Zoe Thomaidou

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‘Adding life to years’: Cooking in Ikaria, the Greek island of longevity

Be it studying, preparing or teaching it, food has been a big part of Meni Valle’s life. And growing up as a Melburnian-Greek, it was only natural to fall in …

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‘Devastating’: Accused for Courtney Herron’s murder found mentally unfit to stand trial

Henry Hammond, the alleged killer of Greek Australian woman Courtney (Konstantina) Herron, has been found not guilty because of mental impairment, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday. The body of …

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Many Melburnians could be closer to their dream suburban lifestyle. Here’s why

Melbourne has been hailed as the world’s most liveable city. But residents can testify to a more down to earth interpretation of the fancy title, knowing that – in recent …

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Strong police presence at locked-down public housing towers, as efforts to support residents ramp up

Around 3,000 tenants living in 9 public housing estates in the suburbs of Flemington and Kensington have been told to not leave home for whatever reason, under an order enforced …

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‘The Taverna’ invites you to a hilariously chaotic night at a Greek restaurant – Sound familiar?

Ask any person of Greek background for memories linked to a taverna outing, and chances are you will hear at least one story reminiscent of a family or otherwise intimate …

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No need to be Greek to enjoy ‘The Taverna’, but if you are – even better

Melburnians and Sydney-siders who attended last year’s closing night of the Greek Film Festival, were treated to a cinematic night at The Taverna: where food, love and cultural differences feature …

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A “coronavirus-Odyssey” as experienced by Greek Australian filmmaker Nadia Tass

The impact of coronavirus comes in different forms and shapes. While everyday life changed drastically across the globe, personal plans were postponed, many had to hastily return home, some have …

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UPDATE: Public “encouraged to delay visiting a cemetery” during pandemic

Following community confusion witnessed online around cemetery visits during the pandemic, Neos Kosmos received confirmation on Sunday 12 April from official sources that visiting graves of loved ones was not …

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Heading to the Antipodes Festival this year? Giota Negka invites you to ‘come with an open heart’

We are just a week away from the Greek Festival comeback, but for Giota Negka and her team the countdown for the first visit Down Under started months ago. True …

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A living nightmare: Greek Australians affected by bushfires tell their stories

Australia is experiencing a devastating period in the nation’s history. Bushfires have been burning for several weeks now, thousands of residents and visitors have had to flee to safety, and …