Stuff top 10: 4 - 10 February 2013

20:46, Feb 10 2013
Paul Holmes
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
Sir Paul Holmes with Lady Deborah after receiving his knighthood.
Sir Paul Holmes hearse
Local iwi perform a haka as the body of Sir Paul Holmes is taken from his Hawke's Bay property.
Hundreds farewell Sir Paul Holmes
Mourners arrive at the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
Hundreds farewell Sir Paul Holmes
Mourners, including TV presenter Jude Dobson, right, arrive at the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
Hundreds farewell Sir Paul Holmes
Rugby great Jonah Lomu arrives at the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
Hundreds farewell Sir Paul Holmes
Mourners, including news reader Eric Young, left, arrive at the funeral for Sir Paul Holmes.
Hundreds farewell Sir Paul Holmes
Brendon Telfer, right, and Phil Gifford arrive at the funeral for Sir Paul Holmes.
Hundreds farewell Sir Paul Holmes
Mourners arrive at the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
Hundreds farewell Sir Paul Holmes
Mourners, including Seven Sharp presenter Alison Mau, right, arrive for the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
Hundreds farewell Sir Paul Holmes
The casket of Sir Paul Holmes lying in Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral.
Hundreds farewell Sir Paul Holmes
Mourners are seated in Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral for the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
Hundreds farewell Sir Paul Holmes
Mourners at the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
Hundreds farewell Sir Paul Holmes
Reporter Rod Vaughan arrives at the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
Hundreds farewell 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.
Hundreds farewell Sir Paul Holmes
The funeral of Sir Paul Holmes at Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral.
Hundreds farewell Sir Paul Holmes
Mourners stand inside Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral.
Hundreds farewell Sir Paul Holmes
The funeral of Sir Paul Holmes at Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral.
Hundreds farewell Sir Paul Holmes
MP Nick Smith arrives at the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
Hundreds farewell Sir Paul Holmes
Mike Williams revises his speech ahead of the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
Hundreds farewell Sir Paul Holmes
Broadcaster Mike McRoberts, right, arrives with his wife Paula Penfold.
Hundreds farewell Sir Paul Holmes
From left to right, Mark Crysall, Mark Sainsbury and Cameron Bennett arrive at the funeral for Sir Paul Holmes.
Hundreds farewell Sir Paul Holmes
Dame Rosie Horton arrives at the funeral for Sir Paul Holmes.
Hundreds farewell Sir Paul Holmes
Auckland mayor Len Brown arrives at the funeral for Sir Paul Holmes.
Hundreds farewell Sir Paul Holmes
Sir Paul's casket arrives at Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral.
Hundreds farewell Sir Paul Holmes
Sir Bob Harvey, left, and Andrew Young ahead of the funeral for Sir Paul Holmes.
Hundreds farewell Sir Paul Holmes
MP John Banks arrives at the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
Hundreds farewell Sir Paul Holmes
Former Breakfast presenter Petra Bagust, right, arrives at the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
Hundreds farewell Sir Paul Holmes
Broadcaster Murray Deaker arrives at the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
Hundreds farewell Sir Paul Holmes
Candy Lane, centre, arrives at the funeral of Sir Paul Holmes.
Hundreds farewell Sir Paul Holmes
The funeral of Sir Paul Holmes at Auckland's Holy Trinity Cathedral.
Hundreds farewell Sir Paul Holmes
The casket of Sir Paul Holmes, inside the Holy Trinity Cathedral.
Hundreds farewell Sir Paul Holmes
The casket of Sir Paul Holmes leaves the Holy Trinity Cathedral.
Hundreds farewell Sir Paul Holmes
Millie Elder-Holmes, centre, is comforted outside the Holy Trinity Cathedral.
Hundreds farewell Sir Paul Holmes
Family and friends of Sir Paul Holmes outside the Holy trinity Cathedral following the funeral for Sir Paul Holmes.
Hundreds farewell Sir Paul Holmes
Sir Paul Holmes' children Millie and Reuben, at his funeral.
Hundreds farewell Sir Paul Holmes
Millie Elder-Holmes, right, and Lady Deborah, centre.
Hundreds farewell Sir Paul Holmes
The service concluded with a combination of bagpipes and a haka performed by Karamu High School students.

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. 

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A file photo of Former Navy Seal Chris Kyle, a sniper who was responsible for 160 kills during his career.
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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