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Dora Houpis

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Coronavirus: good outcomes from a bad situation

“Never allow a crisis to go to waste.” – Rahm Emanuel, chief-of-staff to US president Barack Obama Much will be written about the devastating affects of coronavirus on the world: …

Life

Oakleigh Greek shops come alive for Easter

Oakleigh’s shopping centre, particularly its famous Greek shops,  came alive this morning with people queuing to buy food, including produce for Greek Orthodox Easter next week. Neos Kosmos visited Oakleigh shopping …

Life

Oakleigh Greek traders gear up for Easter

Oakleigh Greek shops were doing their best this morning in the face of crippling trading restrictions due to the coronavirus crisis. Nonetheless they made the most of a bad situation …

Dialogue

Coronavirus, Christ and the prodigal daughter who returned to Oakleigh

I have come full circle. Last week, Oakleigh and the “‘burbs” again became my home. The south-eastern Melbourne suburb of Oakleigh, where 2016 Australian Bureau of Statistics figures show 15 …

Life

Oakleigh’s Greek strip suffering as a result of coronavirus crisis

Greek small business owners in Melbourne’s famous Hellenic precinct, in Eaton Mall, Oakleigh, are currently demanding rent and land tax relief in the face of the government’s crippling business trading …

Life

Signs of our (non-coronavirus) times

Weary from reading about the coronavirus? Anxious about the future? Relax. Here are five signs spotted in inner-city Melbourne this week to make you laugh and think about other things. …

Dialogue

The Greek name is no ordinary name

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet” William Shakespeare,”Romeo and Juliet”. Shakespeare and Juliet were wrong. A name is …

Dialogue

Forget Holden and Ford, the early Greeks drove Valiants

Holden recently foresakened us, announcing it was leaving Australia without so much as a shop front after 164 years. Ford and Toyota might be next, while Mitsubishi left us years …

News

The Australia Day that ‘The Age’ came to see the Greeks party at Sorrento

Memories are a curious thing. You don’t know what you remember until your memory is jolted. Like by the old faded colour photograph Neos Kosmos printed last week of Greeks …

Life

Go to the Greek islands if you must, but then there’s Nea Kerdillia

I went to Greece in May for four months. Throughout the duration of that time, I didn’t go to one single island. I stayed put in the village where I …

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