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Alanah Eriksen

Deputy chief of staff, 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.
  • 9 May, 2014 5:00am
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Denise Halloran's Avondale home went on the market on Friday morning and she had a winning offer on it by the time she watched Coronation Street that night.
  • 6 May, 2014 5:00am
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The three-bedroom bungalow with an asking price of nearly $900,000 in Sandringham is "a compelling call to first-home buyers", the agent says.
  • 5 May, 2014 5:00am
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The buyers of a 114-year-old Ponsonby villa will also get a new car, free power for a year, a home theatre system and whiteware.
  • 3 May, 2014 5:00am
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A family dispute over a seaside home expected to sell for more than $2.3 million led to an Auckland couple taking their son and daughter-in-law to the High Court.
  • 1 May, 2014 7:00am
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A large chunk of residential land for sale will enable the building of hundreds of new homes as the Auckland Council tries to solve the city's housing crisis.

CEO: My pay is ridiculous

  • 26 Apr, 2014 4:15am
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The Warehouse Group boss Mark Powell thinks his $1.7 million salary package is a ridiculous amount of money.
  • 21 Apr, 2014 4:15am
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The proportion of house sales to first-home buyers has gone down in 90 Auckland suburbs since the Reserve Bank's mortgage lending limits came in.
  • 10 Apr, 2014 4:15am
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The number of first-home buyers in the market has declined since mortgage-lending restrictions came in. So where are the worst-hit centres? Use our infographic.
  • 7 Apr, 2014 4:15am
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Fancy staring down the home stretch of a racetrack from your bedroom window? An Auckland racing club is selling land to try to clear its $2.75m debt.
  • 4 Apr, 2014 4:15am
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A "financial coaching" company which can avoid new mortgage-lending limits placed on banks is offering 100 per cent finance to families wanting to buy their first home.
  • 3 Apr, 2014 4:15am
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Homeowners could save more than $90,000 over the life of their mortgages by shopping around, according to an analysis of 95 floating home loans.

Double that 5+ A Day

  • 2 Apr, 2014 4:15am
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Experts say a healthy diet should include 10 portions of fruit and vegetables a day, double that of New Zealand's 5+ A Day campaign.
  • 2 Apr, 2014 4:15am
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New Zealand is on a list of the top 10 most searched for countries by Chinese house-hunters, figures compiled from China's largest property search engine reveal.