Live news managing editor
Alanah Eriksen is the live news managing editor for the Herald and NewstalkZB, based in Auckland. She began her career working for the Rotorua Daily Post before moving to the NZ Herald where she has held a number of roles including police reporter, chief reporter and editor of the Herald on Sunday. During her OE in London, she freelanced for a number of publications including The Daily Mail, The Sun and The News of the World.
When your child's first word is 'bye': Joining the permanently guilty club of working parents
It's six months since Herald on Sunday editor Alanah Eriksen became a working mum.
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The new look Herald on Sunday is bigger, brighter and better than ever.
Woman told she can't use her dead partner's sperm to get pregnant
The man stored his sperm 10 years ago.
Serial sperm donor detained in Fiji while on way to NZ for 'donation tour'
Kyle Gordy has nearly 60 biological children.
More young, single Kiwi women want children on their own
Covid has helped put motherhood higher up on the priority list.
Secrets of a WhatsApp group: Five countries, seven different bouts of Covid-19
A group of Kiwi friends around the world started a group chat. Then each got Covid.
Serial sperm donor will soon have 58 kids - and is looking to add Kiwi babies
Fertility Associates have labelled Kyle Gordy's practices as 'unsafe'.
NZ's secret sperm donors - and the DNA unravelling the truth
David Glen donated at a time when doctors never kept records and parents were told to lie.
'I re-evaluated my life': NZ cop packs it all in to protect elephants in Africa
Working alongside local Africans to safeguard wild animals makes for a fulfilling change.
'Myself as the expert': The women giving birth at home without medical help
The conversation around freebirths has become 'louder'.
Famed US doctor and influencer quits the States ... for job in Invercargill
Mama Doctor Jones has two million followers and is a locum OBGYN in the States.
'Just horrendous': Kiwi mum, newborn baby's UK Covid nightmare
Rachael Helsby had already had one jab of the Pfizer vaccine.
'Tinder for mums' arrives in NZ - new app helps women make friends
Having a new baby can be isolating - one woman came up with a solution.
Couple search for stranger to have their baby after heartbreaking decision
Pregnancy put Jorjia's life at risk following heart problems and damage during surgery.
Officials protect heritage of Māori baby with mum of different ethnicity
IVF decision: The woman's friends, a Māori couple, donated embryos to her.
Records of her sperm-donor father didn't exist. How one woman tracked down her 'enormous' family
Her parents were told to lie to her about how she was made, now she's fighting for change.
'I viewed women as objects': Teen addicted to porn at 11, overcame it by 14
Tom shares his struggles with groups of mums.
Oz 'Donor Daddy': Dad of 21 to campervan around NZ to help Kiwi women get pregnant
Saying he has enough children in Australia, Adam Hooper, 36, wants to create Kiwi babies.
'Gen Z are superior': NZ's biggest TikTok star weighs into culture wars with millennials
TikTok star Zephan Clark explains why they're attacking our skinny jeans and side parts.
'I'm being targeted': Influencer Simone Anderson cleared by ASA
The influencer had posted about storing her unborn baby's cord blood.
Five complaints against pregnant influencer's social post on cord blood banking
The Advertising Standards Authority has received five complaints about the influencer.
Some influencers are banking their babies' cord blood. Should I do the same?
Simone Anderson, Laura McGoldrick and Megan Papas have all worked with a cord blood bank.
The ultimate gift: NZ woman battles legal, Covid hurdles to carry baby for sister
Amy White's embryos were shipped 18,000kms so her sister in Raglan could be her surrogate.
Demand for overseas embryos, sperm increasing - but Covid issue
Finding a surrogate or egg/sperm donor can be difficult. Covid has made it even harder.
'Defying the leaders': Mum of 13 quits Gloriavale regime for teaching job
Sharon Ready, who joined when she was 14, is also trying to remove the leadership.
Connie's story: Gloriavale leaver who reported father to police opens home to him
When it was her father's time to flee, Constance Ready welcomed her dad in
Mum delivers her own baby in ute in hospital carpark
Tommy Greene couldn't wait to get inside the hospital.
Meet 'Chopper': Baby born 11 weeks premature in rescue helicopter
Kora Lord was born in the air over a tiny place called Hamilton Burn.
Not much bigger than a pen: Kiwi twins born at 23 weeks
While Riley sadly lost his battle a few days later, Declan is thriving eight months later.
A mates' trip to New York, a rugby team and a stag party - NZ's 16 Covid-19 clusters
Many are linked to big events, described as 'a mixing bowl for infection'.
Revealed: When hairdressers can reopen - more details of alert levels released
NZ could be coming out of lockdown - but don't be rush for a cut and colour just yet.
Coronavirus - Attending an event? Latest updates and essential information
Everything you need to know about the disease and the effect on New Zealand.
White Island eruption: People gather for a moment of silence
The active volcano has hidden Itself as the nation prepares to mark a minute's silence.
Revealed: The best cities to live in if you are Generation Z
How does NZ measure up?
Doctors fail to tell man he has cancer - for five years
After he was finally told, the cancer had spread but it wasn't picked up again.
'My All Black father had dementia - now I have it too'
Wendy Reid on why she wants the right to die.
Miracle survival: The girl who came back from the dead
Her family were preparing to donate her organs, now she's hoping to go back to study.
Techweek 2019: 13 things that will change our world
All the latest in tech will be showcased this week
How staying at home has created a new economy - and what it means for business
This is the homebody economy.
Insta-backlash: Is this the death of the influencer?
Companies and social media users are wising up to the unrealistic world of Instagram.
'Can I say she looks nice?': Gender and dating etiquette in the #metoo era
Who should pay on a first date?
Saving Stan Walker: How science helped cancer-stricken pop star and his family
Kiwi scientists grow stomachs in a lab as part of bid to help pop star's family and others
Watch: Woman in glitter body paint slaps man who grabbed her at RnV
Woman was shocked at the negative reaction after getting glitter art painted on her chest.