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Dora Houpis

Life

“Oakleigh Wogs” book depicts a wild life

Do you recognise the man on this sticker? More Greek-Australian men growing up in Melbourne forty years ago might – more than they care to admit. The sticker has the …

Life

Empty pews: Greek priest and chanters bring TV church service to life

The blankness on Father Andreas Papadimitropoulos’s face as he said these words to the television camera in Greek, last Sunday, was palpable. He was so sad. He had not seen …

Features

Looking to survive: COVID-19 road map too strict and police patrols too many, say traders

The head of Oakleigh’s business body is calling on the state government to reverse its lockdown restrictions announced on Sunday in order to help the suburb’s struggling hospitality sector, including …

There’s no pretending: a Father’s Day in Oakleigh like no other

Victoria’s Premier Daniel Andrews told the state on Sunday that Victorians “can’t pretend your way out of this” and extended the stage four restrictions in Melbourne for another two weeks. …

Dialogue

Oakleigh’s “cafe society” wonderlust of old

Oakleigh’s Eaton Mall seating might be fenced up and tapped off, but the Greek community has more than a 30-year tradition of men meeting at various parts of the suburban …

Life

Cop that: lockdown fines and people’s silly excuses

It is said that you can’t legislate against stupidity. However, governments can enact acts of parliament that fine people who disobey directives by doing stupid things that endanger themselves and …

Dialogue

Channel the Ancient Greeks during COVID-19

Don’t be a sucker again and start costly DIY projects that flop, online courses you’ll never finish and binge watching that makes you dumb and numb. Instead, channel the ancient …

Life

My life in Meltdown: Lockdown Q&A with Dora Houpis

Dora Houpis, a popular contributor of Neos Kosmos, assures us she is coping well during the global pandemic and hopes readers will be buoyed and motivated by the way she …

News

Oakleigh’s Hellenic Precinct with few Hellenes

All’s quiet in Oakleigh’s famous Hellenic Precinct in Eaton Mall this lunchtime, proving recent photos criticising the mall’s busyness were misguided. Neos Kosmos visited Oakleigh this lunchtime, between 11.45am and …

News

The sites, sights and sounds of COVID-19

COVID-19 is a virus that knows no physical boundaries, does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender or economic status, is highly infectious, has an above-average reproduction rate, makes …

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