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Alanah Eriksen

Deputy Head of News, NZ Herald



Crowd cheered explosions without realising

  • 14 Nov, 2015 11:50pm
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A Kiwi at the Stade de France stadium in Paris said the explosions outside the arena were greeted by cheers by a crowd unaware of what they were.
  • 23 May, 2015 7:45am
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Christopher and Robert are on the brink of extinction as children's names. But other old standards such as Brian, Kevin, Peter, Paul and Stephen are even rarer, having all but died out since last century.
  • 18 May, 2015 5:00am
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His sister is jet-setting around the world, staying in first-class hotels and fielding song-writing requests from musical megastars but Angelo Yelich-O'Connor got his own taste of luxury.
  • 19 Jul, 2014 5:00am
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TV mogul Julie Christie has placed her Auckland Viaduct-based sports bar on the market, along with her extensive personal collection of sports memorabilia.
  • 20 Jun, 2014 5:00am
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A tiny, almost untouched 100-year-old cottage with its original toilet and bath still under the house will likely sell for close to $1 million, despite needing a major renovation.
  • 17 Jun, 2014 4:15am
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Alanah Eriksen reaches dizzy heights and has a few low moments on a culinary safari through Peru.
  • 13 Jun, 2014 5:00am
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If you live in Auckland and neighbouring houses have sold for unheard-of prices in the past two months, you can expect your home's official value to shoot up.
  • 7 Jun, 2014 5:00am
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Auckland house prices have surged so much that the cost of just one bedroom in the suburb of Remuera is more than four times the price of an entire house in Tokoroa.
  • 5 Jun, 2014 5:00am
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Areal estate brochure dug out from 1996 features a seven-bedroom villa in Herne Bay - now the country's most expensive suburb. The asking price? Just $190,000.
  • 24 May, 2014 12:04pm
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The country's most expensive state home has sat empty for 18 months while neighbours in the same driveway endure rowdy trespassers - sparking a government-ordered review.
  • 21 May, 2014 5:30am
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An old backpacker hostel, worth $4.21m, has been bought by a company boss who plans to knock it down and build a mansion in its place.
  • 18 May, 2014 12:17pm
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When Acting Sergeant Steve Pike was shielding himself from a gunman who’d just shot another officer four times, he was expecting ‘‘bullets to go flying’’.
  • 17 May, 2014 1:45pm
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Real estate agent Jason Trowbridge didn't bother tidying up the rooms for the photos of the Grey Lynn villa he's trying to sell - he says any likely buyers will see past the mess.
  • 15 May, 2014 5:00am
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It won't matter if you spill red wine on the shag-pile carpet and white sofas in this $2.65 million luxury launch — it just slides right off the specially made fabric.