Alanah Eriksen is the New Zealand Herald's property reporter, and assistant chief reporter. She first joined the Herald in 2007 and held various roles, including police reporter and Bay of Plenty reporter, before leaving for the UK in 2010. For two years, she freelanced for UK newspapers, including The Sun, and UK news websites, including the Mail Online and the News of the World. She returned to New Zealand to work for the Herald in 2012. Alanah started her career at the Rotorua Daily Post and studied journalism at the Waiariki Institute of Technology.