Stuff top 10: 25 - 31 April 2013

Last updated 10:48 02/04/2013
Baby in car - Porirua
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LOCKED IN: This photo of a baby in a car was posted on Facebook.

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JESSE RYDER: Recovering in Christchurch from a brutal attack outside a city bar.
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OUT OF THE CLINK: Jerry Collins has been released from custody by Japanese authorities after paying a fine.

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Stuff's most-read stories last week ranged from the bashing of cricket player Jesse Ryder and a baby found alone in a car parked at a supermarket, to former All Black Jerry Collins being freed from prison in Japan.

1. Jesse Ryder critical, in coma after bashings

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/cricket/8483461/Ryder-in-intensive-care-after-bashing

Video footage from a Christchurch bar shows the vicious assault on Jesse Ryder was "completely unexpected", the bar owner says.

2. No investigation into newborn left in locked car

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8468540/No-investigation-into-newborn-left-in-locked-car

Police cannot start an investigation into a woman who left her newborn baby locked in the car while she went shopping, because nobody has lodged a complaint.

3. 2degrees boss and wife's bodies trapped

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8491376/Search-for-bodies-of-2degrees-boss-wife

Police believe the bodies of Eric Hertz and his wife are trapped inside their plane's wreckage, 60 metres below the water off Kawhia Harbour, and are predicting a long recovery process.

4. Size does matter, 71kg 10-year-old gets told

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/8476408/Size-does-matter-71kg-10-year-old-gets-told

A 10-year-old Porirua boy has torn down his rugby posters and binned his All Blacks duvet cover after his local rugby club made him feel "sad and fat".

5. 'I hired a sex worker for my elderly dad'

http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/love-sex/8469565/I-hired-a-sex-worker-for-my-elderly-dad

I hired a sex worker for my late 93-year-old father. He had dementia and lived in a nursing home when he said to me: "You'll need to find me a woman."

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6. UK teenager mauled to death by dogs

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/8478038/UK-teenager-mauled-to-death-by-dogs

A teen has been mauled to death by a pack of out of control dogs in a town in Greater Manchester, England.

7. North Korea declares 'state of war' on peninsula

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/asia/8490663/North-Korea-declares-war-on-South-Korea

North Korea said today it was entering a "state of war" with South Korea, but Seoul and its ally the United States played down the statement as tough talk.

8. Noise complainant told: Get a life

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8467460/Noise-complainant-told-Get-a-life

Thousands of cancer sufferers, survivors and supporters ran through the night to raise funds to fight the disease - but their efforts failed to move at least one inner-city resident, who phoned the council's noise control line to complain.

9. Black Caps look good to win test series

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/cricket/8468827/Black-Caps-look-good-to-win-test-series

A double strike from the unlikely figure of part-time spinner Kane Williamson has New Zealand as hot favourites to wrap up a memorable test series victory over England in Auckland.

10. Jerry Collins fined, freed from Japanese jail

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/rugby/8481284/Jerry-Collins-fined-freed-from-Japanese-jail

A relationship former All Black Jerry Collins was having with a woman in Japan led to a Brazilian gang threatening and stalking him. 

- © Fairfax NZ News

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