami has damaged dozens of homes and killed several people in the Solomon Islands following a powerful earthquake.

2. Pics Beyonce doesn't want you to see

http://www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/music/8273054/Pics-Beyonce-doesn-t-want-you-to-see

Beyonce is a fierce performer but it seems she'd rather you didn't have any evidence of this.

3. Holmes, the 'cheeky little whitey', farewelled

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8276540/Holmes-the-cheeky-little-whitey-farewelled

Clever, charming, courageous, a bit mad and a "cheeky little whitey" - that was Sir Paul Holmes, his funeral has been told.

4. Thousands in damage after overnight deluge

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8263319/Thousands-in-damage-after-overnight-deluge

Upper Hutt book repair specialist Bill Tito and wife Jane were prisoners in their own home after almost 80m of their driveway was torn up during a torrential "monsoon-like" downpour.

5. Man tattoos name onto girlfriend's face

http://www.stuff.co.nz/oddstuff/8264083/Man-tattoos-name-onto-girlfriends-face

A Russian man who famously tattooed more than 50 stars onto an 18-year-old's face, has inked his name onto the face of his girlfriend after only knowing her for 24 hours.

6. Shock at teen's death from sting

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8260039/Shock-at-teens-death-from-sting

Family and friends in Golden Bay are reeling after a "happy, lovely" teenage girl died from an allergic reaction to a bee sting.

7. Child sex ring busted: Baby 'sold' for $500


http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/8265168/Child-sex-ring-busted-Baby-sold-for-500

A paedophile caught in a nationwide operation offered to pay a man $500 to experience "sexual gratification" with a young boy, according to a police court summary.

8. Nine-year-old girl gives birth

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/8274186/Nine-year-old-girl-gives-birth

Mexican authorities say a 9-year-old girl has given birth in western Mexico and they are looking for the purported father, a 17-year-old.

9. DNA from Queenstown's 'Madeleine' to go to UK


http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8267458/DNA-from-Queenstowns-Madeleine-to-go-to-UK

New Zealand police have obtained a DNA sample from a young girl people had thought to be Madeleine McCann, at the request of Scotland Yard.

10. America's deadliest sniper gunned down in US

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/8259381/Americas-deadliest-sniper-gunned-down-in-US

America's deadliest sniper was one of two people shot dead by a war veteran at a Texas gun range. 

Beyonce, Michelle Williams, and Kelly Rowland of the former group Destiny's Child perform.
Beyonce, Michelle Williams, and Kelly Rowland of the former group Destiny's Child perform.
Singer Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show.
Singer Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show.
Singer Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show.
Singer Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show.
Singer Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show.
Singer Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show.
Singer Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show.
Singer Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show.
Singer Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show.
Singer Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show.
Singer Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show.
Singer Beyonce performs during the Pepsi Super Bowl XLVII Halftime Show.
AT WORK: A file photo of Former Navy Seal Chris Kyle, a sniper who was responsible for 160 kills during his career. Kyle was shot and killed with another man at a Texas gun range.
AT WORK: A file photo of Former Navy Seal Chris Kyle, a sniper who was responsible for 160 kills during his career. Kyle was shot and killed with another man at a Texas gun range.

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