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Melbourne’s new age ‘rebetissa’ is a Greek migrant in her 20s

Her Greek Australian mum was an opera singer, she grew up in Athens playing piano. Since moving to Melbourne with her family five years ago, she has become part of …

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Business booming for IVF in Greece’s medical tourism, but procedure deemed “last resort for infertility”

Many in the community may know of obstetrician Konstantinos Pantos, the Greek IVF specialist who has maintained personal and professional ties with his Melbourne birthplace. He last visited for the …

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From the taverna to Rod Laver Arena: Greek band Maistrato tours with Crowded House

“I think it’s likely our first album will be titled ‘Maistrato Live in Australia’, band leader Elias Dendias tells Neos Kosmos with a laugh. He’s not entirely joking. The ‘mysterious …

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The ‘good types’ migrant camps: Australia’s nation-building revisited

Alexandra Dellios has studied Australia’s postwar migrant camps for years. Her own family didn’t have to go through one, but she recalls hearing stories about the notorious sites growing up, …

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‘How do we get our kids on this?’: 12 Melburnians reflect on immersion trip to Greece

You can study the language for years, watch the movies, listen to the music and grow up amidst the stories and traditions. But the reality is nothing beats a trip …

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Maribyrnong couple hit by floods ‘left to own devices at greatest time of need’

It’s the third time that Christos and Malamati Tsiantikos have faced flooding in the Maribyrnong home they’ve lived in for 59 years. But the October 2022 events found them insufficiently …

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Australian cookbook on ‘Ikaria’ makes it to French bookstores

It has been two years since Meni Valle published a book about the food and people of the Greek island that has won her heart, Ikaria. “We did all the …

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Greek-led Victorian business recognised in Most Innovative Companies 2022 List

Rubbish and waste is part of our everyday life but rarely do we wonder where it goes. George Hatzimanolis is part of a team of 180+ employees who make a …

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Have you tried natural wine? This vino trend is older than you might think

Do you remember when your grandparents made homemade wine how it looked and tasted different each time? Tony Zafirakos had this epiphany in 2010 during a catch-up with friends in …

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‘Waiting for the worst to pass’: Lisa and Leo await fast-rising floodwaters in Shepparton

Thousands of homes in the Victorian towns of Shepparton and nearby Mooroopna have been inundated as of Sunday morning, with conditions expected to worsen in the coming hours. Evacuation warnings …

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